Daniel Carlin

Daniel Carlin quoted in UpRoxx’s article on the scoring of ‘Black Panther’

Daniel Carlin, USC Thornton’s Vice Dean of the Contemporary Music Division and Chair of the Screen Scoring Program, was recently quoted in UpRoxx’s article on the success of the score for Black Panther, composed by Screen Scoring alumnus Ludwig Göransson (GC ’08). Carlin discussed how for much of Hollywood’s history only musicals focused on songs rather than the score. In the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and into the ’80s, for a little while, if you were a fan of music soundtracks, you were talking mostly about the underscore music — that is to say, the instrumental music that was recorded in the film,” he said.  But changed with the rise of the transistor radio, when “film characters, like people, had to be playing music on the go.”

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