_Mammoth_ represents my fourth film collaboration with director Tim Cox. It was easily the zaniest and the most fun. It walks (or stomps on) the line between a light spoofy romp and a “hold on to the edge of your seat” horror film.
Tim asked for every vibe from ’60s surfer rock to ’50s mega-string lushness to Henry Mancini’s hip jazz to retro-inspired orchestral action. Naturally I said no, but he insisted!
I pulled in some of my favorite wind and brass players to punch up certain moments in the score, including a cue that I love which has four unison bass flutes featured as soloists (“Frank Meets the Agents”). Thank you, Mr. Mancini.
There are family moments to offer a break from the action and to let the actors breathe, and some real hefty action sequences.
Tim, in addition to being a terrific filmmaker, is also a big-time film music scholar and fan. It’s great to work with a director who has such appreciation for the history of film music.