Ep. 118 - James Newton Howard's 'Michael Clayton'
Score Cue Snapshots! • Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, 17-Nov-2021
Tony Gilroy's 2007 legal thriller is one of our favorite films for the performances, direction, and score by James Newton Howard (which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score!).
This scene in particular is a great example of Howard's 'pulsating' rhythm contrasting with the dead, monotone, and lifeless imagery of buildings and law offices. It's a brilliant use of music that really forces you into that conference room. Have you seen the film? If not, you should.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/michael-clayton/
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wN2iHpSGDkbmA2bmJtntY?si=uqzw5apBTyueK7baiyjVqw
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue and SFX, thus allowing anyone to appreciate how the score works with what you see unfold on-screen.
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