Acclaimed film, The End Of The Tour, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, will be available On Demand on October 20 via iTunes Movies (pre-order HD movie)! On IndieWire‘s Best Reviewed Indie Films of 2015 list, the film features a “stylistically unique” Danny Elfman score (Film Score Fans) and a “career-changing” performance for Jason Segel (Boston Globe). Read further for film and soundtrack reviews and more.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between novelist and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.
The End Of The Tour(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records.
Eno and Wallace share a similar affinity for pop that undergoes transmogrification, resulting in art: Eno flensed the hooks and choruses from his pop music so only the music’s essence was left lingering; Wallace took pop culture and exhumed its soul, using his slang-laced prose to dig at deeper, often darker truths. -Greg Cwik, The AV Club
The AV Club recently published an article featuring “The Big Ship,” a Brian Eno song featured in two films this summer, one of which is The End of the Tour. The Music Supervisor on The End of the Tour is Tiffany Anders (Goodbye World, Smashed, Like Crazy). The story is a great example of the impact of music in movies and how songs can affect the overall tone of a scene. Please note there are possible spoilers in the story as the writer dissects the use of Brian Eno’s song in the films. Read the full story at The AV Club.
Elfman channeled his inner Eno in those [final] cues and it worked magic. -Soundtrack Dreams
Elfman utilizes soft strings, gentle piano, and subtle percussion to create a low-key musical blanket to help seal the story in. -Film Music Media
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The End Of The Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) available now digitally! The CD will be available on August 28. The album features score by four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman (50 Shades of Grey, Milk, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting). Set in the mid-’90s, the film also features music by R.E.M., Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three, Brian Eno, and Tindersticks. See below for full soundtrack details. Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), The End Of The Tourchronicles the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” A24 Films presents The End Of The Tour, directed by James Ponsoldt,in theaters (NY and LA) July 31.
“Danny Elfman’s gentle score serves to delicately coax out the story’s underlying sorrow. Lively song selections also punctuate the film.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to The End Of The Tour, coming soon digitally and on CD. The album features score by Academy Award® nominated composer Danny Elfman plus tracks by various artists. Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, Smashed) and starring Jason Segel (I Love You Man) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), The End Of The Tour is based on the book by David Lipsky. A24 Films presents The End Of The Tourin theaters (NY and LA) on July 31, 2015.