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2008 Music Preview - Quarter 2 (May)
A Look Ahead to this Year's Soundtracks
 

Quarter 1 | January | February | March
Quarter 2 | April | May | June

Quarter 3 | July | August | September

 

Feature Films 2008

Iron Man

Iron Man
by Ramin Djawadi
Opens: May 2, 2008

It seemed a shoe-in that JOHN DEBNEY would be the composer for JON FAVREAU's foray into the big-screen version of IRON MAN.  But alas ... quite a few were taken aback when it was announced that Remote Controller, RAMIN DJAWADI would hold the musical reigns.  It's been commented that HANS ZIMMER will be looking over DJAWADI's shoulder on this.  No pressure or anything.  This could be a breakout score for DJAWADI.  Expectations are skyrocketing on this movie and I've only lowered my anticipation level a little with the announcement of DJAWADI over DEBNEY.  This SHOULD be quite an experience for both eyes and ears.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
by John Williams
Opens: May 22, 2008

Indy is back!  Spielberg is Back!  John Williams is back!  After a billion screenplay rewritings and revisions, the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series swings into to theaters in May.  It's been a long time since we've seen Indy and his whip and it's been a long time since WILLIAMS has written a score for a movie like this.  WILLIAMS certainly doesn't write the type of music he did when we first saw Dr. Jones running from boulders, breaking through walls, and sliding under trucks.  It will be a pleasure to hear the old Indy theme again, but unfortunately, we should expect something more along the lines of STAR WARS: EPISODE 3 - REVENGE OF THE SITH than  INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE.

Speed Racer

Speed Racer
by Michael Giacchino
Opens: May 9, 2008

When I first heard that THE WACHOWSKI BROTHERS were taking my childhood idol, SPEED RACER, I thought, "Better them than someone else."  I then saw the cast and the trailer and I'm still recuperating.   It looks as though they have brought SPEED RACER into the world of GUITAR HERO, ROCK BAND, and DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION.  The look of the film could hardly be more unfaithful to the original.  Yes...all this is based on the trailer, but could the final product really be that much different?  Maybe a saving grace is knowing that MICHAEL GIACCHINO is on board for the score...although I have to think there will be a litany of contemporary pop songs littering the screen and eventual soundtrack.  I'm not sure even Giacchino's talent can overcome what awaits us on the screen.

Anticipation level: low

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
by Harry Gregson-Williams
Opens: May 16, 2008

Harry Gregson-Williams avoided all comparisons for his work for THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE and the reigning fantasy score THE LORD OF THE RINGS.   The expectations were sure there, but his score, as solid as it was, couldn't compare in depth and detail.  The movie itself was a little flat and light on the action but its said that PRINCE CASPIAN has rectified that issue.  With new characters introduced hopefully we'll see some of that depth creep into the score.

June 2008

 

Quarter 1 | January | February | March
Quarter 2 | April | May | June

Quarter 3 | July | August | September

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Tracksounds 2008 Music Preview is just that - a preview.  Release dates are subject to change...as our composers attached to these projects.  The details found in the following are subject to change.  We'll endeavour to stay on top of such changes, but if you spot something out of date or incorrect, please notify me.


 

   

 

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