The latest trend of messing with the musical aspects of films is a growing concern.
Most recent of which is the re-release of Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film “Gravity” with the option to turn off Steven Price’s Oscar-winning score. Thus allowing the audience to “truly experience” the defying silence of space. This could become a new standard option in DVD and Blu-ray releases.
I have to make mention of the emotion that composers bring to the projects is, in my opinion, one of the most critical aspects of any film. Imagine “Jurassic Park” without John Williams’s music carrying us thought the first time we looking upon the living fossil reaching up for the extra tasty leaves on the top of that tree. As for how this will impact us Full Sail students, I believe that we conduct our business as usual and if it becomes necessary to create a setting of the DVD to turn off the score, so be it. I, for one, am not going to let a small brand of nitpickers dictate to me the way I choose to create a film. I am aware of the wants and need of the audience and plan to use music to evoke emotion and carry the audience though the story. If some people want to go back to the days of silent film, I say, have fun.