Jonathan Kaplan (born November 25, 1947) is an American film producer and director. He is the son of film composer Sol Kaplan.
Roger Corman actually really launched Jonathan Kaplan's career in the cinema in the early 70s, as director of Night Call Nurses (1972) and The Student Teachers (1973). This was a common notion since James Horner also began his film scoring career with Roger Corman.
In the 80s, he released most of his films and music videos, including several songs, including one by John Mellencamp (the performer of the song Yours Forever from The Perfect Storm) and the tube Infatuation by Rod Stewart in 1984.
His film The Accused (1988) earned Jodie Foster her first Oscar for Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.
Jonathan Kaplan, highly regarded by his peers in the field of television production, received five Emmy nominations for directing and producing ER.
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 2001, a bewildering 14 years after the movie’s release, and although that limited edition album did not sell out overnight, it eventually did and in the intervening years has become a much coveted collector’s item. Now, eighteen years after Varese’s edition, La-La Land makes this masterful score available to a new generation of Horner fans. The new edition is even
Hailed by critics when it was released in 1987 for its intelligence and its elements of anticipation, Project X directed by Jonathan Kaplan was also recognized for James Horner's fabulous score. 1987 was the same year of *Batteries Not Included. Project X tells the story of Corporal Jimmy Garrett (Matthew Broderick), a US Air Force pilot who will have to choose between his duty and his conscience. After a flight suspension, Garrett was assigned to a military-scientific project, Project X, for which he had to supervise chimpanzees forced to use flight simulators in order to become fighter pilots instead of
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