Creating the Score for 'Jobs'
By DAVID WEINER
August 08, 2013
How do you approach the musical score to a film about late Apple visionary Steve Jobs? Watch the video and see how the filmmakers and creative minds of Jobs -- the brand-new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the legendary tech guru who changed the world -- turned out a brilliant film score.
"My job was to try to get the essence of this guy, and then try to crystallize that into the different musical iterations of what his life was," says prolific composer John Debney, whose other scores include Sin City, Iron Man 2 and Elf. "Every era of Steve's life, musically, becomes represented in the score."
In theaters August 16, Jobs tracks the extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, whose impact has been felt by millions and millions of people who employ his technology on a daily basis. A temperamental innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness, he helped to build Apple from the ground up (starting up in a garage office) despite opposition and turbulence at every turn, including having his company ripped from his grip.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Jobs also stars Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine and James Woods. The soundtrack will be available on La-La Land Records on August 27.