On this special episode of Piecing It Together, one of my oldest friends and fellow composer TJ Kross joins me to talk about our picks for the best Film Scores of the decade. This is a very special episode for me because I spent most of this decade chasing the dream of being a film music composer, so it’s obviously a subject near and dear to my heart.
The Last Black Man In San Francisco
On the 83rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns to the show to talk about one of his favorite movies of the year, the debut from writer/director Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man In San Francisco. This beautiful, surreal look at the effects of gentrification from A24 is one of the year’s best, most unique films. Puzzle pieces include The Royal Tenembaums, Do The Right Thing, The Florida Project and Atlanta.
The effects of gentrification weigh heavily on the city itself as well as its inhabitants in director Joe Talbot’s debut feature, The Last Black Man In San Francisco. The title is more of an exaggeration, despite the film going in some magical realism style directions which could have signaled a literal take, and instead deals with a man, played by Jimmie Fails (and based on his own life) who feels like he’s being pushed out of the city he calls home.