It's hard to imagine that 2001: A Space Odyssey would have its incredible cinematic impact without that classical soundtrack. But director Stanley Kubrick originally hired a composer to score the film, only to abandon the score in postproduction.
Michael Giacchino did a wonderful thing when naming all the tracks on his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score. The whole thing is just one pun after the next, including our personal favorites "Gibbon Take" and "Enough Monkeying Around." Check it out.
William Butler and Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire are getting a lot of attention for the melodious score they created for Spike Jonze's Her, and not just because it landed them an Oscar nomination, but simply because it's gosh-darn gorgeous. And now you can listen to the entire 13-song soundtrack here and now.
Peter Jackson throws down his latest Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug production video blog, and this one is ALL about the music. So pull up the blankets and get ready for all the musical feels. Howard Shore is a genius. The end.
Legendary film composer John Williams, the man behind the music for all six Star Wars films and master of the science fictional leitmotif, will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII! Here's what he has to say about his return to the Star Wars universe – including his thoughts on director J.J. Abrams.
Twisty story telling director Shane Carruth, director of Primer, has released the score to his latest film Upstream Color to tantalize your ears with promises of nothingness and everythingness. We don't know — it's all so abstract and crazy. Classic Carruth. According to Slashfilm, Carruth's latest work hinges…
Teen-assassin movie Hanna from Atonement's Joe Wright has the goods: a Chemical Brothers score, gorgeous locations (perfect for Wright's long shot), immense talent, fairy-tale undertones, and action. And we've got a collection of clips that showcases each of these assets.
We've got five of the best tracks from The Chemical Brothers' score for Hanna, and a handful of violent stills. Hit play and get sucked into the mind of a child assassin for a few minutes of of your day.
Move over Trent Reznor, Basement Jaxx is all set to provide the score for science fiction's next big sensation: Nick Frost and Joe Cornish's teenagers-vs-aliens movie Attack the Block.
While we're ecstatic that Avatar's loathsome original song didn't warble it's way into an Oscar nomination, those blue aliens and a few others did squeeze out a few of our favorites. Here's a list of the biggest genre snubs.