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Howard Shore confirms (again) he'll be working on 'The Hobbit'



deej
Tol Eressea


Mar 31 2008, 2:47pm


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Howard Shore confirms (again) he'll be working on 'The Hobbit'

Not really anything new, but over on Aint It Cool News someone went to see a LotR performance, and Mr. Shore stated that he had already been working on ideas for the films' score. The post also says that it will be the first time Mr. Shore has worked with Guillermo del Toro, although it doesn't specify if that came from the poster or Mr. Shore.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36215



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 31 2008, 4:55pm


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*throws face in hands* omg

Shore's not as good at being elusive like Sir Ian... *tears* It's done, folks. When is shows up here and at Harry's place... it's done... and that's flat!


*chin quivers* I'm so happy....

Thanks deej






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Magpie
Immortal


Mar 31 2008, 6:31pm


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well...

for me, it was 'done' when it came out of Howard's own mouth a month or so. I had reports of his comments from very reliable (and multiple) people.

I also wanted to report that Howard and Doug attended, and spoke beforehand, the concert this last weekend at Lucerne, Switzerland. Sabsi Fronek has (as always) done a nice job of writing up synopsis/review of her experience complete with photos. You can find it HERE. You can also follow conversation re: the concert at Doug's blog.

These are probably only interesting to the moderate to diehard soundtrack fan. But I know there's a few of you out there so I wanted to put these out there.



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One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Mar 31 2008, 6:56pm


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If he's had ideas since TTT . . .

. . . then I bet the score is going to be great! I hope this is true! Smile

Ash nazg durbatulūk, Ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulūk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Mar 31 2008, 7:16pm


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Doug is a friend to the site

Look for an extensive story about him and his work soon

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

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Magpie
Immortal


Mar 31 2008, 8:11pm


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Excellent!

I'm happy to see the collaboration.



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kareniel
Lorien

Mar 31 2008, 10:49pm


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Thanks, deej! Waaaaaaahooooooooo! //

 


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Mar 31 2008, 11:08pm


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*Puts on Concerning Hobbits*

It is taking shape after all... albeit REALLY slowly. Patience is a virtue, they say...

Really thrilled to hear about this!

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Laerasėa
Tol Eressea


Mar 31 2008, 11:24pm


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YES!!!

I'm officially happy forever now...Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure he'll do just fine with del Toro...who can't do well when they're directing to Shore's wonderful, gorgeous, amazing music?!


_V_
Lorien


Apr 1 2008, 12:19am


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great continuity in music

will help immensley; wow, working on the music since TTT ?! Then he's probably got some great ideas for this; MagPie will of course, have a field day...

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"

Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 1 2008, 12:22am


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What a relief! Thank you Mr. Shore!! /

 

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'Take this ring, master,' he said, 'for your labours will be heavy; but it will support you in the weariness you have taken upon yourself. For this is the Ring of Fire, and with it you may rekindle hearts in a world that grows chill.'


Menelwyn
Rohan


Apr 1 2008, 1:02am


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Ok, I'm happy now!

Here's to the next great score from Howard Shore!

This boosts my confidence level immensely.


ringbearer9
Lorien


Apr 1 2008, 1:44am


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Yes!!!

LaughLaughLaughLaughSmileSmile


Andy
Registered User

Apr 1 2008, 2:24am


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Great news

I'm glad to see some of the regulars are officially returning.

Alright Ian, you're next!


ArathornJax
Lorien


Apr 1 2008, 2:47am


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Not without Shore

Middle Earth on the big screen could not be Middle Earth without Shore's compositions and music. Great news!

" . . . (we are ) too engrossed in thinking of everything as a preparation or training or making one fit -- for what? At any minute it is what we are and are doing, not what we plan to be and do that counts."

J.R.R. Tolkien in his 6 October 1940 letter to his son Michael Tolkien.




Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Apr 1 2008, 2:52am


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Yes, great continuity....

I love it that he's been working on it since TTT. I can picture him developing themes and ideas... Ooh I can' t wait.. I look forward to Magpie's trivia for the soundtrack many moons from now. LOL


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 1 2008, 4:48am


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*{{{{{{{SHIVERS}}}}}}}}}*

Howard Shore and "the Hobbit" composition....gets me with goosebumps every time I hear stuff like this from him....what I would not give to be a fly on the wall when he composes.....

It's no secret, I almost *worship* this man....

How can the world go back to the way it was, when so much bad happened, when *he* (and U2) are with us?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 1 2008, 10:33am


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You're right, Magpie! :D

The affirmations coming from other places just makes this all the more intense! Doug Adams has been a shining light through this whole thing :)

Thanks SO MUCH for the links!!!! *dives in again*






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luvgabe
The Shire

Apr 1 2008, 1:44pm


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Hooray!

This is such fantastic news! Truly, no one other than Howard Shore should do the musical score for "The Hobbit." His compositions for the LOTR trilogy are on a par with the great classical masters & will outlive all of us. Heart


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 1 2008, 1:51pm


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*checks watch* Okay... I'm ready! //

 






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elentari3018
Rohan


Apr 1 2008, 7:29pm


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So glad that Shore is back for the Hobbit!

It really wouldn't have been the same without him. :D
yay for Shore returning!!!! =)

"By Elbereth and Luthien the fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" ~Frodo

"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series


fmaximus
Rivendell


Apr 2 2008, 1:20am


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I wonder

will the score of the Hobbit be similar to the LOTR?
I sure hope so


Laerasėa
Tol Eressea


Apr 2 2008, 1:29am


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haha- I'm not an expert, but...

I don't think you'll have to worry about that; film composers have this vain tendency to repeat their own themes, even in other movies! If Shore's been pressing for The Hobbit, then you will, I think, hear a few familiar themes. Probably not all over the place, but I don't think any composer can resist repeating themselves, especially in movies that are somehow related, or part of a series.


dplatt
Registered User

Apr 2 2008, 8:13am


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Excellent News

Great to see that with the return of McKellen as Gandalf and now Howard Shore as composer, the two anchors of the Hobbit are in place. I cant imagine anyone else creating the sounds of Middle Earth. Now all we need is a director and a script ....


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 3 2008, 3:08am


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Shore/Adams lecture : streaming online

Doug has uploaded the preconcert lectures given by himself and Howard on his blog.



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