The Female ‘Superbad’ I’ve Always Wanted – Rachel Leishman, The Mary Sue
“Combine the stellar cast with a killer soundtrack and beat-driven score by Dan the Automator, and you have a recipe for grand success.” austin360.com
The New York Times Critics’ Pick film Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde is an instant classic! One of the year’s best-reviewed coming-of-age films now on Blu-ray, don’t miss out on owning a piece of cinematic history! The film also features score by hip-hop icon Dan The Automator (Gorillaz producer, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School). The score is available now digitally and on vinyl on Lakeshore Records!
Also from Lakeshore Records: own the Various Artists soundtracks on vinyl, featuring music from the movie by Jurassic 5, Perfume Genius, Discovery, Cautious Clay, Kings Go Forth, Ceelo Green, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero, Theophilus London, Lykke Li and more, exclusively at Urban Outfitters! See links and reviews below!
This particular conversation has been one of my favorites recent memory. – Score Keeper, Birth.Movies.Death
Listen to the podcast interview with Booksmart composer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, hosted by Tony Giles exclusively now at Birth.Movies.Death! Dan talks about his collaboration with the film’s director, Olivia Wilde, and goes in depth about his philosophy and approaches on creating the right tone for the films he works on. Birth.Movies.Death also premieres the forthcoming vinyl (not to be confused with the previously announced soundtrack vinyl exclusive to Urban Outfitters), coming out this summer featuring Dan’s score on Blue Marble vinyl! See more details below.
Olivia Wilde’s critically-acclaimed Booksmart film is now playing in theaters! The New York Times Critic’s Pick film features score by Dan The Automator, out now on Lakeshore Records! Check out the interview over at Talkhouse, where you can find out what this iconic music producer is into lately. After all, composers don’t spend all their time inside a recording studio, right? Right?
Also, new this week, Dan The Automator’s Booksmart film score comes to HD audio on Bandcamp. See below. Which tracks are your favorite so far?
★★★★ “The snappy rhythm of Jamie Gross’ editing makes the girls’ adventure feel like it’s flying by to the infectious beats of Gorillaz’s Dan the Automator.” – Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com
A New York Times Critic’s Pick film, Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart, opens in theaters everywhere! Featuring score by cult hip-hop producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School), the score album releases digitally worldwide on Lakeshore Records. Listen below!
The gliding strings, flowing woodwind, piano tinkles and acoustic strums marry perfectly with Gerwig’s coming-of-age exploration of identity, adulthood and the particular intimacy of mother-daughter relationships. – Noisey
We’re bringing back Lady Bird for this Throwback Thursday, in honor of another coming-of-age film, Booksmart! The film earned five Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Beanie Feldstein plays the lovable best friend to Saoirse Ronan’s “Lady Bird”, and in Booksmart, she is the best friend and co-star to Kaitlyn Dever (Laggies,Short Term 13). Make it a Beanie Feldstein double feature this weekend!
The film features score by Jon Brion, composer to some of Hollywood’s most memorable and beloved films (The Break-Up, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love). Listen to his score below!