Thursday 9 January 2014


I really like the theme music for the American HBO Tv series Newsroom – it evokes all those past B & W news stories when news seemed to be real and hard hitting, individual, and on the ground rather than the smooth over versions we seem to get now.
So I checked to see who the composer was and discovered it was a Thomas Newman who has also composed the music for films such as American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Skyfall and others.

I often switch off the news because it is so bland and gets blogged down in minute details rather than really telling us the story. HBO has the freedom to be creative with its writers and it seems these days that the DVD tv series are often of higher quality than most movies screened at the cinema.