Scoring Stages: Warner Bros

Warner Bros. Studios
Eastwood Scoring Stage
Built in 1929, Warner Bros is one of the older and most used stages in Hollywood.  Its size makes it one of the best for large orchestras.  Once known as the Burbank Studios, it went under a renovation in 1999 and renamed for Clint Eastwood.  

Scores recorded here include:
Casablanca (1942) – Max Steiner
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) - Henry Mancini
The Wild Bunch (1969) - Jerry Fielding
Blazing Saddles (1974) – John Morris
King Kong (1976) – John Barry
The Swarm (1978) – Jerry Goldsmith
Big Wednesday (1978) – Basil Poledouris
The Black Hole (1979) – John Barry
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) - Jerry Fielding
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – James Horner
Back to the Future (1985) – Alan Silvestri
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) – Craig Safan
Meet the Applegates (1990) – David Newman
Ghost (1990) – Maurice Jarre
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - George S. Clinton
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) – Trevor Rabin
Cats & Dogs (2001) – John Debney
Chicago (2002) – Danny Elfman
Gothika (2003) – John Ottman
Final Destination 2 (2003) – Shirley Walker
The Big Bounce (2004) – George S. Clinton
National Treasure (2004) – Trevor Rabin
Million Dollar Baby (2004) – Clint Eastwood
Sky High (2005) – Michael Giacchino
Syriana (2005) – Alexandre Desplat
Annapolis (2006) – Brian Tyler
Ant Bully (2006) – John Debney
Firewall (2006) – Alexandre Desplat
The Reaping (2007) – John Frizzell
The Kingdom (2007) – Danny Elfman
Breach (2007) – Mychael Danna
The Bucket List (2008) – Marc Shaiman
Get Smart (2008) – Trevor Rabin
Body of Lies (2008) – Marc Streitenfeld
Changeling (2008) – Clint Eastwood
Standard Operating Procedure (2008) – Danny Elfman
Up (2009) – Michael Giacchino
Watchmen (2009) – Tyler Bates
Knight and Day (2010) – John Powell
Fast Five (2010) – Brian Tyler
Secretariat (2010) – Nick Glennie-Smith
Dear John (2010) – Deborah Lurie
Super 8 (2011) - Michael Giacchino
Cars 2 (2011) – Michael Giacchino
The Muppets (2011) - Christophe Beck
Hop (2011) - Christophe Beck
Identity Thief (2013) – Christoper Lennertz

Back to the Future
Cars 2

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  1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was also scored here (at least the part I saw being scored when my friend and former tuba instructor Tommy Johnson invited me in as his guest - by then I had given up hope of doing anything in music, and was on the lot working as an assistant director on The Swarm and, as we were in prep and I had some time down- I went to the then Burbank Studios* commissary (ugg) for a bight to eat, and ran into Tommy. By the way, John Williams had Tommy in mind when he wrote close encounters, but some re-recording had to be done and so another tuba player was brought in I guess - and it seems that he ended up performing the famous space ship tuba blasts - or so he claims. And I believe him. But Tommy WAS special to Williams who said, responding tovTommy’s passing in around 2000 I think, that he was (one of?) the finest instrumentalists he had ever known. It occurs to me that, given YOUR technology even THEN (1978?) it could have easily included both tuba players. I’d like to know, but I don’t suppose there is any way TO know really, is there?