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The American Film Institute Board of Trustees announced today that John Williams will be honored with the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award, America’s highest honor for a career in film. For the first time in AFI history, the award will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams will receive the award at a gala Tribute on […]

Expected to top the weekend box office is the sci-fi action adventure The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, Mackenzie Davis and Donald Glover. The film’s original music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia). Columbia […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key and Mel Brooks. The film’s original music is composed by Mark […]

The title song for the 24th Bond movie Spectre was released today. The song entitled Writing’s on the Wall is performed by Sam Smith and is now available to download as a single on iTunes. Listen to the full track after the jump. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter co-wrote the song with Jimmy Napes. Spectre directed […]

David Bowie has written and recorded a new song for the opening credits of the upcoming TV series The Last Panthers. The song marks Bowie’s first project for film/TV in over 20 years. The Last Panthers is created by French journalist Jerome Pierrat & Jack Thorne (Skins, A Long Way Down) and stars Samantha Morton, […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the sci-fi action adventure The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed by Wes Ball and starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor. […]

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out this afternoon at the Microsoft Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Dustin O’Halloran won his first Emmy Award for both his main titles theme from Amazon Studios’ Transparent. Jeff Beal was honored with his first Emmy for his work on Netflix’s House of Cards in the Outstanding Music Composition for a […]

Creating the Musical Themes for ‘Black Mass’

Posted: September 11, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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WaterTower Music has published a video featurette about the music for Scott Cooper’s thriller Black Mass. The video features composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Divergent) discussing the character themes he composed for the movie starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the horror thriller The Visit written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, produced by Jason Blum and starring Kathryn Hahn, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge. The movie doesn’t feature an original score except for short piano track for the movie’s […]

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the five nominees for this year’s Discovery of the Year Award, via which the organization rewards up-and-coming talent from the previous year. The winner will be announced at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on October 24, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium and will get the opportunity to perform […]