Culture Street

Music

The music behind Moonlight

On January 31, 2017

Composer Nicholas Britell (The Big Short) began composing the music for Moonlight before he had seen the film. The script alone inspired his first compositions.

“There’s true poetry in the way Barry (Jenkins) conceived this movie. There is beauty, intimacy, tenderness and sensitivity to many of the scenes from the script.” Britell said.

He first composed ‘Chiron’s Theme’ which features throughout the film. Britell describes the process of composing the main theme.

“On top of the piano a sparse violin plays in counterpoint. I wanted the harmonies to feel like they were exploring emotions at the same time, much like Chiron explores his emotions over the course of the story.”

It was very much a collaborative process between writer and director. Months after the film was completed Britell and Jenkins met in Britell’s Lincoln Centre studio in New York to experiment with different and unconventional musical possibilities.

Britell was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. Here is a sneak peek into some of the music from the film.

You Might Also Like

Film

Rachel McAdams to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

Rachel McAdams is to star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch. There is no word yet on the character she will be playing.

On September 15, 2015

Film

Judy Greer: Charismatic Co-Star

Judy Greer first learnt that she loved performing when she spent ten years training in classical Russian ballet. Greer shifted her focus to acting and studied at Chicago’s prestigious Theater...

On November 25, 2014

Film

Behind the Scenes Photographs From Some of the Greatest Films

Stars are heading to the Cote d’Azur for the iconic Cannes Film Festival, which this year opens with Woody Allen’s Café Royal.

On May 11, 2016
 

Film

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer release

The wait is over. The trailer has been released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

On September 17, 2014

Film

Levi Miller to star in Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey’s bestselling coming of age novel, is being adapted for screen.

On August 27, 2015

Film

Take a look at Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass

Watch Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch play brothers.

On July 31, 2015
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2018 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au