Year of the Comet
Main theme is used in the film's trailer towards the end.
Composer: Hummie Mann
New director, Barry left.
Composer: Alan Silvestri and pop songs
Saw film and decided he wasn't interested. As told to Geoff by him.
Composer: Trevor Jones
The Prince of Tides
Fell out with director and left.
Composer: James Newton Howard
The Russia House
Can anyone confirm?
Composer: Jerry Goldsmith
In an interview Barry says he had finished composing the score and the "powers that be" decided the film should be a comedy instead of drama and asked him to redo the main theme. Barry refused, and walked off the picture.
Composer: John Morris
Licence To Kill
The producers wanted him to score this movie but because he was still recovering from serious illness it was considered unsafe for him to fly to London to work on the score. They left it as late as possible before hiring Michael Kamen.
Composer: Michael Kamen
Farm of the Year
Because of his ilness - ruptured oesophagus, JB had to leave the music for Farm of the Year, retitled 'Miles from Home'
Composer: Robert Folk
Barry wrote two demo themes, didn't get the job. Recycled them into Best Man In The World for Golden Child.
Composer: John Du Prez
The Right Stuff
In an interview in the late eighties, Barry said that director Phil Kaufman was a frustrated musician who was unable to get his take on the music across. At one point, to describe the music he wanted, Kaufman said: "you're walking in the desert and you see a cactus, and you put your foot on it, but it just starts growing up through your foot."
Barry told Ford Thaxton "I wrote several things and Phil Kaufman was very up on all the rest of it and everything. It was going very well, and then there were certain problems on the movie down the line, and he needed an excuse for delaying the production. The details are a little foggy now, but I've always remembered my association with Kaufman was also one of the most dishonest pieces of behavior I've ever encountered in the movie industry. I'll leave it at that."
Composer: Bill Conti (Academy Award)