Marco Beltrami: “The musical score that I write is the product of a collaborative journey”

Film composer Marco Beltrami (b. 1966) is a two-time Academy Award nominee in the category Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, for “3:10 to Yuma” (2007) and “The Hurt Locker” (2008). Trained by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Mr. Beltrami became one of his generation’s most productive film composers since he entered the film industry in 1994.

As his long list of credits indicates, he has worked frequently with film directors such as Guillermo del Toro, James Mangold, John Krasinski, and Wes Craven (1939-2015) for whom he scored seven films, including all four “Scream” movies. Throughout his career, the much sought-after and prolific composer-conductor scored numerous mainstream films in the horror and action genre, as well as independent films.

During the 2019 Film Fest Gent in Belgium, Mr. Beltrami was honored at the World Soundtrack Awards and was available for this roundtable interview.

Mr. Beltrami, you have scored a lot of films in many different genres and themes. Do you have a specific plan or philosophy regarding what your score should embody or contribute?

When I started out, I just wanted to work, and it turned out that I did many horror movies that I don’t like. I have never liked horror movies, and “Scream” [1996] was the first horror movie that I had ever seen. But I think, since then, I have mainly tried to be inspired in some way—either I watched the movie, and I have ideas for it, or I find the movie is inspiring in a way that I want to work on ideas because sometimes they don’t come right away. It can be like a puzzle. But I try to find something that will push myself a little bit, and not just do the same thing.

“Scream” (1996, trailer)

You studied with Jerry Goldsmith. What is the most valuable lesson that you learned from him?

I think Jerry was underrated as a composer. As composers, we all recognize his contributions, but for the public, he has always been in the shadow of other composers. That’s a shame because he’s definitely one of the most innovative and creative film composers—probably the best, you know. I came from a tradition of concert composing when I first began. Coming from an academic environment, I found that I would write things in a complex way. I don’t know if it was a question of hiding or just doing what other people were doing. I think the biggest thing that Jerry has taught me was being economical in my writing. Write your musical score as simply and as clearly as possible—both for the playability for the players and also for ideas. When you listen to his Oscar-winning score for “The Omen” (1976), you can pretty much reduce that down to three notes, and the whole score comes out of these notes. When I’m working, I constantly think, ‘What would Jerry do?’ I went to a festival once, and I got a Jerry Goldsmith Award, so I keep a bust of him on my piano. I see him looking down at me when I’m scoring my work.

Games and series are becoming very important now, especially for young audiences. Some people don’t talk anymore about ‘film composers’ but prefer to call you ‘media composers.’ Does that change your approach to composing?

The process is always changing. I think the way of writing is probably adapting faster than I am adapting. There is a lot more technological use or use for technical ability in composition. I was trained mainly with pencil and paper, and I know how to turn on a computer, but beyond that, it’s a little bit tough for me. So I probably belong to the old guard, but it’s something that I try to keep in mind when I work. My style is very much a question of taking acoustic sounds coming up with pallets that will work, but to do so, it takes a lot of technical expertise. I have a partner, Buck Sanders, that I work with; we work on a lot of these ideas together—we’ve been working together for twenty-five years. I would say he’s sort of my right hand in helping me devise that part.

Film composer Marco Beltrami at the Film Fest Gent | Film Talk

Is there usually a time frame for you to deliver a score, and how much time do you need?

That’s certainly interesting because if a film takes too much time, everybody begins to second-guess the process, and then you have too many cooks in the kitchen. If there’s too little time and there’s not enough time to develop ideas… I’ve worked on everything from projects that took a year and a half down to the fastest project I ever did, a movie called “Scary Movie 2” [2001, as score coordinator, uncredited] where I had four or five days—so it’s really variable. I find the ideal time is six weeks. That’s a rough number based on a lot of variables, but if you had to pin me down, I would say six weeks.

“A Quiet Place” [2018] has made headlines with the whole gimmick about being a silent movie, while it’s rather a movie that uses sound in a very clever way.


“A Quiet Place” (2018, trailer)

Do you think that certain genres force people to become more movie listeners than movie watchers, and do you think that movie-goers are also good listeners?

I wonder about that all the time myself. The movie certainly did force people to use and be aware of the listening experience more than other movies because of the sounds. Consequently, with every sound or every musical note, there was an awareness about it. Does that mean that people are more conscious? I don’t know. I would love to think so, but I think the experience as a whole is constantly changing. With the VR stuff that they’re developing now, it will probably be less important to see movies in theaters if you can have the theatrical experience as a personal experience. I think sound will develop with that. But I think it’s a new frontier.

You have also worked in European and Asian films. Is it a different working method to work with European filmmakers?

It is, yes. I actually very much like working in European films. I’m not a big fan of the studio system where you’re working for a lot of people, and they have test screenings and a lot of market research. Basically, it’s a return on investment, and movie-making is a very conservative business. But for me, the creative endeavor of writing music is best as a collaboration; you’re working one-on-one with the director who has a vision, and you share that vision. Oftentimes, when you work on European movies—French movies, especially, but also Danish movies that I’ve done—I really enjoy those experiences. And that’s the reason why I’m doing this. Even if the movies aren’t always successful, the process of getting there is really enjoyable.

Why do film composers still work with real orchestras because now there are very realistic samples, and they are done very professionally? Especially, as you just said, when there are time issues and a deadline?

As amazing as the samples and the electronics are—and they are really good—you still can’t replace an orchestra; you can’t replace the human character of people playing what you wrote for them. Even if someone is playing the violin and he’s playing a specific thing, he’s not necessarily playing the intent that you have for your film score, so on a micro level, on a single thing, maybe nobody will hear the difference. But on the arch of a whole film score, it is still not at that place to replace the orchestra.

When you’re offered a project, and you see the film for the first time, do you prefer to see it with or without a temp score?

It depends on the picture. If I’m getting hired to do a studio movie and there’s a certain expectation of what it’s supposed to be, to me, it’s almost better to cut to the chase and see what it is that they’re after. Invariably there’s something about the temp score that they’re responding to and they’re testing to, so I should be aware of that. But, on the other hand, from a creative point of view, I’d much rather watch a film without any score at all, so I can form my own creatieve ideas. I think that the best film scores that I’ve done, have been the ones that haven’t had any temp and where I was allowed to have free reign over my ideas.

