Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” was one of 2022’s largest and most ambitious films. It’s fair to say it split everyone who saw it down the middle with their opinions. But an area most could agree on was the film’s technical craft. Two frequent Chazelle collaborators, composer Justin Hurwitz and costume designer Mary Zophres were kind enough to spend some time going in-depth on their work for Chazelle’s latest. First up is my interview with Hurwitz, where he breaks down the extensive layering of the score, how the film pushed him out of his comfort zone to try new things, if he’s open to working with anyone outside Damien Chazelle, and more. Then we have Zoe Rose Bryant’s interview with Mary Zophres, where she breaks down the film’s elaborate costumes, working with all the different department heads on this massive project, her reaction to some of the criticisms thrown at the film’s anachronisms, and more. You do not want to miss listening to these before the Oscars! Please take a listen to them down below and enjoy. Thank you!
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