Saturday, 28 September 2013

Theme Time : Thomas Newman - The Newsroom

The Newsroom is currently my favourite US drama from HBO. I loved the first season last year and am currently enjoying the second season (we're about 4 episodes in) on Sky Atlantic, Monday nights.

Starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, John Gallagher Jr, Thomas Sadoski and Sam Waterston and created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing and the film Moneyball) each episode is frank, intelligent, witty - with great sharp and fast ping pong dialogue - and beautiful.

The splendid theme tune by Thomas Newman embodies the integrity of the characters and their mission to report world events accurately and without prejudice. The score was changed slightly in this second season, to become more urgent and rapid, as indeed we're the titles. Here is a video featuring both the S1 and S2 opening

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