Film Music Fridays - Episode 11

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🏆 The Right Stuff (1983), by Bill Conti 🏆

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We are back with the newest episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Bill Conti’s Academy-Award winning score to Philip Kaufman’s epic historical drama, The Right Stuff, and how Conti’s specific use of synth and SFX really captured the tension and ultimate freedom of Chuck Yeager’s unforgettable flight in the Bell X-1 that broke the sound barrier. The Right Stuff would receive eight Oscar nominations at the 56th Academy Awards, four of which it won including Best Original Score!

Bill Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and four of its sequels), Karate Kid (and all of its sequels), For Your Eyes OnlyDynasty, and The Right Stuff, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only. He was the musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times.

Read more at Wikipedia here.

Cue from scene discussed:

Composer Bill Conti

Composer Bill Conti

What’s Next?

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Stay tuned for a special episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, June 21st, where we will be featuring Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind’s haunting score to The Shining.

 

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