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Comments about the soundtrack for Seabiscuit (Randy Newman)

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Re: Seabuscuit Factoid
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• Posted by: Southall   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, July 14, 2003, at 12:49 a.m.
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• In Response to: Seabuscuit Factoid (Chris Tilton)

> 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.


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  • Seabuscuit Factoid  (6912 views)
       Chris Tilton - Friday, July 11, 2003, at 7:04 p.m.
    •      Re: Seabuscuit Factoid  (3834 views)    We're Here
         Southall - Monday, July 14, 2003, at 12:49 a.m.

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