Music is one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. It may also be the single most under-appreciated aspect of filmmaking by a lot of people. Think about great filmmakers, like Stanley Kubrick or Martin Scorsese or Peter Weir. All of them have an incredible understanding of how important good music can be to a scene.

Music can make an otherwise nothing scene great. Likewise, poor music choice can completely ruin a scene. Countless films are release every year that might have reached far greater heights had they the benefit of a good composer.

The YouTube channel, Art Of The Film Score, explores…well, exactly that – the art of the film score.

Few movie releases over the past few years have had such distinctive music as Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, which featured original music by Tim Simonec and Justin Hurwitz, as well as some classic jazz by legends of the style, such as Buddy Rich and Hank levy. This video essay, entitled “Whiplash – The Jazz Marty”, explores the use of music in Whiplash, and examines the film’s impression of jazz legend Charlie Parker in relation to Charlie Parker in actuality.

It’s always worth finding out more about the films we love. It’s also always worth developing an appreciation for music in film. This video essay will help you out with both. You can thank us whenever you like.