It’s something of a crime that the great Carter Burwell has never won an Oscar, let alone been nominated, because it’s hard to imagine some of the movies he’s worked on without his musical touch. He’s done memorable work for the Coen Brothers in films like “Fargo” and “Miller’s Crossing,” and his talents run wide, working on everything from Spike Jonze‘s singular “Where The Wild Things Are” to blockbuster “The Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn.” And his latest effort is another move in an interesting direction with Bill Condon‘s “Mr. Holmes.”
Led by Ian McKellen as the famed detective, the story follows the elderly crime solver who embarks on a mission to solve one last case. It’s a journey that will see him confront issues of memory, aging, and legacy. And as you’ll hear below in this exclusive preview, Burwell brings a sensitive touch with his compositions for the movie.
“Mr. Holmes” is now playing in limited release and the soundtrack will be available on July 24th. Listen below.
Bonus: Recent podcasts with Ian Mckellen talking “Mr. Holmes” and more.