Christophe Beck - "Marcello, Of Course"
A native of Montreal, Beck graduated from Crescent School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Christophe Beck studied music at Yale University, where he was the music director of the Spizzwinks of 1989 and 1990 and the Whiffenpoofs of 1991. He studied film scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he was taught by Jerry Goldsmith among others. He studied and worked under Mike Post for a period, including writing uncredited music on some of Post's series.
He won an Emmy Award in 1998 for his work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also worked on Angel and The Practice. His film credits include Starstruck (1998), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), Bring It On (2000), Confidence (2003), American Wedding (2003), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Garfield (2004), Elektra (2005), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), School for Scoundrels, The Pink Panther (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), License to Wed (2007), The Seeker (2007), Fred Claus (2007), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Drillbit Taylor (2008), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009), The Pink Panther 2 (2009), The Hangover (2009), Waiting for Superman (2010), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Date Night (2010), Tower Heist (2011), The Muppets (2011), Frozen (2013), Endless Love (2014), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). He appeared in the documentary Finding Kraftland (2006) for his agent Richard Kraft.
His music is always intimate and pure, and he finds a way of telling the story of the scene without overpowering it, something many film composers today forget to do.
So today, with an "esausto" smile, I choose Christophe Beck's "Marcello, Of Course", from the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" as my, go on and let your sunflowers burst, find the little joys in life, live spherically, song for a, now is the only time you get, live for love, never give up on second chances ... or third, or forth, or fifth, Monday.