Due out at the end of this month on 29th July, Captain America: The First Avenger is undoubtedly near the top of a lot of people’s lists of films to see this summer, mine including.
I’ve loved all of the images and trailers that we’ve been privy to so far (brownie points to everyone who saw the nod to Captain American in Iron Man 2 last year), and now ComingSoon.net have a number of great samples taken from the upcoming film’s score.
The film has been scored by twice Oscar-nominated Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, The Polar Express), whose music I must say I’m not extremely familiar with; his name is not one that personally comes to mind like Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, or James Newton Howard. Listening to the clips from the score though, I’m definitely impressed by what I’ve heard of it so far, and am even more excited now to see the film itself.
New York City’s WQXR played the clips at the weekend during their Movies on the Radio segment, and ‘ReallrOnMan’ was kind enough to put up the clips online for us all to benefit from. They start at 2:34 minutes into the clip and continue on, fading in and out between tracks. Interspersed throughout, and kicking them all off, is an incredibly American-oriented theme, which is absolutely perfect for the film. From what we can hear so far, Silvestri has got the soundtrack spot on; and I really can’t wait to be able to listen to the rest of it and watch the film to see what music goes with what visuals.
Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park II, The Wolfman), and features a stellar cast of Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, and Natalie Dormer, and will be with us in a little over three weeks. Without further ado, here are the brilliant clips from the score:
Alan Silvestri’s Captain America: TFA (OST)… by IrOnMaNSM