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Composer Pinar Toprak on becoming the first woman to score a Marvel film

Pinar Toprak holds the distinction of being the first woman to score a Marvel feature film. She takes us through her story, from growing up in Turkey to making history with Captain Marvel.
Composer Pinar Toprak holds the distinction of being the first woman to score a Marvel feature film. (pinartoprak.com)
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Captain Marvel, the new superhero blockbuster from Marvel's Cinematic Universe, is the highest-grossing film of 2019, but it's achieved something even more important: it's smashed our assumptions about gender.

Brie Larson is the first woman ever to front a Marvel feature film and that's not the only first. The film's soundtrack was composed by Pinar Toprak, who now holds the distinction of being the first woman to score a Marvel feature film.

It's a moment that's taken Toprak more than 20 years to arrive at. She joined q host Tom Power to take us through her story, from growing up in Turkey and learning how to play violin to making history with Captain Marvel.

Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation.

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