“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.
Pre-save the two-track single: [Digital]
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.