MovieScore Media continues its exploration of fascinating documentary subjects with Speer Goes to Hollywood. Chronicling the life of Albert Speer, the head architecture of the Third Reich, the documentary by by Vanessa Lapa explores the life of the notorious “good Nazi” after he was one of the few people who escaped the death sentence during the Nuremberg trials. The film meets its subject in 1971 as Speer is working on a screenplay for Paramount, based on his bestselling wartime memoir Inside the Third Reich as a series of interviews slowly reveal more unnerving details about his true involvement in designing the sets for a genocide…
“As second generation holocaust survivors, working on Speer Goes To Hollywood was a very demanding and emotional experience,” recalls Ilfman about the project. “We wanted to play him as the ‘good Nazi‘ that he was pretending to be with parts of the score. The thought was to make the audience who are not familiar with him to be taken on a journey discovering his manipulation. The score is devised of a main theme and a secondary theme representing his scheming but also the sadness of his victims with all parts coming together in the main suite. The score was written for a large orchestra and choir and was recorded at Air Studio on Holocaust Memorial Day, with the orchestra performing the Adagio for String and Harp I dedicated to my father, bringing all of us to tears by the end of the recording session.”
Frank Ilfman originally studied trombone and piano at the Jaffa Conservatorium of Music, then he he played lead trombone in the Tel Aviv Dixieland Band. Since starting out in film scoring, Frank scored over sixty films and television projects. His breakthrough was written for Big Bad Wolves whose music won a Saturn Award shortly after being issued by MovieScore Media. Some of Ilfman’s other recent credits include the supernatural thriller Sensoria (available from ScreamWorks Records), Rory’s Way (available from MovieScore Media and Kronos Records) and the new logo of Legendary Pictures.
MMS20009 SPEER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by FRANK ILFMAN
Release date (digital): April 24, 2020