As evidenced in the recent weekend box office figures (there are indeed a handful of theaters still open across the country), not even a pandemic has prevented film fans from watching Swallow, the latest IFC Films release that is getting lots of buzz for not only its subject matter and direction (helmed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis), but also the score by Nathan Halpern! Featured in the No. 2 spot on IndieWire’s “20 Best Movies Eligible For The 2021 Oscars” list, Swallow is in good company with their shortlist of films which have or had plans to make a theatrical run. See the full list at Indiewire.
For those of you who didn’t see Swallow in theaters before quarantine or at a socially-distanced drive-in, you can now watch the “Hitchkockian” (IndieWire) film now on VOD via IFC Unlimited.
The score would dial into these more stylized cinematic and sonic aesthetics of Hollywood genre filmmaking of the studio era, while at the same time making sure that the emotions and sonic style was grounded in the inner life of a nuanced, character study. – IndieWire
EMMY®-nominated Composer Nathan Halpern (Minding The Gap, One Child Nation, One & Two) shares his IndieWire Essay (via Yahoo! Entertainment) about his collaboration with Swallow Director Carlo Mirabella-Davis (Knife Point, The Swell Season), the body-horror-meets-psychological-thriller now on VOD (get it here). Halpern provides a written visualization of how his score dials in the film’s visual aesthetics and old Hollywood callbacks. Lakeshore Records released his score, Swallow — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on March 27, and you can listen to the album below.
It’s the setup for a portrait of a breakdown, for an installment of that venerable, sadism-inflected mini-genre that is the portrait of a woman coming undone, often in isolation. – Vulture
IFC’s latest feature, Swallow follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible. Directed by Cairo Mirabella-Davis (Knifepoint), the film opened recently in select theaters and is now available on VOD. The film won the Special Prize at the Deauville Film Festival and Best Actress for Haley Bennett at Tribeca.
The film stars Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O’Hare and Elizabeth Marvel, and features score by Nathan Halpern (One & Two). See more details below.
While composer Marc Streitenfeld has been working for nearly two decades with directors like Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Terrence Malick and John Woo, it was 2012’s “Prometheus” that really brought him to wider attention. His terrific work on the “Alien” prequel was one of the most memorable scores of that year…” Read the full review at Indiewire.com
Director: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley (Interstellar,Gone, American Beauty), Jason Isaacs (NBC’s Awake, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2), Vinessa Shaw (The Hills Have Eyes, Eyes Wide Shut) and Haley Bennett (Marley & Me, Music and Lyrics).
If you missed out on the Q&A with After The Fall Director Saar Klein at Reddit AMA, read the entire transcript complete with juicy tidbits on his career and his work on After The Fall at Reddit IAMA. Starring Wes Bentley (Interstellar,Gone, American Beauty) Jason Isaacs (NBC’s Awake, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2) and Vinessa Shaw (The Hills Have Eyes, Eyes Wide Shut), the movie opens this weekend in Los Angeles at the Arena Theater (check show times). After the Fall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), to be released by Lakeshore Records, featuring the score by Composer Marc Streitenfeld, will be available digitally on December 23. Check out the track listing and stay tuned for the album preview!
03 Searching in the Dark
07 You Never Know
10 Whole Again
12 Home Sweet Home
13 Just to See You