Love the film scores for “Jackie” and “Gone Girl”? You’re not alone. Barry Jenkins celebrated National Film Score Day by publishing his personal list of 10 favorite film scores, and the selections cover recent favorites like “Sicario” and classics such as Georges Delerue’s music for Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt.”
Jenkins includes current favorites like Mica Levi, Alexandre Desplat, and Cliff Martinez on his list. The “Sicario” mention is another reminder of what great work Jóhann Jóhannsson achieved before his untimely death earlier this year. Despite the addition of “The 400 Blows,” Jenkins wrote a follow-up tweet saying he would replace the entry with Ryuchi Sakamoto’s “Gohatto” score instead.
Jenkins is expected to return to theaters this year with his James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The feature is the director’s first since the breakout success of “Moonlight,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture. Jenkins won the best adapted screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Check out Jenkins’ 10 favorite film scores below.
My 10 Faves #NationalFilmScoreDay
25TH HOUR – T. Blanchard
SOLARIS – C. Martinez
VENDREDI SOIR – D. Hinchliffe
GONE GIRL – R&R
400 BLOWS – J. Constantin
SICARIO – J. Johansson
WHITE MATERIAL – Tindersticks
BIRTH – A. Desplat
JACKIE – M. Levi
CONTEMPT – G. Delerue
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) April 3, 2018
Hmmmmmm, really regret not having Ryuchi Sakamoto’s GOHATTO score on this list. I would replace THE 400 BLOWS with GOHATTO, with a special nod to the theme from THE 400 BLOWS 🤗
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) April 4, 2018