Listen to End Of The Tour if you are intrigued by the possibility of a wonderfully thoughtful, but stylistically unique Elfman score. –Film Score Fans
Released by Lakeshore Records, The End Of The Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features score by four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman (Milk, Good Will Hunting, Big Fish, and Men In Black), and music by various artists including R.E.M., Tracy Ullman, Felt, Fun Boy Three, Tinderbox and Brian Eno. Director John Ponsoldt said in ComingSoon.net: “From early on, R.E.M. and Brian Eno were a band and a musician that sort of factored into the time that Lipsky and Wallace spent together and they had conversations about what they listened to. So I knew that R.E.M. and Eno would feature in the movie.” See movie reviews and full soundtrack details for The End Of The Tour music below.
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between novelist and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.
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A film that illuminates like few others the singular pleasure of shared discovery of one another’s sensibility. –Kyle Smith, New York Post
One of the most rigorous and thoughtful I’ve seen — about the ethical and existential traps our fame-crazed culture sets for the talented and the mediocre alike. –A.O. Scott, New York Times
They’ve found the inner tensions in people’s presentations of themselves in a way that’s positively Wallace-like. –David Edelstein, New York Magazine (Vulture)
John Horn of NPR’s The Frame interviews Director James Ponsoldt on The End Of The Tour
What The End of the Tour tries to sell, and sells well, is that Wallace’s big heart was just not made for these times. –Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
“Danny Elfman’s gentle score serves to delicately coax out the story’s underlying sorrow. Lively song selections also punctuate the film.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Elfman channeled his inner Eno in those [final] cues and it worked magic. –Soundtrack Dreams
Elfman utilizes soft strings, gentle piano, and subtle percussion to create a low-key musical blanket to help seal the story in. –Film Music Media
Related: Why David Foster Wallace Matters