Composer Robbie Robertson who has worked with Martin Scorsese for over forty years has made some interesting revelations. According to the composer, Martin Scorsese wasn’t interested in a traditional movie song for his three and a half hour gangster epic, The Irishman.
Setting A New Musical Tone For The Irishman!
Rather than opting for a traditional song, Scorsese asked Robertson to create music that will fit the tone. The movie is best described as a character drama according to the creator. Robertson admits that it was tricky for him as he has never seen a gangster movie with this kind of tonality before.
Moreover, the theme song for The Irishman, which appears on the film’s soundtrack which is releasing on 8th November is a rather melancholic tune that features acoustic guitars strumming while a harmonica’s melody evokes a lonesome feeling. He makes it clear that it is not that the two do not appreciate the traditional movie scores!
The partnership of Martin Scorsese with Robertson is quite an old one. They have also been roommates at one point in time. Robertson has worked with Scorsese on numerous projects including Raging Bull (1980), Casino (1995), The Departed (2006) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Robertson says that if something is done with Scorsese’s films, it brings things down rather than putting them up. The duo teams up to create something memorable on-screen that becomes a classic cult.