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Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952 in Chicago) is an American filmmaker and film producer.
In 1989 he had his first success with Glory, an epic depicting the commitment of blacks in the Civil War, a film for which Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Edward Zwick’s works then included Legends of the Fall (1994) with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins, Courage Under Fire (1996), The Siege (1998) starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, The Last Samurai (2003) with Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe, Blood Diamond (2006) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou, and Defiance (2009) with Daniel Craig.
GLORY: AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPLETE SCORE
Once in a blue moon, a score comes along that floors you well and truly. Granted, 1989 was an unusually strong year for film music, but on the battlefield of musical excellence, James Horner arguably carried the day. Even coming up against some pretty stiff competition of his own–1989 also saw the release of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Dad, Field of Dreams and In Country–Horner made Glory the high point of his output that year (although he undeniably had a special place in his heart for the Oscar-nominated Field too.) He and director Edward Zwick would go on to
LEGENDS OF THE FALL EXPANDED EDITION: OUR EXCLUSIVE REVIEW
On 19 April 1994, James Horner finished recording at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra. He had just delivered one of the most lyrical and romantic pieces of music in his career: Legends Of The Fall. Exactly twenty-six years and two days later, at a time when the world is undergoing a profound crisis, Intrada, in collaboration with TriStar Pictures and Sony Music Entertainment has gifted us all a stellar two-disc deluxe edition, expanding the already generous original album to include the complete score and providing over 35 minutes of alternates, extended cues and film edits. Completists will
JAMES HORNER - MUSICAL AESTHETICS AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - MARCH 1992
UCLA's ethnomusicology department has released a video from March 1992 when James Horner spoke for an hour. This historic document begins with a short introduction by Professor Steve Loza and an intervention of Scott Lipscomb. James Horner starts talking at 00:19:16. The composer explains the following topics: His career, his work for Roger Corman, why he has chosen film music, how to get hired on a movie, how the Oscars operate, handling directors who are too close to their temp tracks, orchestrating on his own vs assigning an orchestrator, his work on Aliens, working within Hollywood where each idea has to
CONVERSATION WITH JAMES HORNER
"If you build it he will come ..." Just like Ray Kinsella, the character played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, a voice (or rather my intuition) led me to create the Association and the James Horner Film Music website. Every minute, every hour spent working for this project was partly guided by an objective I held close in my heart: publish a new, previously unreleased conversation with James Horner. I gave myself five years to get there. Next January we will celebrate four years of JHFM... Unlike the composer, who never listens again to his old music and who never
LEGENDS OF THE FALL: AN ANALYSIS OF THE THEMES
It has been exactly twenty years, since the period from 8 to 19 April 1994, when James Horner recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, one of the most lyrical and romantic pieces of music in his career: Legends Of The Fall. This anniversary is an opportunity to return to this score, whose impact has preserved all its strength for two decades. After Glory (1989) and before Courage Under Fire (1996), the composer met up with the American director Edward Zwick for this adaptation of Jim Harrison's eponymous short novel, which brought together on screen Brad Pitt, Anthony
THEY TALK ABOUT LEGENDS OF THE FALL
To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the recording of James Horner's score to Legends of the Fall that occurred from April 6 to 19, 1994, we had the chance to collect the memories of Jim Henrikson and Jay Ungar, who participated in the creation of this music. It is a great privilege to publish their thoughts. We also wanted to open our column to our visitors and give them the floor. Thank you to all for your participation. "It was an honor to work as a soloist with James Horner on his score to Legends of the Fall and with music