Score Analyses

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) – Thematic Analysis

By Frank Lehman In terms of thematic richness, the Harry Potter films are quite comparable to Star Wars, and exceeded perhaps o­nly by Hook. But whereas the signifying-roles of the themes of Hook are quite straightforward, the abundance of wonderful thematic, motivic and cue-based material of…

EARTHQUAKE (1974) – Complete Score Analysis

‘UNEARTHING JOHN WILLIAMS’ EARTHQUAKE’ An Analysis by Damien Bragoli I have always had a soft spot for Universal’s Earthquake (1974), one of three big-budget disaster movies scored by John Williams in the early 1970’s. Yet in spite of the unparalleled popularity since…