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Sunday, April 30, 2006

John Powell Scores "United 93"

Sorry there's no CD review today, but we had vistors. Instead, here's some news from Costa Communications.

COMPOSER JOHN POWELL
SCORES "UNITED 93"
Much anticipated film opens April 28, will screen at Cannes

(Los Angeles, CA) John Powell scores the much-anticipated United 93 for Universal Pictures and writer-director Paul Greengrass. The film is a real time account of the heroism on United Flight 93, the fourth plane to be hijacked the morning of September 11, 2001. The film premiered this week at
New York's Tribeca Film Festival and it opens April 28. United 93 marks the second collaboration between Powell and Greengrass; the two had collaborated previously on The Bourne Supremacy and will rejoin on The Bourne Ultimatum.
For United 93, Powell created an ambient score, which he recorded in London with a live orchestra.

As the Powell-scored Ice Age: The Meltdown continues its march to the $200 million mark at the box office, audiences eagerly await the arrival of
X-Men: The Last Stand, set for release May 26.

Powell's long and storied career in music began in Britain where he joined performance art group Media Arts while attending Trinity College of Music.
While composing music for television and commercials for Air-Edel Music, he worked alongside composers Hans Zimmer and Patrick Doyle and made his first foray into feature films. After Powell co-founded the commercial music house Independently Thinking Music (ITM) with longtime collaborator Gavin
Greenaway, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue feature film composing. He immediately scored several projects for DreamWorks Television, but it was his stirring score for John Woo's blockbuster Face/Off that put him on Hollywood's short list. He has since scored a wide variety of films and is well known for his scores to actioners Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job,
The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy as well as jazzy scores for Be Cool and Alfie.

In addition to Jason Bourne's next adventure, Powell's upcoming slate includes the animated musical Happy Feet, and the film adaptation of the graphic novel The Watchmen.

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