When Directors Compose

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Clint Eastwood has been composing the music for his recent films. It may seem an unusual combination of talents, but in fact there have been several film director/composers, dating back to the great Charlie Chaplin.

David Garland presents music by a surprising number of director/composers, and director/actor/composers, too. In addition to Eastwood and Chaplin, we hear from David Lynch, John Carpenter, Anthony Hopkins, Satyajit Ray, Hal Hartley, Alejandro Jodorowski, Robert Rodriguez, Tom Tykwer, Alejandro Amenabar, Frank LaLoggia, Christopher Guest and others.


Comments [2]

John Kaufman from Allston, MA

It seems to me that an artist's overall style carries over from one medium to another. That's certainly true of actor/director/composers.

For example, Clint Eastwood's elemental, deceptively simple style of direction finds its counterpart in his spare yet lyrical and deeply romantic approach to film scoring.

Nov. 20 2011 07:11 PM
Michael Meltzer

Somewhere among those names, it would be nice to shoehorn Jack Lemmon in. He was quite a talented jazz improvisor at the piano.

Nov. 19 2011 09:36 AM

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