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17 December 2012, 11:07
Mychael Danna, composer of the soundtrack to Ang Lee's Life Of Pi, talks to Classic FM about the unique visual nature of the film and how that, along with his personal experiences, contributed to the Golden Globe-nominated score.
Easily one of the year's most anticipated movies is Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's novel Life Of Pi. The surreal story of a boy stuck in a lifeboat with only a tiger for company, critics are already hailing it as a visual masterpiece. The question for composer Mychael Danna, though, is how on earth do you go about writing music for a film like this?
Classic FM's Lucy Coward spoke to Danna about the process of writing the film's music (for which he has subsequently received a coveted Golden Globe nomination), how his background formed the inspiration for some sections, and why not leaving his compositional bubble for four months worked so well.
With regard to the film itself, Danna says: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime film to work on, and in a sense my whole career has led me to this film." With plaudits rolling in and hopes high for both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, it's hard to argue.