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How James Newton Howard Composed for a “Broken” Landscape in ‘News of the World’

How James Newton Howard Composed for a “Broken” Landscape in ‘News of the World’

Eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard, whose projects have ranged from My Best Friend’s Wedding to multiple Batman films and the Hunger Games series, added a Western to his extensive résumé in 2020. The famed composer took on the score for Paul Greengrass’ News of the World, which stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War vet transporting a young girl (Helena Zengel) cross-country to her family. Howard recently chatted with THR about creating a less-is-more sound, breaking out of his comfort zone and incorporating a Western landscape into his music.

What was your collaboration like with Paul Greengrass?

We had a very good collaboration....

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