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February 13, 1995 | STEVEN SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The transparent image of Casper the Friendly Ghost may be floating across a movie screen in the background, but the atmosphere today on the Todd-AO music scoring stage isn't exactly ethereal. Film composer James Horner, looking a decade younger than his 41 years, is trying for the third time to navigate an enormous pickup orchestra and a dozen female singers through a fast-changing, 10-minute chase sequence, filled with musical shifts that must match the image to the second.
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January 11, 1999 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For composer James Horner, the "Titanic" merry-go-round has started spinning again, two years after he started writing music about the doomed ocean liner. Horner last week received three Grammy nominations, for record of the year, song of the year and best song written for a motion picture or television, for his work as co-writer and co-producer of "My Heart Will Go On," the movie's enormously popular Celine Dion song.
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June 17, 1990
. . . Paramount's press kit for "Another 48 HRS." boasts that composer James Horner "received Golden Glove nominations for 'Glory' and 'An American Tail.' " Were those for boxing or fielding? . . . "RoboCop 2" doesn't open until Friday, but already Orion Pictures is optimistic: They've registered the titles "RoboCop 3" and "4" with the MPAA. And Warner Bros. has registered "Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian."
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March 24, 1998
* FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: "Character," the Netherlands. * ART DIRECTION: Titanic, Peter Lamont (art direction) and Michael Ford (set decoration), * CINEMATOGRAPHY: Titanic, Russell Carpenter * COSTUME DESIGN: Titanic, Deborah L. Scott * DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The Long Way Home," Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank. * DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: "A Story of Healing," Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak. * FILM EDITING: Titanic, Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A.
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March 24, 1998
* FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: "Character," the Netherlands. * ART DIRECTION: Titanic, Peter Lamont (art direction) and Michael Ford (set decoration), * CINEMATOGRAPHY: Titanic, Russell Carpenter * COSTUME DESIGN: Titanic, Deborah L. Scott * DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The Long Way Home," Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank. * DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: "A Story of Healing," Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak. * FILM EDITING: Titanic, Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A.
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January 11, 1999 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For composer James Horner, the "Titanic" merry-go-round has started spinning again, two years after he started writing music about the doomed ocean liner. Horner last week received three Grammy nominations, for record of the year, song of the year and best song written for a motion picture or television, for his work as co-writer and co-producer of "My Heart Will Go On," the movie's enormously popular Celine Dion song.
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January 30, 1999
While James Horner's many scores can usually "fit" a film, they are continually derivative of himself and generally unoriginal ("Film Score King of the World," by Jon Burlingame, Jan. 11). How many times must one be bombarded with "Wrath of Khan" passages in the films he has scored? As for "Film Score King of the World"--it's a deserved toss-up between Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. BRUCE W. PIVAR Lompoc
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August 3, 1986
The strangest cut of all was the omission of so many outstanding scores of the '80s, such as Jerry Goldsmith's inspired score for "Under Fire," featuring pan pipes and the guitar artistry of Pat Metheny. And what other music could fit so well with the bizarre "Gremlins" as Goldsmith's own, with his wonderful trademark of that perfect balance of synthesizers and acoustic instruments? His two "Poltergeist" scores belong here, as does Bruce Broughton's beautiful score for "Silverado," Elmer Bernstein's music for "Airplane," James Horner's "Star Trek" scores, among others.
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May 5, 1989
Henry Mancini is one of six composers and songwriters who will speak during the "Reel Music" series beginning next month at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. Mancini, who won an Academy Award for his music in "Victor/Victoria," will attend a screening of the film June 27, at the museum's Sherwood Auditorium. The six-film series, held at 6 Tuesday nights June 6-July 18, is sponsored by the Visual Arts Foundation and Great American First Savings. The series, which will include a reception, a film screening and a question-and-answer session with the composer or songwriter afterward, salutes the 75th anniversary of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
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February 13, 1995 | STEVEN SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The transparent image of Casper the Friendly Ghost may be floating across a movie screen in the background, but the atmosphere today on the Todd-AO music scoring stage isn't exactly ethereal. Film composer James Horner, looking a decade younger than his 41 years, is trying for the third time to navigate an enormous pickup orchestra and a dozen female singers through a fast-changing, 10-minute chase sequence, filled with musical shifts that must match the image to the second.
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June 17, 1990
. . . Paramount's press kit for "Another 48 HRS." boasts that composer James Horner "received Golden Glove nominations for 'Glory' and 'An American Tail.' " Were those for boxing or fielding? . . . "RoboCop 2" doesn't open until Friday, but already Orion Pictures is optimistic: They've registered the titles "RoboCop 3" and "4" with the MPAA. And Warner Bros. has registered "Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian."
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July 27, 2000
Two premiere performances will be played by the California Philharmonic at the Arboretum in Arcadia on Saturday. Victor Vener conducts the first performance of Roger Allen Ward's "Music for Percussion and Orchestra," and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn gives the West Coast concert premiere of the Chaconne for violin and orchestra from John Corigliano's film score for "The Red Violin."
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