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STANDOUT SET PIECES #7: COCOON’S THIRD ACT

June 21, 2017 | | 1891 Views

0. Bringing you up to speed and architecture of the score This seventh episode in the Standout Set Piece series is a bit different, as it will not concern itself exclusively with one standout cue. Even though this article will … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #6: THE THIRD ACT FROM HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

June 20, 2017 | | 1925 Views 1

6.0 Bringing you up to speed

Spoiler alert: since the focus of this article is the music James Horner wrote for the movie’s concluding third act, everything down to the third-act twists is … Read More

JAMES HORNER’S PLACE IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

February 24, 2017 | | 4159 Views 1

0 Introduction and terminology

James Horner was one of film music’s greats. Understanding his talent requires thorough study of what made him an outstanding and influential individual composer, but also of the changing landscape of film music itself. … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #5: THE RIVER CROSSING TO STALINGRAD FROM ENEMY AT THE GATES

February 17, 2017 | | 1939 Views 2

0 Bringing you up to speed In early 1943, Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich is at the height of its power. The dark spill of Nazi domination is spreading to the farthest reaches of Europe, although in the east, it meets … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #4: PROJECT X (1987)

January 19, 2017 | | 1573 Views 2

4.0 Bringing you up to speed In his eye-opening book Save The Cat, screenwriter Blake Snyder reveals the structure of the standard Hollywood screenplay: a three-act story with fifteen different “beats”. It’s important to realize that Snyder didn’t invent anything, … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #3: COMING HOME FROM THE SEA (THE PERFECT STORM)

November 22, 2016 | | 1532 Views

3.0 Bringing you up to speed Reportedly, James Horner really wanted this assignment, and for good reason, because The Perfect Storm (2000) offered him the kind of canvas he liked to work on: it’s chockful of action sequences big and … Read More

COLLAGE – THE LAST WORK

September 24, 2016 | | 1670 Views 6

Collage – The Last Work is a James Horner compilation album that you’ll definitely want to listen to – and will revisit time and again. It not only presents the concert piece that lends the album its … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #2: ELORA DANAN FROM WILLOW

September 22, 2016 | | 1193 Views

It is a time of dread… Seers have foretold the birth of a child who will bring about the downfall of the powerful queen Bavmorda. Seizing all pregnant women in the realm, the evil queen vows to destroy the child … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #1: THE LAUNCH FROM APOLLO 13

August 22, 2016 | | 1491 Views 4

Scoring the moment refers to the practice of just trying to make the most out of individual scenes. Far too many film composers do it and incompetent directors love it (mostly because many of them wouldn’t know how else to … Read More

PAS DE DEUX: A DANCE CONCERTO

August 2, 2015 | | 2276 Views 1

This article was written in May 2015 and was to be part of our special dossier on Pas De Deux and the concert in Stavanger for the first issue of Allegretto.   Now that James Horner feels he has more … Read More