We could all use a bit of sunshine this winter! This week, we revisit Little Miss Sunshine, featuring score by Michael Danna and music by DeVotchKa! Mychael’s score to Alias Grace received an EMMY® Nomination last year, also released on Lakeshore Records. The classic film starring the ensemble cast Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano and Alan Arkin earned two Academy Awards including Best Actor, Alan Arkin and Best Original Screenplay! The film also earned the Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Abigail Breslin.
In this edition, we take this time to appreciate Little Miss Sunshine, featuring one of our favorite on-screen moms, Toni Collette! The soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records back in 2006 features score by Alias Grace composer Mychael Danna, music by DeVotchKa, Sofjan Stevens, Tony Tisdale and Rick James! The album earned Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa GRAMMY® nominations, plus two Academy Award® wins for the film.
Awash with imagination and heart in its poetically melodic approach, Wingo’s score is a thing of delicate, intimate wonder for what just might be year’s most biggest movie surprise that will make you believe a bear can fly. – Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine
Check out this exclusive interview with Brigsby Bear Composer David Wingo now at Film Music Magazine! Film Music Critic Daniel Schweiger brings us an intimate behind-the-scenes discussion on David’s composing process and influences on his latest score. Read the interview here.
Written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney and directed by Dave McCary, the New York Times Critics’ Pick film stars Kyle Mooney (“Saturday Night Live”, “Hello Ladies”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Matt Walsh (Office Christmas Party, “Comedy Bang! Bang!”) and Michaela Watkins (“Casual”, Enough Said).
Sony Pictures Classics presents BRIGSBY BEAR in theaters now (get tickets)!
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Brigsby Bear digitally on July 28, 2017. The album features the original score by David Wingo (Loving, Mud). Written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney and directed by Dave McCary, the film stars Kyle Mooney (“Saturday Night Live”, “Hello Ladies”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Matt Walsh (Office Christmas Party, “Comedy Bang! Bang!”) and Michaela Watkins (“Casual”, Enough Said). See track list below.
“There was a lot of discussion as to how much the score should have in common with the kitschy ’80’s kid show music from BRIGSBY BEAR the show,” Wingo explained. “We always kept in mind that the score should for the most part be subjective to James’ experience and reflect his mental and emotional state, so it made a lot of sense that with his single-minded obsession with the show as well as the fact that it’s basically the only “culture” he was ever exposed to that if the music was to mirror him, then it needed to maybe share something in common with the Brigsby music.”
Sony Pictures Classics presents BRIGSBY BEAR in theaters on July 28, 2017.
Grammy®-nominated Little Miss Sunshine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released by Lakeshore Records was selected an exclusive release selected for Record Store Day Black Friday (in Starburst yellow). This latest release in yellow color vinyl (limited to 500) has the same award-winning music and features DeVotchka, Mychael Danna, Sufjan Stevens and more. The two-time Academy Award®-winning film is an instant classic, and so is the album! See below for track listings and more.