Benjamin Wallfisch interview – the film composer on IT CHAPTER TWO, BLADE RUNNER 2049 and more

Benjamin Wallfisch interview – the film composer on IT CHAPTER TWO, BLADE RUNNER 2049 and more

I’ve always been a film score collector, even as a young boy I was in the soundtrack section buying vinyl records of my favorite film music. And hey, I’ve lived long enough to watch vinyl die off and come back, as now getting a film score on vinyl can actually command a premium price. This year at San Diego Comic-Con, the Mondo booth hosted a signing with film composer Benjamin Wallfisch for their BLADE RUNNER 2049 vinyl release. Wallfisch is a name I’ve been watching in recent years, as he’s consistently put out great film scores on a wide variety of projects like LIGHTS OUT, A CURE FOR WELLNESS, HIDDEN FIGURES, IT, HELLBOY and the documentary series HOSTILE PLANET. This weekend he takes on his first sequel in IT CHAPTER TWO. I had a chance to sit and chat with Benjamin during the convention (I think I may have been the only one to do so), and we talked about his career and some select films he worked on, plus his thoughts on returning to the IT franchise for another round. Check out the interview below and look for IT CHAPTER TWO in theaters this weekend. Big thanks to Grady May for editing this for me. Also, apologies for the loud background music… at Comic-Con, there’s not many quiet places to talk.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.