Film Music News Roundup 13
In a recent article by Variety Magazine, entertainment journalist Joshua Rivera spotlights the best composer/director combos in film. With the recent release of the Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross and David Fincher collaboration “Gone Girl”, it brings to the forefront many dynamic teams in the world of music and film.
Here are a few of our favorite directing and composing duos:
Steven Spielberg and John Williams
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer
Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone
Tim Burton and Danny Elfman
Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann
Feel free to add more in the comments.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Speaking of amazing director and composing duos, the musical half of the films Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan and Noah, Clint Mansell discusses his career in an interview with British independent newspaper, The Skinny. He discusses how he and longtime collaborative partner, Darren Aronofsky met and the common threads that keep their working relationship so strong.
Clint Mansell on film music influences:
“I always loved film music. Growing up watching films with my Dad – I was a teenager in the 70s and there was great film and TV music everywhere; Klute, The Parallax View, Assault on Precinct 13, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Stingray, Star Trek, Dr Who. It was an unbeknown influence at that time. I thought film composer was a job that other people did, it seemed impossible to break into.”
Source: The Skinny
The newly built Krakow Arena was blessed with the power of 007 prior to the Krakow Film and Music Festival. The first of many performance in the arena was a tribute to the music of James Bond. Of course, plenty of the notable pop vocal themes like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and A View to a Kill were performed. But this night was dedicated to the scores written by the late 007 composer John Barry as well as the man who took up Barry’s mantle, David Arnold.
Besides the inimitable James Bond theme itself, the Krakow Philharmonic soared through pieces from 20 of the 25 007 movies.
Source: News from Poland