You seem to have a lot of ideas when it comes to not using a classical orchestra. There’s the whistling in “Scream,” you have also used a fishing wire. How do you feel about incorporating actual sounds?

I love film scoring because the recording is the performance, unlike a concert piece where you’re writing something that has to be performed many times. You don’t have to worry about practicality. Like for instance, to have processed sounds—the only way to do it if you perform it would be to try to approximate that. But when I did “3:10 to Yuma” [2007], the whole idea was to take instruments that could have been around at the time and use them in a new way. Like an old-fashioned piano, but not playing it like in some wooden saloon, but try to do other things with it. The fishing wire thing just seemed like an idea I went with when I thought of the character of this sort of slippery and snakelike guy. So being able to have those broad concepts and realizing them in a creative way, it often lends itself to expanding on what the orchestra is. I did the same thing in concert music when I had those violinists play behind the bridge, I did all kinds of things to achieve something new. I think with film music, you’re able to push that to the next level.

How and where do you get the ideas when you’re working on your instrumentation?

It’s not a question like, ‘Oh, what kind of weird thing can I do with this movie?’ It doesn’t come from that place, you’re thinking more like Jerry [Goldsmith] said: being economical, getting those three notes, getting three from the twelve notes from the scale. When I did “World War Z” [2013], the thing that struck me was the way that the zombies infected people with their bite, their teeth, and that became a prominent element of the score. How can I use biting or teeth as an element of the score? We got skulls from wild pigs in the Southwest that communicate with their teeth, so we made rhythmical elements out of the skulls, and that became one of the primary beginnings of the score to “World War Z.” It’s things like that: figuring out what is at the heart of a film that lends me to invest in those sonic things. Like in “The Homesman” [2014], which was all about these women at the turn of the century, these homesteaders that went crazy because they had nobody to communicate with—they were alone, they came from European backgrounds and weren’t used to this crazy environment. And the main thing in the environment was the wind, this constant presence of the wind. So rather than making the wind just be a sonic idea, I spoke to Tommy Lee Jones, who was the director—I didn’t have to answer to producers, it was just him and me, and there was no temp score in it—and I asked him, ‘Can we use the wind as a musical element?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ So Buck and I started to research aeolian harps, you know, the little things you put out in the window, and when the wind blows, it resonates the string, you can sort of tune it, and you can get different frequencies. So we did this on a big scale and put a piano up on my property by the studio, and had the piano wires go two hundred and fifty feet up the hill. When the Santa Ana winds came through, which they do every fall in California, the strings begin to vibrate. Then you can tune the strings, and basically, you can tune the wind. That became a big feature of the score. It was a giant process to do; it was like a big adventure. But it was fun, and these are things that make the whole process extraordinary.

“The Homesman” (2014, trailer)

What tips or advice would you give to yourself at the beginning of your career?

You have to be open to collaboration. When I started out, I was still sort of very music-centered and precious about my music for film. I got into trouble after I did “Scream 2” [1997], because they took out a piece of my score and replaced it with a piece of Hans Zimmer’s, and I did an interview for The Los Angeles Times right after that when they talked about temp scores, and I said, ‘This is horrible, how can they do this.’ I got myself into a lot of trouble with the filmmakers. So I learned that sound is not the composer’s enemy, but it’s someone that you’re working with. All the elements of film, it’s a collaborative endeavor, and you have to realize that it’s not pure music. it’s not music for music’s sake. I think that for me was the biggest peril.

How do you work with the sound department, sound designers, and all the other artists who are in your spectrum? And do you sometimes have to compromise as well?

Yes, the big change for me came when I did “The Hurt Locker” [2008], that was a quasi documentary-like feel. The music was actually quite a bit of a score, but you were not supposed to be aware of it. You were not supposed to be sure if you heard sound or music. That was a movie where I really thought about the sound consciously as something I needed to work very closely with. We needed to know what the sound was doing; we had to communicate with the sound department to find out what their ideas were. So we worked in tandem rather than separately. That was a big change, and that has happened since then.

Are there any new composers or initiatives in the industry that continue to surprise you?

I’m always surprised by new people. Like many composers, I work in the darkroom by myself—mostly it’s by yourself—but I hear things, and I’m impressed by what other people are doing. I guess you want some specific examples [pauses]… I can’t think of anyone [laughs].

You began as a composer for concert performances. Would you consider doing that again?

I have not had time to do that now, but I have had a pet concert project that I will be finally bring to light. I started doing some recordings for it; it’s going to be an ensemble with fifteen musicians, and I hope to take it on tour.

Do you sometimes have a writer’s block? And if so, what do you do to get inspired and make sure things work out?

That’s probably one of the reasons that I am a very bad insomniac. If I am not able to know immediately what the puzzle is like… I call it a puzzle because when you start on a project, it’s almost like you have to find the key to unlock the picture, whether it is a melodic idea, a harmonic idea, or even a sound, and until you find that, you really have nothing because you’re synthesizing ideas out of thin air. I don’t know how the process works, it’s mysterious to me. When I did “I, Robot” [2004], I remember coming out of the theater. The first time they showed me the movie, I knew the melody, I knew exactly what I was going to do. It just came to me right away, and I was able to write that score very quickly. Other times, two weeks can go by, and I don’t have anything. The director and other people start calling and want to hear stuff, and I don’t have anything. That’s really daunting. So I just have faith that the process works to figure something out.

On your website, you pay tribute to film director Wes Craven in a wonderful way, but there are other directors that you work with regularly, like Guillermo del Toro. Could you tell a bit about your work with him?

I met Guillermo early on; we worked on “Mimic” [1997] together, which was right after “Scream” [1996]. I really connected with him. He wanted me to approach the movie in a very operatic way, almost motivic for all the different characters, and I had a lot of fun with that. I don’t think there was any temp score in that, we sort of worked on ideas. I worked on musical ideas while he was shooting, and I sent them to him. He was very collaborative. I think I owe a lot of my voice now to those pictures that I cut my teeth on, including Guillermo’s—certainly “Mimic” and “Hellboy” [2004], which still is one of my favorite scores—so I’m really indebted to him. Danish director Ole Bornedal who hasn’t worked so much lately was also very important to me. They all knew each other at the time; it was like everyone was working for this newly formed company by Bob Weinstein. It was a really small group, and I did a lot of their scores. There are a lot of directors I worked for, and I could talk about each one of them individually.

