Ep. 36 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'First Knight'
Action, Adventure, Drama, Music, V (Violence), PG-13, 08-Feb-2021
Some consider this to be one of the best Jerry Goldsmith scores to-date. Interestingly, Goldsmith had limited time to compose the score with only three and a half days to record the entire thing.
This sequence is from the epic battle and finale at the end of the film, and it is truly a massive cue. It is a percussive powerhouse, and it truly represents the apogee of Goldsmith's choral writing. The complexity and synergy with the music and what you see on screen cannot be understated - it is truly a work of genius.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/first-knight/
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.