Wyatt Earp

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Working on a score like Wyatt Earp was a rather daunting project. First, there’s the scope of the project to consider, and the complexity of the material. In this case, composer James Newton Howard had written and recorded music for two versions of the film.  Some material was longer in the extended cut of the film, and some was shorter (oddly enough).  There were also alternates to sift through, as well as some different mixes.  All told, just figuring out …

Grand Canyon

Dan Graphic Design

I’ve done a lot of work with composer James Newton Howard lately; a few years ago we released The Fugitive, earlier this year we released Dave, and later this year (hopefully!) we’ll be releasing Wyatt Earp.  So when I heard we were doing Grand Canyon, I asked the fine folks at La-La Land Records if I could handle the artwork for it. They agreed, and using the available art assets, I put together what I felt was a clean booklet that reflected …

Dave

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

James Newton Howard’s score to Dave was one of the best scores of the 1990s.  The main theme was used in countless film trailers, and the score was right in the middle of a very successful run for James, having scored such films as Glengarry Glen Ross, Alive, Falling Down, and afterwards he would tackle The Fugitive (gaining an Oscar nomination), Wyatt Earp, and other great scores.  So when we got the green-light to expand the soundtrack to Dave, I was thrilled at the opportunity.  We got …

Innerspace / The Fugitive

Dan Audio Projects

Two of my latest projects were just announced for release on December 1: James Newton Howard’s score to The Fugitive, in a 2-disc set with the complete score, a few alternates, the original album suites, and a few extra bonus tracks! I co-produced the album and wrote the liner notes; Jeff Bond provided a wonderful track analysis. Jerry Goldsmith’s complete score to Innerspace! I didn’t produce this one, but wrote the in-depth liner notes featuring new comments from Joe Dante …

Defiance

Dan Movie Reviews

Defiance tells the World War II tale of three Jewish brothers who hide from the Nazis by living in the woods, and in alliance with Soviet partisans, perform raids while trying to survive.  The Bielski brothers – Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber) and Asael (Jamie Bell) – hide in the forest when their parents and neighbors are slaughtered by the Nazis.  Soon they have a small gathering of other refugees, and start to build a camp.  Taking the leadership …