Maybe one example?

Tommy Lee Jones, for example, is amazing to work for because he really encourages creativity. He’s very innovative. When we had these ideas of the piano outside, he was all about, ‘Let’s do it!’ And he came out to the studio and really wanted to be part of it. He wanted to hear it when we recorded it with the musicians outside. He was really encouraging about that, so I got a lot out of working with him. One of my all-time greatest collaborations and one of the best filmmakers that I’ve worked with is James Mangold. We did “3:10 to Yuma” [2007], “The Wolverine” [2013], “Logan” [2017] and just recently “Ford v Ferrari” [2019], which to me is my favorite movie I’ve ever worked on. That’s the best movie I’ve ever done. James is a genius, and I’ve learned so much from him, like how to record and not to strive for that sort of really smooth balanced sound, but letting the instruments be a little rougher around the edges and embracing that, favoring the performances of individual musicians as opposed to metronomic type synthetic sounds. In all, after all these years, the thing I love about film music is this collaborative experience of working with people that have brilliant ideas, and the musical score that I write is the product of a collaborative journey.

Film Fest Gent, Belgium
October 16, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari” (2019, trailer)


DEATH MATCH (1994) DIR Joe Coppoletta PROD Michael Meyer SCR Curtis Gleaves, Bob Wyatt, Steve Tymon (story by Curtis Gleaves) CAM Wes Llewellyn ED Dasi Elnathan MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Matthias Hues, Martin Kove, Ian Jacklin, Renee Allman, Steven Vincent Leigh, Bob Wyatt, Nicholas Hill, Richard Lynch

THE WHISPERING (1995) DIR Gregory Gleras PROD Gregory Gleras, Leslie Danon, Stuart Hanna SCR Leslie Danon (also story) CAM Samuel Ameen ED Tracy Curtis MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Cedrick Terrell, Mette Holt, Scott Johnson, Leslie Danon, John Gripentrog, Louise Stratten, Joshua Brezner, Stuart Harna, Leif Garrett

SCREAM (1996) DIR Wes Craven PROD Cathy Conrad, Cary Woods SCR Kevin Williamson CAM Mark Irwin ED Patrick Lussier MUS Marco Beltrami CAST David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore, Linda Blair, Wes Craven, Henry Winkler

MIMIC (1997) DIR Guillermo del Toro PROD Ole Bornedal, B.J. Rack, Bob Weinstein SCR Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins (screen story by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins; short story ‘Mimic’ by Donald A. Wollheim) CAM Dan Laustsen ED Patrick Lussier, Peter Devaney Flanagan MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham

SCREAM 2 (1997) DIR Wes Craven PROD Cathy Conrad, Marianne Maddalena SCR Kevin Williamson (characters created by Kevin Williamson) CAM Peter Deming ED Patrick Lussier MUS Marco Beltrami CAST David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O’Connell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Williamson, Tori Spelling, Wes Craven

54 (1998) DIR – SCR Mark Christopher PROD Dolly Hall, Richard N. Gladstein, Ira Deutchman CAM Alexander Gruszynski ED Lee Percy MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Ryan Philippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Breckin Meyer, Sherry Stringfield, Ellen Albertini Drew, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Hutton, Ron Jeremy, Michael York, Morgan Freeman, Sheryl Crow, Cindy Crawford, Art Garfunkel, Peter Bogdanovich, Lorna Luft, Valerie Perrine

THE FACULTY (1998) DIR – ED Robert Rodriguez PROD Elizabeth Avellan SCR Kevin Williamson (story by David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel) CAM Enrique Chediak MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Femke Janssen, Jordana Brewster, Laura Harris, Clea DuVall, Piper Laurie, Christopher McDonald, Bebe Neuwirth, Elijah Wood

THE MINUS MAN (1999) DIR Hampton Fancher PROD Fida Attieh SCR Hampton Fancher (novel by Lew McCreary) CAM Bobby Bukowski ED Todd C. Ramsay MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Cox, Mercedes Ruehl, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Haysbert, Chloe Black

THE FLORENTINE (1999) DIR Nick Stagliano PROD Francis Ford Coppola, Nick Stagliano, Steven Weisman SCR Damien Gray, Tom Benson CAM Stephen Kazmierski ED Plummy Tucker MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jeremy Davies, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Luke Perry, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hal Holbrook, Jim Belushi, Burt Young

WALKING ACROSS EGYPT (1999) DIR Arthur Allan Seidelman PROD Madeline Bell, Bettina Tendler O’Mara, Heath McLaughlin, Paul Tamasy SCR Paul Tamasy (novel “Walking Across Egypt” [1987] by Clyde Edgerton) CAM Amy Vincent ED Jonathan P. Shaw, Bert Glatstein MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Ellen Burstyn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Judge Reinhold, Mark Hamill, Gwen Verdon, Edward Herrmann, Harve Presnell, Paul Tamasy

THE CROW: SALVATION (2000) DIR Bharat Nalluri PROD Edward R. Pressman, Alessandro Camon, Jeff Most SCR Chip Johannessen (comic strip series by James O’Barr) CAM Carolyn Chen ED Howard E. Smith, Luis Colina MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Kirsten Dunst, Eric Mabius, Debbie Fan, William Atherton, Grant Shaub, David Jean Thomas, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

SCREAM 3 (2000) DIR Wes Craven PROD Kevin Williamson, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena SCR Ehren Kruger (characters created by Kevin Williamson) CAM Peter Deming ED Patrick Lussier MUS Marco Beltrami CAST David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey, Deon Richmond, Leiv Schreiber, Emily Mortimer, Carrie Fisher, Roger Corman, Lance Henriksen, Wes Craven

THE INCORPORATED (2000) DIR – ED Kenneth Guertin PROD Kenneth Guertin, David E. Baker SCR Kenneth Guertin (story by Kenneth Guertin, James Bonner) CAM Robin Browne MUS Marco Beltrami CAST John Reneaud, Ed Oldani, Paige Stapleton, Jeff Boerger, Scott D. Brewster, Steve Gibbons, Richard Jewell, Kenneth Guertin

