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“Shigeru Umebayashi, who worked with Wong Kar Wai on IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and 2045 is back with another lush score” Joblo.com“Nathaniel Méchaly & Shigeru Umebayashi worked together to compose the wonderful musical accompaniment for The Grandmaster to great effect. Even though the film is visually impressive I’d say it’s more important to see it in a setting that places a premium on sound. Nathaniel and Shigeru’s tracks are the definition of epic with booming horns, resonating drums all mixed with period instruments to add an authentic feel to each setting.” Nerdluster.com“Umebayashi Shigeru’s gorgeous score is another highlight, complemented by an array of songs and classical pieces ranging from 1950s Canto-pop ballads to Ennio Morricone’s theme from Once Upon A Time in America – a film that is evoked on numerous occasions throughout.” Twitchfilm.com“Kar-Wai’s composers, Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi, deliver a lush (and Western-based) symphonic score very much in the mold of Maurice Jarre’s haunting themes for Lean’s film.” DavisEnterprises
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