Film Music Fridays - Episode 7

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Meet Joe Black (1998), by Thomas Newman

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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 Meet Joe Black, the 1998 American romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest with its unforgettable film score composed and conducted by Thomas Newman. Justin discusses what makes Newman so unique as one of the most prolific American film composers today, and how he uniquely composes beautiful themes over a very emotional and intense scene with dialogue. Coming from a very long line of famous film composers within the Newman family, Thomas Newman is one of the most creative and unique composers working in the industry today, and Meet Joe Black is considered to be one of his finest scores.

Newman has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, and has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys and an Emmy Award. Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

Read more at Wikipedia here.

Cue from scene discussed:

Composer Thomas Newman at a scoring session

What’s Next?

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Stay tuned for the next episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, April 19th where we will be featuring Danny Elfman’s fun and brilliant score to Beetlejuice!