2000 Movie News Archives
February 16, 2000: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's John Williams' Complete Superman Score!Warner Archives/Rhino Movie Music 2-CD Set Available for the First Time Ever Features Over 40 Minutes of Previously Unreleased Music.
Fear not, film fans! After years of waiting, wondering, and worrying, Warner Archives/Rhino Movie Music comes to the rescue of John Williams fans and Superman fans alike with the February 15 release of the complete original movie soundtrack to SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. This two-CD set marks the first time John Williams' classic score is available in full and includes over 40 minutes of previously unavailable music.
Considered by many film and soundtrack aficionados to be one of the top 10 scores of all time, this award-winning soundtrack finally gets the treatment it deserves, with deluxe packaging that includes a 36-page, full-color booklet with extensive liner notes about the history of the Man of Steel and a track-by-track annotation of the score by film historian Michael Matessino. And fans of the score will be thrilled to discover that this release includes seven bonus tracks, comprised of alternate takes and an instrumental version of the love theme "Can You Read My Mind." Available on CD-only, this 2-disc treasure carries a suggested retail price of US$29.98 and will be available at all record retail outlets or via the Rhino Web site.
The SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE soundtrack showcases Williams at an artistic peak. During the five years surrounding the 1978 release of Superman: The Movie, Williams wrote some of his most popular and enduring scores, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. the Extra-terrestrial.
Williams is among the most successful and popular composers for film, having garnered five Academy Awards® and 37 nominations, including a nomination for Best Music, Original Score for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. He has been nominated for 27 Grammy Awards and has won 17, including two for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special, and Best Instrumental Composition, "Main Title Theme From Superman: The Movie." In addition, Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for Superman: The Movie, Best Original Score, Motion Picture. In 1980, after Arthur Fiedler's passing, Williams was chosen to replace the popular conductor as leader of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a position he held for 12 years.
2000 Movie NewsListed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2000.
- January 11, 2000: AOL, Time Warner agree to largest merger ever
- January 24, 2000: Supergirl DVD Update
- February 16, 2000: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's John Williams' Complete Superman Score!
- February 17, 2000: 'Superman' Draft Turned In
- February 27, 2000: Superman Meets Matrix
- April 16, 2000: Superman: The Movie coming to a Cinema Near You!!!
- April 18, 2000: Superman Movie Memorabilia on Auction
- April 19, 2000: 'Superman' Re-release Update
- April 25, 2000: Superman Orchestrator Arthur Morton Passes Away at 91
- April 28, 2000: Superman DVD Update
- May 25, 2000: Christopher Reeve Superman costume - SOLD!
- June 9, 2000: Nicolas Cage - Up, Up and... he's out of here!
- June 15, 2000: Superman DVD Update
- June 27, 2000: Direct Approach for Superman Lives
- July 28, 2000: Superman DVD Update
- August 13, 2000: Superman DVD Delayed
- August 16, 2000: Superman DVD Interview
- August 17, 2000: Superman DVD Inside Info
- August 26, 2000: A Gladiator as Superman?
- August 27, 2000: Superman DVD in the News
- September 4, 2000: Superman Sexy?
- October 27, 2000: Superman vs Lobo Movie?
- November 7, 2000: Chat with Non!
- December 5, 2000: Superman: The Movie Theatrical Re-Release and DVD Update
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