THE WATCHER (2000) DIR Joe Charbanic PROD Jeff Rice, Nile Niami, Christopher Eberts SCR David Elliot, Clay Ayers (story by David Elliot, Darcy Meyers) CAM Michael Chapman ED Richard Nord MUS Marco Beltrami CAST James Spader, Marisa Tomei, Keanu Reeves, Ernie Hudson, Chris Ellis, Robert Cicchini, Yvonne Niami, Jenny McShane

HIGHWAY 395 (2000) DIR Fred Dryer PROD Victor A. Schiro SCR Derek Chase [D. Daller Chase] CAM Stefan von Björn ED Terry Blythe MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Fred Dryer, Blake Adams, Greg Crooks, Gregory Scott Cummins, Chad Todhunter, Diane Delano, Bob Fimiani, Christopher Neame

DRACULA 2000, a.k.a. DRACULA 2002 (2000) DIR Patrick Lussier PROD Joel Soisson, W.K. Border SCR Joel Soisson (story by Patrick Lussier, Joel Soisson) CAM Peter Pau ED Patrick Lussier, Peter Devaney Flanagan MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Justine Waddell, Jonny Lee Miller, Jennifer Esposito, Omar Epps, Sean Patrick Thomas

GOODBYE, CASANOVA (2000) DIR – SCR Mauro Borrelli PROD Mauro Borrelli, Jeff Kirshbaum CAM Steven Bernstein ED M. Edward Salier MUS Marco Beltrami, Gianluca Piersanti CAST Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, Yasmine Bleeth, Flea, Paul Ganus, Ellen Bradley, Carmen Filpi, Pamela Gidley, Mario Opinato

ANGEL EYES (2001) DIR Luis Mandoki PROD Bruce Berman, Marc Canton, Elie Shamana SCR Gerald Di Pego CAM Piotr Sobocinski ED Gerald B. Greenberg MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sônia Braga, Victor Argo, Monet Mazur, Shirley Knight

JOY RIDE (2001) DIR John Dahl PROD Chris Moore, J.J. Abrams SCR Clay Tarver, J.J. Abrams CAM Jeffrey Jur ED Eric L. Beason, Scott Chestnut, Tod E. Miller, Glen Scantlebury MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Stuart Stone, Basil Wallace, Brian Leckner, Mary Wickliffe

THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS (2002) DIR Peter Care PROD Jodie Foster, Jay Shapiro, Meg LeFauve SCR Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni (book “The Dangerous Life of Altar Boys” [1994] by Chris Fuhrman) CAM Lance Acord ED Chris Peppe MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jena Malone, Jake Richardson, Jodie Foster, Scott Simpson, Melissa McBride

I AM DINA (2002) DIR Ole Bornedal, Tony Spataro PROD Paul Branco, Per Holst, Axel Helgeland SCR Ole Bornedal, Jonas Cornell (novel by Herbjørg Wassmo) CAM Dan Laustsen ED Molly Malene Stensgaard, Thomas Krag MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Marie Bonnevie, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston, Bjørn Floberg, Pernilla August, Amanda Jean Kvakland, Hans Matheson, Mads Mikkelsen

RESIDENT EVIL (2002) DIR – SCR Paul W.S. Anderson PROD Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Samuel Hadida, Bernd Elchinger CAM David Johnson ED Alexander Berner MUS Marco Beltrami, Marilyn Manson CAST Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McClusky, Indra Ové, Anna Bolt, Joseph May, Robert Tannion, Oscar Pearce

BLADE II (2002) DIR Guillermo del Toro PROD Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, Patrick J. Palmer SCR David S. Goyer (characters created by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan) CAM Gabriel Beristain ED Peter Amundson MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Thomas Kretschmann

THE FIRST $20 MILLION IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST (2002) DIR Mick Jackson PROD Trevor Albert SCR Jon Favreau, Gary Tieche (novel “The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest” [1997] by Po Bronson) CAM Ronald Victor García ED Don Brochu MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Adam Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Jake Busey, Enrico Colantoni, Ethan Suplee, Anjul Nigam, Gregory Jbara, Dan Butler

DRACULA II: ASCENSION (2003) DIR Patrick Lussier PROD Joel Soisson, W.K. Border SCR Patrick Lussier, Joel Soisson CAM Douglas Milsome ED Lisa Mozden [Lisa Romaniw] MUS Marco Beltrami, Kevin Kliesch CAST Jason Scott Lee, Jason London, Craig Sheffer, Roy Scheider, Brande Roderick, Jennifer Kroll, Diane Neal, Khary Payton, Tom Kane, Rutger Hauer

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003) DIR Jonathan Mostow PROD Mario Kassar, Hal Lieberman, Joel B. Michaels, Andrew G. Vajna, Colin Wilson SCR John Brancato, Michael Ferris (story by John Brancato, Michael Ferris, Tedi Sarafian) CAM Don Burgess ED Nicolas De Toth, Neil Travis MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Arnold Scharzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews, Mark Famiglietti, Earl Boen, Moira Sinise, Christopher Lawford

HELLBOY (2004) DIR Guillermo del Toro PROD Mike Richardson, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin SCR Guillermo del Toro (screen story by Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs; comic books by Mike Mignola) CAM Guillermo Navarro ED Peter Amundson MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola

I, ROBOT (2004) DIR Alex Proyas PROD Laurence Mark, Michael Lee Baron, John Davies, Topher Dow, Wyck Godfrey SCR Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman (story by Jeff Vintar; suggested by book by Isaac Asimov) CAM Simon Duggan ED William Hoy, Richard Learoyd, Armen Minasian MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, Shia LaBeouf

FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2004) DIR John Moore PROD William Aldrich, Alex Blum, John Davis, Wyck Godfrey SCR Edward Burns, Scott Frank (screenplay FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX [1965] by Lukas Heller) CAM Brendan Galvin ED Don Zimmerman MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Tony Curran, Sticky Fingaz, Jacob Vargas

CURSED (2005) DIR Wes Craven PROD Kevin Williamson, Marianne Maddalena SCR Kevin Williamson CAM Robert McLachlan ED Patrick Lussier, Lisa Mozden [Lisa Romaniw] MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Judy Greer, Milo Ventimiglia, Portia de Rossi

XXX: STATE OF THE UNION, a.k.a. XXX: THE NEXT LEVEL (2005) DIR Lee Tamahori PROD Neal H. Moritz, Richard Clark Jr. SCR Simon Kinberg (characters created by Rich Wilkes) CAM David Tattersall ED Todd E. Miller, Steven Rosenblum, Mark Goldblatt MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Xzibit, Michael Roof

