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The only show that takes you inside the studios of Hollywood composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, the weekly SCORE: THE PODCAST celebrates the musical heartbeat and emotive power of modern storytelling. Join hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes as they open the door to the creative, musical and fascinating personalities of the men and women who create music for the world’s most popular films, TV shows and video games. Follow us @ScoreThePodcast.

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    • Film Interviews
    • 4.9, 27 Ratings

The only show that takes you inside the studios of Hollywood composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, the weekly SCORE: THE PODCAST celebrates the musical heartbeat and emotive power of modern storytelling. Join hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes as they open the door to the creative, musical and fascinating personalities of the men and women who create music for the world’s most popular films, TV shows and video games. Follow us @ScoreThePodcast.

    Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    In this special Theme Song Throwback, longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston breaks down his process for writing entrance themes for some of the most iconic characters in sports entertainment. Jim reveals how John Williams' themes for Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker inspired his approach to good guys and bad guys, his experience writing songs with rock bands like Motorhead and P.O.D. and why he only attended one Wrestlemania in his 32 year run with the business.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 41 min
    Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    Kenny and Robert begin the show with a special “Theme Song Throwback” segment joined by longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston. The maestro of the squared circle reveals his secrets for writing the most iconic entrance themes of professional wrestling’s top superstars including The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Goldust.
    Then, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Ludwig Goransson joins the show sharing what surprised him about Christopher Nolan while recording the score for his upcoming blockbuster film Tenet, his mesmerizing first trip to Jon Favreau’s office when meeting about writing his now Emmy-nominated score for The Mandalorian, how a song on Community led to a collaboration with Childish Gambino that won the 2019 grammy for record of the year and how he heard his music played by an orchestra for the first time at age seventeen.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    Kenny and Robert begin the show discussing the 2020 Emmy nominations, the updated theatrical rollout plan for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, composer Alan Menken achieving EGOT status with a Daytime Emmy win and checking Score: The Mailbox with a question about why all film scores aren’t released.
    Then, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer Alexandre Desplat joins the show to discuss his new film with Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch, his transition from French cinema to Hollywood films and how the scoring process is different, writing songs for Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio, how he lost his favorite pair of glasses when first meeting John Williams and the advice Ennio Morricone gave him that he constantly thinks about.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Patrick Doyle has a cookie for you

    Patrick Doyle has a cookie for you

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the passing of legendary Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, maestro of 400+ films and credited with creating the sound of "Spaghetti Westerns" for films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars. Then, the guys check Score: The Mailbox with a question about the difference between studio musicians and concert musicians.
    Later, Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle joins the show from Shepperton Studios in England, his home studio for 30 years. Patrick shares stories of many of his great scores including following in the footsteps of John Williams for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, scoring and playing "Kevin" in Brave, diving into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor and his account of the famous "Got a Cookie For Ya" cue for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Terence Blanchard has New Orleans in his soul

    Terence Blanchard has New Orleans in his soul

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing what they watched over the weekend including Doctor Sleep, score by The Newton Brothers and Ford v Ferrari, score by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
    Then, Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning music director Alex Lacamoire stops by to help count down the release of Hamilton coming to Disney+ on July 3. Alex shares stories of working on the show, his reaction to the script when Lin-Manuel Miranda first presented it and his future projects including In The Heights.
    Later, Oscar-nominated and 6x Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard joins the show revealing how he began working with iconic director Spike Lee, how their relationship has evolved after 30 years of collaborating, the importance of growing up in a musical city like New Orleans and how he almost got kicked out of a Knicks game while sitting courtside with Spike.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Theodore Shapiro says the picture will tell you what to do

    Theodore Shapiro says the picture will tell you what to do

    Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the dates changes to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes in 2021 and what they watched recently, including HBO's new reboot of Perry Mason scored by Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard. Then, Kenny asks Robert to share how his best buddy Bruce Willis helped turn Hudson Hawk into a reality in the latest installment of "Score Stories."
    Later, Theodore Shapiro joins the show to share his many tales of scoring some of the greatest comedies of the last two decades including Old School, Dodgeball, I Love You, Man, Tropic Thunder. Teddy also details his grueling, yet rewarding experience working with actor/director Ben Stiller, why he's always battling being pigeon-holed as the comedy composer and his process of trying to get editors original music before temp score is put into a film.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Tal_189 ,

Epic

A very epic podcast

MissShawnaAlice ,

Best Podcast of Film Music

I love this podcast. Not even kidding. As someone with a learning disability who can’t sit still or listen for long periods of time, this has been amazing, and I love every second of it each time I listen!! I miss “Name That Score” in Season 2, but still worth it, and it’s so inspiring to listen to composers and musicians in a genre I want to be a part of! 5 stars, 11/10, get it now and listen!!

MaestroLDL ,

Magnificent

I have devoured every single episode and loved every single one of them! Can’t wait for them every week.

... I think we are all dreaming that John Williams will magically be on one day but that’s okay! So many other composers always reflect on his influence which is always amazing too.

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