Download The ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Score: [iTunes]
By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack… Joy Division, The Cure, and all of your favorite synth-pop bands are prominently featured, their instantly recognizable sounds oozing throughout the film. – Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records released the dreamy score to White Bird In A Blizzard, composed by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and avant-guard composer, Harold Budd, who has collaborated with the likes of acclaimed record producer Brian Eno. Combined with the various artists soundtrack (get it here), this viewing experience is a time machine you shouldn’t miss! View our playlist below for more!
Director Gregg Araki’s indie drama, White Bird In A Blizzard stars Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now, Divergent Series films), Thomas Jane (Syfy’s “Expanse”), Eva Green (Casino Royale, Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”).
White Bird In A Blizzard now on Netflix or on Digital (rent it on iTunes).
Binge-Watch These Two Shailene Woodley Films With Unforgettable Soundtracks Before The Weekend
Shailene Woodley is an actress in demand and her latest film, Insurgent is out this weekend! If you love all things Shailene Woodley — she’s been in two films we love: White Bird In A Blizzard (featuring the ’80s period-inspired ambient score by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd) and The Spectacular Now (featuring the unforgettable score by Rob Simonsen, whose latest score on The Age of Adaline is coming soon) — then there’s no time like the present to pre-game her other films! See below for details.
Guthrie’s most high-profile collaboration may be with a director: along with Budd, he wrote and recorded the soundtrack to Gregg Araki’s cult hit Mysterious Skin, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This year finds Guthrie joining Budd and Araki for another film, White Bird In A Blizzard, starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, and Gabourey Sidibe. For this film’s soundtrack, Araki asked of something curious from Guthrie: to revisit his past for the film’s music.
When it comes to the sonic world of a film, music should be used with delicacy and forethought as if it were a character itself. The audience shouldn’t feel manipulated by a score or a song placed over a scene just so, as the cinematic sounds of a movie should simply be another layer inside a moment of its own merit—enhancing our viewing experience by catering to all the senses. -BlackBook
Well, this is another one of those ’80s-set shoe-ins where there’s just no way I was going to be able to help myself. The score to White Bird In A Blizzard was handled by Robin Guthrie, the guitarist of Cocteau Twins, AKA the man responsible for some of the most ethereal and beautiful guitar work out there. The opening credits are set to Cocteau Twins’ “Sea, Swallow Me,” and through the various dream sequences and flashbacks, there’s always Guthrie’s guitar, reliably doing what it’s always been so effective at: putting all those strange and ineffable elements of human experience and memory into an actual sound. -Read the full story at Stereogum.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez and Christopher Meloni, White Bird In A Blizzard takes place in the ’80s and early part of the ’90s, featuring a period-correct soundtrack. Lakeshore Records released two soundtracks: White Bird In A Blizzard Music By Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd, and White Bird In A Blizzard – Songs From The Film, featuring popular hits from the ’80s and ’90s. Preview the albums below!
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White Bird In A Blizzard Music By Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: iTunes | Buy CD