By James Southall Saturday May 12, Based on an Isaac Asimov story, it follows the story of a robot Robin Williams who is the slave of a wealthy family over an extended period the length of the period is no surprise to those who know what the title means. Over time he becomes more and more human-like and it becomes a story about just how human you have to be before you can have human rights. And he falls in love, of course. The sprawling timeframe, romantic elements and indeed the sentimentality are all things that attracted him to projects. Here it is joined by metallic, clanging percussion and brass which give it the most wonderful sense of motion — and it all leads up to a brilliant variant on the James Horner Ending. Slightly disappointingly, good as it is, the rest of the score is really nothing like that. In the second half of the piece the beauty becomes more pastoral in nature The Spitfire Grill , etc. It leads up to a delightfully gentle conclusion, with simple harp playing over the synth choir.
A Decade of Song , on 11 December The Bicentennial Man film, released on 13 December , and starring Robin Williams , became a flop and the single was cancelled. The second reason was that " That's the Way It Is " became a hit and was still strong on the singles charts around the world. The movie soundtrack also included the song but in a slightly modified version, produced by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The version from Dion's album was produced by David Foster , Horner and Franglen and differs in arrangements and in Dion's interpretation. The "Then You Look at Me" music video, featuring Dion in a futuristic outfit and set in a robot research facility with clips of the film playing on screens in the background, was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of It was included on Dion's All the Way AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that "this song isn't bad, it just isn't particularly memorable", while comparing to Dion's hits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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In the film Bicentennial Man , Robin Williams is a robot that over the course of years discovers what it is to be human. Composer James Horner wrote the score to this film, over a year since his last film score Mighty Joe Young. Many people have wondered what Horner did during the year he took off, and I'm sorry to say that doesn't appear that he was working on Bicentennial Man. At its core, this score is very well done, and has some great themes. But it also suffers from the overabundance of similarities to other Horner scores.