It’s been more than 20 years since the rollicking adventure flick The Rocketeer opened, but one thing that remains just as awesome to this day is the film’s stellar score. So, how’d it come together?
A vintage interview with composer James Horner, who would go on to score monster hits like Titanic, Braveheart and Avatar (among dozens and dozens of other films) has surfaced wherein the maestro opens up about his now-iconic work on 1991’s The Rocketeer.
Though the film hasn’t aged extremely well — but we’d still argue it’s one heck of a fun, throwback adventure movie to the serial days — the soundtrack remains one of the most entertaining of the modern era. Heck, the “Main Title” theme is so great it has since been used in previews for different films with unfinished scores.
Check out the 1991 interview with Horner digging into how he created the bombastic, fun orchestral soundtrack below. Then, you know, dig up a copy of that soundtrack and jam out.
(Via Eyes on Cinema)