James Horner and Star Trek II

After scoring a series of low-budget horror films for New World Pictures, composer James Horner has finally been given an assignment which allows him to rise above the derivative nature of much of his earlier work. While his intriguing score for WOLFEN (1981) helped to elevate him into the high-budget film world, his expansive music for STAR TREK II...

James Horner on Star Trek III

James Horner’s music for STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK is, much like the film itself, a direct continuation of the score he composed for STAR TREK II; THE WRATH OF KHAN. Although there is a preponderance of exciting music for the battle sequences, STAR TREK III is, however, primarily a character film, a trait the score equally portrays. “I’m using a...

James Horner

Emerging from the low budget film school of Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, James Horner has become a notable composer in, the Big Budget movie world, whose latest assignments included, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (replacing a rejected George Delerue score), KRULL and BRAINSTORM. Interviewed shortly after the release of ...