Courtesy of Creative Commons

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By Ciara Speller 2/23/17

It took two months for Hauschka and Dustin O’Halloran to create the musical score for the Oscar-nominated film Lion.

Within these two short months, the composers found a way to make “ love and connection” the heart of this film, which shows audiences what true loss looks like.

“There were lots of piano takes with not a lot of edits, so everything has to be just right. This took the most time,” said Hauschka.

The limited time and various obstacles that the pair were dealt did not stop them from creating anything less than an aesthetic experience, which many have been moved by.

Though the first half of the film is in Hindi, the pair believes that the overlying message of humanity and the power of love is something that everyone can connect with.

O’Halloran hopes that people think the composition is “ honest and not manufactured to mimic their feelings.”

Both Hauschka and O’Halloran say that Lion has the potential for people to go home and reflect on both their personal lives, and everything that surrounds them.

This is the duo’s first nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Music Score.


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