Film Music News Roundup 15: Zimmer vs Junkie XL
Film scoring duties will be split between Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes, The House of the Spirits) and Junkie XL (Paranoia, DOA: Dead or Alive) in the upcoming “Batman v Superman.” The two powerhouse composers will write opposing themes to carry the “Caped Crusader” and the “Man of Steel,” and we can’t wait to hear what they come up with!
Source: Comic Book Resources
Considered a “Billion Dollar Composer”, Alexandre Desplat (The Golden Compass, Argo, Birth) is one of entertainment’s most sought-after talents. From “Girl with the Pearl Earring” to “The Golden Compass” and most recently, “The Imitation Game”, Desplat’s resume is full of big-name collaborations and projects.
Check out what several Academy Award winning producers and directors like Wes Anderson, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper and George Clooney are saying about Desplat in this Variety feature!
It is safe to say we are in a “golden age” for television. With shows like “Breaking Bad”, “Game of Thrones” and “Sherlock” captivating the world’s attention, the same can be said for their respective scores.
A quote from this article in The Guardian:
Increasingly, television scores are becoming integral to shows, helping drive the action forward, accentuating the drama or highlighting the atmosphere.
Brian Reitzell (Beginners, Shrink) on writing for television, “Every second of Hannibal is a heightened reality,”… “The musical atmosphere is part of the ambient background of the entire show. That’s why on average there is 40-plus minutes of music on Hannibal and the entire show is only 43 minutes. Sometimes there’s more music than visual!”
Source: The Guardian
The film and television composing community came together Nov. 5 for the “The Blurred Line Between Film and Television” panel that took place at the Universal Studios lot in Universal City. As part of the Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, the panel discussed the “blurred line” between writing for film and writing for television. Fil Eisler, Chad Fischer, Trevor Morris, Blake Neely, Atli Örvarsson (The Mortal Instrumental: City of Bones) and Michael Penn discussed their methodology and approach to film and television shows, the demands of each, and why they chose the paths they have taken.
Photo Credit: Syed Faizan