Most movies have music written for them. I’d like to think it can work the other way around too. Every now and again I find a piece of music I’d like to write a movie for.
For example, Mahler’s 5th symphony. Super dramatic, heroic. Thrilling and heart breaking in turns. There are points in the first movement when you can practically hear our hero’s cape fluttering behind him as he charges up the spiral stairs… of a castle… to dispatch or rescue accordingly.
And it would be that kind of film too – a swashbuckler. I’d love to see the marquee: “Mahler’s 5th” Starring Errol Flynn.