Bruce Broughton

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Bruce Broughton
Born (1945-03-08) March 8, 1945 (age 70)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Composer

Bruce Broughton (born March 8, 1945) is an American film, video game, and television soundtrack composer who has composed several highly acclaimed soundtracks over his extensive career, including American music classics such as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel, Lost in San Francisco, Harry and the Hendersons, Silverado, Tombstone, Miracle on 34th Street, The Boy Who Could Fly, The Rescuers Down Under, Bambi II and as well as the video game Heart of Darkness, and the animated TV series, Tiny Toon Adventures. Silverado earned him an Academy Award nomination, though he lost the Oscar to Out of Africa. He has won nearly a dozen Emmy awards.[1][2][3]

Broughton is a member of the Board of Directors of ASCAP, a former Governor of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and a lecturer at UCLA and USC.




Year Title Director(s) Studio(s)
1983 The Prodigal James F. Collier Worldwide Entertainment
1984 The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1985 Silverado Lawrence Kasdan Columbia Pictures
Young Sherlock Holmes Barry Levinson Paramount Pictures
1986 Sweet Liberty Alan Alda Universal Pictures
The Boy Who Could Fly Nick Castle 20th Century Fox
Lorimar Motion Pictures
1987 Square Dance Daniel Petrie
Michael Nesmith
Island Pictures
Harry and the Hendersons William Dear Universal Pictures
The Monster Squad Fred Dekker TriStar Pictures
Taft Entertainment
Big Shots Robert Mandel 20th Century Fox
Lorimar Motion Pictures
Cross My Heart Armyan Bernstein Universal Pictures
1988 The Presidio Peter Hyams Paramount Pictures
The Rescue Ferdinand Fairfax Touchstone Pictures
Moonwalker Jerry Kramer Warner Bros. Pictures
Lorimar Motion Pictures
Last Rites Donald P. Bellisario Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1989 Jacknife David Jones Cineplex Odeon Films
Kings Road Entertainment


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s)
1990 Betsy's Wedding Alan Alda Touchstone Pictures
Narrow Margin Peter Hyams TriStar Pictures
Carolco Pictures
The Rescuers Down Under Hendel Butoy
Mike Gabriel
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
1991 All I Want for Christmas Robert Lieberman Paramount Pictures
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Randal Kleiser Walt Disney Pictures
Stay Tuned Peter Hyams Warner Bros. Pictures
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Duwayne Dunham Walt Disney Pictures
So I Married an Axe Murderer Thomas Schlamme TriStar Pictures
For Love or Money Barry Sonnenfeld Universal Pictures
Tombstone George P. Cosmatos Hollywood Pictures
1994 Holy Matrimony Leonard Nimoy Hollywood Pictures
Baby's Day Out Patrick Read Johnson 20th Century Fox
Miracle on 34th Street Les Mayfield 20th Century Fox
1996 Carried Away Bruno Barreto Fine Line Features
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco David R. Ellis Walt Disney Pictures
House Arrest Harry Winer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Rysher Entertainment
Infinity Matthew Broderick First Look Pictures
1997 Shadow Conspiracy George P. Cosmatos Hollywood Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
A Simple Wish Michael Ritchie Universal Pictures
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Todd Holland Touchstone Pictures
Lost in Space Stephen Hopkins New Line Cinema
One Tough Cop Bruno Barreto Stratosphere Entertainment


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2003 Eloise at the Plaza Kevin Lima Walt Disney Television
Television film
Eloise at Christmastime Kevin Lima Walt Disney Television
Television film
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Donovan Cook Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Direct-to-video film
2006 Bambi II Brian Pimental Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Direct-to-video film

Academy Award controversy[edit]

Broughton's song "Alone Yet Not Alone," from the film with the same name, was originally nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards. But on January 29, 2014, before any voting could take place, the nomination was rescinded, when AMPAS determined that Broughton, a former Academy governor who, at the time, was an executive committee member of the Academy's music branch, had improperly contacted other branch members for support.[4] On the day that the nomination was rescinded, January 29, 2014, the song Alone Yet Not Alone was winning every national on-line poll that had posted the video of all of the nominees and asked their readers "Which song should win the Oscar for Best Original Song?" In Parade, Time and The Hollywood Reporter the song had garnered 63.63%, 71% and 81% of the vote respectively.


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  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ Sound and Vision by Jon Burlingame, Billboard Books, 2000, p. 49
  4. ^ Timothy Grey, "Oscar Rescinds ‘Alone’ Song Nomination", Variety, January 29, 2014.

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