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ONCE UPON A FOREST – AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPLETE SCORE

June 22, 2019 |

Notes on the movie Once Upon A Forest opened to mixed reviews on June 18, 1993 and was not the financial success that the filmmakers had hoped for – of course, there was the small matter of Spielberg’s dinosaurs … Read More

ONCE UPON A FOREST – AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR CHARLES GROSVENOR

June 22, 2019 | 1

Hot on the heels of A Far Off Place and just prior to Searching For Bobby Fischer (both 1993), James Horner was asked by producer David Kirschner to score a modestly budgeted animation movie called Once Upon a Forest. Kirschner … Read More

NOTES ON PROJECT X: HOW JAMES HORNER MAKES THE MONKEY SHINE

March 19, 2019 | 1

Thanks to the efforts of La-La Land records, one of James Horner’s most addictively enjoyable scores gets another deluxe treatment. Not that there was a lot to complain about: Varese Sarabande had released the near entirety of the score in … Read More

AN AMERICAN TAIL EXPANDED EDITION: OUR EXCLUSIVE REVIEW

February 12, 2019 | 2

After the artistic and commercial success of his first animation project, 1982’s The Secret of N.I.M.H., Disney alumnus Don Bluth (born 1937) and his newly established studio went from a separate entity that produced animation to part of a major … Read More

BALTO EXPANDED EDITION: OUR EXCLUSIVE REVIEW

October 30, 2018 |

James Horner once said he never turned down a project offered to him by Steven Spielberg. (Neither would any other composer in their sane mind, I imagine.) After Schindler’s List (1993), Spielberg embarked on a string of serious movies calling … Read More

*BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED 2-CD: OUR EXCLUSIVE REVIEW

September 19, 2018 | 1

Like so many other movies of its day, 1987’s *batteries not included basks in the soothing glow of all things Spielberg. Showcasing a family of flying saucers, designed by Industrial Light and Magic as miniature versions of the mothership in … Read More

FOR GREATER GLORY: AN ANALYSIS AND AN INTERPRETATION

June 24, 2018 | 2

When in 2011 James Horner was offered the Mexican-made Cristiada (re-titled For Greater Glory for its international release), he realized he was placing himself in the service of the faith crowd. And faith-based movies are invariably a risky proposition.   … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #8: BUILDING TENSION

June 23, 2018 | 1

James Horner always focused on story and especially character. Famously (within the Horner community at least), he once stated in the context of his two Star Trek scores that it was always about Spock and Kirk and … Read More

STANDOUT SET PIECES #7: COCOON’S THIRD ACT

June 21, 2017 |

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 | 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