How 'Moonlight' Score Was Inspired by 'Chopped & Screwed' Hip-Hop: Exclusive Blu-Ray/DVD Extra

Trevante Rhodes and Andre Holland in Moonlight.
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Trevante Rhodes and Andre Holland in Moonlight. 

In support of the Blu-ray and DVD release of best picture Oscar winner Moonlight, a new exclusive clip delves into the film’s unique and creative soundtrack.

The video features director Barry Jenkins and Grammy-winning composer Nicholas Britell discussing the process behind “chopped and screwed” hip-hop music and how its combination with a classical score created the most fitting sound for the main character and his story.

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man on his path to self-discovery, struggling while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. The drama -- in addition to winning best picture, after an initial mix-up that had La La Land as the night's top winner -- won best adapted screenplay, and Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor.

The DVD will also include more in-depth featurettes on the music and locations in the film.

The Blu-ray and DVD are available for purchase Tuesday (Feb. 28). 

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