Academy Award®-nominated film, Nightcrawler, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. The album features score by eight-time Academy Award®-nominated composer James Newton Howard! Why Nightcrawler should be added to your vinyl collection: the score plays a very prominent role in the film, informing on the perspective of the deliciously dark protagonist, “Lou Bloom” (Gyllenhaal), the sociopathic cameraman.
But the goal was to use music see the scene from Lou’s eyes — that is, as a moment of great possibility for his career. “It really becomes an anthem of potential for his tremendous success,” Mr. Howard said. A more triumphant feel was in order.
“I think people could take that as an intentional miscue, but it really isn’t,” he said. “It was designed to orient people into understanding where he’s coming from as a character. And I think it’s key to the success of the score in the movie. – New York Times/Carpetbagger Blog
Nightcrawler (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records (get it on iTunes). For the vinyl album, get details and order Nightcrawler LP Variant 1 (in “Cherry Cola” Red) and Nightcrawler LP Variant 2 (in “Streetlamp” Yellow) at Invada!
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