Ludwig Göransson, the composer of Tenet says that the film “blows him away” and that working with Christopher Nolan “was an eye-opening experience”.
It won’t be long now before fans can finally see Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Tenet in cinemas and the praise directed its way from various members of the cast and crew has certainly been building the hype.
Ludwig Göransson, the composer of Tenet, is the latest to talk about the movie, telling Deadline that he is amazed by the film and was impressed with Christopher Nolan’s knowledge of music.
First touching on the strange circumstances of scoring a film during the pandemic, he said: “I had started on it a year ago, so I was pretty deep into it, and fortunately for everyone, we were able to finish it. Most of the music that we created for this movie was music that I could do at my studio and in my computer. I actually brought my studio with me back home, and worked from my bedroom for three months, and it did work out really well.
“It’s definitely been interesting to see how it all develops, and out of everything I’ve worked on, this is definitely an experience that you need to have in the theater. It seems like they’re opening up the theaters internationally first, and I think people need something like this right now. They need to watch something and experience something, to also be able to kind of get away for a little bit and every time I’ve seen this movie, it just blows me away. There’s so many levels to it, and so much to take in. I can’t wait to see how people react to it.”
The composer went on to talk about working with Nolan himself and how amazed he was at the master filmmaker’s knowledge and understanding of music: “I know from watching his films how savvy he is with music, how much he understands it, but I didn’t fully know that he could speak about it almost like a trained musician. So, I was blown away by that. And also, just the way that he’s open with experimentation, and pushes me to really try out new things, and things that I maybe would think that people want to hold off on. This was like, ‘Let’s try it and see how it works,’ and it was an eye-opening experience.”
It certainly sounds like we have a lot to look forward to with Tenet. Hopefully, we have as good a time watching it as Göransson had creating the music. It will also be interesting to see if Nolan’s longtime composer Hans Zimmer returns for future films of his or if Göransson will now step into the fold on a regular basis.
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