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Picture of the Day – Reznor and Ross Composing Gone Girl

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Academy Award winning composer and badass front man of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, along with partner Atticus Ross collaborating with David Fincher on Gone Girl. Posted moments ago on their Facebook page. A second photo after the jump.

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Steven Price talks about the music of Gravity

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Whether an artist is working in front of the camera, behind the camera, or in a recording studio, the film industry is perpetually the home of working ten or twenty years to become an overnight success story. In the case of Steven Price, the composer spent almost two decades rising up through the ranks of music departments, working on projects as varied as The Lord of the Rings: The Return…

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Fincher’s Gone Girl

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Fincher’s Gone Girl

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If you’ve never listened to Trent Reznor and Atticus’ Ross unbelievable score to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you are missing, what I’ve always thought was, the definitive score of a film.  It’s certainly up there with the Last Temptation of Christ (meant to say, thanks KT), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, etc. Their score for The Social Network won the Oscar and is a score I listen…

Frozen composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Frozen composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

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As we’re now in the heart of the holiday season, the major movie studios are rolling out the latest crop of “tentpole” movies, aimed at drawing family audiences to their films in the busiest movie-going days of the year. Disney’s latest offering, Frozen, hits theaters today. Frozen equally honors and reinvents the tradition of Disney fairy tales, and deserves the success and acclaim of modern Disney classics The Little Mermaid,…

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The Haunting Permanence of Alexander’s Score for All is Lost plus Standout Scores This Year

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The other night I was invited to listen to a live performance of Alexander, who scored All is Lost. One of the many interesting things about the JC Chandor joint is how he put it together and what kind of talent he found. Chief among those is the talented enigma behind Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros who is really Alex Ebert. The party was held at a location which…

Guest Essay: Thomas Newman, Another Bridesmaid

Guest Essay: Thomas Newman, Another Bridesmaid

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By Ryan Fogarty @fogartyjones Much like his cousin Randy before him, Thomas Newman has amounted 11 Oscar nominations without a win (to be clear, Randy earned 15 Oscar nominations before winning Best Song for Monsters, Inc. in 2002.) Newman is my personal Susan Lucci. I was first introduced to his music when I saw Little Women in theatres in 1994, I would later learn by that point he had scored…

International Film Music Award Nominations – Life of Pi, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas!

International Film Music Award Nominations – Life of Pi, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas!

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The largest numbers this year are, for the most part, split evenly between four composers, all of whom received four nominations: MYCHAEL DANNA, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ and veteran composer JOHN WILLIAMS. The nominations for Danna, Velázquez and Williams were each for a single score – director Ang Lee’s vivid shipwreck drama LIFE OF PI, director Juan Antonio Bayona’s harrowing tsunami drama THE IMPOSSIBLE [LO IMPOSIBLE] and director Steven Spielberg’s…

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

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For twenty-five years, Canadian film composer Mychael Danna has created an extensive and varied body of work. His filmography includes multiple films with Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe), Mira Nair (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair), and the Best Picture nominees Capote, Little Miss Sunshine, and Moneyball. Another of Danna’s long-running creative partnerships is with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee for whom he scored The…

104 Original Scores in 2012 Oscar race

104 Original Scores in 2012 Oscar race

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Henry Jackman, composer “After the Wizard,” Stephen Main, composer…

Scoring Beasts of the Southern Wild, one of 2012′s Best Films

Scoring Beasts of the Southern Wild, one of 2012′s Best Films

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He co-wrote and directed Beasts of the Southern Wild AND scored it.