Now that the Academy Awards has come and gone, Indiewire published a list of The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far, according to their editorial staff. Lakeshore Records released the soundtracks to three of the films on this list: Drive(score by Cliff Martinez), Nightcrawler(score by James Newton Howard), The Tree of Life(score by Alexandre Desplat), plus an honorable mention for Blue Valentine(score by Grizzly Bear). Did all of your favorite films make the list? Which ones would you like to see? Read the full story at Indiewire.
One of the biggest television premieres in recent history belongs to the Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey series, hosted by Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The reboot of the landmark Cosmos series from the 1980s (hosted by Carl Sagan), explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Lakeshore Records has produced quite a collection of beautiful celestial and terrestrial-themed film scores created by some of the most recognized Composers in the business.
Download these soundtracks to build your Cosmos-themed music collection:
A movie that envelops the intimate story of a family between the birth and death of the universe, “The Tree of Life” is a cosmic experience that resists easy narrative summary. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May but has polarized critics and audiences. At its core, the movie focuses on the conflict between the natural and the spiritual worlds, which is to say that it pits the seen versus the unseen.
Malick’s choices of music stand in for the unseen in this thematic equation, though not always in obvious ways. The media-shy filmmaker is said to be a classical-music buff, along with being a birdwatcher and a hiking enthusiast. His soundtrack selections for “The Tree of Life” could spawn a lengthy essay on their own. Here are a handful of key pieces that provide the movie with some of its most musically inspired and memorable moments …