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" - setting the emotional stage right from the opening credits, and an extremely touching moment at the end of the film.
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 of over 100 films Silvestri has composed some of the most recognizable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognized with two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy awards, two Emmy awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
He has frequently collaborated with director Robert Zemeckis, scoring such films as the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Forrest Gump.
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