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Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

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Exciting note from Rolling Stone this morning with a link to their exclusive stream of the entire Special Edition of The Hobbit soundtrack. (thanks to Ra as well) Neil Finn had dwarves on the mind when he wrote “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” a ballad that plays over the end credits of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. When the New Zealand composer met with film director Peter Jackson and his…

Alexandre Desplat’s score for Argo

Alexandre Desplat’s score for Argo

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Ebert dives in to Cloud Atlas, other critics still watching the water

Ebert dives in to Cloud Atlas, other critics still watching the water

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I have found there to be two types of film critics in all of my years reading and watching how film criticism has evolved for the past 13 years or so. There are those who prefer to remain always the objective observer, studying whether the film “works” or not. Occasionally, a film will break through that objectivity and move them greatly, much to their surprise.  But another kind of critic,…

Alexandre Desplat’s Prolific Year

Alexandre Desplat’s Prolific Year

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Four time Oscar nominee and French film composer Alexandre Desplat isn’t one to take it easy and have some rest. Some of his more masterful compositions reside in films such as The Tree Of Life, The Fantastic Mr Fox and The Queen. In 2012, Desplat is on a roll, composing for close to seven feature films (same number of scores he composed in 2011). Contenders such as Argo, Moonrise Kingdom,…

The Soundworks Collection Dives into the Reznor/Ross

The Soundworks Collection Dives into the Reznor/Ross

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SoundWorks Collection: The Sound and Music of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. Soundworks Collection talks with Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Sound Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, and Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Supervising Sound Editor Ren Klyce. Dragon Tattoo is a film you experience with your senses, like many of the best films this year – Tree of Life, Hugo, Drive, The Artist…

97 Original Scores in Oscar Race

97 Original Scores in Oscar Race

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“The Adjustment Bureau,” Thomas Newman, composer “The Adventures of Tintin,” John Williams, composer “African Cats,” Nicholas Hooper, composer “Albert Nobbs,” Brian Byrne, composer “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer “Anonymous,” Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser, composers “Another Earth,” Phil Mossman and Will Bates, composers “Answers to Nothing,” Craig Richey, composer “Arthur Christmas,” Harry Gregson-Williams, composer “The Artist,” Ludovic Bource, composer

Listen: Surefire Original Score Nominee, Desplat’s for Extremely Loud Online

Listen: Surefire Original Score Nominee, Desplat’s for Extremely Loud Online

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It is a haunting and beautiful score, no two ways about it, and now thanks to reader David Cappi, you can listen to it online over at the WB FYC site for the film.  Have a listen.

Trent Reznor & Karen O: “We’ve made Zep more aggressive”

Trent Reznor & Karen O: “We’ve made Zep more aggressive”

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Just a brief supplement to Sasha’s post about Reznor & Ross below. Different enough to merit a second headline. First, you can download 6 free tracks from the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack at this link. On that page you’ll also find a portal for ordering the full album in a variety of formats, both digital and disc. (thanks to glimmer for the link) Next, you can read a great conversation with…

The Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross Dragon Tattoo Score is Astounding

The Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross Dragon Tattoo Score is Astounding

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You might as well know now that I think what they’re going to be putting out there is unlike anything I’ve ever seen a composer do with a film score, at least in my lifetime.  I really do think that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for The Social Network stands on its own as a brilliant album.  The music tells a story.  With Dragon Tattoo it’s at a whole…

Paramount links Howard Shore's Hugo soundtrack

Paramount links Howard Shore's Hugo soundtrack

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Paramount has made available 20 tracks from Howard Shore’s score for Hugo.  Links after the cut.