worked diligently and professionally to capture the spirit of the
filmmakers F. W. Murnau, Frank Borzage and the self-made mogul, William Fox.
Music plays a key role in defining the emotional value of a story for an
audience. In a documentary, just the right music can add layers of meaning to
an image or a quote. Christopher helped give us that emotional value, helped us
tell a remarkable and complex story by creating a musical foundation for each
man's tale. Best of all, Christopher worked closely with us so that we were
always part of the process, and I think that helped us all become invested in
the results. It was a great and satisfying experience."
"Christopher's music for "Becoming John Ford" is, quite simply, perfect.
It sums up beautifully, in its wonderful, deceptively simple phrases,
everything we feel about this great director and his films. The theme
itself feels as old as the American West, but as delightfully fresh as
tomorrow's morning dew. It conjures the iron-hard, unyielding spirit of
the pioneers, and their founding of this country, and it aches with
yearning for a better, brighter, world - one that can exist as a result
of sacrifice. It resonates in the mind like mesmerizing poetry, and once
heard it proves impossible to forget. From this point on, for me, it is
the coming together of two artists, Christopher, and Ford himself,
their collaboration reaching rapturous harmony."
–– Nick Redman, Academy Award Nominated Director/Producer