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Dave M

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Subj: Re: Fine by me.
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 04:18:54 pm CDT (Viewed 15 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Fine by me.
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 03:14:41 pm CDT (Viewed 198 times)

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    Time to bury the last vestige of the Donner movies and move on, I say. I'd like to see what other talented composers could come up with.

Yep yep. I love the Donner theme. It will always be synonymous with Superman. But it's time to move on and find something new. It -- or motifs from it -- has been used in five Superman movies, a Supergirl movie, "Smallville" and a slew of other projects official and unofficial. Just like it is set apart from the equally synonymous "Adventures of Superman" theme, the next Superman itteration needs a new take, as well.

In fact, I'll take it a step farther and say everything unique from the Reeve movie needs to be left gracefully in the past. The score. The Christopher Reeve lookalike Superman. The ice crystal Krypton. "Kneel before Zod." All of it.

Stay true... but do something new or go home.

I agree with all of that, though would have a slight concession by integrating some of the Williams score into the film in the form of the incidental music, even if just for one scene.
Reall though as you say it does need an all new broom taken to it and I would assume that is the exact intent as clearly the last film showed the fatigue of the Donner/Reeve formula. It's been done to death and what's needed is a more radical take now.

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