Soundtracks Examiner snags exclusive interview with “Eclipse” composer
Wow, what an interesting interview!
Recently, Examiner.com’s Soundtrack Examiner had the opportunity to interview The Twilight Saga: Eclipse composer, Mr. Howard Shore. In this interview, they cover a lot of information from his past work to his experience in working on the Eclipse score. For an interesting behind-the-scenes type of perspective on what it takes to create these instrumental stories, an assistant in storytelling for this mega-franchise, you’ll definitely want to check this out!
In the last decade, Howard Shore is among the very few Hollywood film music composers to become a household name. Although he has been in the business since the 1970s and racking up over 80 film and television credits, Shore’s name rose to international stardom in 2001 when he carved the musical landscape for Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Shore won three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, and four Grammy’s just for those three films.
Since then, he has enveloped himself in the world of high drama, scoring such emotional (and suspenseful) rollercoasters as THE DEPARTED, GANGS OF NEW YORK, EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, and EDGE OF DARKNESS, among many others.
Recently, he has added his name to another viciously famous franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, providing the score to what will undoubtedly be a summer blockbuster, ECLIPSE. Shore has had his share of skeptics questioning his rationale for taking on such a project, but with one listen to the score, any doubt melts into the “twilight.”
Click here to read the full interview!
Special Thanks: Mark Morton, Soundtrack Examiner