‘The Irishman’ Composer Robbie Robertson on Not Creating ‘Traditional Movie Score’ for Gangster Epic

    Composer Robbie Robertson has worked with Martin Scorsese for more than 40 years. But for The Irishman, Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic, Scorsese wanted Robertson to create music that fit the tone — the movie is probably best described as a character drama more than a traditional mobster movie. “It’s a very strong mood, and I’ve never seen a gangster movie with this kind of tonality before,” says Robertson. “It was tricky.”

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