Trent Reznor, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and more Composers





Marco Beltrami (The Homesman), Danny Elfman (Big Eyes), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon 2), Trent Reznor (Gone Girl) and Hans Zimmer (Interstellar) join THR's Kevin Cassidy to discuss the process behind scoring the top films of the year. 

"Because everyone in the film grew up, I thought maybe the music should," John Powell said of his experience during his creation of the score of "How to Train Your Dragon 2." "Films are like icebergs, you have them at a certain point where they all look like they're all in a row but then they all start to move and they start to flow," Danny Elfman, composer of "Big Eyes" shares about his experience creating the score for the motion picture. "There wasn't a lot of room for misdirection and it just added a level of tension that I can hear in the music, which may be a good thing," Trent Reznor, the "Gone Girl" composer, dishes about the music that surrounded the Oscar-nominated drama. "This project was sort of so delicious, it was so nice," said "Interstellar" composer Hans Zimmer about his time on set of the sci-fi flick. "I could just go and express my ideas and whatever I wanted to try out, we could try out." "For me the whole thing is trying to distill the essence of the picture to the most simple element," Marco Beltrami, composer of "The Homesman" shares. "Finding that element is key to me maybe as just an idiosyncrasy of how I work, it keeps me focused on where I am and how I work and where I'm going." 



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