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

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....
Posted On 25 Oct 2012

Alexandre Desplat’s Prolific Year

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...

The Soundworks Collection Dives into the Reznor/Ross

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...
Posted On 05 Jan 2012

97 Original Scores in Oscar Race

“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,”...
Posted On 22 Dec 2011

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

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.
Posted On 11 Dec 2011

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

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...
Posted On 10 Dec 2011

The Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross Dragon Tattoo Score is Astounding

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...
Posted On 10 Dec 2011

Paramount links Howard Shore’s Hugo soundtrack

Paramount has made available 20 tracks from Howard Shore’s score for Hugo.  Links after the cut.
Posted On 23 Nov 2011

Paramount links Howard Shore's Hugo soundtrack

Paramount has made available 20 tracks from Howard Shore’s score for Hugo.  Links after the cut.
Posted On 23 Nov 2011