‘Batman’ 1966 Author Matt Yockey & ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Composer David Buckley


Matt Yockey is assistant professor of film studies at the University of Toledo. His work on fan studies and the superhero genre has appeared in such publications as The Journal of Fandom Studies, Transformative Works and Cultures, The Velvet Light Trap, and Studies in Comics.

David Buckley: David is a British film composer who works and lives in LA. He has worked with many of the leading filmmakers of the day including Ridley and Tony Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Rob Minkoff, Luc Besson, Pierre Morel and Taylor Hackford. Notable recent film scores include THE TOWN (co-composed with Harry Gregson-Williams), and THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM.

He is also the composer for the hit CBS TV show THE GOOD WIFE, about to start it’s sixth season, and has recently provided the score for Infinty Ward/Activision’s CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS and the WB/Rocksteady game: BATMAN, ARKHAM KNIGHT.

David’s first involvement with film music was as a choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University where he subsequently taught. After graduating, he moved to London and began a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials.

In 2006 David moved to LA to become an additional writer on a number of Harry Gregson-Williams’ scores including SHREK, GONE BABY GONE, FLUSHED AWAY and THE NUMBER 23.

He has also contributed music to the video game, METAL GEAR SOLID 4, and the TV show, SHREK THE HALLS. In addition to his work for Harry, he has written additional music for Danny Elfman (AMERICAN HUSTLE, BIG EYES) and Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams (WINTER’S TALE).

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