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The Soundtrack That Inspired Me
Zimmer, Elfman and Mansell pick the scores that inspired them

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With clipboard in hand and clad in finest doorbell-ringing attire, Empire's soundtracks celebration has gone door-to-door with some of our favourite actor, filmmakers and composer to find out which scores, soundtracks and movie music have most inspired them down the years. From stirring symphonies to magical motifs, here's what Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Jude Law and others picked...

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The Soundtrack That Inspired Me | Danny Boyle on A Clockwork Orange
Danny Boyle on A Clockwork Orange

"My dad had High Noon in his record collection, but that was his purchase not mine. My first was A Clockwork Orange on vinyl. I bought it when the film came out and it’s an astonishing soundtrack in its eclecticism and the risks it takes in terms of tone. Kubrick did that, and then Scorsese became very particular in using pop songs as a particular evocation of a period or a mood, so we follow very much in that tradition. But A Clockwork Orange has been a huge influence on me. Usually film composition has to hide in the background and often you’re unaware of it, but I like it when it’s on the front foot and you play it loud, when it’s strong and self-conscious. With Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours and now on Trance, we’ve tried to maintain that instinct for boldness and front."

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