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January 03, 2013

Movies on the Radio

David Garland interviews Howard Shore.

Shore describes his affection for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, his special creative relationship with the London Philharmonic, and how his new score reprises themes from his Oscar-winning music for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, as well as defines new themes for this new adventure. Plus, Shore weighs in with his response to the film’s unusual 48-fps viewing presentation.

In which we discover Shore has heard the word "warg" spoken with a New Zealand accent but not seen it (recently, at least) in print. Which presents a problem with his claim he reads Tolkien for pleasure. Then again, he has a reader's pronunciation of Smaug so I'd guess he had read the books at some point.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 3, 2013 10:23 AM