Filming “Dead for the Last Time” by Paul Kent
MUSIC THOUGHTS BY SAM PETERS – www.sampetersmusic.com
I am super excited that I got the opportunity to work with Adam Colton and Loaded on their newest monsterpiece.
Here’s a little something in the way of articulating my musical choices, direction and inspiration.
After viewing the stunning visuals, as well as the intense, dark and graphic story that Adam had put together, I knew that I had to come up with something special that would really drive the narrative. Being that the movie is a Western, that also helped to define the musical palette. For inspiration, particularly for the intro I created, I looked to the movie “No Country for Old Men” which was scored by Carter Burwell. I tried to capture that kind of dark, foreboding, epic feel, but obviously I wanted to use my own voice to find it. Similarly, when Adam had a particular sound that he wanted me to go for, like the bluegrass section I did my best to follow his lead. Sometimes I was given cryptic notes such as “some kind of eerie, suspenseful music, that goes with open landscape, mysterious,” but to his credit, and because of the kind of guy Adam is, for the most part I was instructed to allow inspiration to pull me where it would.
As well as being menacing and ominous the movie also has a comedic element to it. We made the choice to allow the action to create the humor and not attempt to hit anyone over the head with it.
I didn’t want the music to be a distraction or make the movie feel silly. The story is potent and I wanted the music to draw you into the drama. I hope I did my job.
Thanks again to the entire Loaded family!
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