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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

WILLOW: BETWEEN QUOTES
http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/willow-between-quotes/

Over 25 years, many things have already been said regarding the music of such a heroic fantasy reference, which itself became a classic in film music. To write on this score and to propose new elements of analysis may be likened to a real challenge, despite the rich discourse the composer developed in his music. The many references to classical pieces he used were often at the core of talks, but without ever delivering an in-depth analysis of their meaning. Here is the challenge of our article: to dig down to the the origins of the references, to examine the stories and the myths around them so as to better apprehend the art of quoting and of the cycle that James Horner is so keen on.

THE COLLABORATIONS SECTION IS ONLINE
http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/the-collaborations-section-is-online/

131 pages previously reserved for French readers are now available in English. The pages are classified into 12 categories: Directors, Legendary Producers, Orchestrators – Arrangers, Sound Engineers, Music Editors, Musicians, Vocalists/Singers, Choirs, Lyricists, Orchestras, Studios and Others.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Great article, thank you! It's so refreshing to read an academic discussion of Willow's influences and references without the "BUUUUH, THIEF! HACK!" nonsense.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

Thank you for your feedback Miles!
It's my pleasure.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Yes - good to read this stuff...keep it coming, eh? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

1- To coincide with the opening of our collaboration section, we wanted to focus on a profession that is rarely promoted: orchestrator. We had therefore the great pleasure of interviewing Jon Kull, who worked with James Horner on scores including Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man. The delicacy of his answers sheds light on the creation of orchestrations in film music.

JON KULL: "HONOR THE COMPOSER'S INTENT - MAKE SURE HIS MUSIC SOUNDS FABULOUS!"
http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/jon-kull-honor-the-composers-intent/


2- As Douglas Fake explains it in the liner notes, this release is justified by cues of the last part of the film (after Second Hand Copter) that were not included in the Milan album. We have to admit that one of them, Woodroom/Finale, which corresponds to the helicopter rescue scene, is really worth it. But do we have to limit the interest of this new album to this sole track? To answer that, let us have a closer look at the other extras on the two discs.

CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: THE EXTRAS IN THE LINE OF FIRE
http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/clear-and-present-danger-the-extras-in-the-line-of-fire/


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Love this quote:

"Jamie is the next Jerry Goldsmith, and a lot more economical."

You get what you pay for, especially since most of his scores sound alike or have parts of someone else's score in it.
He is not the next JG, that composer has not shown up yet.


Jamie can't hold a candle next to Goldsmith, there is no comparison, Comparing a hack to a genius is ludicrous.


I'm sorry, but Goldsmith never wrote anything nearly as intricate, operatic or purely exhilarating as KRULL (and for what it's worth, I'm a huge Goldsmith fan).

Just an opinion of course... But mine is right!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I liked the "Between Quotes" article. It may come across to some as a fairly desperate attempt to justify the composer's quotings in WILLOW, but if you don't like James Horner, just replace his name with that of a composer you admire and it reads fine.

Nice site. Good stuff there for the fans, but also for those who are fairly neutral or even lukewarm towards the composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

I'm sorry, but Goldsmith never wrote anything nearly as intricate, operatic or purely exhilarating as KRULL

THE FINAL CONFLICT.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm sorry, but Goldsmith never wrote anything nearly as intricate, operatic or purely exhilarating as KRULL

THE FINAL CONFLICT.


Almost. Almost! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

On the occasion of James Horner's 60 next 14 August, JHFM will publish your answers to the following question: what does James Horner's music mean and represent to you?
Send us a email or message...

http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'm not sure I really understand -- wouldn't his music mean the same thing any composer who makes great music, mean to me?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 3:34 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I'm sorry, but Goldsmith never wrote anything nearly as intricate, operatic or purely exhilarating as KRULL!

Absolutely ridiculous.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Like I said in the Spiderman 2 thread, I would like them to comment on what's been going on with his assignments lately and preferably from the man himself. I like(d) his music but I don't feel like gushing because his work has been average the last ten years IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

Think of your texts, the date approaches.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

60 YEARS OLD: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAESTRO!

This year, James Horner turns 60. A birthday is often a moment of fun and celebration, all the more, turning 60 makes it possible to look back over the decades of a career. The best way to celebrate this moment consists in diving into his work again, listening to his best cues, and being carried by the magic of his music, which can alternatively be intimate, dramatic, enraged, swirling, aerial… We could add more adjectives to this list, since the notes coming from the artist's mind have deployed so many colors, feelings and emotions over more than three decades.

Read more: http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/60-years-old-happy-birthday-maestro/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   spacekim   (Member)

60 YEARS OLD: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAESTRO!

This year, James Horner turns 60. A birthday is often a moment of fun and celebration, all the more, turning 60 makes it possible to look back over the decades of a career. The best way to celebrate this moment consists in diving into his work again, listening to his best cues, and being carried by the magic of his music, which can alternatively be intimate, dramatic, enraged, swirling, aerial… We could add more adjectives to this list, since the notes coming from the artist's mind have deployed so many colors, feelings and emotions over more than three decades.

Read more: http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/60-years-old-happy-birthday-maestro/


Happy birthday to a fantastic composer!

I like the piece you have written. But I don´t know why you mention Karate Kid as a movie that "didn´t find its audience", along with Black Gold and the others. The movie grossed nearly 360 000 000 USD with a budget of just 40 million USD, and is widely regarded as a big commercial success.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   spacekim   (Member)

60 YEARS OLD: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAESTRO!

This year, James Horner turns 60. A birthday is often a moment of fun and celebration, all the more, turning 60 makes it possible to look back over the decades of a career. The best way to celebrate this moment consists in diving into his work again, listening to his best cues, and being carried by the magic of his music, which can alternatively be intimate, dramatic, enraged, swirling, aerial… We could add more adjectives to this list, since the notes coming from the artist's mind have deployed so many colors, feelings and emotions over more than three decades.

Read more: http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/60-years-old-happy-birthday-maestro/


Happy birthday to a fantastic composer!

I like the piece you have written. But I don´t know why you mention Karate Kid as a movie that "didn´t find its audience", along with Black Gold and the others. The movie grossed nearly 360 000 000 USD with a budget of just 40 million USD, and is widely regarded as a big commercial success.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

You're right. I corrected.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC   (Member)

THE JOURNEY OF INTRADA: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROGER FEIGELSON

Being a major voice in the world of films scores, Intrada agreed to open their doors to us, virtually speaking, so as to tell more about their business. Since 2009, the record label has considerably contributed to the extension of our James Horner collection, with multiple releases, the latest being Clear And Present Danger. Q&A with Roger Feigelson, marketing director of the house.

http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/intrada-interview-with-roger-feigelson/

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Frustrating news about Volunteers. Good news about that 80s score expansion.

And . . . is Intrada working on The Rocketeer?

 
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