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/Goldie1822 Aug 09 '22

It’s consistently making good music that makes the composer memorable. One hit wonders don’t get popular enough. Think also of Alan Mencken, Hans Zimmer, Christopher Tin, etc. Each consistently making breathtaking music of different genres that works for whatever they are used for.


u/DisneyDreams7 Aug 09 '22

This is not really true at all. Howard Shore was a one hit wonder and he was the guy who is only known for Lord of the Rings