Although the Hollywood of today is known for regurgitating its plots, according to an Oscar-nominated composer – the same goes for its music. Recognized by the Academy for his work on Sense and Sensibility and Hamlet, Patrick Doyle claims composers are “playing it safe” in order to score higher at test screenings. “There is a recycling process going on,” he said, noting that hundreds of musicians are being drawn by the industry’s supposed glamour without becoming “informed” about the performing arts in general.”
For most people a film’s score helps them identify with its characters, subsequently transporting them to “another place” for the time being. With the music on repeat, what’s to stop Vince Vaughn from showing up in every other film? Okay, so maybe that’s not the best example.