A selection of cues, interviews, and great content from composer Alan Silvestri. He has been associated with director Robert Zemeckis since 1984, composing music for all of his feature films including the Back to the Future film series, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away and The Polar Express. Silvestri also composed many other popular movies, including Predator, The Abyss, Father of the Bride, The Bodyguard, The Parent Trap, Stuart Little, The Mummy Returns, Lilo & Stitch, Night at the Museum, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Ready Player One and several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including the Avengers films.
He is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, and a three-time Saturn Award and two-time Primetime Emmy Award recipient.
Ep. 212 - Alan Silvestri's 'The Polar Express'
This is such a magical score, which is why we love doing this in concert. Filled with warmth, adventure, and hope, Silvestri's work here is a magnificent example of his composing virtuosity in another wonderful collaboration collaboration between him and Zemeckis. Enjoy the three cues presented i...
Ep. 208 - Alan Silvestri's 'What Women Want' (feat. Frank Sinatra)
As you know, we love Alan Silvestri's work, which is why we are featuring a small portion of his score in this week's first snapshot. It's such a fun and wonderful score that mixes perfectly with Sinatra showing off Gibson's pretty incredible dance number. Enjoy!
Listen to the soundtrack: https:...
Ep. 201 - Alan Silvestri's 'The Polar Express' - Happy Holidays (2022)
Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-polar-express/
Ep. 199 - Alan Silvestris 'Flight of the Navigator'
There is nothing quite like watching these classic films, especially during the holidays. This has to be one of our favorite 80's sci-fi films ever, with a delightful score by the great Alan Silvestri. If you haven't seen the film, the holidays are a perfect opportunity to do so!
Where to watch:...
Ep. 193 - Alan Silvestri's 'Father of the Bride'
Who can forget the 1991 romantic comedy with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and the great Martin Short? We love this film, and its fantastic jazzy score by Alan Silvestri. This again is a wonderful snapshot of Silvestri's composing genius, as he takes an instinctual wedding theme and transforms it i...
Ep. 191 - Alan Silvestri's 'Death Becomes Her'
Who can forget one of the most iconic films ever made? This is one of our favorites for its creativity, comedy, cast, and also the wonderful Silvestri score. Happy Halloween!
Listen to the score: https://music.apple.com/us/album/death-becomes-her/1443093326?i=1443093650
Where to watch: https://l...
EP. 175 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future, Part III'
This snapshot features a variety of cues including:
'A Science Experiment (The Train - Part I)'
'It's Clara (The Train - Part II)'
'Point Of No Return (The Train - Part III)'
'It's Destroyed, Back To The Girlfriend, It Erased'
'The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News'
Ep. 173 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future, Part II'
You have to know by now that Silvestri's music never disappoints. Who can forget the iconic 'Back to the Future' theme? Thus continues our tribute to one of the best composers alive today, featuring snapshots from all three BTTF films! Stay tuned for the last one next week as we feature a cue fro...
Ep. 172 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future'
There is no question that Zemeckis' 1985 film is a masterpiece. After the successful collaboration between Silvestri and Zemeckis on 'Romancing the Stone', one of the main directions Silvestri received was, "It's got to be big". Boy, did we ever get one massively awesome score! Everything about t...
Ep. 136 - Alan Silvestri's 'Blown Away'
The 1994 film 'Blown Away' featuring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, and the late Lloyd Bridges is one of our favorites because of the incredible score by Alan Silvestri. Nothing sums up the genius of Silvestri's composition in this film better than the opening cue called 'Main Ti...
Ep. 98 - Alan Silvestri's 'Ready Player One'
There is no question that Alan Silvestri's score to Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' is one of our favorites. From referencing his own music from 'Back to the Future', to quoting music written by Max Steiner, Wendy Carlos, and Akira Ifukube, the three cues featured in this scene are an example of t...
Ep. 95 - Alan Silvestri's 'Contact'
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/contact/
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/45xaa9SptbRpIrAd8KE5Ti?si=JqwPqvSWSrCVitsjTlC3TA&dl_branch=1
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue...
Ep. 4 - Alan Silvestri Interview, Part 1
A special episode with Alan Silvestri! In Part 1 of this multi-part series, Silvestri talks about his fascinating journey into film composing (The Doberman Gang, Chips) - how he actually did it, and the state of film composing today. With a credit list of over 100 films, Silvestri has composed so...
Ep. 3 - Alan Silvestri's FORREST GUMP
In our third episode, Justin Freer goes in-depth discussing Alan Silvestri’s incredible score to Forrest Gump. He also makes an announcement at the end of the episode about a very special guest that will join him in the next one!
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/forrest-gump/
Ep. 49 - Alan Silvestri's 'Avengers Infinity War' (4K HDR)
Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for 'The Avengers', returned to score both 'Infinity War' and its sequel. What you will notice here is the brilliant shift in melodic tone throughout the scene, which really demonstrates the genius of Silvestri's music as it plays through the action we see o...
Ep. 5 - Alan Silvestri's 'Dutch'
Enjoy this beautiful, jazzy main title cue from the 1991 film 'Dutch'.
In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list ...
Ep. 35 - Alan Silvestri's 'Father of the Bride'
Justin Freer talks about Alan Silvestri’s thematic and beautiful score to the 1991 American comedy Father of the Bride, directed by Charles Shyer starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. Discussing two scenes, Justin talks about Silvestri’s creative expansion of Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"...
Ep. 16 - Alan Silvestri's 'Forrest Gump'
In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Alan Silvestri’s Oscar-nominated beautiful and timeless score to Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Alan Silvestri has composed some of the most iconic themes and scores in cinematic history. He is best k...
The Polar Express™ in Concert - Trailer
This holiday season…. Believe! CineConcerts, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announces another once-in-a-lifetime concert event: The Polar Express in Concert, which will bring the Oscar® nominated holiday classic to concert halls worldwide. It will feature a live symphony orch...