Ep. 180 - Shirley Walker's 'Final Destination'
It's Halloween! • Horror, Thriller, 24-Aug-2022
'Final Destination' is one of our favorite movies, most notable for its creative horror twists and great score by the legendary Shirley Walker. The snapshot featured here is the opening sequence of the film, which is a great example of Walker's dynamic and epic composing style. The "Main Title" piece, used for the opening credits, was rare for opening a film aimed at a youth audience at the time. "What a treat for me to get to write a piece that calls you into the movie and lets you know something bad is going to happen from the get-go", Walker said. According to Walker, "Main Title" consumed most of her time, due to its "dark theme and counter-melody which carries throughout the score". Enjoy!
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/final-destination/
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