Thomas Newman checks in to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Jamie Crick has been catching up with the brilliant film composer Thomas Newman to talk all about his latest acclaimed score for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, best known for such popular scores as American Beauty and Little Women, has produced something rather different for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the hit British film which stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.

Newman's score is perfectly suited to the film's Indian setting, featuring Bollywood rhythms and a number of Indian instruments not previously heard on a Thomas Newman score.

Newman spoke to Jamie Crick all about the composing process behind The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and his thoughts on composing for the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall, which will see Newman reunited with long-time collaborator Sam Mendes for the first time since 2008's Revolutionary Road.

Listen to our interview with Thomas Newman here

John Suchet

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