Film and TV critic Clint Worthington (The Spool) talks to a new composer every week about the origins, challenges, and joys of their latest musical scores.
Harry Gregson-Williams (The Last Duel)
The composer talks to us about his long collaboration with Ridley Scott, and the unconventional score for the medieval drama.
Cliff Martinez (Drive)
The acclaimed composer talks about his synth-soaked score for the 2011 classic.
Laura Karpman (What If...?)
The composer talks about blending the old and the new for Marvel's animated anthology series.
Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins (Nine Perfect Strangers)
The composers chat about the airy intricacies of Hulu's latest limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, starring Nicole Kidman.
Joel P. West (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
The composer talks about stepping up from indie features to the challenging, exciting world of big-budget superhero film scoring.
Nathan Halpern (In the Same Breath)
Central to the horror-film feel of Nanfu Wang's new COVID-19 documentary, In the Same Breath, is the eerie, evocative score courtesy of Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Halpern. A prolific scorer of feature films, documentaries, and limited series alike, Halpern has brought his idiosyncratic approach to films as diverse as Chloe Zhao's The Rider, Swallow, and Minding the Gap. His upcoming scores include the Darren Aronofsky-produced thriller Catch the Fair One, and now, he joins us to talk about In the Same Breath, the differences in documentary and narrative film scoring, and more.
You can find Nathan Halpern's official website here.
In the Same Breath is currently streaming on HBO and HBO Max.
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