David Wingo (‘The Report’ composer) on creating a ‘spare,’ ‘insistent’ score for ’70s-inspired true life thriller [Exclusive Video Interview]

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David Wingo (‘The Report’ composer) on creating a ‘spare,’ ‘insistent’ score for ’70s-inspired true life thriller [Exclusive Video Interview]
For composer David Wingo, “The Report” was “the kind of movie I’ve always wanted to work on,” something that’s “in the vein of ’70s paranoia thrillers” like “All the President’s Men” (1976) and “Three Days of the Condor” (1975). “I feel like those kinds of movies aren’t getting made that much anymore, and those are some of my favorite films and some of my favorite scores.” The composer spoke at length about his score for the film while appearing at Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts panel, hosted by managing editor Chris Beachum. Watch our exclusive video interview with Wingo above.

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Wingo has long been attracted to films that are essentially about “people exchanging information to one another, and it’s mostly talking,” which is something that doesn’t happen a lot in the titles he works on.
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