"The marriage of the moving image and music is perhaps the most powerful visual communication we have. You can take almost any edited visual film sequence and change the emotion and feelings engendered by the use of music.”
Norman Jewison (The Thomas Crown Affair, Moonstruck)
I could write 5,000 words on the working relationship I have with Jim Zartman (composer for A Strange Brand of Happy). Simply put, he's a genius. I don't toss that word around lightly. His brain just works differently than most brains. The time we spent together in the studio on this project was incredibly rewarding on multiple levels.
So today I wanted to share one of the instrumental tracks he wrote for A Strange Brand of Happy. I can't tell you anything about the scene because it would spoil the plot. But, the track's title will make perfect sense when you see the movie...