John Williams Scoring Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin

February 20, 2009
Source: Upcoming Film Scores

John Williams Scoring Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin

We've reached a new era of journalism where composer announcements get as much exposure as casting. We all know Steven Spielberg is hard at work on his next project, The Adventures of Tintin, but it doesn't have a lot of buzz yet. But one bit of news that may change that is that the legendary John Williams will be scoring the movie. Besides the most recent Indiana Jones movie, Williams hasn't scored anything big (or new) since Munich in 2005. Although he is basically Spielberg's personal composer, so this shouldn't be too big of a shocker. It's just an interesting realization regarding the scope of the project.

This news comes from the Upcoming Film Scores blog (via SlashFilm), where they claim that Williams' agent confirmed their scoop. I don't think I need to go over Williams' past scores, because anyone who reads this site should immediately recognize his Indiana Jones and Star Wars themes. As mentioned earlier, though, Williams' last few scores have only been for Spielberg's movies - The Terminal, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones, and so on, give or take Memoirs of a Geisha and Star Wars. So basically, even if The Adventures of Tintin doesn't turn out that great, at least it'll have a wonderful soundtrack!

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  • I've never read/watched any of Adventures of Tintin, but now that John Williams is aboard, I can already tell ya I'll be buying the soundtrack!
  • Monney
    Didn't Spielberg produce Memoirs of a Geisha? Nonetheless, i guess it will be totally different from the cartoon version's music (couldn't stop humming that when i was a kid)
  • Timothy
    Yeah, this isn't exactly unexpected. Williams is Spielberg (and Lucas') man. Still, it's good news. I maintain that he's better (or at least as good as) all the other big composers for film.
  • Fuelbot
    I'd like to hear a Michael Giacchino score for TinTin.
  • Voice of Reason
    O Dang. Gee, i was really hoping for Kronos Quartet or RZA.
  • Spider
    The best choice, really!! John Williams is truly an icon. His scores are easily identifiable as they are memorable.
  • Fuelbot
    #6 - They're easily indentifiable cos they all more or less sound the same.
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    ....course he is.
  • Bryanmakeup
    Pick up the John Williams Collection. You will then see that all his scores are all the same. He was scoring films before you kids were born.
  • Greedo the Rodian
    LOL you called yourself a journalist.
  • Bryanmakeup
    are not all the same. Damn blew my own post!
  • Timothy
    Listen to the soundtrack for "The Terminal" and you'll see that, as similiar as a lot of his work is, he has great range.
  • I always thought that a good music score goes unnoticed.
  • Fuelbot
    #9 There are certain things a composer, or any musician for that matter, always does. Certain instruments that are always used, etc. He and Danny Elfman are two examples of composers where you can hear five seconds and know it's them, as opposed to a Zimmer or Giacchino where every score sounds completely different. I'm not saying he's a terrible composer or anything, far from it. His "Growing Up" theme from Superman is one of my favorite songs of all time. He's unparalleled in creating iconic themes, but I just can't sit and listen to his scores which has always been the real test for me. They work great within the context of the films but leave something to be desired on their own.
  • Trystan
    Didn't he do Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PS3? Pretty big project, I think.
  • SS
    His scores are always the same alright.... 10-out-of-10! John Williams makes fantastic music. To 15: I believe Harry Gregson-Williams did Music for MGS 4
  • Shige
    #13 Basicly yes but the one theme that I will never forget and the one I concentrated on instead of the actual picture was the Twin Peaks soundtrack.
  • Greedo the Rodian
    He did the song for the Obama inaugural.... Pretty big project.
  • MonkeyMan
    That is one creepy picture of john williams
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    Hello #9/11 Some of us were born earlier and we do know of his brilliance. And Dammit Buttons....many of us do notice EVERTHING
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    ....sorry many of us notice
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    SHIT! We notice everything in film including the score....maybe in France you don't know that. freaking Nemesis!
  • LOLOLOL. What i meant is that it isn't noticed until after the film is over. You shouldn't be thinking of the score during, unless brando is in it.
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    Wrong again Nemesis! You know it the first time the "hook" is introduced. So sad about Conan.




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