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No Terminator music in Salvation?

TerminatorEndo.jpgThe composer of the score for Terminator Salvation has been announced, it's Danny Elfman. A name we all probably know from the large list of films he's worked on.

I suspect he may have never watched a Terminator film though. Seems it's not a given, that the infamous Terminator music will be used.

McG's Terminator Salvation is one of the most anticipated releases of this year. Another film in the Terminator franchise, a director some people were not quite sure of, and a slightly dodgy third film to recover from. Overall though it's looking positive, going by the footage we have seen.

Danny Elfman has recently been given the job of composing the score. Normally I wouldn't bat an eye lid, but the well known Terminator music is not a cert for inclusion. He spoke to MTV:

I think if it comes up and it seems appropriate, we will [use it]. And if it doesn’t, we [won't]. I never really know what to expect when I begin other than just kind of get into it and have fun. Especially a movie like “T4” – just have fun. So that’s what I intend to do.

Okay, I'm going to put my geek hat on for a minute. I don't get it. One of the most recognisable film themes going, and they might use it. It's not difficult is it. You put it at the start, or the end, or both. It's Terminator, just put it in. Sounds like a bit of artistic posturing to me.

Anyone else bothered about it? Or am I just a sad geek?



I am bothered Richard. It's a shame, because when it's used so well in the trailers, you get the buzz, the blood starts flowing quicker, the heart starts to beat in tune with it. It's so recognizable, to me at least.

I'm sure the film will have the theme being played, after all Terminator 3 did at the end, and throughout there were hints are previous scores used in T2. Danny Elfman is a safe hire. Let's wait and see...

Thank God I'm not alone! I reckon they have to put it in somewhere. Like you say it does add to the feeling of the film. I seem to remember they used it at the beginning of T2, and it pulled me in.

It was also beautifully used at the end of the T-800's life in T2 as it entered the steel as John Connor's tears streaming down his poor face.

Pure sci-fi emotionalness...
- Thumb up!

Yeah, that scene was awesome! I did well up watching it, the thumbs up was a nice touch!

Bring back Arnie.


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