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Throwback Thursday: ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Is A Shailene Woodley Coming Of Age Film With A Dreamy ’80s Soundtrack!

Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - White Bird In A Blizzard

Download The ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Score: [iTunes]

By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack… Joy Division, The Cure, and all of your favorite synth-pop bands are prominently featured, their instantly recognizable sounds oozing throughout the film. – Under The Radar

 

Lakeshore Records released the dreamy score to White Bird In A Blizzard, composed by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and avant-guard composer, Harold Budd, who has collaborated with the likes of acclaimed record producer Brian Eno.  Combined with the various artists soundtrack (get it here), this viewing experience is a time machine you shouldn’t miss!  View our playlist below for more!

Director Gregg Araki’s indie drama, White Bird In A Blizzard stars Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now, Divergent Series films), Thomas Jane (Syfy’s “Expanse”), Eva Green (Casino Royale, Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”).

White Bird In A Blizzard now on Netflix or on Digital (rent it on iTunes).

White Bird In A Blizzard: Music Icon Robin Guthrie Talks About Film Scoring (Pop Matters), Shailene Woodley Film Available On Blu-ray/DVD & VOD (January 20)!

Guthrie’s most high-profile collaboration may be with a director: along with Budd, he wrote and recorded the soundtrack to Gregg Araki’s cult hit Mysterious Skin, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This year finds Guthrie joining Budd and Araki for another film, White Bird In A Blizzard, starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, and Gabourey Sidibe. For this film’s soundtrack, Araki asked of something curious from Guthrie: to revisit his past for the film’s music.

 

Catch up with music icon Robin Guthrie (co-founder of Cocteau Twins) in a recent interview with Pop Matters in which he discusses working on White Bird In A Blizzard, film scoring and what he’s up to next.  Read the full interview at Pop Matters.  His recent film score work on White Bird In A Blizzard, with Harold Budd, will be seen and heard widely via Blu-ray/DVD and digital download on January 20 (order here).

BlackBook Names White Bird In A Blizzard One Of Best Film Scores Of 2014

Download The Album!

White Bird In A Blizzard: Music by Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: iTunes | Buy CD


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Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - White Bird In A Blizzard

Directed by Gregg Araki, White Bird In A Blizzard is available will be available on Blu-ray/DVD and digital download on January 20 (order here).

 

White Bird In A Blizzard: Named Among The 10 Best Soundtracks & Film Scores Of 2014 | BlackBook

When it comes to the sonic world of a film, music should be used with delicacy and forethought as if it were a character itself. The audience shouldn’t feel manipulated by a score or a song placed over a scene just so, as the cinematic sounds of a movie should simply be another layer inside a moment of its own merit—enhancing our viewing experience by catering to all the senses. -BlackBook

 

Congratulations goes to White Bird In A Blizzard for being named on BlackBook’s 10 Best Soundtrack and Film Scores of 2014!  Both the score album by Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd and the various artists album, released by Lakeshore Records, were included in this tightly-edited selection.  Go to BBook.com for the full list.

Download The Albums!

White Bird In A Blizzard: Songs From The Film: iTunes
White Bird In A Blizzard: Original Music By Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: iTunes

White Bird In A Blizzard Score Album and Various Artists Album Released By Lakeshore Records

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‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Claims A Spot In ‘Best Soundtrack Moments Of October’ Roundup | Stereogum

Stereogum has named director Gregg Araki’s White Bird In A Blizzard in its roundup of Best Soundtrack Moments of October, planted firmly in the #2 slot.

Well, this is another one of those ’80s-set shoe-ins where there’s just no way I was going to be able to help myself. The score to White Bird In A Blizzard was handled by Robin Guthrie, the guitarist of Cocteau Twins, AKA the man responsible for some of the most ethereal and beautiful guitar work out there. The opening credits are set to Cocteau Twins’ “Sea, Swallow Me,” and through the various dream sequences and flashbacks, there’s always Guthrie’s guitar, reliably doing what it’s always been so effective at: putting all those strange and ineffable elements of human experience and memory into an actual sound. -Read the full story at Stereogum.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez and Christopher Meloni, White Bird In A Blizzard takes place in the ’80s and early part of the ’90s, featuring a period-correct soundtrack.  Lakeshore Records released two soundtracks: White Bird In A Blizzard Music By Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd, and White Bird In A Blizzard – Songs From The Film, featuring popular hits from the ’80s and ’90s.  Preview the albums below!

Download The Albums!

White Bird In A Blizzard Music By Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: iTunes | Buy CD

White Bird In A Blizzard Songs From The Film: iTunes | Pre-order CD (avail 12/2)


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White Bird In A Blizzard Various Artists Soundtrack on Lakeshore Records

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White Bird In A Blizzard Songs From The Film Soundtrack Ft. Cocteau Twins And Harold Budd, Psychedelic Furs, New Order +More Available 11/11, Catch Director Gregg Araki’s Reddit AMA On 10/24 Movie Premiere Day

Lakeshore Records is pleased to release the White Bird In A Blizzard Songs From The Film soundtrack, available digitally on November 11 and CD on December 12.  The album features some of the most loved hits of the ’80s and ’90s by Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Depeche Mode, Talk Talk, Tears For Fears, Echo and The Bunnymen, Love and Rockets, Everything But The Girl, Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Ulrich Schnauss.

Also, catch Director Gregg Araki’s Reddit AMA (Reddit’s Ask Me Anything subreddit) this Friday, October 24 at 9 a.m. to answer your questions about White Bird In A Blizzard!  The new film starring Shailene Woodley, Shiloh Fernandez, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Thomas Jane, Gabourey Sidibe and Mark Indelicato, is now available on VOD (rent it on iTunes) and will open in theaters Friday night, October 24 (check showtimes).

White Bird In A Blizzard Various Artists Soundtrack on Lakeshore Records

Track Listing

01. Sea, Swallow Me – Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
02. Heartbreak Beat – The Psychedelic Furs
03. Temptation – New Order
04. Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix) – Depeche Mode (US)
05. Living In Another World – Talk Talk
06. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
07. Bring On The Dancing Horses – Echo and The Bunnyman
08. A Private Future – Love and Rockets
09. These Early Days – Everything But The Girl
10. It’s a Mugs Game – Soft Cell
11. Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys
12. Darklands – The Jesus and Mary Chain
13. Gone Forever – Ulrich Schnauss


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Related: White Bird In A Blizzard Original Music By Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd

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