NewsWire: Howard Shore Has Seen The Return of the King - The Province

Howard Shore Has Seen The Return of the King
Friday, April 25, 2003 9:03 CDT

Howard Shore, composer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has told Province that he has had the privilege of viewing the rough cut of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

"I can tell you that having seen The Return of the King, it is a great film," says Shore. "It is amazing."

Shore has the mammoth task of creating a musical score for all three sections and this places him in a privileged position because if he is to do his job properly, he must see each movie well in advance.

"You're ultimately dealing with a nine- to 10-hour film," Shore explains. Furthermore, music is an ongoing part of the creative fabric. "You're creating a large musical work, a 10-hour piece, using all the Tolkien languages."

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