Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind” is whimsy with a capital W. No, it’s WHIMSY in all caps. Make that all-caps italic boldface. Oh, never mind. I’m getting too whimsical. Maybe Gondry does, too. You’ll have to decide for yourself. This is a movie that takes place in no possible world, which may be a shame, if not for the movie, then for possible worlds. – RogerEbert.com
Do you remember when video stores existed? In Be Kind, Rewind, Jack Black and Yaslin Bey (aka Mos Def) are a couple of video store clerks who re-shoot every film in the store after inadvertently erasing all the tapes in the inventory. Sounds wild, right? Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack back in 2008, and 100 lucky people will get a chance to own the music to this classic comedy! See the track list and details on how to get your free copy of the soundtrack below.
Emile Mosseri’s score to The Last Black Man in San Francisco is one of the most critically-acclaimed film scores of the year! As we head into the year’s end, Lakeshore Records invites you to experience Emile’s “exuberant and poetic” (NPR) composition in context with the film. In collaboration with the film’s director Joe Talbot, Emile shares how he rose to the occasion to deliver a score which “shares the pulse of the film” (Under The Radar).
For your consideration, watch the brand new video interview to get an intimate portrait of his masterful collaboration with the film’s director, Joe Talbot. See critic reviews at the jump.
This unique and heartfelt score composed by Emile Mosseri is unlike anything else I’ve heard this year. It’s a nod toward traditional pencil and paper small ensemble scoring that doesn’t reek of a computer’s influence. – ScoreKeeper, Birth.Movies.Death
With the release of The Last Black Man in San Francisco soundtrack on vinyl and DVD, our resident vinyl guru Tony Giles had a chance to catch up with the film’s composer, Emile Mosseri! Sit back and take in this intimate interview now at Birth.Movies.Death about the score that critics have heralded as one of the year’s best!
Mosseri rose to the occasion to deliver a score that shares the pulse of the film, assuming its life force. – Under The Radar
When was the last time a film score continued to haunt you long after you’ve seen the movie? Charles Steinberg at Under The Radar talks to Emile Mosseri about his The Last Black Man in San Francisco score, saying “it feels like it sprung full bloom into the story, organically becoming part of the emotional fabric.” Read the full story now at Under The Radar.
One of the most celebrated films of the year, The Last Black Man in San Francisco comes to Blu-ray and DVD format! Own the film that the New York Times calls a “haunting, elegiac story“ featuring a score by Emile Mosseri that IndieWire says sounds like “a 21st century riff on the iconic music that Philip Glass wrote for “Koyaanisqatsi”. The album also features a cover of the classic, “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)”, the “emotional centerpiece” (The Playlist), composed by Mosseri, Joe Talbot and Daniel Herskedal, vocals by Mike Marshall and Daniel Herskedal on tuba. The soundtrack is available now on Digital and coming to vinyl on Lakeshore Records!