Top 3 Tuesday - Movie Scores: Thomas Newman

Another film composer I love is Thomas Newman. Despite having been nominated ten times, Newman has yet to win an Oscar for his work which I find quite unbelievable. His scores are truely remarkable - with each composition he manages to get to the heart of the film, and the heart of the characters, so the audience is able to feel their hope and their pain. That's the beauty of music; it can lift us up and it can also flood us with every devastating emotion. Listening to music is a journey itself. Couple that with watching a film and you have an astounding creation. I treasure Thomas Newman's musical talent; he has added so much to my movie-watching experience.

So here are my three favourite Thomas Newman movie scores. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! :-)

3. Fried Green Tomatoes: 'Whistle Stop Cafe' -  a beautiful piece that encapsulates the tender love we can feel for our closest and dearest friends.

2. The Shawshank Redemption: 'End Title' - a powerful piece that touches so acutely on the film's theme of hope, and masterfully captures what it must feel like to be finally free and to have your life returned to you.

1. Meet Joe Black: 'That Next Place' -  a haunting piece that so eloquently portrays the inevitable heartbreak of having to say goodbye, and the relief we can feel when we believe our departed loved ones are moving on to somewhere magnificent.

** Back to the Film will now take a short two week break. Regular scheduled programming will return with 'Top 3 Tuesday' on 9th October. **

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