Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Feature
The Soundtrack That Inspired Me
Zimmer, Elfman and Mansell pick the scores that inspired them

submit to reddit

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...

WORDS VARIOUS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  1 of 8 Next
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."

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 
1 of 8
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)