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  • Hans Zimmer

    6 21.43%
  • Elliot Goldenthal

    2 7.14%
  • Michael Giacchino

    1 3.57%
  • Danny Elfman

    2 7.14%
  • John Williams

    9 32.14%
  • James Horner

    2 7.14%
  • James Newton Howard

    1 3.57%
  • Christopher Young

    0 0%
  • Harry Gregson-Williams

    0 0%
  • Howard Shore

    2 7.14%
  • Alan Silvestri

    3 10.71%
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

    4 14.29%
  • Marc Streitenfeld

    0 0%
  • Thomas Newman

    0 0%
  • Javier Navarrete

    1 3.57%
  • Henry Jackman

    0 0%
  • Bill Conti

    4 14.29%
  • Steve Jablonsky

    1 3.57%
  • Tyler Bates

    0 0%
  • Alexandre Desplat

    2 7.14%
  • Other (who and why?)

    5 17.86%
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    Completely Serious. Bri-Man's Avatar
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    Your Ideal Composer for the Film

    So, I'd just like to see which composers you guys are most interested in having score the MOTU film, if you had your choice. Feel free to pick whichever ones you would be happy with.

    Personally, my pick would be Elliot Goldenthal. This guy can do everything from the creepy and atmospheric to the bombastic and operatic. His works include Alien3, Batman Forever, Frida, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. He's got the chops to do MOTU justice, but unlike guys like Williams or Shore, is more or less untapped in the scoring of an epic saga, which would give the series an identifiable voice.

    He's also big on leitmotif (those hummable themes that fanboys love so much). anyway, here's a sampling of some of Goldenthal's work that demonstrates his appropriateness for MOTU:

    i think music like this would be great for a transformation sequence (especially about 1:43 in)


    i can just picture eternia with this one


    here, Goldenthal makes great use of choir. i would really love it if He-Man's theme had some male chorus in it.


    He-Man riding Battle Cat headlong into the dark hemisphere


    relaxation music fit for snake mountain...listen to this one in the dark with headphones if you can.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Man View Post
    So, I'd just like to see which composers you guys are most interested in having score the MOTU film, if you had your choice. Feel free to pick whichever ones you would be happy with.

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    but who do you want, and why?

    Bri-Man, great list of composers!

    My picks and why...

    I left off a lot of big names that I did not feel were a good fit. Unfortunately, I expect if this movie does ever get made it will employ a no-name Hans Zimmer clone, and we would be lucky to have any of these guys.

    Elliot Goldenthal - I did not recognize his name, but your examples sold me.

    Michael Giacchino - one of my top choices. He is so talented and versatile I think he could do any genre well.

    Danny Elfman - one of my old favorites who leaves me feeling a little burned-out these days. Still, he always has the potential to be awesome.

    John Williams - my knee-jerk choice is always John Williams, because I think he is the best, particularly when it comes to composing the important themes of an epic soundtrack. To be honest, though, his incidental music in recent years always sounds like Star Wars to me. I like how the Harry Potter soundtracks transitioned to other composers after the first few films, so they still kept some of those great themes but got some new ideas as well.

    Howard Shore - his LOTR work was great.

    Javier Navarrete - another top choice. If it meant we were also getting Guillermo del Toro instead of Jon Chu, I would be thrilled.

    Alexandre Desplat - my #1 choice. I think he would do an incredible job capturing the mystery of Castle Grayskull and the creepiness of Skeletor. Here is a clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...




    Even more so than film music, there is a lot of symphonic music that suits my taste for Eternia. I would love for the new soundtrack composer to take inspiration from Alan Hovhaness. Check out his "Mysterious Mountain" symphony. Here is a clip of the first movement...




    Another example is Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis"...




    There is an other-wordly quality in those pieces that evokes Castle Grayskull for me.

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    John Williams for me...
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    I was recently impressed to learn that Stewart Copeland had done the music/editing for Highlander 2.

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    My ideal composer would be whoever the ghostwriter was that the Haim Saban & Shuky Levy company hired to compose the first batch of music for the Filmation cartoon (i.e., the first-season themes such as Mystics and Evil Plannings, that feature superb orchestration and are of significant artistic merit, not the stylistically divergent later themes featuring unremarkable synthesizer accompaniments, such as Hordak's theme, that probably were composed by a different ghostwriter of lesser talent).
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    Joel Goldsmith (composer for Stargate Atlantis) if he were still alive
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