By: Bryan Banner
January 18, 2017
“The team that scores the most points doesn’t always win”
-Lou Holtz former football coach and sports analyst
Obviously, this quote doesn’t make sense when applied to sports, but let’s apply it to movies. What makes a good movie score? Does it have to be iconic? Loud? In your face? I say yes… and no.
A good score is something that you don’t notice while you are watching the movie. If you notice it during the show it is doing too much. The score helps keep the emotion of a scene. More dramatic a deeper faster beat. More somber moment, slow it down and pull back.
Obviously we have the classic scores like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter just to name few, but I want to bring a few of my favorites to your attention. Check out Marvel’s Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, and James Bond Skyfall. Next time you watch these movies think about the score. Does the music back up the actions on the screen?
Leave me some comments and let me know if you agree.
-Bryan “The Mad Scientist” Banner