“I like the scene in the first ‘Scream’ movie where Sidney gets up, and dusk is falling, and she’s looking out at the hills of Santa Rosa, there where it was filmed, and that’s where you sort of hear her theme being played out. I always liked that moment because, to me, it became more than just a horror movie”.
Marco Beltrami received Academy Award nominations for his iconic scores to 3:10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker. He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, and the Scream series. His other scores include The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the zombie comedy Warm Bodies for Summit Entertainment, the latest installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Joon-ho Bong, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, James Mangold’s The Wolverine, the remake of the classic horror hit Carrie, The Fantastic Four reboot directed by Josh Trank, and Columbia Pictures’ holiday comedy The Night Before starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Marco’s most recent credits include Twentieth Century Fox’s Logan, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, The Shallows starring Jack Huston and Blake Lively, and Universal Pictures’ crime drama The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender. Up next for Beltrami is Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated horror-thriller A Quiet Place directed and starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
Born in New York, Beltrami studied music at the Yale School of Music, then in Italy, before apprenticing with legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith in L.A. “Maybe it’s because I’m partly schizophrenic to begin with,” he says, “but it seems to be refreshing to work on something for a while, then…take a break and work on something that’s the complete opposite. It’s fun.”