Web-based thriller with Diane Lane as an FBI agent hunting a killer who streams videos of his victims on the Internet, and invites their user-generated demise.
Given its cold-blooded, psychopathic subject matter this is an intelligent, complex, hypnotic, and surprisingly versatile score from Christopher Young (The Gift and The Exorcism of Emily Rose), boasting several pretty piano/string-led swirls within the steady channel of suspense — the countdown to danger is signaled by steadily tapped cymbals, and Young’s cool, unhurried pacing reveals an instinctive finesse with tempo . . . but he’s never afraid to stretch strings and nerves to breaking point when required.
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From legendary Hong Kong action director and fight choreographer Corey Yuen comes a story based on the Dead Or Alive series of fighting games produced by Tecmo and developed by Team Ninja. The story, co-written by Under Siege scribe JF Lawton centers around a fight to the death invitational martial arts tournament, a la Enter the Dragon.
Billed as Junkie XL, Dutch electronic and remix artist Tom Holkenborg contributes a pulse-pounding score dominated by driving guitars and multi-layer percussion arrangements. Foregoing subtlety, the music has the same sort of sledgehammer “sit up and take notice because everything’s about to break loose” quality that is the perfect accompaniment to a relentless assault of quick cut imagery a la Tony Scott or Michael Bay.
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Actor-turned-director Blayne Weaver’s 2009 predecessor to 6 Month Rule stars Tricia O’Kelley as a Seattle television meteorologist forced to start life – and romance – anew after a ruinous on-air spat with her cheating anchorman boyfriend.
No stranger to romantic comedy with such indie hits as Waitress and Anything But Love to his credit, Andrew Hollander’s Weather Girl score deftly belies his pop music roots with gentle, endearing arrangements featuring piano, bass, drums and acoustic guitar. Chaplinesque piano tracks like “Fix This,” jazzy base and drum riffs like “What Did You Say” and guitar tracks like “They Kiss” help build a warm, almost folksy musical refuge for the lead character’s escape from the pressure cooker of live television and urban urgency.
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Christine Russell[/caption]Our own Christine Russell will be speaking on the “The Art of the Deal and Placement Business Models” panel at the Sync Summit tomorrow! She’ll be joining Melinda Lee (Getty Images Music), Reggie Calloway (The Royalty Exchange), Jeremy Mohr (Hertz Lichtenstein & Young), Joel T. Jordan (SynchTank), and Mary Jo Mennella (Music Asset Management) in discussing the music licensing sector.
Panel Description: Mechanical, one-shot, global, publishing, master, composition – let’s face it, there are a lot of terms, legalities, financial and creative considerations involved in the clearance of compositions and/or existing works for a project. This panel features executives, companies and service providers that make the complicated simple (or at least try to) in sync clearance and the people who work with them discussing best practices, business models and methods in music licensing.
Christine Russell at the Sync Summit
From the novel Les vaisseaux du coeur (Vessels of the Heart) by Benoîte Groult, comes writer-director Andrew Birkin’s tale of a Scottish woman who returns home from studying at a university in Paris and begins an on again off again affair with a local fisherman.
Though award-winning composer Klaus Doldinger is probably best known for his taut work on “Das Boot,” his quietly sensual score for “Salt On Our Skin” is an understated masterpiece of romantic tension. Propelled gently along with pastoral instrumentation for flute and guitar, Doldinger sets pieces of longing and loss against a backdrop of guitar and orchestral strings, adapting the Scottish traditional “Green Grows the Laurel” as a character theme, and nestling it perfectly into the Gaelic melancholy that hangs over the story.
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In a story co-written by star Tom Gerhardt, Sven Unterwaldt directs this comedic take on the German myth of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer, most familiar to audiences as the third segment of Richard Wagner’s monumental opera The Ring of the Nibelung.
Award-winning composer Sebastian Elias has created a majestic score, equal parts choral and reverent, thrilling and adventurous. While the obvious choice in a film based on a myth well-trodden by Wagner would be to suggest or copy him at every possible opportunity, Elias prefers to go his own way, developing orchestral themes that play equally well in moments of quiet calm or sweeping excitement.
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Based on the Oliver Sacks essay “The Last Hippie,” debut director Jim Kohlberg’s popular Sundance Film Festival entry stars J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci as a father and son struggling to overcome tragedy through music.
Composer Paul Cantelon’s score for The Music Never Stopped leans on a variety of arrangements for guitar, conveying both the loneliness and the warmth of a father-son relationship strained by residual damage from the son’s brain tumor. Emotional without being sentimental, effective without being intrusive to the use of popular music in the film’s narrative, Cantelon’s music aims for an almost imperceptibly quiet subtlety, recognizing that the only music that never really stops is that of the heart.
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Matthew Gerriak stars in the true story of Bruce Jennings, an amputee who resolves to fight his way through a difficult rehabilitation to become the first one-legged cyclist to ride across America, from Southern California to Massachusetts.
Randy Miller creates an effusive, unapologetically sentimental musical accompaniment that is richly orchestrated, reverentially realized and flawlessly rides the ebb and flow of Jennings’ rocky recovery and turbulent road to triumph. Soft, pastoral tracks like “Sarah Talks,” trade off with more effulgent, brass-heavy tracks like “Training Montage” and the soaring elation of anthems like “Boston” to paint a picture of uncommon human courage.
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Playing into the fascination with reality television, this 2005 thriller posed a deadly show scenario where a group of coed contestants get eliminated for good.
A ghostly piano motif—attended by eerie strings and the echoes of a scream—commences the score in “Tip Toe” and haunts the rest of the work. The sounds of horror come in the form of subdued, unsettling ambience (“Empty Well,” “On the Wire”) and to the outright pursuit of terror by way of throbbing bass lines and quickened percussion. A melancholy, distraught keyboard motif plays emotion in “Taken Away,” and “Rollin’ Tiger” kills off the score with a heart-stopping finale.
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Prior to his death, the renowned French artist Charles Matton tried his hand at filmmaking only four times, his final effort – a 1999 biography of the great painter scripted with his wife Sylvie and starring Klaus Maria Brandauer – by far the most personal.
Composer for his father’s two final films – “La lumiere des étoiles mort” and “Rembrandt” — Nicolas Matton furnishes the latter a particular vibrant period signature, orchestrating not just with the use of such prominent period instruments as the harpsichord but echoing the tone and timbre of 17th Century Baroque composition itself. The approach ranges from evocative, moody chamber pieces (the string quartet Geertje and the harpsichord themes Maria and Muiden) to such deeply effusive and emotional orchestral tracks as Anatomik and Résurrection as well as the hauntingly ethereal choral-liturgical track Berceuse.
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