In celebration of Fathers Day we offer The Tree Of Life.
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The Tree Of Life, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music by Alexandre Desplat
David Ng from the Los Angeles Times writes,
In each of his five feature films to date, Malick has used classical music as his principal soundtrack. “The Tree of Life” features selections and snippets from more than 30 individual pieces — including works by Brahms, Mahler, Bach, Górecki and Holst. They are all woven together seamlessly with the help of some original music by Alexandre Desplat.
A movie that envelops the intimate story of a family between the birth and death of the universe, “The Tree of Life” is a cosmic experience that resists easy narrative summary. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May but has polarized critics and audiences. At its core, the movie focuses on the conflict between the natural and the spiritual worlds, which is to say that it pits the seen versus the unseen.
Malick’s choices of music stand in for the unseen in this thematic equation, though not always in obvious ways. The media-shy filmmaker is said to be a classical-music buff, along with being a birdwatcher and a hiking enthusiast. His soundtrack selections for “The Tree of Life” could spawn a lengthy essay on their own. Here are a handful of key pieces that provide the movie with some of its most musically inspired and memorable moments …
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Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’: The classical music factor
Phillip French at the Guardian describes MUD as, “Mark Twain meets Sam Peckinpah in Jeff Nichols’s exhilarating coming-of-age movie.” We couldn’t agree more about this indie film gem. The music and soundtrack album are probably best described by Film School Rejects as follows,
Mud is engaging from beginning to end and when listened to on its own, its soundtrack is almost a sonic dream of that narrative, highlighting the various emotions and changes each character goes through. Mud is certainly not without its unsettling and pulse-pounding moments, which the music strategically amplifies in tracks like “Hotel” and “Clinic,” but overall the soundtrack plays like one you would listen to while spending a lazy day on a porch swing.
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Getting ‘Mud’-dy with Moody New Music from David Wingo and Lucero
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Mud (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Summer is here! The Topic Thunder Soundtrack album is a timeless classic for summer fun. Featuring songs from a diverse and respected group of artists including The Crystal Method, CCR, Ten Years After, Ja Net Dubois, Edwin Starr, Enigma and others this album is a ready made mix tape!
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Tropic Thunder Soundtrack at iTunes / Amazon
Tropic Thunder Soundtrack Album Listing:
01. The Name Of The Game (The Crystal Method’s Big A** T.T. Mix) – The Crystal Method
02. Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) – The Temptations
03. Run Through The Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
04. Sadeness, Pt. 1 – Enigma
05. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
06. Ready Set Go – Ben Gidsjoy
07. I Just Want To Celebrate – The Mooney Suzuki
08. I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After
09. The Pusher – Steppenwolf
10. Movin’ On Up – Ja’Net DuBois
11. Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
12. Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
13. War – Edwin Starr
14. I Love Tha P***y – Brandon T. Jackson
Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in “Tropic Thunder,” an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they enoucter real bad guys.
Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as, Stand Up Guys. The Soundtrack album features the very best of both old classics and classic new soul including Gary Clark Jr, Muddy Waters, Baby Huey, Sharon Jones, Rex Garvin and two new exclusive songs by Jon Bon Jovi*.
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SOUNDTRACK ALBUM LISTING:
01. Hard Times – Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters
02. Old Habits Die Hard – Jon Bon Jovi
03. Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.
04. Not Running Anymore – Jon Bon Jovi *
05. Get Down With It – Wayne Cochran
06. How Long – Charles Bradley featuring Menahan Street Band
07. Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Elvin Bishop
08. Stand Up Guys — Lyle Workman
09. Give It Back – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
10. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
11. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby – Sam and Dave
12. I Was Painting You — Lyle Workman
13. Love From Above – Leroy Reynolds
14. Sock It To ‘Em JB (Pt. 1) – Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers
15. Chew Gum Or Kick Ass — Lyle Workman
* Jon Bon Jovi Nominated for Best Song Golden Globe “Not Running Anymore”
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Stand Up Guys – Home Video DVD/BluRay
Directed by legendary Honk Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster tells the story of famed Kung Fu teacher Ip Man. Lakeshore Records is proud to announce the forthcoming Score Album by Shigeru Umebayashi and Nathaniel Méchaly.
For those unfamilure with the work of Composer Shigeru Umebayashi here’s a selected list of just some of his film scores you may know…
Days of Grace (2011)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
A Single Man (2009)
Here’s an early press report on the film…
One reason this new movie is an event is that it’s Wong’s first movie for seven years, a project nurtured for 10 years about the life of Wing Chun master Ip Man, the man who introduced the form to Hong Kong after the Second World War and became Bruce Lee’s teacher.
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Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh: The Melancholy Kung Fu of Wong Kar Wai