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 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Forgive me if this has been posted before but I just stumbled upon this fantastic documentary on Youtube about Disney. The documentary shows behind-the-scenes aspects of some of the Disney films in production at the time (1983). The scoring sequence begins at around 3:35 in the first video and continues into the second. Really fascinating seeing the young Horner wrangle those hard-scrabble Hollywood session players into shape (it's a D# not a C something!)



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

yes, been posted before but thanks for sharing again! Always wanted to track this down again and could never find it

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

What a treat to see a baby-faced Horner in his prime, and Ray Bradbury in the sound booth enjoying the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I love James Horner and his music. What a treasure to have this footage of him working and so young. Interesting how his english accent is like turned down to zero in this. Doesn't really sound like the same person he would sound like in his later years. Rest in Peace Maestro and johnony thanks for posting this again. I had seen it years ago, but so great to see again.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Watching this you can’t help thinking of Delerue and being sad that his great score was tossed.
And also seeing Ray Bradbury in the booth.....he thought Delerue did a great job. He must be thinking “some of these f****ing studio types don't know their ass from their elbow”!

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Watching this you can’t help thinking of Delerue and being sad that his great score was tossed.
And also seeing Ray Bradbury in the booth.....he thought Delerue did a great job. He must be thinking “some of these f****ing studio types don't know their ass from their elbow”!


Delerue’s score might have been a good one but James Horner turned in a wonderful score for the film. One of my all time favourite movies and the Horner score is a big part of it. That Library scene... amazing.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Watching this you can’t help thinking of Delerue and being sad that his great score was tossed.
And also seeing Ray Bradbury in the booth.....he thought Delerue did a great job. He must be thinking “some of these f****ing studio types don't know their ass from their elbow”!



I would have loved to know what Bradbury was thinking!

Horner's score has really grown on me in recent years. I just recently got the London Sessions though and I like what Delerue was doing. I've just gotten so used to the Horner score that it's hard to imagine the film without it.

I love session footage though! It's so exciting to see all the musicians playing together. If anyone has any other good vids, please feel free to share!

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

@ Mr. johnonymous86: Lukas posted these videos quite some time ago, but I had lost the link. Thanks for reposting. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Bradbury is on record (CinemaScore magazine, I think) as saying he absolutely loved the Horner music and found it to be perfect for the film and its autumn setting.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

Thanks for posting that. What a talent. He was only 30 and knew exactly how to ride those battle-hardened musicians like a show donkey.

Oddest sight: Next to one of the violinists is a stand-alone drop-spin ashtray. I doubt the brass section's lungs appreciated that much.

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 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

Thanks for posting that. What a talent. He was only 30 and knew exactly how to ride those battle-hardened musicians like a show donkey.

Oddest sight: Next to one of the violinists is a stand-alone drop-spin ashtray. I doubt the brass section's lungs appreciated that much.

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I noticed that too, had no idea what that was!

This was probably Horner's first on-camera appearance, he definitely looks and sounds a bit on edge. No chatting with the orchestra, just right to work...I can't imagine the pressure. Still just a year or two into scoring major theatrical releases, standing in THE Disney recording studio, in front of dozens of the world's best players (cool to see so many faces I know I can actually name by now!) AND Ray Bradbury.

I did catch that rather harsh accent he put on. And that "that's great, let's move on!" is so unnatural, I cringe razz

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Bradbury is on record (CinemaScore magazine, I think) as saying he absolutely loved the Horner music and found it to be perfect for the film and its autumn setting.


Glad that Bradbury liked Horner's score. My previous post was based on thinking that Bradbury, having loved Delerue's contribution, thought that it certainly wasn’t necessary to re-do the score at all. But he turned out to like Horner's music also.....

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Here’s my obligatory “I wish they’d re-release this, I missed out the first time” post

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Saw this before, but too good to not watch again. I wonder how much footage they shot and never used. I'm sure it's all gone now, but dang to have that all available if possible would be incredible.

 
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