Magazine article Variety

Artisans: Score

Magazine article Variety

Artisans: Score

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'THE BFG' (1)

John Williams joins legendary director Steven Spielberg to fashion a deceptively simple children's score that's whimsical and light with humorous tones that saunter from beginning to the end.


Composer Alexandre Desplat wrote a score that playfully tugged on moments without pushing them beyond enjoyment, all with grace and honesty.

'JACKIE' (3)

Exploring sadness, sweetness, and composure, Mica Levi melodically developed a score between blissfulness and grimness for Pablo Larraín's film.


Jon Favreau brought composer John Debney early on in the process. Debney created 90 minutes of music, recording with a 105-piece orchestra and 60-voice choir for the updated classic that is wall-to-wall music.

'LA LA LAND' (5)

Justin Hurwitz crafted an enthralling score for Damien Chazelle's step into the modern musical. It's ear-popping with mood-driven energy that's as romantic as the film's two lovers.

'LION' (6)

Composers Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka created a subjective score that reflects the longing for home and focuses on the innate human experience in order to capture Saroo's harrowing journey. …

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