Howard Shore Discusses Eclipse Score

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News, Music

The Examiner has a new interview with Eclipse composer Howard Shore, who discusses his work on the soundtrack and the mood he was trying to invoke.  You can read the full interview here!

Listening to the ECLIPSE score, I noticed that you made Jacob the primary musical character, while using Bella as a sort of surrogate, bookending character.

He’s an important part of the story, and his character is an important element in the arc of the story. The timing was right in the third part to work with Jacob’s feelings and the dramatic arc of Jacob’s story. The Jacob character wasn’t really developed until the third film. It just felt right.

Since there were no previously established themes for Jacob, Victoria, Rosalie, Jasper, and Jane, did you feel any weight to present them in a proper fashion?

Definitely. I write how I feel where the emphasis is. And the emphasis for this part of the story might have been different from what had come before. So it just felt right for me to focus on and emphasize certain themes in the story.

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