Thomas Newman Photo Credit: https://www.bfi.org.uk
Saving Mr. Banks music was composed by Thomas Newman earlier this year. Thomas held sessions in Studios D and also in his private room, studio N.
We recently discovered an interview with Thomas and his work on Saving My. Banks and life living in Hollywood:
“Thomas Newman is one of Hollywood’s most respected and sought-after composers. In soundtracks ranging from The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Erin Brockovich (1999),American Beauty (1999) and Skyfall (2012), toLittle Women (1994), Finding Nemo (2003) and WALL-E (2008), his distinctive style often mixes bold instrumentation, striking rhythms, electronic sounds, intimate piano and lush orchestral sweep. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and winner of two BAFTAs, for American Beauty and Skyfall, he hails from a family of celebrated film musicians, such as his father Alfred (who wrote the Twentieth Century-Fox fanfare), uncles Lionel and Emil, brother David and cousin Randy.
His latest score is for Saving Mr. Banks, which was the Closing Night Gala film of this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The behind-the-scenes story of Mary Poppins (1964), it charts the uneasy collaboration between Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in bringing her book to the screen.”
Artcile by: Patrick Fahy
Behind The Scenes:
Also take a look at a behind the scenes with Judd Apatow, Thomas Newman and crew who surprised Mel Brooks with a performance of Blazing Saddles.