Not much science fiction news today. Star Wars and HP Lovecraft…

Star Wars theme named Best Science Fiction Film Soundtrack of All Time

The theme from Star Wars has been voted as the best science fiction film soundtrack of all time in a new poll.

The original score from 1977 Star Wars film was composed by John Williams.

He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award for his work in all six Star Wars movies between 1977 and 2005.

The soundtrack from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composed by James Horner, came second, followed by Vangelis’ haunting electro soundtrack for Blade Runner at the third place.

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I think Star Wars totally deserved this honor. I mean, who doesn’t recognize the music when you hear it?

Should Ron Howard be making an H.P. Lovecraft film? Um …

Lovecraft, as fans know, was about as dark a writer as has ever been seen: His Cthulhu Mythos has as its central idea that the universe is far more indifferent, even hostile, to humanity than we can imagine, that the world at its core is ancient and evil.

For all his genius, Lovecraft himself was a pretty unpleasant character, the child of a psychotic and variously described as impoverished, depressive, hypochondriac, atheist, racist and suicidal, who died of cancer at age 46. Not that he didn’t have his reasons to be this way, but his life makes Poe’s look like a tea party.

Does this sound like the right material for a filmmaker widely considered to be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, who once described his greatest achievement as “preserving a rich family life”?

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The article brings up some good points. Do you feel Ron Howard is the right director for this project?