Archive for the ‘James Newton Howard’ Category

Music in the movies: James Newton Howard

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by Rohan |

A movie’s music is one of its most important aspects; a characteristic that is often taken for granted.  A film can reveal so much within its music.  Beyond the creepy background music of thrillers that tells you the killer is around the corner, music has the ability to expose characters’ feelings, actions, and a film’s tensions…. continue reading »

James Newton Howard’s score for The Last Airbender will be in stores on June 29th.  I have not listened to the clips from the score yet, that are available online, because I’d rather wait for the movie to hear the music.  I have all of JNH’s Shyamalan movie soundtracks and love each one of them… continue reading »

Composer James Newton Howard All Access Interview

Sunday, August 9th, 2009 by Paul Martin |

He’s been the primary composer on all of M. Night’s films starting with The Sixth Sense.   Currently writing the music for The Last Airbender, composer James Newton Howard invites you into his studio for front row access of his Yamaha photo shoot. Learn what inspires him when scoring such blockbusters as The Sixth Sense,… continue reading »

Howard wins IFMCA Award for his score to The Happening

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

On February 19th composer James Newton Howard won the IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film for his score to M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening. Congrats James! See the full list of winners @

Score to ‘The Happening’ Nominated for 2 IFMCA Awards

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

James Newton Howard’s score to The Happening has been nominated for 2 IFMCA awards, including Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film and Film Music Composition of the Year. James was nominated for 4 more IFMCA awards this year for his scores to The Dark Knight and Defiance, as well as a nomination for Film… continue reading »

James Newton Howard to Compose for The Last Airbender

Friday, December 19th, 2008 by Paul Martin |

The Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency has added The Last Airbender to James Newton Howard’s filmography. This is M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, which is expected to premiere in the summer of 2010. It is the seventh feature film collaboration between Howard and Shyamalan, previous projects include The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable and this year’s The Happening. -via… continue reading »

James Newton Howard Film Composer of the Year 2008

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 by Paul Martin |

Tonight the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2008, the closing event of the 35th Ghent International Film Festival. The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was once again a highlight for film music professionals and fans. James Newton Howard was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2008,… continue reading »

The Happening Original Motion Picture Soundtrack News

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

Varese Sarabande announced that they will be releasing the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for The Happening on June 3, 2008. Returning to the collaboration that spawned his acclaimed scores for such films as The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village (Academy Award® nominee) and Lady In The Water, composer James Newton Howard reaches another career milestone… continue reading »

James Newton Howard records The Happening score

Saturday, March 15th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard was recently at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, CA to record his score to the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan thriller The Happening. This marks the sixth time the two creative talents have collaborated. [View pictures and more @]

The Happening Score Recording Soon

Sunday, March 9th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

In a recent interview, Donald Foster mentioned that recording for James Newton Howard’s score to Shyamalan’s triller The Happening will start in the next two weeks. Who is this Donald Foster you say? Well, Foster is a professional clarinet player who has performed on scores like: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, I Am… continue reading »