About Me

Contact Info and places to find me:

Email: obrienrebecca11@gmail.com

Twitter: @musicgamer460

Letterboxd: musicgamer460

Facebook: facebook.com/filmmusiccentral

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH47DQjTd_TyxsA2i5m0_lQ

Ways to Support the Blog

If you’d like to directly support the blog, you can subscribe to a tier on my Patreon page which you can reach at the link below

Patreon: www.patreon.com/musicgamer460

There’s also Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/filmmusiccentral

Another way to show support, if you feel generous, is to check out my Amazon Wish List and select something on it. Please don’t feel obligated to send something on the list, I just include it because it includes the films and materials I need the most to continue my research and blogging efforts.

Amazon Wish List

I also write for Cinelinx.com and The Digital Fix

I do write articles on commission, contact me with the email above for more details

Hello everyone! I’m Becky (I also go by Bex), I am 30 years old and recently finished my PhD. in Musicology, specializing in film music. I think part of the reason I love movies and music so much is because my Asperger’s (autistic spectrum) makes it difficult at times to relate or communicate with people or certain situations, and music and movies provide that outlet, that release for me. I grew up listening to Disney soundtracks , and those songs always stuck in my head. It made me so happy when I reached graduate school and was informed that I could indeed study film music for my career.

Since I specialize in film music, this blog mostly features articles on the music in films, though I will also write about films in general, or composers, or sometimes random film related things (I usually find a way to involve music somehow though).

Why Film Music Central? I gave my blog this name because, when I created it, I had the idea of making a hub for all information relating to film music and film composers (that’s one reason why I’m finding as many composer interviews as I can, so anyone who’s interested can come to one place and find what they need).

I hope you enjoy reading about film music, please feel free to leave comments or begin a discussion!

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103 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Cliff Burns

    Really like some of Horner’s stuff (his science fiction films)…and then he did “Titanic”. Yike. One of the worst movies ever and the score didn’t help.

    I prefer subtle, unobtrusive musical accompaniment–detest the way some directors (Christopher Nolan one of the worst offenders) bludgeon viewers with bombast. I would rather listen to a can opener than John Williams riffing loudly off Holst. Compare that to a film like Haneke’s “Amour”, which has barely a minute of film music (a classical piano piece) and still manages to be incredibly moving.

    Good soundtracks are marvelous to work to–it might be what gives much of my writing such a “cinematic” feel.

    Great to chat with you.

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    1. filmmusiccentral Post author

      I admit I’m the total opposite, I do like the bombast (when it suits the picture) and Horner’s science fiction work was among his best (I’m also partial to his score for Troy in 2005). Good chatting with you too, nice to meet you.

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    1. filmmusiccentral Post author

      Thank you very much! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog. As for my favorites, I’m tempted to say I love them all equally, but if I had to pick favorites, I would say Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner are definitely at the top of my list, as is John Williams. Then there’s Hans Zimmer and I also fancy Elmer Bernstein (for his work on The Ten Commandments) and Miklos Rozsa (for Quo Vadis and Ben-Hur). Those are my favorites in a nutshell 🙂

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  4. the Well-Red Mage

    Thanks for the follow! I saw your profile pic with the image from Metropolis and was all “Oh, I already like this guy”. Such a jaw dropping movie. Since you like sci-fi and music, I’ll admit to you that my favorite film in existence is 2001: a Space Odyssey. The use of music in that is unorthodox and phenomenal.

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      1. Film Music Central Post author

        yes and no. I use the film as an example when I wrote about Temp Tracks (look under Film Music 101 and click on Film Music Terms) I haven’t written a post just on the film itself though, not yet anyways

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  17. dbmoviesblog

    What an interesting blog! I am really enjoying it. I am a big fan of film sountracks. Some months back I compiled a list of 30 most beautiful film soundtracks on my blog, check it out if you have time.

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