Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.
I’ve been lucky to make some great friends online throughout this whole film promoting lark over the last couple of years, people who I’d consider proper mates in the “real world”. One chap who seems to share a similar sense of humor to myself is Dan Watts. As is the case most of the time, I can’t quite recall how we happened upon each other, but I’m very glad we did, as not only can we have a giggle online, but I was also able to ask Dan to write a piece for us about Chris Bacon’s score for SOURCE CODE, to feature here on the blog.
Dan is a well respected composer for Film and TV, with credits that include The Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC), For Neda (HBO) & The World Cup Rock n’ Goal Years (ITV) So I thought he’d be the best person to go on about rubbing strings and blowing pipes and all that business. Over to Dan…
“very talented young guy called Chris Bacon, who was recommended by my editor, the legendary Paul Hirsch.”
Sad to see Clint won’t be working on Source Code now, after a stunning first collaboration with Duncan on MOON, but with such a glowing recommendation, and trust in Duncan’s descision to go with Chris, I’m confident we’re on track for something special.
As you will see from Chris’s IMDB entry, he has a wealth of experience working on some very high profile projects such as King Kong (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), I Am Legend (2007) and The Dark Knight (2008) and as main composer of 10 films including the Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009), Alpha and Omega (2010) and Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)