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Back to the Future Score Videos


Our kids watched the Back to the Future trilogy over the summer, giving me a chance to revisit the films. They’re wonderful, of course.


It’s funny—when Marty all of a sudden hated to be called chicken in the second film, the kids were like, “Huh? Where’d that come from?” Well, kids, they needed what’s called a “character arc”...


Alan Silvestri’s scores, oh my God! To think that’s what movie music used to sound like.


Here are five videos about the soundtracks I came across, and made a note to blog about them one day—and that day is today!


Alan Silvestri on writing the theme, courtesy Film Music Media:

A vintage piece, with Alan conducting the orchestra:

An analysis by Tim Rodier at Omni Music Publishing of the octatonic scale and how Silvestri used it:

By the way, Omni published the score as a book, though it’s presently out of stock.


A score reduction (synched to picture) of the climactic “Clocktower” music:

And a different analysis of the score, courtesy the Jigowatts YouTube channel:

Enjoy!

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Popa Razzie71
Popa Razzie71
Aug 10, 2023

I miss the Silvestri chords of danger and the BTTF fanfare

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