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John Powell on Five of His Notable Scores

Composer John Powell talks about his five fave movie music projects and why:

Face/Off (1997)
“You do your first big movie, and it’s a John Woo film with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. 441 more words

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John Powell Plans Sabbatical From Movie Music

After “How to Train Your Dragon 2” opens in June, composer John Powell will take an extended break from films in order to pursue his dream of creating music for the concert hall. 392 more words

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Billion Dollar Composer: John Powell Ranges From Action to Animation

With “Rio 2” in release and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today’s leading composer for animated films. 1,051 more words

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Movie Score Sunday's: How to Train Your Dragon

Second week in and I’m already talking about one of my favorite scores of all time! I thought there was a lot to love about Dreamworks’s How to Train Your Dragon (full discretion-I loved it a hell of a lot more than I loved Toy Story 3) and I also thought there was a lot of the film that got panned. 284 more words

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Movie Score Sunday's: How to Train Your Dragon

Second week in and I’m already talking about one of my favorite scores of all time!

I thought there was a lot to love about Dreamworks’s How to Train Your Dragon (full discretion-I loved it a hell of a lot more than I loved Toy Story 3) and I also thought there was a lot of the film that got panned. 285 more words

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Scene(s) Spotlight: Nic Cage as Castor Troy in Face/Off

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t usually post about the same actor back to back, but y’know what, I’ve been wanting to highlight some scenes from FACE/OFF. 453 more words

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Rio 2

By Charlie Brigden

After what seems like an age, John Powell is back. After making his name (and influencing a whole genre) with his scores to the Bourne movies, and the universal acclaim of his music for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, he’s been quiet for the last year but now he’s returning with two scores for animated productions. 328 more words

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