“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
Victor Marie Hugo
French Poet, Novelist, and Dramatist 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885.
Critically acclaimed for his Les Contemplation and La Légende des diécles poetry.
and his outstanding novels which include Les Misérables published in 1862.
Compelling feature films are an audio-visual immersive sensory experience. Every movie needs a story. However, genre relevant music can turn a good film into a cinematic event. Music that complements decisive moments in a movie has the ability to vividly enrich the experience of the audience, and increases their emotional interaction with the film in a very personal and positive way, even if the scene in question is an intensely moving one.
Music is therefore a critically important element of any feature film. A captivating film score supplements the visual story and dialogue, taking the film to higher levels of emotion and excitement. While some movies use pre-released popular music as the primary musical constituent, a specifically composed orchestral score can be adapted much more closely to a specific film’s storyline, and is more often preferred. Ideally, popular music should be included for special moments in the movie where the lyrics of a specific pre-released song have a distinct relationship to the characters in the film or certain events being portrayed in therein.
The ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature films powerful and gripping storyline best described by its tagline .. “Past and present day collide in this high octane thriller of chilling espionage, lethal betrayal, undercover operatives, special forces and deadly combat, assassination of a head of State, and a deeply compelling love story set against a backdrop of high stakes international political intrigue” requires a film score of significant depth in order to handle the wide range of stirring storyline elements.
With this in mind, award winning Italian film score and music composer Bruno Brugnano has composed the approximately sixteen minutes of music on this web site as a prelude to the complete ‘A Secret To Die For’ film score. The music on this web site captures the very essence of the future anthemic, dramatic, edgy, at times dissonant, and subtle nuance filled film score of the ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film.
The ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film will also incorporate several pre-released popular music songs which are relevant to the past and current day elements and specific events within the storyline.
Feature films frequently employ different recurring themes or musical motifs or variations thereof for leading characters, events, and locations in a film. This technique is often attributed to its first popular usage by the composer Richard Wagner in his opera’s, and is known by the term leitmotif (German Leitmotiv). Modern compelling examples of this are film music scores of various James Bond films, the Lord of the Rings films, and the movies Armageddon, Avatar and Gladiator to name a few. This technique is being employed with the ‘A Secret to Die For’ film score which lends itself ideally to the incorporation of audience recognizable musical motifs.
Many feature films have purposefully composed theme songs which are played during the opening scenes and/or closing scenes of a film. Such theme songs, especially those which have a dramatic impact upon the public either at the time of first release of the film, or during the last few weeks before a movies world premier release, can have lasting influence in popular media. Who can forget the numerous ‘James Bond’ film songs such as Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’, Madonna’s ‘Die Another Day’ or Adele’s ‘Skyfall’, or for that matter Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ from the movie Armageddon, Moby’s ‘Extreme Ways’ from the Bourne Movies, or Leona Lewis ‘I See You’ from Avatar.
The theme song for the ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film titled ‘Shadows in the Night’ has been composed with music by Bruno Brugnano with lyrics by Mike Agana. The ‘A Secret To Die For’ theme song ‘Shadows in the Night’ dramatically captures the essence of the films storyline, and will be performed for the movie’s release by an internationally acclaimed female vocalist.
DreamVision Universal Entertainment SA gratefully acknowledges the creative work of Bruno Brugnano who composed the music for the ‘A Secret To Die For’ title song ‘Shadows in the Night’ with lyrics composed by Mike Agana, as well as the films love song ‘Love in Dangerous Times’ with music composed by Bruno Brugnano and lyrics co-written by Mike Agana and Diane Hughes.
As developments occur with the ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film score over the coming months this page will be updated.
Originally from Milan Italy, Bruno is an honours graduate from the Musicians Institute, College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he studied under guitar legends Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, Joe Pass and Norman Brown. He also studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Perugia, Italy, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Guitar from the C.D.M. Milan Music Institute where he studied with the legendary Filippo Dacco’.
During Bruno’s numerous studio and live performances as a producer, arranger, composer and musician he has recorded and performed with many well-known musicians from around the world, and personally produced over 100 Albums.
Today Bruno is a freelance composer with a state-of-the-art recording and composing studio of his own design. Prior to his freelance career Bruno worked extensively for Sony, BEC Tero, Polygram, GMM Grammy, and numerous other major record labels. Bruno has composed, arranged and produced music scores and original Ballard’s for feature films, television programmes, and music compilations for numerous commercial firms including Toyota, City Bank, Johnny Walker, Ponds, Thai Airways, Lux etc. Bruno was also a finalist at the first MTV Music Awards Show held in Singapore, and also in New York a few years earlier.
In 2004 and 2009 Bruno won the Thai Academy Movie Award for the Best Original Song and has been nominated numerous times in the past, including winning the Season Award 2000 for “Best album of the year”. Also in 2004 he won first prize in Milan, Italy, at the Sabaoth Music Festival for a Christian World Music album in English and Spanish which was released in the United States and throughout South America. The Christian World Music album was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Bruno has also work closely with H.R.H Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya and her feature film team composing film scores on such movies as ‘My Best Bodyguard’.
Bruno Brugnano In The Studio