I've been wondering. Having watched an (over)abundance of movies, shorts, tv series during this pandemic environment, is there a trend towards more human stories, more emotional content, and less of the bombastic action-thriller apocalyptical content of recent years? Has the pandemic directed us toward a certain level of...cultural maturity?
I have found that I am seeing more content that touches real human stories. More relevant, touching on how we come together as a race, to face our real-life problems and challenges from a personal perspective.
As a composer, I'm also noticing this trend in recent scores. Relatable stories that draw us into the lives of those onscreen are accompanied by scores that often sound much more intimate in scale. They revisit melody and musical structure, yet remain fully-charged emotionally. These scores are as equally well-married to their visual partner as they are outstandingly beautiful in their own right. They are drawing the audience into an appropriately personable setting which I'm finding refreshing and inspiring.
Then again...maybe it's just me! I'd be curious to know how other creators here, the 'sowers of seeds' so to speak, feel about it.
Cheers, and stay safe!