The Importance of Film Scores & Composers

03 Nov

Good day to you ladies and gents, today I would like to share with you a topic of conversation I’ve wanted to cover on this blog for a number of years in the form of film scores and composers. Now if you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll be well aware of my love for films scores and when there is great music in the I always try to bring attention to it in my reviews, and so recently I made an episode about this topic on my podcast and wanted to share it with you. 😀

So what does this episode contain? Well here’s a little breakdown:

  • What Makes a Good Film Score & Why It Is Important
  • My Mountain Rushmore of Composers
  • Some of My Other Favourite Composers

There’s a lot more to the episode beyond those bullet points as I get descriptive with certain soundtracks, themes and composers as well. Covering films from Back to the Future to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and talking about composers like Danny Elfman, James Horner and Howard Shore, I do as much as I can to cover as many aspects of films scores and composers as possible without making the episode go on forever. Anyway check out the episode below:

I hope you enjoy the episode, this is a particular topic I’ve wanted to do on this blog for around 3 years. It was originally drafted as a blog post around 2 years ago and I added to it now and then until this year when I realised I wanted to change it into a podcast episode so I could properly communicate my feelings about the subject. It really is a passion project and while it didn’t turn out as perfectly as I had hoped, I feel like it is a good representation of my original vision.

So that’s me done. What do you think? Do you think that film scores are important to film or are you not fussed about it? And if you do like film scores and if so what are some of your favourite composers and soundtracks? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you for reading and I’ll see ya in the next post, laters! 😀


Posted by on November 3, 2017 in Films, Media, Music


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5 responses to “The Importance of Film Scores & Composers

  1. Drew

    November 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Great discussion, Curt! It’s amazing how much a soundtrack can influence the emotion in a film. Han Zimmer’s Inception and Interstellar scores are two of my favorite of his. John Williams is hands-down my favorite composer of all time. Anything he has done for a Steven Spielberg film is absolute gold. But like you, I like his Star Wars score the best. I think it is one of the best film scores ever! A more recent example of a great score is Thor: Ragnarok by Mark Mothersbaugh. It has such a 70s synth vibe to it that was unexpected but fit so well. It’s good to see you finally were able to discuss this topic since you are so passionate about it.

    • Hypersonic55

      November 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks dude, the fact you checked this out means a lot. And heck yeah Inception and Interstellar had wonderful music. Oh John Williams, just an amazing composer considering how much he’s done and how much of it has been so memorable. And I did really enjoy the sound of Thor: Ragnarok, it had some really standout moments with the synth/electronic sounds that reminded me of Tron too.

  2. vinnieh

    November 4, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    An excellent episode, dude. I can really feel your appreciation of film composers.

    • Hypersonic55

      November 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much Vinnie, it means a lot that you checked it out yo 😀

      • vinnieh

        November 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        I very much enjoyed it.


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