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    Jay-Z Producing Score for Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby'

    The first two trailers for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," both featuring the pulsing hip-hop beats of Kanye West-Jay-Z collaboration "Watch the Throne," let us know that this will be no ordinary F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation...

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    Listen: Five Tracks from Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Score

    The complete score for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," by the prolific composer Alexandre Desplat, is now available online. This is something a little different for Desplat, melding pulse-pounding and Middle Eastern strings for the film's fraught sequences, with a lighter staccato sound for th...

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    Nirvana, Foo Fighter Frontman Dave Grohl to Direct "Sound City" Documentary

    Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio. From the trailer - posted below - it already looks frenetic and chock full with self-congratulatory interviews. But for fans of the infam...

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    KiD CuDi Samples "Attack the Block" in his Latest Track, Plus "Hunger Games" Anthem

    Smooth hip-hop stylist KiD CuDi samples lines from the 2011 British sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block" in his latest track "Hook Me Up With Some More of This Whiskey." The movie's fast and funny style matches nicely with CuDi's sound (listen and download here). KiD CuDi ...

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    How 'The Hunger Games''s Lush Soundscapes Were Made (Video)

    Can't get enough of "The Hunger Games"? Learn about how the film's Dolby Surround 7.1 Immersive audio was created for the film in the video below. Director Gary Ross and his sound team - Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Re-recording Mixer Michael Keller, and Re-recording Mixer...

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    Immersed in Movies: Oscar-Winner Dante Ferretti Talks Retro 'Hugo'

    As we come down to the wire, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that Oscar belongs to "The Artist" and "Hugo" in a strange alignment of early moviemaking nostalgia. But while "The Artist" will likely score the top three prizes for picture, director, and actor, "Hugo" seems destined to take most ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Ren Klyce Talks Sound and Subways for Fincher's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

    For David Fincher, the sounds of silence are equally as disturbing as loud noises. This is clearly evident in sound designer Ren Klyce's Oscar-nominated work for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Indeed, the underlying soundscape is a freezing, unsettling horror that perfectly complements the distu...

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    First Listen: Interscope Releases Original Soundtrack for Madonna's 'W.E. '

    "W.E." the period romance co-written and directed by Madonna, was originally rumored to be a musical about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Though a time-jumping romantic drama resulted instead, Interscope is highlighting the music from the motion picture in a soundtrack release on Januar...

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    Immersed in Movies: Soaking Up the Tweedy Atmospherics of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

    The BAFTA-nominated "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is all about atmosphere. Not only in conveying the lies, betrayal, and silences of the Cold War spy game back in the '70s, but also in the look of gritty, rain-sodden, strip-lighted London of the period.

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    Golden Globe Nominee Abel Korzeniowski Talks Madonna, 'W.E.,' Score

    One of my favorite movie scores of the season is Abel Korzeniowski's haunting work for Madonna's "W.E."

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