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Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Burn After Reading At 15 Years

Burn After Reading enters its 15th year in the expansive filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen.  And, it’s hard to imagine a Coen Brothers film without a score by Carter Burwell!  Burn After Reading (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was also released this month 15 years ago on Lakeshore Records (see below for listening links).  If you’ve yet to experience the dark comedy/spy movie that is Burn After Reading, you’ll also appreciate the treasure trove of an ensemble cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, and J.K. Simmons–need we say more?  You’ll wonder how you missed this gem of a film.  Take a stroll down memory lane now on Max.com.

“Riotously funny and terrifically well-wrought, a unique genre hybrid in which all the pieces fit perfectly.” – The Atlantic

“After the portentous ‘No Country for Old Men,’ Joel and Ethan Coen return to their trademark brand of cruel, misanthropic farce, and for dark laughs and hurtling narrative momentum this spy caper is their best work since “Fargo.” – Chicago Reader 

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What’s New On Lakeshore: Stranger Things Vol. 2 CD, Narcos Season 2, Don’t Think Twice + More!


Catch up on what’s new and out now on Lakeshore Records!  For this holiday week, we feature some great film and TV shows now streaming.  Whether you’re chilling out at home or braving the holiday shopping rush, we have some selections for your playlist, including Stranger Things Volume 2 on CD, and a variety of scores like the comedy, Don’t Think Twice, and the dark Thanksgiving-themed drama, Krisha.  See more at the jump.  What’s your flavor?

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Happy Birthday, Carter Burwell!

Today, we celebrate Carter Burwell, award-winning composer of film and television scores including Lakeshore Records releases Mr. Holmes, The Fifth Estate, Fur, Burn After Reading, In Bruges, and the forthcoming Anomalisa.

Carter’s score for Mr. Holmes is on Variety’s Best Scores Of 2015 list and his scores for In Bruges and A Serious Man was recently performed by the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra for a tribute concert in his honor as he was presented with the “Distinguished Composer Award” at this year’s Middleburg Film Festival.  Read further to hear a playlist of Carter’s scores.

Carter Burwell - photo credit Tycho Burwell

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5 Must-Watch Movies New On Netflix And HBO Go For October

If you’re looking for a chill weekend in, we’ve got some great movie recommendations for you whether you’re a subscriber of streaming services like Netflix, or prefer to a la carte it on iTunes!  This weekend, we have a five films from a variety of genres: Wild Horses (crime, mystery), Brick (noir, mystery), Burn After Reading (comedy, drama), Little Miss Sunshine (comedy, drama) and The Lake House (romance, fantasy).  Get movie synopses and soundtrack details at the jump!


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Happy Birthday George Clooney! Watch Two Of His Movies We Love

Well, this has been quite a month for Mr. George Clooney! First, news of his engagement to British Barrister Amal Alamuddin and now a birthday.  We couldn’t be happier for him. To commemorate this occasion, we take a look at two Lakeshore Records releases from George Clooney’s filmography, Burn After Reading scored by Carter Burwell (watch on HitBliss), and A Scanner Darkly, scored by Graham Reynolds (watch on WarnerVOD). Carter Burwell is the composer known for the Twilight theme and Composer Graham Reynolds scored Bernie, another Lakeshore Records release.

Lakeshore Records: George Clooney Movies - Burn After Reading & A Scanner Darkly

Burn After Reading features an all-star cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt (a frequent co-star) and John Malkovich.  What happens when two gym employees stumble upon a disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent and tries to sell it?  A Scanner Darkly is a visually-mesmerizing animated film starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey, Jr. In the not-so-distant future, Reeves plays an undercover agent who begins to lose his identity while getting involved with a dangerous new drug.

Download The Album! Burn After Reading: Download | Buy CD


Download The Album! A Scanner Darkly: Download | Buy CD