A Conversation With Composer James Newton Howard

BMI composer James Newton Howard creates music for film that can seem larger than life -- a roaring element that engulfs the senses and stirs the emotions. From his thundering work in The Dark Knight to the haunting strains of The Sixth Sense to the lilting strings of The Hunger Games, Howard’s orchestrations have thrilled movie-goers the world over. Throughout his prolific career, he has scored over 120 major motion pictures, spanning genres, each one distinguished by a his richly nuanced approach to sonic storytelling. For his many achievements, he is widely considered one of the masters of the medium.
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Part 1: BMI Icon James Newton Howard opens up about his career journey, creative process and inspiring collaborations

Part 2: Legendary composer James Newton Howard discusses his technique, his biggest challenges and giving back