Tuesday, November 14, 2006

John Williams Almost Scored "World Trade Center"

In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Oliver Stone said:

Discussing his feature "World Trade Center" on a panel at the Beverly Hilton with his composer, Craig Armstrong, and music supervisor, Budd Carr, Stone said that Armstrong was not his first choice to score the picture. "John Williams turned us down," the Oscar-winning writer-director said. "I listened to dozens and dozens of composers."
Wow. I really liked Craig Armstrong's work for World Trade Center, it was beautifully restrained, but could you imagine what John Williams would have done? Williams' collaborations with Stone have produced wonderful music to Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and Nixon. I can only dream of what he would have written for WTC. But of course, I am biased, he's my favorite composer. I guess he was tired after last year, doing Star Wars Episode III, War of the Worlds, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Munich back to back last year. He hasn't composed anything else this year so I assume that's the case.

But still, a John Williams World Trade Center score...

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