THE THREE BURIELS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA (2005) DIR Tommy Lee Jones PROD Tommy Lee Jones, Luc Besson, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Michael Fitzgerald SCR Guillermo Arriaga CAM Chris Menges ED Roberto Silvi MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo, Levon Helm, Mel Rodriguez, Guillermo Arriaga

RED EYE (2005) DIR Wes Craven PROD Marianne Maddalena, Chris Bender SCR Carl Ellsworth (story by Carl Ellsworth, Dan Foos) CAM Robert D. Yeoman ED Patrick Lussier, Stuart Levy MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch, Jayma Mays, Angela Paton, Suzie Plakson

UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (2006) DIR Len Wiseman PROD David Coatsworth, Richard S. Wright, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi SCR Danny McBride (story by Len Wiseman, Danny McBride; characters created by Len Wiseman, Danny McBride, Kevin Grevioux) CAM Simon Duggan ED Nicolas De Toth MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Kate Beckinsdale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Derek Jacobi, Steven Mackintosh, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Brian Steele

THE OMEN (2006) DIR John Moore PROD John Moore, Glenn Williamson SCR David Seltzer CAM Jonathan Sela ED Dan Zimmerman MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Pete Postlethwaite, Mia Farrow, Marshall Cupp, David Thewlis, Richard Rees, Reggie Austin

CAPTIVITY (2007) DIR Roland Joffé PROD Mark Damon, Gary Mehlman, Leonid Minkovski SCR Larry Cohen, Joseph Tura (story by Larry Cohen) CAM Daniel Pearl ED Richard Nord MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney, Laz Alonso, Maggie Damon, Carl Paoli

VIKAREN, a.k.a. THE SUBSTITUTE (2007) DIR Ole Bornedal PROD Michael Obel SCR Ole Bornedal, Henrik Prip CAM Dan Laustsen ED Thomas Krag MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok, Emma Juel Justesen, Mollie Maria Gilmartin

THE INVISIBLE (2007) DIR David S. Goyer PROD Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Neal Edelstein, Jonathan Glickman, Mike Macari SCR Mick Davis, Christine Roum (novel by Mats Wahl) CAM Gabriel Beristain ED Conrad Smart MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Alex O’Loughlin, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Harrison

DIE HARD 4.0, originally titled LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (2007) DIR Len Wiseman PROD Michael Fottrell  SCR Mark Bomback (story by Mark Bomback, David Marconi; article “A Farewell to Arms” [1997] by John Carlin; characters created by Roderick Thorp) CAM Simon Duggan ED Nicolas De Toth MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis, Jonathan Sadowski, Andrew Friedman

3:10 TO YUMA (2007) DIR James Mangold PROD Cathy Konrad SCR Derek Haas, Michael Brandt (screenplay 3:10 TO YUMA [1957] by Halsted Welles; short story by Elmore Leonard) CAM Phedon Papamichael ED Michael McCusker MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Russell Crowe, Christian Slater, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tubyk, Luce Rains

THE EYE (2008) DIR David Moreau, Xavier Palud PROD Michelle Manning, Paula Wagner, Don Granger SCR Sebastian Gutlerrez (screenplay GIN GWAI, a.k.a. JIAN GUI [2002] by Yuet-Jan Hul, Oxide Chun Pang, Danny Pang) CAM Jeffrey Jur ED Patrick Lussier MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzjia, Fernanda Romero, Rachel Ticotin, Obba Babatundé, Chloë Grace Moretz

THE HURT LOCKER (2008) DIR Kathryn Bigelow PROD Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro SCR Mark Boal CAM Barry Ackroyd ED Bob Murawski, Chris Innis MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Jeremie Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce

L’INSTINCT DE MORT, a.k.a. MESRINE PART 1: KILLER INSTINCT (2008) DIR Jean-François Richet PROD Thomas Langmann SCR Abdel Raouf Dafri (adaptation by Jean-François Richet, Abdel Raouf Dafri; book by Jacques Mesrine) CAM Robert Gantz ED Hervé Schneid, Stéphane Garnier MUS Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp CAST Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Ludivine Sagnier, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya, Deano Clavet, Leïla Bekhti, Olivier Gourmet, Michel Duchaussoy

AMUSEMENT (2008) DIR John Simpson PROD Neal Edelstein, Mike Macari SCR Jake Wade Wall CAM Mark Garrett ED David Handman, Chris G. Willingham MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O’Donnell, Tad Hilgenbrink, Reid Scott, Rena Owen, Kevin Gage

MAX PAYNE (2008) DIR John Moore PROD John Moore, Julie Yorn, Scott Faye SCR Beau Thorne (video game by Sam Lake) CAM Jonathan Sela ED Dan Zimmerman MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Chris O’Donnell, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco

L’ENNEMI PUBLIC N° 1, a.k.a. MESRINE PART II: PUBLIC ENEMY # 1 (2008) DIR Jean-François Richet PROD Thomas Langmann, Maxime Rémillard, André Rouleau SCR Abdel Raouf Dafri (adaptation by Jean-François Richet, Abdel Raouf Dafri) CAM Robert Gantz ED Stéphane Garnier, Bill Pankow, Hervé Schneid MUS Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp CAST Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan, Gérard Lanvin, Olivier Gourmet, Georges Wilson, Michel Duchaussoy

IN THE ELECTRIC MIST (2009) DIR Bertrand Tavernier PROD Frédéric Bourboulon, Michael Fitzgerald SCR Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski (novel “In the Electric Mist With Confederate Death” [1993] by James Lee Burke) CAM Bruno de Keyzer ED Larry Madarras, Roberto Silvi MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen, Kelly Macdonald, Justina Machado, Ned Beatty, James Gammon

KNOWING (2009) DIR Alex Proyas PROD Alex Proyas, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch SCR Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White (story by Ryne Douglas Pearson) CAM Simon Duggan ED Richard Learoyd MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson, D.G. Maloney, Nadia Townsend, Alan Hopgood

REPO MEN (2010) DIR Miguel Sapochnik PROD Scott Stuber SCR Eric Garcia, Garrett Lerner (novel “The Repossession Mambo” [2009] by Eric Garcia) CAM Enrique Chediak ED Richard Francis-Bruce MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten, Chandler Canterbury, Joe Pingue, Liza Lapira

JONAH HEX (2010) DIR Jimmy Hayward PROD Andrew Lazar, Akiva Goldsman SCR Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine (story by Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine, William Farner; characters created by Tony DeZuniga, John Albano) CAM Mitchell Amundsen ED Kent Beyda, Daniel P. Hanley, Tom Lewis, Fernando Villena MUS Marco Beltrami, Mastodon CAST Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett, John Gallagher Jr.

MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010) DIR – SCR Wes Craven PROD Wes Craven, Iya Labunka CAM Petra Korner ED Peter McNulty MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski, Jeremy Chu, Emily Meade

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (2010) DIR Troy Nixey PROD Guillermo del Toro, Mark Johnson SCR Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins (teleplay of TV movie DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK [1973] by Nigel McKeand) CAM Oliver Stapleton ED Jill Bilcock MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson, Julia Blake, Garry McDonald, Bailee Madison, Guillermo del Toro

SOUL SURFER (2011) DIR Sean McNamara PROD Sean McNamara, Douglas Schwartz, David Zelon, David Brookwell, Dutch Hofstetter SCR Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk (screen story by Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann; book “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on Board” [2004] by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh) CAM John R. Leonetti ED Jeff Canavan MUS Marco Beltrami CAST AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, Ross Thomas

SCREAM 4 (2010) DIR Wes Craven PROD Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, Iya Labunka SCR Kevin Williamson CAM Peter Deming ED Peter McNulty MUS Marco Beltrami CAST David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Pannetiere, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes-Beech, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Wes Craven

THE THING (2011) DIR Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. PROD Eric Newman, Marc Abraham SCR Eric Helsserer (screenplay THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD [1951] by Charles Lederer; screenplay THE THING [1982] by Bill Lancaster; novella “Who Goes There?” [1938] by John W. Campbell Jr.) CAM Michael Abramowicz ED Peter Boyle, Julian Clarke MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein

THE SESSIONS (2012) DIR Ben Lewin PROD Ben Lewin, Stephen Nemeth, Judi Levine SCR Ben Lewin (essay “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate” [1990] by Mark O’Brien) CAM Geoffrey Simpson ED Lisa Bromwell MUS Marco Beltrami CAST John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macey, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin, Rhea Perlman, W. Earl Brown

THE WOMAN IN BLACK (2012) DIR James Watkins PROD Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver SCR Jane Goldman (novel “The Woman in Black” [1983] by Susan Hill) CAM Tim Maurice-Jones ED Jon Harris MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Clarán Hinds, Shaun Dooley, Alfie Field, Tim McMullan, Liz White

DEADFALL (2012) DIR Stefan Ruzowitzky PROD Shelley Clippard, Ben Cosgrove, Todd Wagner, Gary Levinsohn SCR Zach Dean CAM Shane Hurlbut ED Arthur Tarnowski, Dan Zimmerman MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnan, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Dennis Lafond, Patrick Kerton, Treat Williams

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (2012) DIR Robert Lorenz PROD Clint Esatwood, Robert Lorenz SCR Randy Brown CAM Tom Stern ED Gary Roach, Joel Cox MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Clint Esatwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Ed Lauter, Scott Eastwood, Peter Herrman, Josh Warren

STAB 6: GHOSTFACE RETURNS (2012) DIR – SCR – ED Joshua Patrick Dudley PROD Karen Ferrandino, Frank Ferrandino CAM Joshua Patrick Dudley, Rachel Alexandria Arnold MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Stephanie Maheu, Joshua Patrick Dudley, Rachel Alexandria Arnold, Mandi Russell, Fredrick Collier, Cara Shields

WARM BODIES (2013) DIR Jonathan Levine PROD Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Bruna Papandrea SCR Jonathan Levine (novel “Warm Bodies” [2010] by Isaac Marion) CAM Javier Aguirresarobe ED Nancy Richardson MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Cory Hardrict, Daniel Rindress-Kay

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013) DIR John Moore PROD Alex Young, Wyck Godfrey SCR Skip Woods (original characters created by Roderick Thorp) CAM Jonathan Sela ED Dan Zimmerman MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yulia Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic, Cole Hauser

WORLD WAR Z (2013) DIR Marc Foster PROD Brad Pitt, Ian Bryce, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner SCR Matthew Michael Carnahan, Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard (screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski; novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” [2006] by Max Brooks) CAM Ben Seresin ED Matt Chesse, Roger Barton MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse

THE WOLVERINE (2013) DIR James Mangold PROD Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker, Kazutoshi Wadakura SCR Mark Bomback, Scott Frank CAM Ross Emery ED Michael McCusker MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee

SNOWPIERCER (2013) DIR Bong Joon Ho PROD Steven Nam, Chan-wook Park, Wonjo Jeong, Tae-sung Jeong [Jeong Tae-sung] SCR Bong Joon Ho, Kelly Masterson (screen story by Bong Joon Ho; novel “Le Transperceneige” [1982] by Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette, Jacques Lob) CAM Kyung-pyo Hong ED Steve M. Choe MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Chris Evans, Kang-Ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Ko Asung, Alison Pill

SLASH (2013) DIR – SCR – ED Jack Stanis CAM Jack Stanis, Jonathan McGrath MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jack Stanis, Chris Kerr, Brianna Lilavois, Jonathan McGrath, Liana Mott, Kendall Parish, Donya Parsa, Eric Slota

CARRIE (2013) DIR Kimberly Peirce PROD Kevin Misher SCR Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay CARRIE [1976] by Lawrence D. Cohen; novel “Carrie” [1974] by Stephen King) CAM Steve Yedlin ED Lee Percy, Nancy Richardson MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Zoë Belkin, Samantha Weinstein, Judy Greer

THE HOMESMAN (2014) DIR Tommy Lee Jones PROD Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy SCR Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver (novel “The Homesman” [1988] by Glendon Swarthout) CAM Rodrigo Prieto ED Roberto Silvi MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Jo Harvey Allen, Barry Corbin, David Dencik, William Fichtner

THE GIVER (2014) DIR Phillip Noyce PROD Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, Nikki Silver SCR Robert B. Weide, Michael Mitnick (novel “The Giver” [1993] by Lois Lowry) CAM Ross Emery ED Barry Alexander Brown MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan

