The Grandmaster (NPR) Renowned Kung Fu Master Inspires Slew Of Action Flicks

Filmmaker Wong Kar Wai credits Ip Man’s generation for passing on the martial arts tradition despite upheaval in China. His latest film, The Grandmaster, which stars Tony Leung as Ip Man, is an action-packed meditation on Chinese martial arts philosophy that is intentionally old-fashioned.

“Today we see the Chinese went through rapid changes. It’s time for us to return to our roots and to revisit our heritage,” Wong says.

True to Wong’s signature art-house style, The Grandmaster is one lush sequence after another. In an early scene, a gleaming brothel serves as the battleground for Ip Man and his rivals. The film crisscrosses over decades between Hong Kong and mainland China.

Listen to the complete NPR Spotlight on The Grandmaster!

Out now the incredible soundtrack album to The Grandmaster at iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1d2AvpW

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Out Now- GET IT HERE

The Grandmaster Track Listing:

01. Main Theme I – Opening – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
02. Main Theme II – Dreaming of the 64 Hands – Shigeru Umebayashi
03. Love Theme I – Shigeru Umebayashi
04. Love Theme II – Shigeru Umebayashi
05. Beijing Opera – Si Lang Tan Mu – Traditional
06. The Gold Pavilion – Shigeru Umebayashi
07. Manchuria Express – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
08. Action 150 – Vichaya Vatanasapt, Traithep Wongpaiboon & Nathaniel
Mechaly
09. Sorekara Epilogue I – Kokuhaku – Shigeru Umebayashi
10. Moyou (from the film “Sorekara”) – Shigeru Umebayashi
11. Opium – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
12. Casta Diva (from the opera “Norma”) – Vinenzo Bellini
13. Main Theme IV – The Sacrifice – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel
Mechaly
14. La Donna Romantica – Ennio Morricone
15. Once Upon a Time in America: Deborah’s Theme – Ennio
Morricone
16. Manchurian Bolero – Nathaniel Mechaly & Shigeru Umebayashi

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints : Album Review and Video Preview

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Soundtrack Original Score by Daniel Hart is out now.  Read this wonderful review of the Soundtrack at FilmMusicMedia.com:

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a truly moving score. It starts off very warm almost with a heartfelt glow. There’s the slightest flutter of love moving underneath the music. The piece titled “Ruth And Sylvie” is a stunning meditation on the warmth of family. The clapping that acts as the percussion is not only unique but it gives a figurative and literal human touch that is very different than say a vocal. The sense of touch is translated into the sense of hearing, and I think that’s very amazing.

Download the album here: http://bit.ly/ATBSSoundtrack

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Available NOW

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Track Listing:

01. ATBS Theme – Daniel Hart
02. Ruth and Sylvie – Daniel Hart
03. Freddy’s Dead/Sylvie’s Born – Daniel Hart
04. Fixer Upper – Daniel Hart
05. Bob Escapes – Daniel Hart
06. Ruth Tries to Write – Daniel Hart
07. Skerritt Reads the Letter – Daniel Hart
08. Do You Remember That Day? – Daniel Hart
09. Sweet Talk – Daniel Hart
10. The Last Shootout – Daniel Hart
11. Inside the Farmhouse – Daniel Hart
12. The Lights – Keith Carradine
13. Blue Jay – Curtis Heath
14. Ain’t Long Enough – Andrew Tinker
15. Here We Are – Greg Schroeder w/ Mara Lee Miller
16. He Never Told Me – Annell Brodeur
17. Been Waiting – Curtis Heath and John Graney
18. Appalachian Abduction – Curtis Heath
19. Siren Call – Aaron Kyle

Preview all of the tracks here:

Out Now! The Grandmaster Soundtrack – Film Opens TODAY Aug 23!

The Grandmaster is the new film from legendary director Wong Kar Wai who has previously partnered with composer Shigeru Umebayashi on “In The Mood For Love,” “2046″ and “My Blueberry Nights.”

FILM OPENS TODAY! GET TICKETS HERE

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM NOW!

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DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM NOW 

The Grandmaster Track Listing:

01. Main Theme I – Opening – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
02. Main Theme II – Dreaming of the 64 Hands – Shigeru Umebayashi
03. Love Theme I – Shigeru Umebayashi
04. Love Theme II – Shigeru Umebayashi
05. Beijing Opera – Si Lang Tan Mu – Traditional
06. The Gold Pavilion – Shigeru Umebayashi
07. Manchuria Express – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
08. Action 150 – Vichaya Vatanasapt, Traithep Wongpaiboon & Nathaniel
Mechaly
09. Sorekara Epilogue I – Kokuhaku – Shigeru Umebayashi
10. Moyou (from the film “Sorekara”) – Shigeru Umebayashi
11. Opium – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
12. Casta Diva (from the opera “Norma”) – Vinenzo Bellini
13. Main Theme IV – The Sacrifice – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel
Mechaly
14. La Donna Romantica – Ennio Morricone
15. Once Upon a Time in America: Deborah’s Theme – Ennio
Morricone
16. Manchurian Bolero – Nathaniel Mechaly & Shigeru Umebayashi

Watch the full Soundtrack preview:

Fruitvale Station Soundtrack Coming in September.

Fruitvale Station (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) coming soon.

Featuring songs from the motion picture and original score by Ludwig Goransson. 

Digital Pre-order September 10th

Digital Release September 24th

CD Available October 15th.

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. (c) Weinstein

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Out Now! The Spectacular Now EP – More Music from the Movie!

The sequel to the soundtrack to The Spectacular Now, the sleeper hit of the summer starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller is now out!

Get it now at: http://bit.ly/SpecNowEP

The movie is at 91% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is in theaters now- Get Tickets Here.

The Spectacular Now (More Music from the Motion Picture)

GET THE ALBUM HERE!
iTunes 

The Spectacular Now (More music from) Track Listing:

1. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Faron Young
2. Go Hard – Kutt the Check
3. Wild Nights – Snake! Snake! Snakes!
4. New Theory – Washed Out
5. Farming Man – Tennessee River Crooks
6. The Riff – Just Water
7. No Good with Secrets – Saturday Looks Good To Me
8. Need Someone to Love – Norma Jenkins

Preview all the songs from the album here:

The Best In Film Music, Daily.

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