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December 3, 2008 | Susan King
Scoring Ed Zwick's latest film, "Defiance," was a very emotional experience for seven-time Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard. "Defiance," which opens Dec. 31 in limited release, is based on a true story of three Jewish brothers from west Belarus who, during World War II, built a village deep in the forest and managed to save 1,200 Jews from certain death in the Nazi concentration camps. "I didn't find out I was Jewish until my mid-30s," Howard says. "My father died when I was young.
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December 7, 2010 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Hans Zimmer has no research to prove his theory and no mathematical analysis to illustrate his point. He states the following as a likely matter of fact, tossing it off while he sits, cradled in a chair with his legs draped over its arm. FOR THE RECORD: Hans Zimmer: An article about Hans Zimmer in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said the composer collaborated with Howard Shore on "The Dark Knight" score. Zimmer collaborated with James Newton Howard on that film. ? " 'Inception'" he proclaims, "is probably the loudest score ever.
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NEWS
October 20, 2005
Spike goes Jedi: Spike TV has picked up all six "Star Wars" movies, paying a fee of between $65 million and $70 million for the franchise, Daily Variety reported Wednesday. Other networks have aired the first three movies, but Spike, which out-muscled USA Network, TBS and others in the deal, hopes to score big Nielsen numbers through promotions and marathons.
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December 17, 2008 | Patrick Goldstein
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has come to its senses, reversing its misguided decision to disqualify Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score for "The Dark Knight." The academy had initially said there were too many composers listed on the music cue sheet. (The composers had listed a music editor, a sound designer and an arranger as a way of rewarding the people who worked with them on the massive project.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Composer James Newton Howard received the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 15th annual awards gala. An 18-time winner of ASCAP film and television awards since 1992, Howard, 48, known for his ability to include a range of diverse styles in his scores, composed the music for such films as "The Fugitive," "The Prince of Tides," "Pretty Woman" and "The Sixth Sense."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2008 | Todd Martens
With the release of "Batman Begins" in 2005, director Christopher Nolan reframed the series with true-crime grit. Yet perhaps where the film took the greatest departure was in its music. Before "Batman Begins," the franchise was marked by a grand overture created by composer Danny Elfman. "Batman Begins" instead saw a pairing of two composer heavyweights in Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. The two shied away from giving "Batman Begins" a more traditional superhero theme; there were recurring notes heard when Batman was on the screen, but they were simple, and more rhythmic in nature.
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Hans Zimmer has no research to prove his theory and no mathematical analysis to illustrate his point. He states the following as a likely matter of fact, tossing it off while he sits, cradled in a chair with his legs draped over its arm. FOR THE RECORD: Hans Zimmer: An article about Hans Zimmer in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said the composer collaborated with Howard Shore on "The Dark Knight" score. Zimmer collaborated with James Newton Howard on that film. ? " 'Inception'" he proclaims, "is probably the loudest score ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2004 | Susan King
James Newton Howard Film Composer Current projects: M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village," Michael Mann's "Collateral." The downbeat: "Many composers are very comfortable working in a short amount of time. My preference is to have as long as possible to think about and sort of let a score develop and unfold unconsciously, which is a way of saying that I start working on a film as soon as I am hired, even if it hasn't been shot yet.
NEWS
December 17, 2008 | Patrick Goldstein
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has come to its senses, reversing its misguided decision to disqualify Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score for "The Dark Knight." The academy had initially said there were too many composers listed on the music cue sheet. (The composers had listed a music editor, a sound designer and an arranger as a way of rewarding the people who worked with them on the massive project.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2000 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's fairly common for an A-list film composer to be booked months in advance, sometimes even a year or more. Directors like to be assured that the composer they want will be available during post-production. What's much rarer is for a director to ask the composer to begin writing his score even before a frame of film has been shot. That's what happened to James Newton Howard on "Unbreakable," the Bruce Willis-Samuel L. Jackson film that opened Wednesday. Director-writer-producer M.
NEWS
December 3, 2008 | Susan King
Scoring Ed Zwick's latest film, "Defiance," was a very emotional experience for seven-time Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard. "Defiance," which opens Dec. 31 in limited release, is based on a true story of three Jewish brothers from west Belarus who, during World War II, built a village deep in the forest and managed to save 1,200 Jews from certain death in the Nazi concentration camps. "I didn't find out I was Jewish until my mid-30s," Howard says. "My father died when I was young.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2008 | Todd Martens
With the release of "Batman Begins" in 2005, director Christopher Nolan reframed the series with true-crime grit. Yet perhaps where the film took the greatest departure was in its music. Before "Batman Begins," the franchise was marked by a grand overture created by composer Danny Elfman. "Batman Begins" instead saw a pairing of two composer heavyweights in Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. The two shied away from giving "Batman Begins" a more traditional superhero theme; there were recurring notes heard when Batman was on the screen, but they were simple, and more rhythmic in nature.
NEWS
October 20, 2005
Spike goes Jedi: Spike TV has picked up all six "Star Wars" movies, paying a fee of between $65 million and $70 million for the franchise, Daily Variety reported Wednesday. Other networks have aired the first three movies, but Spike, which out-muscled USA Network, TBS and others in the deal, hopes to score big Nielsen numbers through promotions and marathons.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2004 | Susan King
James Newton Howard Film Composer Current projects: M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village," Michael Mann's "Collateral." The downbeat: "Many composers are very comfortable working in a short amount of time. My preference is to have as long as possible to think about and sort of let a score develop and unfold unconsciously, which is a way of saying that I start working on a film as soon as I am hired, even if it hasn't been shot yet.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2000 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's fairly common for an A-list film composer to be booked months in advance, sometimes even a year or more. Directors like to be assured that the composer they want will be available during post-production. What's much rarer is for a director to ask the composer to begin writing his score even before a frame of film has been shot. That's what happened to James Newton Howard on "Unbreakable," the Bruce Willis-Samuel L. Jackson film that opened Wednesday. Director-writer-producer M.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Composer James Newton Howard received the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 15th annual awards gala. An 18-time winner of ASCAP film and television awards since 1992, Howard, 48, known for his ability to include a range of diverse styles in his scores, composed the music for such films as "The Fugitive," "The Prince of Tides," "Pretty Woman" and "The Sixth Sense."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1997
John Anderson's review of "Picture Perfect" (" 'Picture Perfect': Life, Love and the Ad Game," Aug. 1) comments, "Carter Burwell, composer, shouldn't have scored the movie's emotional climax with James Newton Howard's music from 'Dave.' " It might interest your readers and educate any would-be composers among them to know about the creative process that led to the piece of scoring described. Sketches of each of my compositions, performed on synthesizers, were played for Glenn Caron, the director, and Robert Kraft, from Fox, prior to recording.
NEWS
December 3, 2008 | Michael Ordona
Hans Zimmer announced earlier this year that he would no longer submit his scores for Oscar consideration. ("There were so many politics involved.") But he got talked into it this year and submitted "The Dark Knight." It all went downhill from there. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified the score because Zimmer and co-composer James Newton Howard listed three others on the music cue sheets to protect those people's royalties.
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