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Film Scores Are Not Sticking to a Single Genre, and It’s Working

31 October 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When it comes to creating a score for a specific film, the music normally needs to stay within a specific genre to reflect the film’s mood and reinforce its emotional core. You can expect an action film to have  a driving sound that keeps pace with the momentum on screen, a drama will be full of soaring strings, and a horror film will build the tension and accent the inevitable scares. But lately, certain scores have been breaking the rules and incorporating multiple musical genres into a single film, and doing so with surprisingly successful results. Don Jon and The Counselor are two films that may not seem like they have much in common, but the scores for each featured different musical genres and proved these unusual combinations actually can work. Don Jon is told from three different perspectives – the playboy, the romantic, and the realist. To create the music for such a story, Don Jon »

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