Have you ever watched a film and wondered who wrote the music? Or have you ever been blown away by the sound track to a movie, so much so that it disturbed you from watching the actual movie because the music is so good? There are a few films that jump to mind that I remember vividly from the music, my top three would be Inception, Heat and American Beauty.
Can you recognise the sound of a certain composer? I had one of these moments when watching the most recent Bond film Spectre (in the movie cinema, it was a while ago now). It was a cool surprise, I recognised my favourite movie composer in a movie I didn’t expect to hear him writing for. It was interesting because Bond has such a unique sound to it too, so many themes that are classically ‘Bond’ yet I could still hear that it was Thomas Newman. To be fair, he has a pretty unique way of approaching movie writing, and I bet you’ve heard his music without even knowing it, he’s written American Beauty, The Green Mile, Finding Nemo, Skyfall, Wall-E, Road To Perdition and Spectre amongst others. Do you have a favourite movie composer?
The song below is short but one of my all time favourite movie sounds.