Magazine article Variety

Upcoming Films Reveal Another Side of Composer

Magazine article Variety

Upcoming Films Reveal Another Side of Composer

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Animated films may be his most commercially successful, but Heitor Pereira has scored his share of live-action ones, too, including three surprising and diverse films still to come.

"The Moon and the Sun," awaiting a release date from Paramount, mixes fantasy with historical drama in its story of King Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan), whose quest for immortality leads him to steal the life force of a mermaid.

"Heitor fundamentally impacted the movie in an unexpected, but quite brilliant, way," says producer Bill Mechanic. "He crawled inside the movie and helped the rest of us understand a way in which the mermaid could communicate. She always was meant to have a musical basis for communication, but Heitor saw a way through other cultures where musical sounds become a language itself."

Adds exec music producer Robert Kraft: "Melodically, he captured the big narrative elements of love, longing and connection. He was unafraid to experiment and we all benefited from his instincts."

"The Jesuit," with Willem Dafoe and Ron Perlman, is grittier than most of Pereira's previous films. …

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