The Hollywood Reporter got some of the composers of the top films of the year together to talk about their craft. The panel includes Trent Reznor (Gone Girl), Danny Elfman (Big Eyes), Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon 2), and Marco Beltrami (The Homesman) — most of them have a good chance at getting nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Score. It’s a really fascinating conversation, and the interviewer makes the wise decision to take a backseat and let these great minds bounce off of each other for almost 50 minutes. Reznor in particular discusses how he had to schedule recording time with Atticus Ross in between the latest Nine Inch Nails tour, which he says may have benefitted him in the long-run and allowed him to think things out more clearly. THR also did similar panels with male and female actors, directors, writers, and producers this year, if you’re so inclined. Watch below.