Theodore Shapiro scores Mr. Woodcock

Posted on September 2, 2006 by Dan Goldwasser

This past week, composer Theodore Shapiro recorded his score to the New Line Cinema comedy, Mr. Woodcock. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is about John Farley (Seann William Scott) and his return home to prevent his mother (Susan Sarandon) from marrying Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thorton) – the high school gym teacher who made high school hell.

Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

Score mixer Chris Fogel and composer Theodore Shapiro

Recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage, Shapiro’s score uses a 75-piece orchestra, conducted by Pete Anthony. The music ranges from strong thematic action to playful moments with a bit of a dark undercurrent. Electric guitar and celesta feature in the music, as well as some moments with acoustic guitar, saxophones, and even an organ.

Theodore Shapiro and Pete Anthony discuss a cue

The music was orchestrated by Anthony along with Jon Kull, and Chris Fogel acted as score mixer. Music editor Bruno Coon and ProTools Recordist Bryan Carrigan were also on hand at the stage.

Mr. Woodcock is due to be released in theaters in March 2007.