Film Music Fridays - Episode 14

Composer

The Fugitive (1993) by James Newton Howard

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We are back with the most recent episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about James Newton Howard’s dynamic, fun, and jazzy score to one of the most riveting thrillers of the early 90’s - The Fugitive. Directed by Andrew Davis, the 1993 American action thriller film was a major success, and was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.

James Newton Howard is considered one of the most prolific composers alive today, and has scored over 100 films and is the recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and eight Academy Award nominations. His film scores include Pretty Woman (1990), Grand Canyon (1991), The Fugitive (1993), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Dinosaur (2000), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet (2002), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Hunger Games series (2012–2015) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). He has collaborated with directors M. Night Shyamalan, having scored nine of his films since The Sixth Sense, and Francis Lawrence, having scored all of his films since I Am Legend.

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Composer James Newton Howard

Composer James Newton Howard

What’s Next?

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After all, it’s baseball season! Stay tuned for the next episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, August 2nd where we will be featuring Randy Newman’s unforgettable score to THE NATURAL!