There’s some big movie score news today. Earlier this afternoon Moby was announced as the choice to score The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which has Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo and Til Schweiger lined up to star in a story about a guy (LaBeouf) who falls for a girl (Wood) in Europe, only to run afoul of her mobster boyfriend (Mikkelsen) even as his dead mother (Leo) occasionally offers him advice.
It’s Moby’s first job scoring an entire film, which seems fairly surprising given the degree to which film scores have had an impact on his own work. Then again, Moby isn’t someone whose career I’ve followed all that closely, so it’s possible that I’ve missed other flirtations with full scores. But this quirky, noirish story might be a good fit for him.
The news of Moby’s score is eclipsed, however, by Disney’s announcement that Jack White will score The Lone Ranger, which Gore Verbinski is directing with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Details on that are below. Read More »
Whether or not you loved or loathed Tron: Legacy, the one thing almost everyone agreed on is that Daft Punk‘s electronic soundtrack was incredible. In my review of the film I called it “the fuel that fires all of Tron: Legacy” and that’s an almost an understatement. Disney knows that too because, as the film gears up for its second life on DVD and Blu-ray, they’re also planning to revive the soundtrack. On April 5, they’ll release Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D, an album featuring remixes of Daft Punk’s score by such respected and revered artists as M83, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Sander Kleinenberg, Moby and more. Check out the album cover, full track listing and more after the jump. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 30 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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One of the films I regret missing at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival is a campire rock musical titled Suck. Rob Stefaniuk‘s Canadian independent rock comedy tells the story of “a rock ‘n’ roll band that will do anything to become famous.” In a post-Twilight age, it is easy to write off any young vampire movie as just another one of those tween flicks, but this looks different. And early reviews coming out of the festival were very positive. Watch the trailer now, embedded after the jump. And as always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Everyone I know is compiling a list of the best films of the aughts, and 2001’s Mulholland Drive seems to be a lock on most (and if it’s not, 2006’s Inland Empire is the more pretentious substitute). But as the decade closes out, I do wish we had seen more “Lynchian” films from David Lynch, who seems occupied with experimental video, his son’s ambitious documentary projects, the advent of Twitter, and exposing as many people/fans to Transcendental Meditation as possible. So, if it’s a tad disappointing that the chain smoking auteur’s next film won’t hinge on creepy dream logic, it doesn’t qualify as a surprise that it will instead be a doc on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The founder and guru of TM died early last year, and true to form, Lynch adds that his doc on the man will “hold a lot of abstractions.”
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David Lynch recently directed this animated music video for Moby‘s song “Shot in the Back of the Head”. The video itself isn’t very impressive, and probably wouldn’t be worth mentioning if it wasn’t for Lynch’s involvement. Watch the video for yourself after the jump.
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