The Color Purple

Steven Spielberg's movies have been notable for their lavish and ex­hilarating use of music. Although THE COLOR PURPLE is a thematic change of pace for him, it main­tained the strong use of musical scoring that has underlain all of his productions. Rather than the sweeping John Williams scores of films like JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS and E.T...

Georges Delerue on Scoring A Show of Force

Georges Delerue recently has made a remarkable compositional transition from music of the “heart” to music of “crime” - to paraphrase the title of a picture he scored two years ago. He has changed his image and broadened his versatility with pictures such as PLATOON and SALVADOR which required harsher and more “neutral” scores rather than the soft and emotional style Delerue has been known for during the last thirty years.