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Quarry Q&A: Composer Kris Dirksen on Capturing the Sound of the Series

Cinemax's gritty drama Quarry is a rollercoaster ride of emotions not only for its main characters Mac and Joni, but for its audience as well.

For the audience, the music heightens those emotions, adding to the intense drama taking place on screen. Composer Kris Dirksen is the guy responsible for creating that dramatic sound.

In addition to composing for Quarry, Dirksen also worked on Banshee, and his music can be heard in hundreds of movie and TV show trailers, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, The Revenant, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and more.

We put some questions to Kris about his life as a composer and what it's like scoring for a show like Quarry.

Take a look at what he had to say below, and be sure to tune in for Quarry Season 1 Episode 8, the season finale, airing tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c!

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"The Social Network" is the Best Edited Dramatic Feature According to Ace Eddie Awards

"The Social Network" editors, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, won the Ace Eddie Award for Best Edited Dramatic Feature at the 61st Annual Ace Eddie Awards. The David Fincher film beat "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," and "The King's Speech." We'll see if "The Social Network" will beat those movies (except for "Inception" which was not nominated in favor of "127 Hours") at the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards.

In the feature category for Musical or Comedy, Chris Lebenzon of "Alice in Wonderland" took home the trophy, winning over "Easy A," "The Kids Are All Right," "Made in Dagenham," and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

In the Best Edited Animated Featuer Film category, surprise, surprise, "Toy Story 3" won over "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Despicable Me."

Tom Fulford & Chris King of "Exit Through the Gift Shop" won for Best Edited Documentary beating "Inside Job" and "Waiting for Superman."

The 61st Annual
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'Black Swan,' 'Social Network' nominated for editing awards

'Black Swan,' 'Social Network' nominated for editing awards
The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for the 61st Annual Ace Eddie Awards today. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 19. Among the nominated films are Black Swan, The King’s Speech, Inception, The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, How To Train Your Dragon, and Toy Story 3. The nominees are:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Black SwanAndrew Weisblum, A.C.E.

The FighterPamela Martin

InceptionLee Smith, A.C.E.

The King’s Speech — Tariq Anwar

The Social NetworkAngus Wall, A.C.E., & Kirk Baxter

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical
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American Cinema Editors Announce Nominees

hollywoodnews.com: The American Cinema Editors announced the nominees for the 61st annualL Ace Eddie awards. They recognize the best editing of the year.

Ace, the American Cinema Editors, is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Black Swan

Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.

The Fighter

Pamela Martin

Inception

Lee Smith, A.C.E.

The King’s Speech

Tariq Anwar

The Social Network

Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical):

Alice in Wonderland

Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.

Easy A

Susan Littenberg

The Kids Are All Right

Jeffrey M. Werner

Made In Dagenham

Michael Parker

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss

Best Edited
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