(I wrote this back when the Oscars were happening… yeah.)
I have always, and will always be a fan of music composed by Thomas Newman. I own a number of his impressive film scores, several of them Oscar nominated or winning and all of them gorgeous in their own right. Little Women, Phenomenon, The Horse Whisperer, Meet Joe Black, American Beauty, The Green Mile, Finding Nemo, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Help, Skyfall…(and let’s not forget TV show Six Feet Under and Miniseries Angels in America)! And now, the dramatic and emotional score for the Oscar nominated film, Bridge of Spies.
About two months ago, I did an ITM blog on music from 90’s films. I tried to focus on some that weren’t as well-known as others. I soon found though that I had a list just overflowing with wonderful music and decided that I would write a follow up blog to the category. Here is that blog post!
This week, I still found myself overwhelmed with how many brilliant soundtrack scores there were during the 90’s. It was just a different era for movies. I’ve noticed that many movies that come out now are much, much darker. The trend has kind of gone that way. Dark television shows, dark literature, dark films, dark video games… it’s all very hot right now. I found myself gravitating toward that type of quiet and chilling music when I went back through some old albums, searching for music to share. And being a dark fiction writer, how could I not? Today, I have 9 songs from different films that are worth a listen. Maybe you, too, will be inspired.