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Title:
Peter Pan original motion picture soundtrack
Author:
Howard, James Newton.
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Publication Information:
Studio City, CA : Varèse Sarabande, [2003]

℗2003
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Main title -- Flying -- Learning to fly -- Tinkerbell -- Is that a kiss? -- Peter's shadow -- A note from the teacher -- Build a house around her -- Come meet Father -- Fetch Long Tom -- Mermaids -- Fairy dance -- Set them free -- I do believe in fairies -- Poison -- Please don't die -- Flying Jolly Roger -- Peter returns.
Added Uniform Title:
Peter Pan (Motion picture : 2003)
UPC:
030206653427
Format :
Music CD

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The producers were wise in their choosing of James Newton Howard to compose the score for P.J. Hogan's big screen rendering of J.M. Barrie's famous children's book, Peter Pan. The former Elton John keyboardist's work on M. Night Shyamalan's Sixth Sense and Signs showcased his ability to blend suspense and whimsy, and skillfully paint a scene from a child actor's point of view. For Peter Pan, Howard builds the dreamy world of "Neverland" with harps, choirs, and the occasional keyboard flourish, fleshing out the characters with fairy tale precision, and creating a believable realm in the same fashion that John Williams handled the magical world of Harry Potter. The string motifs he chooses for Wendy and Peter are steeped in the bittersweet confusion of sexual awakening, and the eternally youthful Lost Boys are treated with a light hand, hinting at their enviable immortality. "Howard" goes to great lengths to capture the myth of Peter Pan, never dumbing it down. His is a darker take on a story that has spent years in the hands of cartoonists, and it delivers the tale a much-needed edge. ~ James Christopher Monger