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Capturing the Cousteau allure by Anne-Katrin Titze

14 March 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jérôme Salle on Lambert Wilson as Jacques-Yves Cousteau: "It helps when you ask a very nice person to be a very tough person."

Once again, inside the Furman Gallery at Lincoln Center during the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema exhibition of Paul Ronald's color photographs from Federico Fellini's 81/2, where I met Christophe Honoré for a conversation on Les Malheurs De Sophie, The Odyssey (L'Odyssée) director Jérôme Salle spoke with me on the performances of Lambert Wilson and Audrey Tautou. Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, composer Alexandre Desplat, Calypso captain Albert Falco (Vincent Heneine), nicknamed Bébert (which recalls for me the cat featured in Emmanuel Bourdieu's Louis-Ferdinand Céline), were also washed ashore.

Jérôme Salle at Paul Ronald's 81/2 circus photos: "Audrey is wonderful." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Odyssey (shot by Matias Boucard, screenplay, co-written with Laurent Turner) is »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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From Kong to Kong: the 18 greatest monster movie scores

13 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Kong: Skull Island out now, Sean Wilson looks back at the classic monster movies with top tunes…

It’s time for Kong to reclaim his crown as king of the movie monsters in all-action blockbuster romp Kong: Skull Island, the latest instalment in the ongoing Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures ‘MonsterVerse’ that will eventually see the great ape do battle with the equally legendary Godzilla.

Featuring an all-star cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, Skull Island also features a rousing score from Captain America: Civil War composer Henry Jackman who uses every orchestral force at his disposal to depict Kong’s overwhelming size.

So what better time to recap the all-time-greatest monster movie scores from Hollywood and beyond?

King Kong (Max Steiner, 1933)

The one that started it all, as well as the birth of the monster movie and its accompanying soundtrack. Few »

- Sean Wilson

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Now, voyager by Anne-Katrin Titze

13 March 2017 6:03 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jérôme Salle: "I'm the kind of director who loves to tell stories with pictures more than words." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2015, at an Oceana event hosted by Cobie Smulders, I spoke with Jacques-Yves Cousteau's granddaughter and Expedition Blue Planet filmmaker, Alexandra Cousteau. In my conversation with The Odyssey (L'Odyssée) director, Jérôme Salle, we explore the world around Alexandra's grandfather portrayed by Lambert Wilson in his film with Audrey Tautou as Jacques' wife Simone, Pierre Niney (Adrian in François Ozon's Frantz) and Benjamin Lavernhe as their sons.

Simone (Audrey Tautou) and Jacques Cousteau (Lambert Wilson)

With a screenplay, co-written with Laurent Turner, loosely based on the books by Jean-Michel Cousteau (My Father, the Captain: Life with Jacques Cousteau) and Albert Falco (Capitaine de La Calypso) and a score by longtime Wes Anderson composer Alexandre Desplat, Salle takes us on a personal family journey at sea.

We go from "Cousteau »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Ewan McGregor on ‘American Pastoral’ and the Expectations of First Films

8 March 2017 12:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “American Pastoral.”]

Anyone making their first film would be thrilled to have the tools at Ewan McGregor’s disposal. Shortly before entering the third decade of his acting career, McGregor seized the opportunity to direct a feature, “American Pastoral.”

McGregor’s good fortune began with his source material, the Philip Roth novel of the same name. Working from one of the more beloved pieces of American literature was a strong foundation, but also set expectations high. To pull off the story of a family unceremoniously thrust into the turmoil of rural American life in the heart of the 20th century, McGregor enlisted an impressive cast. Alongside Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba and David Strathairn, McGregor himself stars as “Swede” Levov, the patriarch of the crumbling family at the film’s center.

Also on board for this ambitious first project: composer extraordinaire Alexandre Desplat, whose score helps underline the sparse, dissonant feelings »

- Indiewire Staff

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Meet the Brisbane native who brought the music of 'La La Land' to life

26 February 2017 5:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Tim Davies.

Australian Tim Davies is basking in the acclaim dished out to Oscar favourite La La Land, for which he conducted the score — collaborating with director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz to bring the modern movie musical to life.

Speaking to If from La, the orchestrator-arranger is now hard at work on season two of animated Netflix series Trollhunters, created by director Guillermo del Toro — and Davies. first gig as a composer.

The Brisbane native travelled to La in the late 90s to study film scoring at USC, a one-year program, after completing his master.s degree in Melbourne. Eighteen years later, he.s still there.

