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Director and Composer => James Newton Howard => Topic started by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 09:45:46 AM

Title: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 09:45:46 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anybody new about any other soundtracks that James Newton Howard is doing this year.  So far I have The Dark Knight, The Happening, Defiance, The Risk Pool, and Confessions of a Shopoholic.  That's all I've got, wondering if anybody else out there had heard of some others he was doing.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 22, 2008, 11:49:58 AM
Nope.  Sure wish I did though.  I dont know how he does all the stuff he does now?  The man barely has time to breath.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 06:42:51 PM
I know, he must be so busy, or just the greatest composer of all time.  I found out the information about the soundtracks he is doing next year from IMDB.  He is one of the best movie composers of all time.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on January 23, 2008, 04:42:33 AM
I am really glad that he is so busy, as it means that movies are getting the highest calibre of soundtrack.  :) He is an extremely talented composer.

Unfortunately I do not know of any other soundtracks that he might be doing, and IMDb would be my source to refer to as well.   ;)
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 23, 2008, 09:28:06 AM
No that makes sense that that is all he is doing.  Still, I just hope he doesn't burn out.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on January 23, 2008, 10:20:06 AM
Very good point.  I agree, it would be a great shame if he did burn out.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 24, 2008, 09:49:26 AM
O well, I'm sure he knows how to manage his time and he'll be wise with it.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 24, 2008, 08:14:08 PM
I don't think James can burn out. His career is so impressive.

Plus he has a really great team behind him that's been in formation for the past couple years.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 25, 2008, 06:24:37 PM
Yea, he's so good.  I think everyone can burn out, just James Newton Howard isn't likely too.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 25, 2008, 06:53:20 PM
Seeing how he worked like a lab rat on King Kong, I don't see how his current schedule would burn him out.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 27, 2008, 03:24:26 PM
Yea, King Kong even burned out Peter Jackson, which the Lord of the Rings didn't even manage to do.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 28, 2008, 08:00:15 PM
James also had 3 films comes out on Christmas day in 07. That makes 4 films in December and a total of 5 films for the 2 month span of December and January.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 29, 2008, 09:44:30 AM
Man, that is ridiculous.  James Newton Howard is crazy, and also probably the most wanted composer in Hollywood right now.  That's just amazing.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on January 29, 2008, 10:40:54 AM
Damn! I did not know that he had that many films out in that time period!  Does the man never sleep?!  ???
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 30, 2008, 09:37:59 AM
Apparently not, all the better for us.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on January 30, 2008, 10:04:50 AM
Agreed, wholeheartedly!  ;D
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 30, 2008, 03:24:56 PM
You know, it just makes life better when those who are good at making things work even harder to make more of them, such as James Newton Howard and his soundtracks.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on January 31, 2008, 10:28:37 AM
Yeah, it makes me feel slightly guilty about being lazy at work...
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 31, 2008, 05:45:18 PM
Don't feel to bad, just a little.   ;D  Some people just work a lot harder then others.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on February 06, 2008, 11:36:11 AM
It must be so much easier to work hard when you are really interested in what you do.  And I think that can be clearly seen with the high caliber of the work that JNH creates.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 06, 2008, 02:15:57 PM
Yea, I mean he must really love his work.  He works so hard, and on the special features I've seen of him, he seems really interested and excited about what he is doing.  Oh, I just listened to the soundtrack from I Am Legend, that was really good.  I really liked it.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 07, 2008, 10:54:58 AM
Well, just picked up the Batman Begins Soundtrack, and from the little I have listened to, it is amazing!  You can def tell its JNH!!!!  The Song I am listening to at this moment is called "Eptesicus" and you can def, def, hear hints of LITW!!!  It is crazy!  I am in love with this cd already!  Wow, unbelievable!  You guys and gals have to get this cd just for this one song!
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on February 07, 2008, 10:56:56 AM
Don't tell me that!  I'm going to have to go buy it now!

Oh well.  ;)  The things us fans have to put ourselves through.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 07, 2008, 11:33:17 AM
I love the Batman Begins soundtrack! James' themes for that movie, which are for the most part centered around the Bruce Wayne character, are really lovely. Although Zimmer's finger prints are on most of the action work, I can hear traits of James' action writing in tracks like Myotis.

I can't wait to hear The Dark Knight!!
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 07, 2008, 04:24:56 PM
Yea, I was going to say that about Batman Begins, it was co-composed by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, though you can definately tell the parts they each composed.  I love the soundtrack, it is one of my favorites, I also think it is one the best soundtracks ever.  I can't wait for The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 08, 2008, 12:43:45 AM
Don't tell me that!  I'm going to have to go buy it now!

Oh well.  ;)  The things us fans have to put ourselves through.

Orandhite!  Hey!  I picked my copy up from the library!  I just brought it home and burned myself a copy!  You should do the same! 

I really prefer having an original copy, but I couldnt find it anywhere cheap enough, at least under $10.  There is no way I am going to pay $12 or higher for a cd!  You have got to be crazy!  Unless... of course... I might make an exception for The Happening.   :D ;D
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Orandhite on February 08, 2008, 06:29:00 AM
CDs are about ?10 over here, up to ?15 which is about $20 to $30 I think?

I'm not a member of a library at the moment...although I might now have an incentive to join!  :D
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 08, 2008, 09:27:43 AM
Um, lifeordeath1, that's kind of illegal.  I wouldn't do that, o well,  your choice.  Anyways, I am so excited about the The Happening soundtrack, it looks great, I will have to add to his other soundtracks that I own that he has done for Shyamalan.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 09, 2008, 12:40:43 PM
$20-$30, yeah, if you go to a book store here in the states called Borders, they are the same way.  I usually try to look on ebay for soundtracks or used cd stores around the area.   ;D
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 09, 2008, 01:21:25 PM
Best Buy has really good prices, most CD's are only $15 at most, and those are the new ones.  Older ones you can get for $10.  I think that's a good price.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 09, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
I have always been a big fan of iTunes. Most albums are $9.99 or less. Some albums include Digital Booklets, so for those of you who like reading the booklets can do so digitally now.

Also, I heard Amazon's new mp3 service is really good. I don't think they have as big of a selection as iTunes, but I heard their prices are more competitive.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 10, 2008, 09:45:24 PM
I just haven't gotten an Ipod, though I plan on buying one this summer.  I also like the feeling of buying a cd, there's just something about it.  It's like reading an actual comic book, instead of the digital version.  It's true though that Itunes has really good prices.  :o
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 10, 2008, 09:51:19 PM
You don't need an iPod to download iTunes. iTunes also allows you to burn your purchases to CD.

I do, however, understand wanting to have the physical booklet and case in hand. I purchase real CD's when possible, but with score CD's, it tends to be more convenient to buy through iTunes.
Title: Re: James Newton Howard-2008
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 11, 2008, 09:29:56 AM
I didn't know that, about being legally able to burn to a cd when you buy from Itunes, that's nice.  I think I might consider doing that.