Jane Campion’s critically-acclaimed The Power of the Dog film (Netflix/See-Saw Films) had quite a weekend! At this year’s BAFTA Awards, the western took the Best Film and Best Director awards! Featuring powerhouse performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jesse Plemons, and an incredible score by Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog was also honored with eight nominations in all. Congratulations to all the winners this year! See the full list at BAFTA online.
Congratulations are in order for this year’s Critics Choice Awards! Held on March 13, the awards program saw Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog film (Netflix) take home top film awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Adapted Screenplay! For television, Melanie Lynskey took home the Best Actress in a Drama Series win for the very buzzy Yellowjackets series (Showtime). Watch her sweet acceptance speech below.
Jane Campion’s masterful The Power of the Dog is the most honored film of the year. The critically-acclaimed original score by Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated composer Jonny Greenwood has won ‘Best Score’ at 13 major critics organizations and is now SCL nominated for Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film.
“A triumph in every sense of the word. The score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood stands as the year’s soundtrack pinnacle.” – Peter Travers, ABC News
For your consideration: Watch this clip as Academy Award-winner Jane Campion and Jonny Greenwood break down the score to The Power of the Dog:
One of the most intriguing, and certainly dark and disturbing, scores of this season is Jonny Greenwood’s music for “The Power of the Dog – Jon Burlingame, Variety
Lakeshore Records and Invada Records have released Academy Award-nominated Composer Jonny Greenwood’s score to The Power of the Dog, Academy Award-winning Director Jane Campion’s highly-anticipated film which also debuts in theaters on November 17, 2021. A vinyl release is expected later this year. The soundtrack is available now digitally on all major music services worldwide. View the album details below.
“[‘West Alone’] vacillates from beautiful and melancholy to downright sinister.” – The Wrap
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog is now playing in select theaters and will premiere on Netflix on December 12, 2021.
Listen to “West Alone” which originally premiered at The Wrap:
“His shrieking strings could stand as one of the musicians most ambitious and most remarkable contributions to the cinematic art form yet..” – Variety
Premiered today at Variety are two score tracks, “25 Years” and “West,” by Academy Award-winning Composer Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread, You Were Never Really Here) to the forthcoming highly-anticipated Netflix film, The Power of the Dog! The two tracks will be released Tuesday, October 26 via Lakeshore Records and Invada Records ahead of the full album release on November 17.
Music fans may also know Greenwood as the Lead Guitarist of multi-GRAMMY-winning band Radiohead.
Directed by Academy Award-winning Director Jane Campion (The Piano), the film stars Academy Award Winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Golden Globe and EMMY Nominee Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”), EMMY Nominee Jesse Plemons (“Black Mirror,” “Fargo“), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Slow West, The Road). The Power of the Dog screened at and won awards at Venice Film Festival (Best Director, Silver Lion), San Sebastian (Best Film, Sebastiane Award) and Toronto (Artisian Award, TIFF Variety Award).
Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides.
The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, reveling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.
As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace .
A See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek and Max Films production in association with Brightstar, The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films and BBC Film, THE POWER OF THE DOG is produced by Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier. The film will be released in select theaters November 17 before being released worldwide on Netflix December 1, 2021.