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Emmy Nominee: Exclusive Video Interview with Composer John Powell on ‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’

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Composer John Powell earns his first Emmy nomination for his work on Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (here’s our review) before debuting on Apple TV+. It’s also Powell’s first official foray into a genre he hadn’t previously worked with: documentary.

I had the chance to speak with Powell about meeting director Davis Guggenheim and engaging with music for nonfiction, as well as many standout scores of his career, including music for Face/Off, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Bourne Supremacy.

You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.

Michael J. Fox in “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

Film summary:

Directed by Academy Award® winner Davis Guggenheim, the film recounts Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words. Using documentary, archival and scripted elements, it tells the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. It accounts his public life full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss with his never-before-seen private journey including the years that followed his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29. The film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.

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Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is streaming on Apple TV+.

Abe Friedtanzer
Abe Friedtanzer
Abe Friedtanzer is a film and TV enthusiast who spent most of the past fifteen years in New York City. He has been the editor of and since 2007, and has been predicting the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards since he was allowed to stay up late enough to watch them. He has attended numerous film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, and is a contributing writer for The Film Experience, Awards Radar, and AwardsWatch.


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