Film Score Friday: BlacKkKlansman

Here’s another movie I went back-and-forth on! The composer, Terence Blanchard, is a frequent collaborator with director Spike Lee. I love his compositions, and this is the “cleanest” Spike Lee Joint.

Director: Spike Lee
Composer: Terence Blanchard

BlacKkKlansman is based on a true story of a black detective (Colorado Springs’ first African-American detective: Ron Stallworth) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. While the movie is based on real events, there are dramatized events included.

Terence Blanchard is a trumpeter and composer in the jazz genre. The film’s score is dark, uplifting, and a little funky! I personally love a lot of this score. The Main Theme is sultry and mysterious. Ron’s Theme is quirky and funky. My favorite track, “Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)” encompasses all the themes in the movie. It’s got soul and funk. It’s cinematic. It reminds me of a slow Blaxploitation funk piece.

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