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Great Score!

I can honestly say I went home after seeing the movie remembering music from the score. I felt it was so authentic to the the movie and the story being told. The score is always an important facet of any film that I have an invested interest in. I went into The Hunger Games with high hopes and excited for it to all play out in front of me set to a beautiful, thrilling and heartwrenching score. It was absolutely perfect!

Got me teary-eyed

The music worked very well with some scenes. Very powerful and heart pounding.


James Newton Howard does it again. Don't really know what to say but I'm sure Hunger games fans will NOT be disappointed. It features quite a bit, harrowing to soft, epic to melancholy. See for yourself. I LOVE IT!


Born: June 09, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Pianist, producer, and composer James Newton Howard scored over 60 films beginning in the mid-'80s, including The Fugitive, The Prince of Tides, Pretty Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, Batman Begins, Michael Clayton, and the Hunger Games series. Howard began taking classical piano lessons at the age of four, playing on a piano owned by his grandmother, who was the Pittsburgh Symphony's concertmaster and violinist during the 1930s and '40s. He went on to study at the USC School of Music and at the Music...
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