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    Alexandre Desplat Says "Trance-like" Score For 'Tree Of Life' Will Use Cues From Ligeti & Berlioz

    Also Scoring Chris Weitz's 'The Gardener'So we are just over five months away from the likely Cannes debut and theatrical release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life." The film, pretty much the closest thing the arthouse world will ever get to a blockbuster, stars heavyweights Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a decades-spanning tale about a father/son relationship and also the mysteries of the universe. The trailer for the film is currently in theaters playing in front of "Black Swan" but don't expect it go online anytime soon as Fox Searchlight plans to piecemeal stills and info about the project in the run-up to the release. So with that in mi...

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    'True Grit' Score By Carter Burwell Hits Stores December 21st, Album Streaming Now

    Is this the year -- ok, at the least the month -- of the arthouse film? It would certainly seem that way. Big glossy studio pictures like "The Tourist" (opening this weekend), the forthcoming "Tron: Legacy" and "How Do You Know" are arriving with tepid buzz while auteur driven work such as "Black Swan" and the Coens' "True Grit" are riding a huge wave of anticipation. And we are certainly looking forward to it. The film boats the usual pedigree of high talent in front of the camera -- Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld -- and once again, the directors have assigned scoring duties to composer and ...

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    Portishead's Beth Gibbons Sings On 'The Tempest' Soundtrack

    Composer Elliot Goldenthal Will Make His Directorial Debut Shooting A Video For 'O Mistress Mine'While we didn't particularly care for Julie Taymor's latest visually sizzling take on Shakespeare, "The Tempest," the forthcoming soundtrack is certainly piquing our interest.

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    Hans Zimmer Not Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Superman: Man Of Steel'

    "It’s A Little Bit Like Guilty By Association," The Composer Says Of False ReportLast week when it was reported that Hans Zimmer was tapped to score Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man of Steel," we knew something was off (hence the fact we didn't report it; it just smelled hinkey).

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    Composer David Arnold Says 'Bond 23' Is "Back On"

    It remains to be seen whether reports regarding MGM's post-bankruptcy plans to have the next 'Bond' film out as early as November 2012 will bear out but it certainly sounds like things are picking up.

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    Neil LaBute May Direct Film Version Of Stephen Sondheim's Musical 'Company'

    For a man who's long been a giant in the field of musical theater, it's somewhat surprising that Stephen Sondheim hasn't been more of a feature on the big screen. Sure, there was his score for Alain Resnais' "Stavisky," a few original songs for Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" and co-writing the script ...

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    Alexandre Desplat's Scores For 'Deathly Hallows' & 'The King's Speech' Hits Stores

    Next week, Americans will be getting on planes, trains and automobiles to make the trek back home for Thanksgiving. It's probably the ugliest travel time of the year, so perhaps a couple of new soundtrack albums will help ease your nerves in the event your flight is delayed.

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    Howard Shore Returns To Score Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'

    While the faces will be different in Peter Jackson's forthcoming two-parter "The Hobbit," the behind scenes talent will largely remain the same. With the project now gearing up to shoot in the longtime home of Middle Earth New Zealand, and with Jackson set to work with the same crews he utilized on ...

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    'Black Swan' Soundtrack Featuring Score By Clint Mansell Hits Stores November 30th

    This writer, to his eternal shame, has something of a tin ear for classical music. Generally speaking, if a piece of music doesn't have at least one chorus, or is part of a film score, we tend to glaze over a little bit. So it's a credit to Clint Mansell's work on "Black Swan," which mostly appropri...

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    'Faster' Soundtrack Features A Score By Clint Mansell, Songs By Iggy Pop, The Heavy & More

    To be honest we haven't really been paying attention to "Faster," mostly because it looks like another dumb Dwayne Johnson action flick, so color us surprised when we learned that one our favorite composers, and frequent Darren Aronofsky collaborator, Clint Mansell had done an original score for the...

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