Musings About Music In Film

Eddie The Eagle

eddie Everyone my age will remember the tale of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, the super-underdog who came to fame at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, and of course they've finally made a film about him. Scoring Eddie The Eagle is Matthew Margeson, who has come up with a quite lovely and endearing throwback score using cheesy but inspirational synth melodies. What's great is that it feels earnest as well as being heaps of fun, along the same lines as Jerry Goldsmith's Rudy. It is terminally 80's, so you have parts that sound like that era of video games or the theme tune to Dempsey and Makepeace, but there's a nobility in there that makes it a worthwhile listen. -CB

Eddie The Eagle is out now from Varese Sarabande