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    Watch: How 'Birdman' Composer Antonio Sanchez Drummed the Score

    Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez collaborated closely on the unusual 'Birdman' score with filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. It's all drums.

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    How 'Boxtrolls' Composer Marianelli Waltzes Through Stop-Motion Steampunk Madness

    Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli ("Atonement") didn't hesitate to work on the Victorian steampunk madness of "The Boxtrolls." He loves the way the animators at Laika conjure "the surreal, the dark, the grotesque, and the comedic."

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    Review: 'The Knick,' Steven Soderbergh's Master Class in Historical Fiction

    Far beyond the confines of the surgical field, Soderbergh's immersive work of art redefines the aesthetic possibilities of the period drama.

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    John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Dudamel Take The Academy Behind the Score

    If you're a music buff, especially one in Los Angeles, the names John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Dudamel are practically sacred.

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    TCM to Honor Quincy Jones with Night-Long Tribute Marathon

    Quincy Jones, the one-of-a-kind music legend with a record 79 Grammy nominations (and 27 wins), is due to be honored this month by Turner Classic Movies in an all-night tribute to the composer and producer.

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    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Editor and Composer John Ottman Talks Multitasking, and Building a Marvel Epic

    It's hard enough wearing two hats as editor and composer for Bryan Singer, but the trippy, time-traveling "X-Men: Days of Future Past" offered some additional challenges for John Ottman. "I think we both look fondly upon the experience we had on 'X-Men 2' and we wanted to relive that a bit so coming...

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    9 Things Heard at Tribeca's 'The Art of Sound Design & Music' Panel with Skip Lievsay and Susan Jacobs

    When most film fanatics think of their favorite films' technical aspects, they think visually: compositions, montage, special effects, and so on. But sound is just as integral to the makeup of a film's environment as images, and Tribeca's recent panel on sound design and music helped illustrate th...

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    Talking the 'Her' Score with Arcade Fire Oscar Nominee William Butler

    Oscar-nominated William Butler's first-time experience composing the wistful score for Spike Jonze's "Her" with his Arcade Fire partner Owen Pallett was a bit of a romance as well as a crash course in moviemaking. And yet the experience opened him up more intuitively to the collaborative process.

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    From Music Editor to Oscar Winning Composer: The Surprising Story Behind the Music of 'Gravity'

    When Steven Price came on to "Gravity," it was for a short two-week music editing gig; when he left, he'd spent a year on the project as the film's composer. At first, Price was brought on to help with an internal studio screening for Alfonso Cuarón's technologically-stunning space epic and the two...

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    Sundance Production Diary: Ira Sachs on Sound Mixing 'Love is Strange' at Skywalker Sound

    Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On") returns to Sundance this year with his latest, "Love is Strange," starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as a gay married couple in New York, forced to live apart. Prior to its world premiere in Park City, Sachs provided Indiewire with an exclusive excerpt from his ...

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