On Music: Keanu Reeves and the Rhythm of Guns and Ricochets
Keanu Reeves is enjoying a welcomed success with his second installment of the adventures of John Wick, a mean killer who takes no prisoners but loves his dog. Keanu had a band for a while so we asked if he listens to music while he read a script or when he works.
“Yeah, I have done that in the past. I haven’t really in a long time. Once in a while, I will have a certain kind of soundtrack for a role or listen to some music to get into a state of mind, to place your emotion or energy. With John Wick I have no music. I don’t know why, I don’t listen to music when I play him. In seeing the film I was really impressed with how Chad Stahelski, the composer plays with tone. The rock kind of aspect to it and the modern kind of operatic kind of aspect. He is really good with sound design and the sound design opportunities in John Wick are pretty big, the sounds of the guns and the ricochets and the music, everything is intentional to how you feel and the rhythm and the release of something, yeah!”