.I was going to come back," Davies said. "I was going to stay for a little bit and check out the scene and go back to my lecturing job and writing for my band in Melbourne, but I started getting work as an arranger and orchestrator, »

- Harry Windsor

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‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Among Film Music Critics Nominees

9 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The International Film Music Critics Assn. has announced nominations for the 13th annual Ifmca Awards for excellence in musical scoring in 2016. Leading the pack are Michael Giacchino and Justin Hurwitz with five nominations each, and Abel Korzeniowski, with four.

Giacchino is nominated for his work on comic book fantasy film “Doctor Strange” and the socially conscious box office hit “Zootopia.” In addition, his song “Night on the Yorktown” from “Star Trek Beyond” is up for film music composition of the year. A 36-time Ifmca Award nominee, Giacchino previously received score of the year honors in 2004 for “The Incredibles,” and in 2009 for “Up.”

Hurwitz’s “La La Land” work has already been a force this season, taking home two Golden Globes among countless other prizes. The contemporary homage to Hollywood movie musicals earned him Ifmca noms for score of the year, comedy score, and film music composition of the year. Hurwitz »

- Dani Levy

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Saluting the Movie Heroes of 2016 That Were Snubbed by Oscars

9 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Academy Award winners are announced Feb. 26, about four-fifths of the contenders will go home empty-handed. Though they might feel bad for a while, they’ll always be identified as Oscar nominees. But what about all those people who turned in great work and didn’t even get that far?

As the long Oscar season winds down, let’s give a salute to a few un-nominated heroes of 2016. That list ranges from Clint Eastwood to Taraji P. Henson, from Pablo Larraín to Ralph Fiennes.

Take Stephen Frears. When “Florence Foster Jenkins” opened, there was appropriate buzz about the performances and the design work, but almost none fSor him. Frears takes tricky material and succeeds, but maybe he makes it look too easy.

In the four acting races, everyone nominated deserves to be there. But with only five slots, there are also other deserving people. Aside from Amy Adams in “Arrival, »

- Tim Gray

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Luc Besson chats about casting Dane DeHaan in Valerian

30 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jan 30, 2017

We've noticed that directors tend to get a bit wibbly when talking about actor Dane DeHaan, and Mr. Besson is no exception...

2017 looks set to finally be Dane DeHaan's time to shine. 

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After starring in Josh Trank's 2012 sci-fi flick Chronicle as an abused lad driven mad with (super)power, and as a troubled soul in Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines in the same year, DeHaan became a hot ticket.

He's been incredibly picky since, with an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn and a starring role in the indie rom-com Life After Beth his most prominent roles in the last five years, but »

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Latest, The Shape Of Water, Sounds As Wacky And Wonderful As You’d Expect

6 January 2017 8:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Doug Jones is no stranger to the lush, fantastical worlds dreamed up by Guillermo del Toro. Throughout his decorated career, Jones has become something of an expert in the field of creature effects (see: Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), and will soon lend his expertise to Star Trek Discovery.

But CBS’ rebooted series isn’t the only project lining Doug Jones’ 2017 slate – The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro’s fantastical new feature, is also cramming up the pipeline, and while chatting to Collider, the actor shed new light on del Toro’s eccentric Cold War drama. First and foremost, it’s “not a sci-fi film, [nor] is it a genre film,” according to Jones, who elaborated on both his character – a one-off fish man who’s considered the last of his species – but the otherworldly love story that underpins The Shape of Water.

Per Collider:

“It’s not a sci-fi [film], it’s not a genre film, »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Giacchino Caps a Busy Year with ‘Rogue One’ Score

4 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having scored “Zootopia,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Doctor Strange” and the still unreleased “Book of Henry” in 2016, composer Michael Giacchino was ready for a nice long vacation. Flights were set, hotels booked.

Then, as he was finishing “Doctor Strange” in mid-September, the phone rang. Alexandre Desplat had dropped out of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” due to scheduling issues. Would he consider taking it on?

Vacation cancelled.

He flew home from the final “Strange” sessions in London on a Friday and started writing “Rogue One” on Monday. He would have just four and a half weeks to compose more than two hours of music for the first standalone “Star Wars” film, a prequel to the original 1977 adventure.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make. But, Giacchino confesses, “When I was 9, I saw ‘Star Wars’ and it set me on a path to where I am today. There was this »

- Jon Burlingame

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

2 January 2017 4:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

Read More: Oscar Best Score Contenders: The Inside Story of Creating 5 Diverse Frontrunners

Read More: Oscars 2017: Listen to 70 Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love, »

- Michael Nordine

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