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JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC | November 29, 2023 |

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  • 1.  	Through The Window (02:58) 2.  	Going To The Pool (01:55) 3.  	Pool Is Closed (02:10) 4.  	Mysterious Dive (01:54) 5.  	Seduction/Let's Go (02:10) 6.  	Unveiling (01:05) 7.  	Discovered In The Poolhouse (02:47) 8.  	A Relapse (01:27) 9.  	The Lovemaking (04:24) 10.  	First Tears (01:51) 11.  	Rose's Death (02:14) 12.  	Returning To Sea (04:16) 13.  	Sad Goodbye (02:15) 14.  	Sneaking Away (03:15) 15.  	David Runs To The Boat (01:53) 16.  	The Chase (04:30) 17.  	The Ascension (06:01) 18.  	Theme From Cocoon (06:05) 19.  	The Boys Are Out (02:37) 20.  	I Feel Great (01:05) 21.  	Rock Source (01:13) 22.  	Gravity (04:00)

  • Orchestrations: Herbert Spencer, Billy May
    Sound Engineer: Armin Steiner
    Music Editor: Ken Wanneberg
    French horn: James Thatcher

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    The Words of James Horner is a series of articles intended to republish some twenty interviews Didier Leprêtre and Jean-Christophe Arlon conducted between 1997 and 2006 and published only in French in the magazines Dreams To Dream and its successor Cinéfonia. Unfortunately, the English-language audio tapes of the interviews are now lost, so we decided to take the French-language publications and retranslate them into English as faithfully as possible. We are immensely grateful for the chance we have been given to publish the colossal work done over the course of an entire decade and to give the interviews a new lease[...]


    0. Bringing you up to speed and architecture of the score This seventh episode in the Standout Set Piece series is a bit different, as it will not concern itself exclusively with one standout cue. Even though this article will go into the score’s final five cues in greater detail, the emphasis will mainly be on the general architecture of the score, given James Horner’s remarkable talent as a storyteller and the faithful adherence of Cocoon’s script to the three-act structure as it pertains to the “beat sheet” Blake Snyder outlines in his influential book Save The Cat. If we are[...]


    A new album titled Braveheart: The Film Music of James Horner for Solo Piano has been published by BuySoundtrax Records (BSX), the label that brought us Humanoids from the Deep and Battle Beyond the Stars in 2011. Arranged and performed by Dan Redfeld, the album features selections from some of Horner’s best-loved scores, including The Wedding from Deep Impact, The Ludlows from Legends of the Fall, and Rocketeer to the Rescue from The Rocketeer. It also features some less prominent pieces, such as the love themes from Krull and Battle Beyond the Stars, and Darby’s Theme from The Pelican Brief.[...]


    As we announced previously in our article dated 19 February, we anticipated a new edition of Cocoon: The Return would be forthcoming for the year 2016. The wait was very short because only 10 days later Varèse Sarabande confirms this new edition (2500 copies) and reveals its contents.   After the extended edition of Cocoon released in 2013 by Intrada, here it is the sequel album that enjoys a makeover. The sound has indeed been remastered and remixed and the disc has 18 unreleased minutes compared to the original 1988 release.   The tracklist : 1. Main Title (2:25) 2. Reunion (2:15) 3. Good[...]


    In 2013 we have definitely been spoiled by Intrada, with three James Horner albums: after the vibrant and unpublished In Country, the valiant and percussive Clear and Present Danger, here is the emotional and sensitive Cocoon. This is the perfect opportunity to revisit this outstanding music composed at the beginning of the Maestro's career, and look at the new elements of this edition.   "There is a before and an after Cocoon because Steven Spielberg loved this film and my music. My career really took off with Cocoon and An American Tail. I walked into the Hollywood tradition at that time "[...]


    In our interview, Roger Feigelson said that the next Horner project would be a score from the eighties, in his own terms: "a great, great score". We did not have any idea of when this would occur and we had to guess between the greatest scores that James Horner did in the eighties: An American Tail? Cocoon? Willow? The Land Before Time? We did not have to wait too long as the news broke: Cocoon, which is probably one of the most famous of all James Horner's eighties scores and the beginning of his collaboration with director Ron Howard, now has[...]


      ACADEMY AWARD (1997) Best Original Score Titanic   ACADEMY AWARD (1997) Best Original Song My Heart Will Go On from Titanic   AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD (1998) Favorite Soundtrack Album Titanic   GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD (1997) Best Original Score Titanic   GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD (1997) Best Original Song My Heart Will Go On from Titanic   GOLDEN SATELLITE AWARD (2002) Best Original Song All Love Can Be from A Beautiful Mind   GRAMMY AWARD (1998) Song of the Year My Heart Will Go On from Titanic   GRAMMY AWARD (1998) Record of the Year My Heart Will Go On from Titanic   GRAMMY AWARD (1998) Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television My Heart Will Go On from Titanic   GRAMMY AWARD (1990) Best Instrumental Composition[...]


    © William E. "Billy" May (1916-2004) was a composer, arranger and trumpeter. He composed for film and television, especially The Green Hornet in 1966 and the theme of Batgirl in Batman in 1967. He orchestrated Cocoon and its sequel, among others. He is also the author of arrangements for many stars of variety, such Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby. As a trumpeter, he has recorded several songs in the 40s with Glenn Miller and his Orchestra and Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. Source: Wikipedia   [...]


    Par David Shankbone (Travail personnel) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Ron Howard (born in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA, on March 1, 1954) is a renowned American film director and producer. In 1977, he directed his first film Grand Theft Auto (he starred and also wrote the script). The film was successful and it was a good start for his directorial career. He went on to direct many successful films in later years, including Cocoon, Willow, Backdraft, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon. He received his first Best Director of the Year award from the DGA for[...]

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