Justin discusses Patrick Doyle’s intensely melodic and emotional score to one of the best American crime drama films ever made: Donnie Brasco. Directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, Justin talks about two very different scenes and how Doyle’s unique instrumentation underscores the emotional threads you experience in each. Patrick Doyle is considered to be one of the best film composers living today, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe awards.
Doyle is most famous for his longtime collaboration with actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such as Henry V (1989), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hamlet (1996), and Gosford Park (2001), as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Eragon (2006), Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Thor (both 2011).
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/donnie-brasco/