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James Newton Howard collection 0075
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Description
Extensive collection of film music, television music, and related materials by musician/composer James Newton Howard from 1987 to the present.
Background
James Newton Howard was born on June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA. His career as a professional musician began in the early 1970s after finishing his piano studies at the University of Southern California. In 1975 James joined the band of one of the most popular artists of all time, Elton John, and later went on to collaborate with many other famous musicians. In the late 1980s, he turned his attention to composing film music beginning with the comedy Head Office in 1986. Since that time he has composed the music for such films as The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive, (1993), The Village (2004), Michael Clayton (2007), and Defiance (2008), all of which have received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. He has established a reputation as one of Hollywood's elite film composers and with each new project, he continues to set new standards for his craft.
Extent
172.0 Linear feet 132 large boxes 40 small boxes
Restrictions
Students and researchers may use materials from this collection in the Special Collections reading room only. Due to copyright restrictions, under no circumstances may anything from this collection be copied or reproduced in any way without written permission from the copyright owner. However, reproductions MAY be used by USC faculty members in the classroom for academic purposes under the fair use provision of copyright law, provided that sufficient advance notice is given to Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.