#13 | Mychael Danna, The Inside Track with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan & Name That Score

Robert and Kenny begin the show talking about the new Halloween trailer, why the horror genre isn’t generally as widely respected for its music, and why some directors want to score their own movies.   Mychael Danna comes in to discuss Ang Lee stumbling into his music and collaborating on The Ice Storm, a score Elmer Bernstein originally slammed. Then Robert and Mychael recall working together on Life of Pi, and how Mychael was nearly fired before Robert and Mychael added a “shaker” sound to the score, and later won Danna his first Academy Award for Best Original Score.   In The Inside Track, music psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan breaks down how sound design, including the “cocktail party effect,” can alter our perceptions in film and television, using examples from several classic films.   Then, Mychael talks about working with his brother Jeff Danna, and how they complement each other’s styles and approaches, and the music of The Good Dinosaur.   Lastly, Mychael joins Robert and Kenny to play a “Academy Awards” edition of Name That Score, where you — yes, you — can be a winner!   EPISODE NOTES, PICTURES & VIDEOS: https://www.score-movie.com/podcast   FOLLOW @ScoreThePodcast http://twitter.com/ScoreThePodcast   Hosts: Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes Executive Producer: Matt Schrader Copyright 2018 Score: The Podcast

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