NOVEMBER MAN (2014) DIR Roger Donaldson PROD Sriram Das, Beau St. Clair SCR Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek (novel “There Are No Spies” [1987] by Bill Granger) CAM Romain Lacourbas ED John Gilbert MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Amila Terzimehic, Lazar Ristovski, Mediha Musliovic, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone

SLASH 2 (2014) DIR Jack Stanis, Schyler Coghlan PROD – SCR – CAM – ED Jack Stanis MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jack Stanis, Jonathan McGrath, Schyler Coghlan, Travis Hollingsworth, Shawn Tellekamp, Carolyn Mraz, Chris Kerr, Pat Coghlan

THE DROP (2014) DIR Michaël R. Roskam PROD Mike Larocca, Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark SCR Dennis Lehane (also short story ‘Animal Rescue’) CAM Nicolas Karakatsanis ED Christopher Tellefsen MUS Marco Beltrami, Raf Keunen CAST Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenbaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov

SEVENTH SON (2014) DIR Sergei Bodrov PROD Lionel Wigram, Thomas Tull, Basil Iwanyk SCR Steven Knight, Charles Leavitt, Matt Greenberg (novel “The Spook’s Apprentice” [2004, a.k.a. “The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch”] by Joseph Delaney) CAM Newton Thomas Sigel MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, John DeSantis, Jason Scott Lee

THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH (2014) DIR Tom Harper PROD Tobin Armbrust, Ben Holden, Simon Oakes SCR John Croker, Susan Hill CAM George Steel ED Mark Eckersley MUS Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts, Marcus Trumpp CAST Phoebe Fox, Merryn Pearse, Mary Roscoe, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Amelia Crouch, Amelia Pidgeon, Caspar Allpress, Pip Pearce

TRUE STORY (2015) DIR Rupert Goold PROD Jeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas, Dede Gardner SCR Rupert Goold, David Kajganich (book by Michael Finkel) CAM Masanobu Takayanagi ED Nicolas De Toth, Christopher Tellefsen MUS Marco Beltrami CAST James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee, Conor Kikot, Charlotte Driscoll

THE GUNMAN (2015) DIR Pierre Morel PROD Sean Penn, Andrew Rona, Ron Halpern SCR Sean Penn, Don MacPherson, Pete Travis (novel “La Position du Tireur Couché” [1981], a.k.a. “The Prone Gunman” and “Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot” by Jean-Patrick Manchette) CAM Flavio Martínez Labiano ED Frédéric Thoraval MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, Peter Franzén, Mark Billingham

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015) DIR Josh Trank PROD Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Robert Kulzer, Hutch Parker, Matthew Vaughn SCR Josh Trank, Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg (Marvel comic book [#1 released in 1961] by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby) CAM Matthew Jensen ED Stephen E. Rivkin, Elliot Greenberg MUS Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass CAST Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson, Joshua Montes

HITMAN: AGENT 47 (2015) DIR Aleksander Bach PROD Skip Woods, Adrian Alter, Charles Gordon, Alex Young SCR Skip Woods, Michael Finch (story by Skip Woods; video game by Morten Iversen, Peter Gjellerup Koch) CAM Óttar Guðnason ED Nicolas De Toth MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Jerry Hoffman, Jürgen Prochnow, Johannes Suhm

NO ESCAPE (20) DIR John Erick Dowdle PROD Drew Dowdle, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak SCR John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle CAM Léo Hinstin ED Elliot Greenberg MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Sterling Jerins, Claire Geare, Thanawut Ketsaro, Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak

THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015) DIR Jonathan Levine PROD Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver SCR Jonathan Levine, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir (story by Jonathan Levine) CAM Brandon Trost ED Zene Baker MUS Marco Beltrami, Miles Hankins CAST Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, Heléne Yorke, Michael Shannon

GODS OF EGYPT (2016) DIR Alex Proyas PROD Alex Projas, Basil Iwanyk SCR Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless CAM Peter Menzies Jr. ED Richard Learoyd MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, John Samaha, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung, Bryan Brown, Emma Booth

THE SHALLOWS (2016) DIR Jaume Collet-Serra PROD Lynn Harris, Matti Leshem SCR Anthony Jaswinski CAM Flavio Martínez Labiano ED Joel Negron MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas [Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas], Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge

BEN-HUR (2016) DIR Timur Bekmanbetov PROD Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, Duncan Downey SCR Keith R. Clarke, John Ridley (screenplay BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST [1925] by Carey Wilson, adaptation by June Mathis; screenplay BEN-HUR [1959] by Karl Tunberg; novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” [1880] by Lew Wallace) CAM Oliver Wood ED Richard Francis-Bruce, Dody Dorn MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbæk, Sofia Black-D’Elia

LOGAN (2017) DIR James Mangold PROD Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg SCR James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green (story by James Mangold; character created by Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita Sr.; comic book “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” [2008] by Mark Millar, Steven McNiven) CAM John Mathieson ED Dirk Westervelt, Michael McCusker MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATER (2017) DIR Angelina Jolie PROD Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, Ted Sarandos, Michael Vleira SCR Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung (book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” [2000] by Loung Ung) CAM Anthony Dod Mantle ED Xavier Box, Patricia Rommel MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak, Heng Dara, Khoun Sothea, Sarun Nika, Run Malyna, Oun Srey Neang, Horm Chhora, Mony Ros

LITTLE EVIL (2017) DIR – SCR Eli Craig PROD Jason Michael Berman, Nicholas David Nesbitt CAM Matthew Clark ED Tia Nolan MUS Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts, Marcus Trumpp CAST Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, Marcus Terrell Smith, James Weir, Russ Mitchell, Paul Slimak, Bridget Everett, Clancy Brown

THE SNOWMAN (2017) DIR Thomas Alfredson PROD Tim Bevan, Robyn Slovo, Plodor Gustafsson, Eric Fellner SCR Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, Søren Sveistrup (novel “Snømannen” [2007] a.k.a. “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbø) CAM Dion Beebe ED Thelma Schoonmaker, Claire Simpson MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny

MATILDA (2017) DIR Aleksey Uchitel PROD Aleksey Uchitel, Aleksandr Dostman, Vladimir Vinokur SCR Aleksandr Terekhov CAM Yurly Klimenko ED Daria Danilova MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Lars Eidinger, Michalina Olszanska, Danila Kozlovsky, Luise Wolfram, Sergey Garmash, Ingeborga Dapkunalte

