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Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:33 pm

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In an interview with Joblo.com, Steve Jablonsky, composer of scores for Transformers, The Island, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and many more, talks about Transformers: Age of Extinction and working with director Michael Bay.

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Calling the work he’s done on the Transformers scores “all big fun," Jablonsky went on to talk about his plans for work on the upcoming Age of Extinction score. While he hasn't entered the planning stages yet with Bay for it, Jablonsky confirmed that he will definitely be doing the score for Age of Extinction. Jablonsky was considered for the next Spider-Man movie, but while in talks with Spider-Man director Mark Webb, Jablonsky states he literally woke up and realized the film would share a schedule with Transformers 4. Both huge projects, both highly anticipated films, and Steve Jablonsky decided that he needed to stick with Michael Bay on Age of Extinction. And while Jablonsky says he has no expectation of Bay telling him he is Bay’s “go-to” composer, he does recognize that prior to working with Jablonsky, Bay did not regularly use any one composer. Now, Jablonsky says,
…yes, I think I’m his guy. I never assume, I never take it for granted.


And after he completes the score for Age of Extinction? Jablonsky says he has a few possibilities, one of them being a few themes for a project with Bay called, “The Last Ship," an action TV show.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:45 pm

I was hoping for more talk about spiderman and more about hamsters.

I wonder what the difference in pay was between the 2 projects. I don't really care if he took the higher paying one, if transformers is, or his reasoning for doing so. I'm just curious.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:30 pm

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njb902 wrote:I was hoping for more talk about spiderman and more about hamsters.

I wonder what the difference in pay was between the 2 projects. I don't really care if he took the higher paying one, if transformers is, or his reasoning for doing so. I'm just curious.


Did you read the interview? If you didn't, it's a decent, short read. It doesn't address pay between the two movies, but it gives the impression that he genuinely enjoys working with Bay. Jablonsky has worked with Bay on tons of projects, and I think that was a big part in his decision, at least as the interview reads.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:39 pm

ScoutBumblebee wrote:
njb902 wrote:I was hoping for more talk about spiderman and more about hamsters.

I wonder what the difference in pay was between the 2 projects. I don't really care if he took the higher paying one, if transformers is, or his reasoning for doing so. I'm just curious.


Did you read the interview? If you didn't, it's a decent, short read. It doesn't address pay between the two movies, but it gives the impression that he genuinely enjoys working with Bay. Jablonsky has worked with Bay on tons of projects, and I think that was a big part in his decision, at least as the interview reads.


I did, it was an interesting read. Like I said though I'm just interested in what both movies would pay for his job.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:41 pm

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njb902 wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
njb902 wrote:I was hoping for more talk about spiderman and more about hamsters.

I wonder what the difference in pay was between the 2 projects. I don't really care if he took the higher paying one, if transformers is, or his reasoning for doing so. I'm just curious.


Did you read the interview? If you didn't, it's a decent, short read. It doesn't address pay between the two movies, but it gives the impression that he genuinely enjoys working with Bay. Jablonsky has worked with Bay on tons of projects, and I think that was a big part in his decision, at least as the interview reads.


I did, it was an interesting read. Like I said though I'm just interested in what both movies would pay for his job.


I would be curious to know too. I just don't know how much it mattered to his decision--but I would love to know too. I imagine both would be fairly high paying.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby noctorro » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:24 am

Yes, great news! I love his Transformers scores!
Hopefully the score will be released on cd like the first two movies.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby Jazz813 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:50 pm

I think that and Peter Cullen's voice would be the hole highlight from this movie...
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Possible leaked score piece from Steve Jablonsky for TF: AOE soundtrack??

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This has not been confirmed by anyone, but Steve Jablonsky youtube channel has released this track titled "Truck" for the up coming TF: AOE movie score. Its a very familuar sound that ties in with previous movie scores. Either way, sounds fantastic!!

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Re: Possible leaked score piece from Steve Jablonsky for TF: AOE soundtrack??

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It's about time. Can't wait for the rest of the score.
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Steve Jablonsky Releases 'Truck' Piece from Transformers: Age of Extinction Score

Postby Va'al » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:18 am

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Fellow Seibertron.com user 5150 Cruiser has spotted a new video upload on the official Steve Jablonsky YouTube channel. The clip, while not showing any images other than the Decepticon logo from Transformers: Age of Extinction, plays around three minutes of music, from a track apparently titled 'Truck'. This is quite probably part of the new movie's score, given the similarities with previous tracks, and can be heard in the embedded video below!

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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:28 am

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I like the scores for all 3 films. My personal favorite has to be "Shockwave's Revenge" from DoTM though. So f**king ominous. Too bad the character didn't live up to it. As for this track, it's pretty cool. I guess it will be used when Prime gets his new body, or maybe when he 1st reveals himself to Mark Wahlberg and/or his family.
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby partholon » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:33 am

Have to say i really like that. builds nicely to a fine heroic pitch.

TBH The scores in all the films has been one aspect thats knocked it out of the park for me each time.

really managed to convey pathos well.

i now wait with bated breath for the sequel : "Munky"!

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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby dreadwing95 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:05 am

i have to agree. his scores have been some of the most beautiful pieces ive ever heard. the only people that come close are john williams and hans zimmer
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Re: Composer Steve Jablonsky Discusses Transformers 4 (and More)

Postby griftimus prime » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:18 am

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i will forever complain about the tf3 score not being released on cd. tf4 better be released on cd as well.
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Postby SpaceSkull » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:34 am

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Really nice. I love Jablonsky's scores. Thumbs up! :BOT:
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