Lorne Balfe’s ‘Blackwood’ Score Evokes The Stylings Of Hollywood Classics
The [Phillip] Glassian organ keys (a la Candyman) return in “An Explanation,” and the cue’s a perfect example of the broad emotional spectrum Balfe invests within the score. –KQEK
Blackwood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now via Lakeshore Records. Preview the album and see film stills below. Scored by Lorne Balfe, Grammy® Award-winning, Emmy® and BAFTA®-nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland, the album is now available digitally and on CD. Blackwood is now available on DVD (UK).
Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld recently spoke to Huffington Post about what it took for him to make a film. As president of Merchant Ivory Productions for over 10 years, Rosenfeld was responsible for producing critically-acclaimed and award-winning films such as Howards End, Remains of the Day, and The Tree of Life. He speaks of being hands-on, selecting who works on his films, including composer Paul Cantelon and Dakota Fanning, whom he said, “She’s like Paul Newman who I worked with on Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. They embrace the luck of their life as opposed to resting on their laurels… She’s like a great Hollywood star from the Garbo era.” Read the full interview at Huffington Post.
Lorne Balfe’s Powerful Score Supports The Intense Range Of Emotions In Adam Wimpenny-Directed ‘Blackwood’
It’s an intimate and deep score and you don’t get a furious string cue like “Cadenza” every day. That one alone is worth the price of the score. Welcome once again Lorne Balfe inside your soul. He keeps coming with different stories covering the entire range of feelings you could think of and this is why he is one of my favorite composers. Just keep them coming, Lorne… –Soundtrack Dreams
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release Blackwood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — available now digitally — featuring the score by Lorne Balfe, Grammy® Award winning, Emmy® and BAFTA®-nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to Dreamworks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar and Home. Lorne is currently working on the score for Terminator Genisys, due in theaters Summer 2015. Helmed by award-winning director Adam Wimpenny, Blackwood is available now on DVD (UK). See full album details below.
Where The Beauty Of Film, Music And Art Intersect: Victorian Drama ‘Effie Gray’ Starring Dakota Fanning And Emma Thompson Opens This Weekend
Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Soundtrack Geek’s review explores what Effie Gray might have experienced through Composer Paul Cantelon’s score. Pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes. (Available 3/31 via Lakeshore Records).