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By Alexis Monahan Marco Beltrami The Man Behind the Music of Your Favorite Movies FLiP Magazine recently sat down for an interview with Academy Award nominated film composer Marco Beltrami. Marco first became a name in the industry after his work on the 1996 blockbuster hit Scream throwing away conventional horror music clichs and instead calling upon his concert music roots to explore a new sonic landscape. Nominated twice forAcademyAwards for Best Score first for 310 to Yuma starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and shortly after for his score to 2010s groundbreaking Best Picture The Hurt Locker. Marcos newest film score was for the actionadventure movieGodsofEgyptavailableonDVDstartingMay31st. Marco was always interested in music as long as he could remember. He started in music club at just six years old. And although he knew he loved music he didnt know it would lead to composing. My parents didnt want me to pursue music he said and so Marco decided to go to Brown University and earned a liberal arts degree. Marco decided he still wanted to pursue music and so he went to Yale School of Music on a scholarship. Shortly after graduating he moved out to Los Angeles and a few months later he landed his job on Scream. Marco was mentored by many Hollywood heavyweights and he was even able obtain a fellowship with Academy-Award winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. Jerry taught me to be as economical as possible in your writing and to keep things as simple as possible for the desired effect. Just playable and clear. And thats something I really carry with me and its probably the most influential thing piece of advice. So what is the process of film composing you ask Its not a linear progressionits not like working from the beginning and going to the end its more like a question of figuring out what the elements are and picking some scenes seeing how they fit together in the picture and then sort of expanding from that. He says hes worked from the scripts before but finds it difficult because they are just words on I view every movie almost like a puzzle and sort of cracking the puzzle getting to the root of everything from which the tree of a score will blossom. 26 www.flipmagazine.netMay2016