A QUIET PLACE (2018) DIR John Krasinski PROD Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller SCR John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck (story by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck) CAM Charlotte Bruus Christensen ED Christopher Tellefsen MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom, Rhoda Pell

L’EMPEREUR DE PARIS, a.k.a. THE EMPEROR OF PARIS (2018) DIR Jean-François Richet PROD Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer SCR Éric Besnard (adaptation by Jean-François Richet) CAM Manuel Dacosse ED Hervé Schneid MUS Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp CAST Vincent Cassel, Olga Kurylenko, August Diehl, Fabrice Luchini, Freya Mavor, Patrick Chesnais, Denis Lavant, Freya Mavor

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE (2019) DIR Joe Berlinger PROD Joe Berlinger, Nicolas Chartier, Michael Costigan, Michael Simkin, Ara Keshishian SCR Michael Werwie (book “The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy” [1981] by Elizabeth Kendall) CAM Brandon Trost ED Josh Schaeffer MUS Marco Beltrami, Dennis Smith CAST Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

VELVET BUZZSAW (2019) DIR – SCR – ED Dan Gilroy PROD Jennifer Fox CAM Robert Elswit MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, John Malkovich, Billy Magnussen, Alan Mandell

LONG SHOT (2019) DIR Jonathan Levine PROD Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, James Weaver, Evan Goldberg, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix SCR Dan Sterling, Liz Hannah (story by Dan Sterling) CAM Yves Bélanger ED Melissa Bretherton, Evan Henke MUS Marco Beltrami, Miles Hankins CAST Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, Alexander Skarsgård

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (2019) DIR André Øvredal PROD Guillermo del Toro, Sean Daniel, J. Miles Dale, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown SCR Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman (screen story by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan; books “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” [1981], “More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” [1984], “Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” [1991] by Alvin Schwartz) CAM Roman Osin ED Patrick Larsgaard MUS Marco Beltrami, Anna Drubich CAST Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Austin Zajur

FORD V FERRARI, a.k.a. LE MANS ‘66 (2019) DIR James Mangold PROD James Mangold, Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin SCR Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller CAM Phedon Papamichael ED Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker, Dirk Westervelt MUS Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders CAST Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

UNDERWATER (2019) DIR William Eubank PROD Peter Chernin, Tonia Davis, Jenno Topping SCR Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad (story by Brian Duffield) CAM Bojan Bazelli ED Tod E. Miller, Brian Berdan MUS Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts CAST Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright

A QUIET PLACE PART II (2020) DIR John Krasinski PROD Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller, Andrew Form SCR John Krasinski (characters created by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck) CAM Polly Morgan ED Michael P. Shawver MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Cilliam Murphy, Noah Jupe, Dlimon Hounsou, Lauren-Ashley Cristiano

LOVE AND MONSTERS (2020) DIR Michael Matthews PROD Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen SCR Brian Duffield, Matthew Robinson (story by Brian Duffield) CAM Lachlan Milne ED Debbie Berman, Nancy Richardson MUS Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp CAST Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing, Ariana Greenblatt, Ellen Hollman, Tre Hale, Pacharo Mzembe

CHAOS WALKING (2021) DIR Doug Liman PROD Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Erwin Stoff, Alison Winter SCR Patrick Ness, Christopher Ford (book “The Knife of Never Letting Go” [2008] by Patrick Ness) CAM Ben Seresin ED Doc Crotzer MUS Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts CAST Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo, Kurt Sutter, Cynthia Erivo, Bethany Anne Lind, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas

AMERICAN NIGHT (2021) DIR Alessio Jim Della Valle PROD Martha Capello, Ilaria Dello Iacono SCR Alessio Jim Della Valle (also story) CAM Ben Nott ED Zach Staenberg MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emile Hirsch, Jeremy Piven, Paz Vega, Michael Madsen, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Annabelle Belmondo, Marco Leonardi

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (2021) DIR Andy Serkis PROD Avi Arad, Kelly Marcel, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal SCR Kelly Marcel CAM Robert Richardson ED Lucy Bevan MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham


INHUMANOID (1996) DIR – TELEPLAY Victoria Muspratt PROD Darin Spillman CAM John B. Aronson ED Nancy Rosenblum MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Richard Grieco, Lara Harris, Corbin Bernsen, Edie McClurg, Robin Gammell, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Ilia Volok

STRANGER IN MY HOME (1997) DIR Farhad Mann PROD Jeff Morton TELEPLAY Rovert Hamilton CAM Christopher Taylor ED M. Edward Salier MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Veronica Hamel, Joe Penny, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Leigh Taylor-Young, Robert Curtis Brown, Michael Angarano, Betsy Beard

DAVID AND LISA (1998) DIR Lloyd Kramer TELEPLAY Eleanor Perry, Lloyd Kramer, Theodore Isaac Rubin (screenplay DAVID AND LISA [1962] by Eleanor Perry; novella “Lisa and David” by Theodore Isaac Rubin) CAM James D. Cooper ED Igor Kovalik MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Sidney Poitier, Lukas Haas, Brittany Murphy, Debi Mazar, Allison Janney, Kim Murphy, Giuseppe Andrews

DYBT VAND (1999) DIR Ole Bornedal PROD Bo Leck Fischer TELEPLAY Ole Bornedal, Ulf Ryberg CAM Dan Laustsen ED Rie Wanting MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jens Jørn Spottag, Lotte Andersen, Henning Moritzen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Gerda Gilboe, Gyrd Løfquist, Ulf Pilgaard

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (1999) DIR Mick Jackson TELEPLAY Thomas Rickman (book “Tuesdays With Morrie” [1997] by Mitch Albom) CAM Theo van de Sande ED Carol Littleton MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz-Grillo, Caroline Aaron, Bonnie Bartlett, John Carroll Lynch, Cloud Michaels

GOODNIGHT MOON & OTHER SLEEPYTIME TALES (1999) DIR – PROD Amy Schatz ED Ken Eluto MUS Marco Beltrami, Mecca Bodega, John Debney CAST Justin Arnold, Tony Bennett, Lauryn Hill, Patti LaBelle, Aaron Neville, Susan Sarandon, Billy Crystal

THE SUNSET LIMITED (2011) DIR Tommy Lee Jones TELEPLAY Cormac McCarthy (also play, published in 2006) MUS Marco Beltrami CAST Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson