> Just an interesting tidbit: Randy Newman left the project over creative
> differences long before the score was finished. William Ross wrote most of
> it, using Randy's themes.
Chris, I'm not sure where you heard that, but after reading it I checked with some friends who were at the sessions, and it's not true. What actually happened was that on the final day, one cue needed a little work doing on it and since Randy didn't have time to do it, William Ross did the rearrangement and Randy let him conduct it.
Then, a later day of pickup sessions was needed after the film was re-edited slightly and Randy couldn't fit that into his schedule so again, Ross stepped in. We are not talking here about Ross writing "most of it", he just made a few minor changes to a few cues. As the orchestrator and effectively Randy's "assistant" for the score, this is very normal practice and happens on any number of films in a year.
If you want to check with Randy's manager, mail me privately for her address.