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A Look At Golden Globe® Nominated ‘Captain Fantastic’ Film and Soundtracks!

Critics say Viggo Mortensen’s role as the off-the-grid patriarch in Captain Fantastic is his best role yet, and the Golden Globe® nomination is our evidence!  See what critics have said:

“Viggo Mortensen get the role he was born to play.” – Variety
“Viggo Mortensen is a marvel in Captain Fantastic.” – USA Today
“The movie truly belongs to Mortensen; fierce and tender and tremendously flawed, he’s fantastic.” EW.com

Director Matt Ross who won Best Director at Cannes for Captain Fantastic was also instrumental in bringing in composer Alex Somers as well as Sigur Ros‘ Jonsi (both are frequent collaborators) to create the magical sounds suited perfectly for this film.  Named among the best soundtracks of the summer by Entertainment WeeklyContinue reading A Look At Golden Globe® Nominated ‘Captain Fantastic’ Film and Soundtracks!

Before The Flood and The 11th Hour: The Climate Change Films Of Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s history as an environmental activist goes back before his 2014 appointment as UN Messenger of Peace, with a special emphasis on Climate Change.  In 2007, DiCaprio produced The 11th Hour, a “first-rate documentary on ecology and the environment” (The Guardian) before his latest call to action in Before The Flood, which premiered to a global audience last month via National Geographic.  

In both cases, like-minded acclaimed musicians Cocteau Twins, Sigur Rós, Lamb and composers Jean Pascal Beintus & Eric Avery on The 11th Hour, and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai on Before The Flood, teamed up in solidarity to support the cause.  The soundtracks are out now on Lakeshore Records, and you can preview them below.

The 11th Hour: “Alternately soothing and eerie, appropriate…” – AllMusic.com

The 11th Hour: “Well-researched and swimming in scientific data” – RottenTomatoes.com

Before The Flood: “This score is simply beautiful” – Soundtrack Dreams

“The film zips along at an entertaining pace, buoyed by a terrific original score from Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mogwai, and Gustavo Santaolalla.” – Collider

 


 

Captain Fantastic: Viggo Mortensen Film Available Now on Blu-ray/DVD & VOD, Own The Score By Alex Somers!

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Get The ‘Captain Fantastic’ Score: [Digital][CD][Vinyl]

 

In one of Viggo Mortensen’s best roles yet, he plays the family patriarch in Captain Fantasic, available now on Blu-ray/DVD and Digital!  “The movie truly belongs to Mortensen; fierce and tender and tremendously flawed, he’s fantastic.” (EW.com)

Director Matt Ross set the tone of the film early on by temping in music by Riceboy Sleeps, a collaboration between Alex Somers and Sigur Rós’ Jónsi.  Named among the best soundtracks of the summer by Entertainment Weekly, hear Alex’s first solo score and music from various artists including Sigur Ros in the separate Various Artists album in the playlist below.

Bleecker Street presents CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, available now on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here) and VOD (download on iTunes).

Captain Fantastic: Alex Somers’ Collaboration With Sigur Rós’ Jonsi And Unusual Instrumentation | Assignment X

Captain Fantastic Soundtrack CDs

Left: Captain Fantastic Score CD. Right: The Various Artists soundtrack CD.

If an alt. rock band has captured a spirit of ethereal, Earth mother transcendence, then the gentle, drifting melodies and angelic voice of Iceland’s Sigur Ros could be considered the equivalent of one-ness with the woods. – Daniel Schweiger, Assignment X

 

Assignment X interviews composer Alex Somers on his score for the Cannes Film Festival Award-winning film, Captain Fantastic.   Alex talks about his long-time collaboration with his partner, Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson of Sigur Rós, how they met at Berklee College of Music, and their innovative use of prepared instruments and technology to create their truly unique vocals and instrumentals.  Read the full interview here.  Captain Fantastic (Music From The Film) and Captain Fantastic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) are both out now on Lakeshore Records.

Order the collectible deluxe vinyl here.

Bleecker Street presents CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, in theaters now!

New Music: The ‘Captain Fantastic’ Song Album Features Music By Sigur Ros, Israel Nash, Kirk Ross And Performances By The Film’s Cast!

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Download The ‘Captain Fantastic’ Song Album Here: [iTunes]

During a key moment in the film about a family living off the grid who have to face the real world when tragedy strikes, the cast — Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Kirk Ross and Philip Klein— break into an infectious, inspired cover of Guns ‘n Roses‘ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” It’s a pretty terrific take and adds a heart-rending quality to the original tune. – The Playlist

 

Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release the Captain Fantastic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), out now on digital and CD formats!  The album features original songs performed by Sigur Rós, Jónsi & Alex, Israel Nash and Kirk Ross. Actors in the film such as Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler and Annalise Basso, perform renditions of songs like “Scotland The Braver,” and “I Shall Be Released.”  Also featured is a rendition of Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child O Mine,” — hear it now exclusively at The Playlist.

The score for the film composed by Alex Somers of Jónsi & Alex is also now available digitally; download here.

Bleecker Street presents CAPTAIN FANTASTIC in theaters worldwide now!

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