News for Oct. 16, 2005

NZSO music cut from King Kong after film changes composer

10/16/05, 11:30 am EST - Xoanon

Music recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) for Peter Jackson's film King Kong has been cut from the movie. The music was written by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore, who wrote the score for Lord of the Rings, and who flew to this country to conduct the work. But in a statement today Jackson said he and Shore had "differing creative aspirations" for King Kong and had decided amicably to let another composer score the film. NZSO chief executive Peter Walls today confirmed to NZPA that the orchestra's music would not be a part of the movie. "We did a week's worth of recording about a month ago for King Kong. We were due to do some more next week," he said. [More]