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Hollywood in Vienna – The World of James Horner 2013 (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Hollywood in Vienna – The World of James Horner 2013
Released: 2016
Genre: Score, OST, Documentary
Conductor: David Newman

Released: Varèse Sarabande Video
Duration: 03:01:34
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: H.26
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 15992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2281 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio # 2: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 23.19 GiB

Scoring films is not for the faint of heart. Putting aside the technical requirements involved, merely navigating the often treacherous waters of Hollywood personalities might be enough to make even the strongest man (or woman) blanch. One of my favorite anecdotes (one I’ve shared previously, but it’s instructive and therefore repeatable) about an iconic composer came courtesy of lyricist Gene Lees, who was actually writing a remembrance of Percy Faith, a favorite composer and arranger of mine who never really had a major film profile (despite an Academy Award nomination for Love Me or Leave Me, and having provided one of the best scores for one of the worst movies of all time, The Oscar). In discussing Percy’s relative lack of a film scoring career, Lees recounted that Percy’s son Peter was a well respected agent for a number of high profile composers, including Dave Grusin (another huge favorite of mine). Peter had relayed to Gene a funny story that involved Grusin having been hired by some cigar chewing producing impresario who had already fired another composer on a film he was managing (or at least attempting to manage). Grusin was hired under duress and the hard driving producer evidently hovered over the gifted writer as he was starting to come up with themes at his piano, repeatedly interrupting Grusin to the point of distraction. Somehow Grusin finished writing at least a few cues and proceeded to the recording process. With the producer there, still hovering, Grusin conducted the first four bars of the main theme, stopped the orchestra dead in its tracks (no pun intended) and turned toward the producer, asking, “OK so far?” The shocked producer still had enough attitude to nod without realizing what was coming next. Over and over again Grusin would stop after a couple of bars and demand the producer’s approval before continuing. Lees’ hilarious anecdote didn’t reveal if Grusin’s score survived (my hunch is it didn’t), but it’s one of the more salient examples of what the best film composers have to deal with, and what those with less tolerance simply can’t deal with. James Horner evidently had much closer relationships with a number of major producers and/or directors than Dave Grusin had with this particular producer, and it didn’t take him very long to establish himself as one of the more respected compositional voices of his generation, repeatedly working with the likes of Ron Howard and James Cameron. The film world was shocked when Horner died last year in the crash of a plane he himself was piloting, silencing (at least in terms of future works) one of the major film scoring voices of a generation.

This 2013 concert featuring the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra may have been branded, or at least subtitled, as The World of James Horner, but in fact its total reach envelops scores (or at least cues like fanfares) of other notable Hollywood heavyweights like Max Steiner, Bruce Broughton, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Nyman and John Williams. In fact the first half hour or so of the concert is totally devoid of Horner’s work, something that may seem at least a little odd given a Star Trek suite. That said, the bulk of the concert does provide a generous overview of Horner’s work, including both instrumental and vocal pieces.

Horner seems slightly bemused by all the attention he’s getting throughout the concert and delivers some understated and self-deprecating remarks when he’s feted with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award late in the concert. Interestingly, there’s some family subtext at play in the locale, as is discussed briefly in the Q&A session appended to this release as a supplement. Horner’s father was Academy Award winning art director Harry Horner (The Heiress, The Hustler), a man who got his start in Vienna working for Max Reinhardt. The Q&A session itself is named after Reinhardt, and Horner fils seems to sense that the entire event was a bit of a homecoming, if only metaphorically. It’s a bittersweet realization that this concert turned out to be something of an elegy.


Part 1
1. Hollywood in Vienna Fanfare
2. Metropolis – Prelude
3. Space Mountain – De la Terre a la Lune
4. Star Trek Suite
5. Gattaca – The Departure
6. A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Where Drefms Are Made
7. Independance Day Suite
Part 2
1. Universal Fanfare
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – End Titles
3. Braveheart – End Titles
4. Horner Medley: Willow – A Beatiful Mind – Apollo 13 – Aliens – The Mask of Zorro – The Rocketeer
5. An American Tale – Somewhere Out There
6. Avatar – Suite
7. Legends of The Fall
8. Titanic – Suite
9. Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award presented to James Horner
10. The Land Before Time – If We Hold On Together

International Film Music Symposium featuring James Horner and Robert Townson [01:16:18]
James Horner – In Memorian [00:07:59]
Photo Gallery [00:04:39]

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RELEASE: Hollywood.In.Vienna.The.World.Of.James.Horner.2013.COMPLETE.MBLURAY-MIDDLE
DATE: 2021/10/03

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COMMENT: James called this 2013 concert the 'most special moment' of his life. David
Newman conducts an orchestra and choir in performances of suites from Titanic
Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart and more!

The concert is broken into two segments:

On to New Worlds
01. Hollywood in Vienna Fanfare
02. Metropolis Prelude
03. Space Mountain
04. Star Trek Suite
05. Gattaca: The Departure
06. A.I. - Artificial Intelligence: Where Dreams are Made
07. Independence Day Suite

The World of James Horner
08. Universal Fanfare
09. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
10. Braveheart: End Titles
11. Horner Medley: Willow, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Aliens, The Mask of Zorro, The Rocketeer
12. An American Tail: Somewhere Out There
13. Avatar Suite
14. Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows
15. Titanic Suite
16. Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award
17. The Amazing Spider-Man: End Titles
18. The Land Before Time: If We Hold On Together

RELEASE: Hollywood.In.Vienna.The.World.Of.James.Horner.2013.720p.MBluRay.x264-TREBLE
DATE: 2021/10/03

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RELEASE: Hollywood.In.Vienna.The.World.Of.James.Horner.2013.1080p.MBluRay.x264-TREBLE
DATE: 2021/10/03

RUNTIME: 1h32m
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VIDEO: [1920 | 1080]
SUBS: [n/a]
CRF: 21
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