Even if you don’t know his name, you know his scores. From his work for Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive," "Only God Forgives"), Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers"), Robert Redford ("The Company You Keep") and ten collaborations with Steven Soderbergh (including "The Knick," listen to a track here), Cliff Martinez has established a distinct voice with his pulsating, throbbing compositions. One filmmaker he has yet to work with is Martin Scorsese, and seemingly just because, someone decided to mashup Martinez’s work with "Raging Bull."
As we much as like both Martinez and Scorsese, based on this edit at least, they don’t seem a particularly suited match. Or at least "Raging Bull" may not be the right movie to put Martinez’s music on top of (maybe "After Hours" would’ve made more sense). Either way, this is an interesting experiment and is worth watching anyway to illustrate that getting the right music and imagery together in any film isn’t as easy as it looks. Check it out below. [35MM]