Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II (born May 13, 1950) is an American film director, known for being direcor of movies such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park 3, and more recently Wolfman and Captain America.
He began his career in the special effects department, particularly on the first opus of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy. His association with Lucas proved successful since he won the Oscar for Best Special Effects for Raiders Of The Lost Ark. He launched into production with the film Willow, before making his first steps as a director with Honey I Shrunk The Kids (1989).
The Rocketeer (1991) and The Pagemaster (1994) both failed at the box office, but Jumanji, was a mixed success.
It is a great honor to publish this first review of the new edition of The Rocketeer. A big thank you to Roger Feigelson for his generosity and trust. James Horner composed The Rocketeer, one of his most beloved scores, for a Joe Johnston film which has achieved near-cult status since it was first released in 1991. The director, one of the legendary special effects technicians on Star Wars (1977), hoped to turn Dave Stevens’s Comics into a trilogy, but disappointing box office results decided otherwise ... James Horner built his score on 3 major themes and one motif: Cliff Secord, the
Exactly 25 years after its release, Intrada gives us great pleasure in publishing an extended edition of The Rocketeer. The original album was released in 1991 by Holywood Records. This new edition offers an additional 24 minutes spread over 13 unreleased tracks. The original album, arranged by James Horner, is remastered and presented after the full score as a bonus on the second CD. A Walt Disney Production, the film marked a new collaboration with Joe Johnston, after Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). The adventure, taken from a comic, takes place in Los Angeles on the eve of World War
Photo credit: © Sylvia Wells James Horner left this world, leaving us stunned and inconsolable. It was the day after Father's Day, the second day of summer. After this tragic and absurd June 22, we ran as our headline, "All is Lost,” a track title from the beautiful The New World. Since the departure of the composer, we must learn to live in this new world. A world without James Horner. So many notes will not be written. In an interview about The New World (and for now only available in French), James Horner said: "Timelessness is not what we are but what we