Movie Soundtrack

On Screen: Movie Review of Beauty and the Beast

After many months of waiting in suspense, I saw Beauty and the Beast on the day it came out. The visuals and acting were top-notch, the music was amazing, and there were many nods to the original cartoon. Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, medieval fantasy and a musical combined with an old fairy tale classic? I couldn’t ask for more. And though the movie itself did my expectations justice, I still have my disappointments. Watching Beauty and the Beast in the []

Review of Michael Giacchino’s Star Wars: Rogue One Soundtrack PART 2 (Spoilers)

And now we are continuing the review of Rogue One’s soundtrack!! I hope you all have had a great Christmas. On to … Part 2. “Across the Stars” is Anakin and Padme’s love theme from Attack of the Clones. Not that Rogue One has any noticeable romance in it at all, but the next track, “Jedha Arrival” features one of Giacchino’s new melodies that begins with the first two or three notes from “Across the Stars.” I was fooled the first time around, thinking that he’d actually taken []

Review of Michael Giacchino’s Star Wars: Rogue One Soundtrack PART 1 (Spoilers)

Hey look, there’s snow falling down on the screen! It must be Christmas time! Okay that’s awesome. On to the post. For the first time in the history of the world, something unusual happened. A Star Wars movie was released to mankind with a soundtrack done by someone other than John Williams. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out on December 16 with Michael Giacchino as the film score composer. During the film’s origins, Alexander Desplat was on to compose for []

Susannah’s Film Facts – Composer for Star Trek Composes for Star Wars: Rogue One

Today I will be bringing late news to you. Michael Giacchino is composing for Star Wars: Rogue One. Okay, that’s it, you can leave now. Post over. Now for those who are really actually interested, thank you, and here are some more details on this very exciting revelation. A post I wrote a while back was about Alexander Desplat composing for Rogue One and the rumors and thoughts thereof. To hear that Desplat would be composing a Star Wars movie was not []

Susannah’s Film Facts: Analyzing and Comparing the Top 5 Film Score Composers

A couple months ago, I wrote a post for the Collective analyzing and comparing all the composers who have written the scores for Marvel Studios movies. This time, I decided to do something a bit bigger and analyze and compare the top five film score composers: John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Newman, and Danny Elfman. As to how I got that list? Well, first of all, I am no expert on film scores and their composers. I did not come []