Discover the remarkable stories behind some of the most popular film music of all time; From Jurassic Park to The Lord of the Rings, Vertigo to Titanic, a powerful score can make a movie truly extraordinary. The alchemy between composer and director creates pure cinematic magic, with songs and melodies that are instantly recognisable and eternally memorable. So what is their secret?; Saturday Night at the Movies goes behind the scenes to reveal twelve remarkable partnerships, and how they have created the music that has moved millions. Discover how these collaborations began and what makes them so effective: the dynamic personalities, the creative chemistry, the flashes of genius. The best scores come from sound and image working together to bring the director's vision to life, but many scores also stand alone as towering achievements of composition that have shaped the face of modern music.; Featuring such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer, and James Horner and James Cameron, Saturday Night at the Movies explores the creation of film favourites such as Back to the Future, Fargo, Edward Scissorhands and many, many more.; Includes:; J.J. Abrams & Michael Giacchino; Kenneth Branagh & Patrick Doyle; Tim Burton & Danny Elfman; James Cameron & James Horner; The Coen Brothers & Carter Burwell; Alfred Hitchcock & Bernard Herrmann; Peter Jackson & Howard Shore; David Lean & Maurice Jarre; Sam Mendes & Thomas Newman; Christopher Nolan & Hans Zimmer; Steven Spielberg & John Williams; Robert Zemeckis & Alan Silvestri
As executive producer at Classic FM, Jennifer Nelson works with presenters including Alexander Armstrong and Bill Turnbull. She has produced Classic FM's weekly film music programme since 2014, interviewing many of the directors and composers featured in this book. She has won Gold Sony Radio Academy Awards as producer of music documentaries for BBC 6 Music and Absolute Radio, and was named `Producer of the Year' at the inaugural Global Awards in 2015. She is currently studying part-time at Birkbeck University for a Creative Industries Management MSc and when she isn't in the radio studio or university library, can often be found in the cinema.
CONTENTS; Introduction vii; CHAPTER 1; Carter Burwell and the Coen Brothers 1; CHAPTER 2; Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh 19; CHAPTER 3; Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 35; CHAPTER 4; Michael Giacchino and J.J. Abrams 57; CHAPTER 5; Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock 75; CHAPTER 6; James Horner and James Cameron 97; CHAPTER 7; Maurice Jarre and David Lean 115; CHAPTER 8; Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes 135; CHAPTER 9; Howard Shore and Peter Jackson 153; CHAPTER 10; Alan Silvestri and Robert Zemeckis 175; CHAPTER 11; John Williams and Steven Spielberg 193; CHAPTER 12; Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan 217; Notes 241; About Classic FM 249; Acknowledgements 251; Index 253