New York Magazine

SPACE JAM

Hidden Figures composers Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer on what they learned from each other.

IN HIDDEN FIGURES, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer play three heretofore unsung black female nasa mathematicians instrumental to America’s victory in the Space Race. Pop star Pharrell Williams pulled double duty on the film, co-producing and writing the score—a blend of stirring, gospel-inflected orchestral passages; bluesy rhythm; and contemporary melody—with composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. Adoring friends and frequent collaborators, Zimmer and Williams

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from New York Magazine

New York Magazine3 min read
A Dry Cleaner Spills Everything
Jerry Pozniak, owner and managing director of luxury laundry service Jeeves New York, has been in high-end clothing care for 33 years.
New York Magazine4 min readFashion & Beauty
Best Bets
Combat Comeback THESE MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS boots are akin to those that stomped down the fall 2019 runway; a reference, Kors says, to his late teens, which were spent stumbling out of Studio 54. Combat boots have been a symbol of youthful rebelli
New York Magazine4 min read
Bleak Is Beautiful
I,I BON IVER, JAGJAGUWAR. BON IVER BEGAN as an exercise in seclusion, the fruit of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon’s retreat to his family’s hunting cabin in northwestern Wisconsin in the wake of the breakup of DeYarmond Edison (a band that took it