Law Abiding Citizen scoring session

F. Gary Gray, LAC’s director, keeps his fans up-to-date on his projects via Twitter, God bless him. He just posted this scoring session with composer Brian Tyler recently. Tyler’s resume is pretty massive, he’s done a lot of action movie scores such as Fast and Furious, Constantine, Eagle Eye, among others.

Gray wanted a retro, noir-ish theme that’d go well with the movie’s vibe, and it’s cool to see a composer at work with the 52-piece orchestra. As Gray said, most modern flicks these days use synthesized work instead of a real orchestra. He also said the orchestra route is kind of ‘old school’ but I’m guessing the effort would yield a richer, more organic score.

I’m no music expert but from the snippet that I hear, it sounds really good. It kind of elevates my expectation for the film more. Check it out for yourself:

3 thoughts on “Law Abiding Citizen scoring session

  1. PrairieGirl

    Thanks for this wonderful insight, it will make a real difference in how I perceive the movie. A real orchestra always enhances, IMHO. Life is also a movie, but sadly, without the wonderful score in the background!

  2. rtm

    Yeah, it’s great that the director gives us a glimpse of the whole filmmaking process which is pretty cool. He also posted this on the coloring process where the colorist complimented Gerry’s eyes:

    Can’t wait to see the final piece!

  3. PrairieGirl

    Wow, another great insight. Even though we do it around her every day (but more on static images), never thought about them doing color correction for a movie. Another cool job neither of us has! And of course, we both knew about Gerry’s intense eyes and eye color long ago, but it’s fun to see it so obviously acknowledged here.

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