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.

'FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' (2)

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.

'THE JUNGLE BOOK' (4)

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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