MOONLIGHT: The Significance of Music

On top of its powerful story and message, beautiful cinematography and color palette, and impeccable direction, the use of music in Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight stands out. In this video essay, Mr Nerdista examines how Jenkin’s choice of music helps propel the story, lend it depth and weight, and shape the emotional impact of the film.

Mr Nerdista

Videos: 36


A24


Best Picture 2000's


Case Studies: Building Story & Character Through Music


Independent Film


Barry Jenkins


Moonlight