Phillip Noyce (born 29 April 1950 in Griffith) is an Australian film director.
He directed his first short film at 17 years old and won awards for his documentaries 50 min and Castor and Pollux (1974).
He is noted for the thriller Dead Calm in 1989, in which he directs Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill and Billy Zane.
His films adapted from Tom Clancy's novels, Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994) were major commercial successes.
He realized the thriller Sliver (1993), which starred Sharon Stone.
What a lovely and fitting coincidence to have both scores composed by James Horner for the adventures of Jack Ryan released in extended versions within a month. Indeed, after Clear And Present Danger (1994) in June from Intrada, it was La-La Land Records’ turn to offer us Patriot Games (1992), which contains more than thirty minutes of previously unreleased music. This is an underestimated score and, despite its cold aspect (the horns and Tony Hinnigan’s pipes and flutes are not present) and some less accessible electro-percussive parts, Patriot Games deserves a second chance. The strength of this new limited edition of
While Intrada released a 2-CD set of Clear And Present Danger a few days ago, La-La Land Records has just announced the very soon release of another Horner 2-CD album. But not any new album, as it concerns the previous opus of Jack Ryan's adventures, Patriot Games. In this score, James Horner is very close to the spirit and colors of Thunderheart in his approach on both Celtic traditional instruments (violin, flute, bodhran, drum) and synthetic materials. Maggie Boyle's voice depicts the Irish culture and the synths performed by Ralph Grierson and Ian Underwood serve the tension and the action of
Intrada's release of Clear And Present Danger is a true surprise. As the core content of the score was on the Milan soundtrack album released the same year as the film (1994), we never thought that a complete score album would pop up any time soon. After the various releases in 2009 of Walt Disney Pictures soundtracks (Something Wicked This Way Comes, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Natty Gann) and of the long-awaited In Country a few months ago, Intrada confirms its affection towards James Horner with the creation of this double CD album for Clear And Present Danger. As Douglas
After the release of In Country last February, Intrada treats us nicely again with a double CD release of a 1994 James Horner score: Clear And Present Danger. Said to be composed in fourteen days only, it has got a vibrant patriotic main theme, a pinch of Americana with a pan flute and a shakuhachi, and solid action cues (Operation Reciprocity, Ambush). Some action cues premiere here, such as the finale action scene (Woodroom/Finale). Tracklist of the 2-CD album: CD 1 - 53:00 01. Main Title/Clear And Present Danger 5:24 02. President's Mission 1:16 03. Jack's New Office 1:40 04. Greer Signs Memo 0:47 05. Cortez Arrives In