July 1, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST
July 1, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
His collaboration with N. Hibino was fantastic on the games' OST.
July 1, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST
The sheer cinematic power of the series and its scores is at least worthy a mention!
July 1, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST
Perfect urban funky music for a 70s urban crime movie.
July 1, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST
Great score, does ScoreKeeper know why a brief piece of Jerry Goldsmith's 13th Warrior (another great score) was used towards the end of the film though?
July 1, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST
You really should've asked him about his work on MGS 2-4, cause it's really outstanding. I get fucking goosebumps everythime I here the Theme of MGS 2.
July 1, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST
His Metal Gear work is truly amazing. Not only the main themes, but also the track "Debriefing" on the MGS3 soundtrack is one of the most powerful pieces of score I've ever heard.
July 1, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST
...but yea, the MGS scores are great..
July 1, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Guess they expect it to make a shitload of money.
July 1, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST
Since ScoreKeeper asked John Debney about his video game soundtracks in last year's interview, I thought it would be the same here. Too bad it wasn't mentioned, but very good interview nonetheless.
July 1, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST
Great 70s movie and perfect score! Really, I don't think I would have felt "the vibe" if it wasn't for the great cast merged with the score. I want this on DVD... do I have to wait for the remake to come to DVD, before they release the original? (Hollywood marketing and pocket liners, you are so obvious in your schemes!)
July 1, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST
by Sith Witch
Thank you for posting this awesome and illuminating interview!
July 1, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
that's all i was looking for in this article..::sigh::
July 1, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST
if they make one.
July 1, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST
by --- Emperor ---
Damn you to hell, asshole!
July 1, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST
I could even hit "play movie", I could tell that Gregson-Williams did the score. Not slamming him at all, it's just that he does have a distinctive style. His score for Man on Fire is amazing, raw and brutal when it needs to be, and elegiac in all the right places.
July 1, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST
I would have liked to hear Gregson-Williams thoughts on not using the MGS theme that had been in every MGS game until #4 came along.<br><br> I've heard it's because Tappy who original composed the MGS theme ripped off Sviridov's "Winter Road", and they do sound awfully similar. But I don't see why that should mean the MGS theme had to be dropped. Having listened to the MGS4 score the lack of the MGS theme is just a gaping hole. To be honest I only buy the MGS games for the music, as only the first MGS was fun to play. :(
July 1, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST
by Rickey Henderson
The MGS classic score is definitely included in MGS4 at the end if you listen carefully. It's just in a different key than what you've heard before. Sure, it's not as rousing as the MGS2 theme (which is far and away the best version) but the same chords are there nonetheless.
July 1, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST
Very nice job on that.
July 1, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
David Shire's score to the 1974 Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 is ICONIC.
July 1, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST
"No. Why would I do that? David Shire, he nailed the twelve tone urban approach. So that won’t be my approach. If he hadn’t nailed it there might be something worth going after. But no." So does that mean that Tony Scott thinks that he can improve on Joseph Sargent's original film in general? Fuck Remakes In Their Unoriginal Asses.
July 1, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST
I'll have to give it another listen to see if I can pick it out this time. Really though I was hoping they would try to outdo the MGS2 version of the theme, even though it's a nigh-on impossible task given how fantastic that version is.
July 1, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST
I think not asking him about MGS4 i.e. his recent work is kinda a disgrace to his awesomeness.
July 1, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST
Scorekeeper dropping the ball! I want to know if he will score the live action movie!
July 1, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST
INSIDE MAN hit the nail on the head in this department. <br><br> And my fave HGW score has to be FLUSHED AWAY. Pity it wasn't released.
July 1, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST
<p>I predict Dark Knight will only come close, but cowbell, the quality of Caspian surpasses the major films released this summer, including Iron Man, because Caspian had more depth, and is more epic. Mori in his glowing reviews of Dark Knight and Hellboy mentions the quality of the stories because they compare to mythology, a comparison I also make to comic books. Myths represent an objective, true desire. Why the modern myth of comic books will always still have a childish aspect is that we now know what the desires of the old myths pointed toward: to the true myth, the story that all myths pointed toward, the true fulfillment of the true desire. When 'new' myths like comic books, ignore this, they will always seem childish, yet wise because they point to our deepest desire that we are more than what we appear to be, and so is he universe. We desire to be gods. However, we now know we are in the image of God. Tolkien and Lewis realized this, and include the awareness of this truth in their myths. Therefore, they have more depth in the message, that doesn't ignore history, and has a better understanding of our true desires. </p> Prince Caspian lives up to such a story, and even though it is a children's story, it contains the depth of the true myth, and makes the film very different from anything you will see on film in modern times, and refreshing. The exception, of course , is the similarity to Tolkien's world, but if you know the history of Tolkien and Lewis, you will understand this similarity, along with the understanding they both had of myth, i described above. They both told Christian myths, Lewis a little more directly. This film is much darker than the first, but so is the book. In fact, the book is much darker than the film. An example is the scene where they summon the White Witch, a very scary and dramatic scene. In the book, this is only hinted at by a hag and a werewolf. The mysterious werewolf's lines hardly sound like a typical modern day children's story, esp. a disney story. But the film actually had to leave out a line when the mysterious creature first introduces himself. This is the line in the book, guess which part they left out, which wasn't much: "I'm hunger. I'm thirst. Where I bite, i hold till I die, and evern after death they must cut out my mouthful from my enemy's body and bury it with me. I can fast a hundred years and not die. I can lie a hundred nights on thie ice and not freeze. I can drink a river of blood and not burst. Show me your enemies!" The significance of this scene in the book and the felm is the temptation of power, an unnatural one, but clearly as the werewolf points out, a very great one. It is an unauthorized power, a manipulative one, the manipulation of nature without the approval of its true creator. Before Lewis became a Christian, not satisfied with the logic of a materialist philosophy, he just avoided the dangers of dabbling in the occult when seeing a close friend suffer insanity as a result of being deeply involved. But the temptation of this magic is power, and immediate results, no matter the cost. It is destructive power rather than creative, not in the image of God. Anyway, it's a great film, and Harry Gregson Williams does a great job with the score, sadly, not all of it on the original soundtrack that was released for sale.
July 2, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST
Horribly directed and acted.
July 2, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST
"who cares!!!" yet! I'm surprised. That's usually been stated within the first 4 posts by some fucking idiot! <p> Maybe the cretins who read this site are finally beginning to understand how important film scores are! Thank fuck for that! <p> Oh, and nice one Scorekeeper. You are still the only person who writes on this site that I read without fail. <p> Now interview Howard Shore please... ask him what's cooking...
July 2, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST
His work in Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and 4 are excellent.
July 2, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST
Sadly, there was a shit 90's remake with Eric Roberts in it. BTW the first version IS available on R2 DVD (I own one - brilliant movie!)
July 3, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST
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