Author: Daniel Schweiger

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Interview with Marco Beltrami

Scoring a family who must avoid sound at all monstrous costs in “A Quiet Place”

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Interview with Garth Stevenson

Hearing the death of a woman, and a presidential dream in the haunted waters of “Chappaquiddick”

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Interview with Laurent Perez del Mar

Powerfully scoring between the words of reality and fantasy for “I Kill Giants”

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Interview with Geoff Barrow

Creating a new force of alien scoring with Ben Salisbury for “Annihilation”

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February Soundtrack Picks

“ZOMBILENNIUM” is the top soundtrack to own for February, 2018

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Interview with Alex Gibson

A music editor marches to Hans Zimmer’s rhythm for “Dunkirk” for a historic Oscar nomination as co-leader of the sound editorial troops

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Interview with Ludwig Göransson

Scoring Wakanda’s native son with “Black Panther”

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Interview with Jason Hill

Hearing the eerily twisted musical words that makes for “Mindhunter’s” killer interviews

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Inteview with Daniel Pemberton

Cashing in with “All the Money in the World” and “Molly’s Game”

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The Best Scores of 2017

Alexandre Desplat’s “The Shape of Water” rides the wave of The Best Scores of 2017

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Interview with Dave Porter

Turning terrible to triumphant with “The Disaster Artist”

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Audio: Interview with Alexandre Desplat

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, who beautifully transmutes the language of inter-species love into the French-accented THE SHAPE OF WATER

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Interview with Dario Marianelli

Scoring the speech of no surrender for Winston Churchill’s “Darkest Hour”

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November Soundtrack Picks

Also worth picking up: THE BAD SEED, BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, BETTING ON ZERO, DON’T LOOK NOW, LADY BIRD, THOR RAGNAROCK, TROY and many more

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Interview with Graham Reynolds

A composer who carries the indie torch for director Richard Linklater now picks up a 70’s rock groove for aging vets in “Last Flag Flying”

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Audio: Interview with Carter Burwell

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer CARTER BURWELL, a musical triple threat this fall as he puts up ironic complaints on THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI, breaks down time travelling walls in WONDERSTRUCK and ventures back to Winnie the Pooh’s creation for GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

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Interview with Rob

France’s rising composer of retro-styled horror scoring visits America’s legendary haunted house for “Amityville: The Awakening”

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Interview with Tom Howe

A strong scoring talent is revealed with the sensual creation of an iconic super heroine alongside “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”

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Interview with Joseph Lo Duca and Don Mancini

The terror tag-team of composer and director for horror’s favorite Good Guy multiplies for an asylum holding the “Cult of Chucky”

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Interview with Nathan Barr

Scoring on through to the other side with a new generation of “Flatliners”

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September Soundtrack Picks

“IT” is the top soundtrack to own for September, 2017

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Interview with Clint Mansell

Painting a picture of an artistically possessed icon with “Loving Vincent”

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Audio: Interview with Matthew Margeson

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer MATTHEW MARGESON, who teams again with Henry Jackman to give Britain’s satirical super spies a new American Spaghetti Western sound with KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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Interview with David Wingo

Finding the manchild enchantment of “Brigsby Bear”

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Interview with Warren Ellis

Once again haunting the American badlands with Nick Cave for “Wind River”

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July, 2017 Soundtrack Picks

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” is the top soundtrack to own for July, 2017

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Interview with Brian Reitzell

Paying eclectic and inventive musical worship to Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

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Interview with Daniel Hart

Hauntingly scoring the white sheet melancholy of the afterlife for “A Ghost Story”

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Interview with Lorne Balfe

Making equations and icons of history come to musical life with “Genius” and “Churchill”

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Audio: Interview with Brian Tyler and Alex Kurtzman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer BRIAN TYLER and director ALEX KURTZMAN, who unleash a newly ancient musical world of gods and monsters for THE MUMMY

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