By Senior Airman Ashley Moreno [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Nicolas Meyer (born December 24, 1945 in New York) is a writer, producer, American author and director.
He began to attract the attention of the public with the release of Sherlock Holmes. He was nominated for an Oscar for adapting one of his novels to the cinema: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. He began his achievements with Time After Time (1979), which was a critical and commercial success.
Then he directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
Recently he worked with Martin Scoresese on the biography of Theodore Roosevelt.
As part of the writing of Episode 6 of Fond Memories, we found two articles originally published in Cinefantastique and Starlog. We propose them as transcripts below. Special thanks to Ken Hanley (Fangoria), Randall D. Larson, Chodisetti-Ravi Shankar Chandra, Byron Brassel and John Andrews. Going back in time to October 1982, from the 63rd issue of the famous, long since deceased Starlog magazine, comes a geriatric interview with a young James Horner about the scoring of the endearing cinematic triumph: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Having been written in a time when the name James Horner was not known to
This episode focuses on Star Trek II and III and Jerry Goldsmith’s influence on the early stages of James Horner’s career. If you have information that could supplement this episode, please do not hesitate to contact us. This episode covers the following scores: Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan (1982) Star Trek III, The Search for Spock (1984) The previous episodes of Fond Memories made several mentions of Jerry Goldsmith’s influence on the young Horner: such intimate dramas as Lilies of The Field (1963) and A Patch of Blue (1965) seep through in The Lady in Red (1979), the disturbing Alien (1979) left
The early 1980s was a watershed time in film music. After the success of Star Wars, studios began producing a flood of science fiction/fantasy & action/adventure films, calling for magical, exciting, and densely orchestrated music. A whole new crop of young composers were stepping up to the challenge. It was an exciting time to be a fan of film music; but it was also a lonely time. The robust, inter-connected community of soundtrack lovers did not exist. Film Score Monthly and jwfan.com did not exist. There was no group known as Fans of Film Music. No composer pages, no FilmTracks soundtrack
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