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Musician Jack White Composing the Score in Disney's 'Lone Ranger'

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April 24, 2012

Jack White / The Lone Ranger

Though many of you might know him better from his work with the musical duo The White Stripes, singer, songwriter and amazing guitarist (watch It Might Get Loud if you don't believe me) Jack White just made a splash today with his debut solo album Blunderbuss, a fantastic achievement in music that proves he's one of the most original and hard-working musicians today. Now he can add another notch to his belt as a film composer as Disney announced today at CinemaCon that White will write, produce and perform the score for The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer as the titular hero and Johnny Depp as the loyal Tonto.

Here's a decent example of the ambiance White's talents with a guitar can bring to The Lone Ranger:

If you're not a fan of his vocals, it's an acquired taste, but it's his instrumental work that will be key in this case, and it's impeccable (though I hope he also composes a song for the film, which he's done before in Another Way to Die with Alicia Keys for Quantum of Solace, a theme that I particularly enjoyed). In addition to his aforementioned musical work, White has also been a part of the successful and also stellar groups The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. His folksy, rock-centric style makes White the perfect man to score the film. He should create a contemporary Wild West flare, and I can't wait to hear his work.

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  • Trevorsmith1988
    makes me more excited for this movie than before
  • Elbak
    I am also now more excited for this movie. I watch this youtube video all the time.
  • LosZombies
    You know, I was expecting Hans Zimmer to be honest, but THIS is truly a surprising turn :D Cant wait to hear the end result.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    In my opinion music is Heart of movie and no movie can live without heart.(But I know some great film don't have any music) I can't imagine this movie without their music: Sergio leone works, godfather s , terminator,matrix,lord of rings, Darren aromofski works(Clint mansel is my favorite) braveheart,titanic,dark knight,lion king,signs ... I Wana this movie focus very much on music,music scare us,suspend us,thrill us,cry us... I don't know this young guy but I think they must deliver us something very special, you know this film is epic, music must be epic too, very interesting, very very unique, not copycat,not boring,not ordinary Huns zimer,Clint mansel,Howard shore is 3 cool guy
  • Ehsan Davodi
    In my opinion music is Heart of movie and no movie can live without heart.(But I know some great film don't have any music) I can't imagine this movie without their music: Sergio leone works, godfather s , terminator,matrix,lord of rings, Darren aromofski works(Clint mansel is my favorite) braveheart,titanic,dark knight,lion king,signs ... I Wana this movie focus very much on music,music scare us,suspend us,thrill us,cry us... I don't know this young guy but I think they must deliver us something very special, you know this film is epic, music must be epic too, very interesting, very very unique, not copycat,not boring,not ordinary Huns zimer,Clint mansel,Howard shore is 3 cool guy
  • peloquin
    The song above reminded me of the Firefly theme so I think he'll fit as a composer in a Western quite well.
  • Labtec
    This film just took a swan dive into an over-rated musician and guitar player.  What where they thinking?  If this score turns out to be the next best thing since once upon a time in the west, i would have gained a huge amount of respect for jack white.  However I strongly doubt it.  A long list of composers far more accomplished and fitted for the task should have been looked at.  So to add to the long list of problems this film had from the start, they go add a guitarist and songwriter known for his three chords, pretentious wannabe folk music and all around doucheness.  Perfect ingredient for a film to which everyone knows is doomed to fail.  Just picture it: An epic western story scored by ....Jack White.  Im getting excited just thinking about how un-epic its gonna be.  One would assume Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, where all booked and the list must have been depleated, but jack white....  ok im done ranting.
  • Labtec
    oh top 10 guitar solos of all time, now im sold.  i retract everything i just wrote and am now a jack white enthusiast! BTW i dont have to share my scores unless your a pontential employer.  If you are ill gladly showcase them for you.  but if your expecting jack white type stuff, im sorry, ill never be able to live up to your expectations. To each his own need i mention the intense sarcasm all the way through my post? cheers
    • Trevorsmith1988
      I am a potential employer. I see nothing wrong w/ Jack White doing music for this movie, it'll probably have a second orchestral score too, but if not, I don't see a major problem. I think it's possible he could transfer us to another era through music for the film. I'm not saying it'll be the best, but it is nice to have some new blood for scores/other types of movie music. Jack White did good for cold mountain, Nick Cave's done great for the proposition/assassination of jesse james/many others, and jonny greenwood did amazing work for there will be blood. I think it's cool when musicians branch out like this, and even cooler that big studios would give them the chance to do so. I like james newton howard/john williams/silvestri as much as the next person, but there is nothing wrong w/ new blood, in my opinion. Oh yeah, and as a potential employer I ask that you share your music so all of us can hear how amazing you are.
  • http://twitter.com/Alubicz Adam Lubicz
    Love Jack White
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003390079161 Charlotte Kim
    I love everything Jack White does, esp his new album Blunderbuss!  Its brilliant.  He'll be performing on Fri 4/27 and the concert will be streaming live (directed by Gary Oldman!!) check it out!  http://www.youtube.com/JackwhiteVEVO

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