"Truth is an exploration of the often fragile and tense relationship between journalism and politics and the humanity of pursuing the truth," explained Tyler. "The music strives to explore the tones of the newsroom, the politics of war, power, and the personal side of these elements."
"I wanted to make some connection with the essence of journalism," Tyler described. "For instance, the sound of journalistic investigation is often the piano ostinato combined with harp since these instruments most closely resemble the act of typing. It has a metric, deliberate sound. And the plaintiff trumpet represents the militaristic and political narrative of the film. The horns have a noble, lion in winter quality for Dan Rather. And the strings tie everyone together emotionally."
"I first scored the scene where Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) receives the secret documents from a deep throat confidant played by Stacy Keach," Tyler explained. "It felt so conspiratorial and is the turning point that sets the entire story in motion. When I first saw the film, from then on I was hooked!
Truth is currently in theaters.