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If there was a LOTR and TH remake; who should do the soundtracks?

Ereinion Nénharma

Nov 9 2012, 2:16pm

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If there was a LOTR and TH remake; who should do the soundtracks?

So imagine, that both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were remade; who would you want to be assigned for making the soundtracks?
Obviously Howard Shore has done a terrific job so far, so this is in no way meant as critique towards him!
But, what artist(s) do you think would be able to make a fantastic soundtrack for these movies too?

I think 'Two Steps From Hell' would do a terrific job, at least for the music related to the battles and wars.

Your thoughts?

''Do not fear the shadows, for seeing them means light is near...''


Nov 9 2012, 3:40pm

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Like them

I could swear i have heard them before though for trailers/adverts. I particularly like protectors of the earth and black blade.

Though it did make me go and listen to voodoo people - prodigy (pendulum remix) and then that took me to disturbed - land of confusion and down with the sickness and then ultimately lamb of god - laid to rest.

The first 50 seconds of down with the sickness by disturbed is perfect for a battle/war i think.

They are not very middle earthy but for a battle i think you want something angry and intense, or epic like two steps from hell are. My imagination always runs away with me on those tracks above, makes you feel invincible (or indestructible as disturbed would say Tongue)

Tol Eressea

Nov 9 2012, 4:00pm

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Ruxendil_Thoorg //


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Flame of Udun

Nov 9 2012, 4:06pm

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I agree with the battle sequences

2 Steps from Hell would be able to do a fantastic job regarding the battle aspect or certain death scenes. I've been addicted to the song immortals for the past couple days :D

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Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


Nov 9 2012, 5:22pm

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Soundtrack remake

It's hard for me to tell for I do not know much film music composer. But surely a John Williams or a Han Zimmer of this world can do something pretty good, no?

(This post was edited by sam90 on Nov 9 2012, 5:23pm)

Grey Havens

Nov 9 2012, 5:31pm

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The Unborn

Someone who isn't born yet because these films won't be remade for at least 50 to 75 years.

Tol Eressea

Nov 10 2012, 3:31am

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Oh boy, don't get me started! :-D //


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Tol Eressea

Nov 10 2012, 3:47am

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Karl Jenkins a/k/a Adiemus

I get a strong Middle Earth vibe from this Welsh composer. I've thought so, and have said so, for years. Here are three pieces of his:


In Caelum Fero

Cu Chullain

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Nov 10 2012, 4:42am

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Alexandre Desplat {NT}



Nov 10 2012, 6:57am

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Howard Shore

Aunt Dora Baggins

Nov 11 2012, 12:20am

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*mods up* //


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Nov 11 2012, 1:27am

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Well, if we absolutely had to choose another...

John Williams did a fantastic job with other action movies (such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones), and, though he may not do justice to the landscapes that Howard Shore illustrated in his work, Mr. Williams has been very successful in creating emotional and epic scores.

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'

'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'


Nov 11 2012, 1:30am

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But who in their right mind would try to remake these masterpieces?

And anyways, you need people of intelligence for this sort of mission... quest... thing.

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'

'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'


Nov 11 2012, 2:27am

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They wouldn't be remaking the films, though

They would be re-interpreting the books, which is the source material.

I hope it is done 20-30 years from now, at the latest. I am frankly a bit tired of PJ's (and New Zealand's) stranglehold on Middle Earth!

Let's see another director, in another location(s), give it a shot before we expire!


Nov 11 2012, 2:28am

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And hopefully

It would be someone who wouldn't include a line like that in the script. Wink

Tol Eressea

Nov 11 2012, 5:40am

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Maybe Ennio Morricone //


"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Nov 11 2012, 10:34pm

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Ennio would be a good one

Or maybe Klaus Badelt?

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'

'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'


Nov 12 2012, 11:25am

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I would love to see a new interpretation!

I'm from NZ and I absolutely love PJ's LOTR but I would still love to see a new take on it in a different part of the wolrd. That is part of the beauty of the books - they can be applicable to anywhere in the world.

Defender of Nogrod
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Nov 15 2012, 10:32am

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Ensiferum. :D

Yavanna: "Eru is bountiful, now let thy children beware! For there shall walk a power in the forests whose wrath they will arouse at their peril."

Aule: "Nonetheless they will have need of wood."