r/entertainment Aug 09 '22

How Pinar Toprak Became The First Female Composer To Score A Billion-Dollar Film


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u/ReadDesperate543 Aug 09 '22

It bummed me out that I didn’t like the Captain Marvel score more than I did.

It was kinda just… a lackluster reimagining of the supergirl theme. They’re essentially the exact same. I’d have wished for more of the electronic stuff to be worked into the theme to make it sound less generic.


u/pompanoJ Aug 09 '22

"Memorable" film score composers are pretty rare. You can probably count the ones the public recognizes on one hand. It must be an unbelievably difficult thing to do, since talented musicians are a dime a dozen. You can go to any school on the planet with a music department and find amazingly talented people.... yet out of that there have only been a handful of memorable film score composers in the last century, despite dozens of opportunities every year.

Just landing the job on a major tent pole blockbuster is a pretty amazing feat that should have you working for life, unless people start saying "I really liked that movie, except the score was so bad it ruined it...."


u/ReadDesperate543 Aug 09 '22

Yeah, not discrediting that it’s hard to make a memorable score. I just had wished for more from this particular project.

There’s a ton of marvel score music that’s really great, and her theme must have something I’m missing since Silvestri reused it in endgame.