Episode 2

Published on:

19th Feb 2024

The Real Charlie Chaplin (2021) w/ Composer Robert Honstein

Emmy nominated composer, Robert Honstein is our guest this week to talk about the 2021 Peter Middleton and James Spinney directed documentary, The Real Charlie Chaplin. Honstein's Emmy nominated score for the documentary was just released in December of 2023. It is his first film score.

We discuss:

  • Honstein's classical composition background and how that contributed to him being brought onto the project
  • Trying to record for the soundtrack during the beginning of 2020
  • Using his grandmother's slide guitar on the soundtrack
  • Things he learned from film scoring that he has brought into his composition work

You can purchase the soundtrack for The Real Charlie Chaplin here:


It can be streamed on all major streaming services or via Robert's website:


For More Information about Robert Honstein:

Website: https://www.roberthonstein.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhonstein

IG: https://www.instagram.com/robertshonstein/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertshonstein

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!