Celebrated “Superman Returns” composer and editor John Ottman will appear this Sunday, June 25th, on KGO 810 AM. Beginning at 1 a.m. PST, the five-hour radio show will focus extensively on “Superman Returns” and the Superman phenomenon – including music from Ottman’s score for the film and a one-hour live interview with Ottman. The interview airs at 2:05 a.m. PST.
Those outside of KGO’s Los Angeles to Canada coverage area can hear the broadcast live at the station’s website. The enhanced score CD for “Superman Returns,” is set to be released June 27th from Rhino Records, and contains behind-the-scenes video footage that includes Ottman’s scoring session for the film. To get an early listen to the soundtrack visit Rhino Records.
Having also scored “X-Men 2″ and “Fantastic Four,” Ottman is quickly becoming a musical voice for superheroes. For the Man of Steel, he wrote nearly two hours of score music, incorporating about fifteen minutes of John Williams’ original “Superman” score into the film.
He has written the scores for and edited nearly all of “Superman” director Bryan Singer’s films including “Apt Pupil” and “The Usual Suspects,” for which his editing won him the British Academy Award. Collaborators since USC Film School, he and Singer first teamed up on “Public Access,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.
Ottman’s diverse list of film credits also includes “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”; the thrillers “Hide and Seek” and “Gothika”; “Urban Legends: Final Cut”, which he directed, edited and scored; “The Cable Guy” and “Goodbye Lover.” Visit M&C’s movie section for an exclusive interview with Ottman about composing Superman Returns and his career.
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