A film or TV show score can have a great impact on the way you watch the screen. Shows like Game of Thrones put a large budget into its soundtrack and Ramin Djawadi. Djawadi has become an overnight celebrity due to his work on Game of Thrones. Since then, he has gone on to do the first season of Westworld . He’s best work, in my opinion, would be “Light of the Seven” from Season 6 Episode 10 of Game of Thrones.
The haunting sounds of the piano, interluded with the organ and strings make for a perfect end to a tumultuous episode and the death of several major characters in the show. This song has received much praise from critics and with over 7 million views on YouTube, it just goes to show that it’s perfect.
Song has come into TV through other modes as well. Everyone would be familiar with Ryan Murphy’s Glee. Yes, the story lines were often dramatised and unrealistic, but the idea of the show was to have a musical dramedy. The songs featured on the show were popular songs from the time and had the actors singing covers of these in a recording studio.
Even opening sequences in TV rely on song. One that last for a whole minute, to the ones that are only two beats long. These tunes set up the show, and being able to tell which show is on depending on its tune is very important. Take Breaking Bad for example; with the twang that starts the show, you know that you are in for a good hour of TV.
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