Category: Album Reviews

WAR HORSE (2011) – Album Analysis

War Horse – A review and an analysis of the Original Soundtrack Album By Mikko Ojala (Updated post and discussion) The upcoming film War Horse is the 28th collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams. The movie is based on a…

WAR HORSE (2011) – Album Review

War Horse: First Impressions by Jason LeBlanc What a terrific year for film score fans!  The year has already brought us many great new scores (Super 8, Priest, Captain America, and The Adventures of Tintin), and for fans of John…

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011) – Album Analysis #1

JWFAN proudly presents the first online review of The Adventures of Tintin soundtrack album! Including an extensive track-by-track description and a detailed introduction to the basic the themes in the score. Enjoy! Exclusive “The Adventures of Tintin” soundtrack review By…

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings Many years ago when I started gaining an interest in movie music and, in particular, the scores of John Williams, much of my focus was on the big action scores of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes…

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) – Album Reviews

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings When Steven Spielberg and John Williams decided to include classic songs from the 1960s on the Catch Me If You Can soundtrack, many score fans groaned. Would Spielberg make the same mistake that Oliver Stone made…

HOME ALONE (1990) – Original Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Jeff Commings There isn’t much Christmas music I feel would be appropriate to listen to in, say, June, but John Williams’ score for Home Alone may be the one exception (and to a…

HEARTBEEPS (1981) – Album Review

Review by Amer Zahid One of the great scores to come from composer John Williams from his golden writing marathon is from the late 1970’s to mid 1980s’ during which he rendered such classics as The Star Wars films, Close Encounters, Superman, Raiders and E.T. In between he…

JFK (1991) – Album Reviews

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings Anyone who has seen Oliver Stone’s requiem to President Kennedy knows that this film is not one that would require a normal composer to just write a simple theme for strings and develop it…

AMISTAD (1997) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings I would love to be a fly on the wall when John Williams and Steven Spielberg get together and discuss scoring options for their films. I have wondered how they came up with the…