Director Robert Kenner’s documentary, Merchants Of Doubt, is out now on DVD! Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times calls it: “An enthralling film. As fascinating as it is horrifying.” Merchants Of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released by Lakeshore Records features score by Mark Adler (Food Inc.). Preview the album below and learn more about the critically-acclaimed film!
April 10, 2015: Composers gather for an evening of Lakeshore Records soundtrack signings. (L to R: Timothy Williams, John Bergin, Reza Safinia, Mark Adler, Geno Lenardo, Daniel Davies.)
On April 10, Lakeshore Records held its Spring 2015 Meet and Greet event featuring composer Mark Adler (Merchants of Doubt), filmmaker/artist John Bergin (From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Movie/Wednesday Comic), songwriter Daniel Davies (I, Frankenstein OST, John Carpenter’s Lost Themes), songwriter Geno Lenardo (Underworld: Awakening/I, Frankenstein OST), composer Reza Safinia (Enter The Dangerous Mind) and composer Timothy Williams (Debug, Walking With The Enemy, Red Sky). View photos below!
Mark Adler’s Score For Merchants Of Doubt Is Out Now, Join The Film Q&A With Director Robert Kenner In New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Toronto, Boston And More!
Solid reporting ties together battles over seemingly unconnected perils like cigarettes and flame-retardant chemicals. Snazzy graphics and music—and appealing interview subjects—move things along, and a kick-in-the-gut plot twist suggests how climate change actually benefited oil companies.
-Read the full review at The Wall Street Journal
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Merchants Of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes
Lakeshore Records has released Merchants Of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — available now digitally on iTunes. Featuring music by Mark Adler, Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Magazine says “The result shows the power of documentary scoring to have all of the belief-changing impact of dramatized ‘fiction’ film music, with ‘Merchant’s’ musical impact showing just how well Adler is versed in both cinematic worlds.” Directed by Robert Kenner, the film is out now in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles, with more cities on the way (check show times).
Join Robert Kenner for a post-film Q&A at the following locations:
Sunday 3/8/2015 4:35PM – Lincoln Plaza followed by a Q&A with Dr. James Hansen, Professor, former NASA scientist
Sunday 3/8/2015 4:55PM — Angelika Followed by Q&A with Michael Shermer, Science writer and historian of science
Saturday 3/7/2015 5:10PM — Landmark Followed by Q&A with director Robert Kenner
Saturday 3/7/2015 7:05PM — Arclight Followed by Q&A with director Robert Kenner
Sunday 3/8/2015 12:30PM — Landmark Followed by Q&A with director Robert Kenner
Friday 03/13/2015 – 7:15PM– E-Street
Followed by Q&A with Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Educator and Bob Inglis, Former Congressman (R-SC4), Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn
Saturday 03/14/2015 – 7:15PM — E-Street Followed by Q&A with John Passacantando, former Executive Director, Greenpeace
Saturday, Sunday 03/14 & 15/2015 after prime – Cineplex Odeon IV Cinemas: – Q&A will be with David Suzuki, Scientist, broadcaster, grandfather (both) and James Hoggan, Co-Founder, DeSmogBlog (Saturday only)
Saturday 03/14/2015 – 6:30PM – Bloor HotDocs Cinema Followed by Q&A with David Ravensbergen, DeSmog Canada
Friday 03/20/2015 – after prime – Kendall Square Followed by Q&A with Naomi Oreskes
Saturday 03/21/2015 – after prime – Kendall Square Followed by Q&A with Naomi Oreskes
There will Q&As in Chicago, Dallas and San Diego — coming soon!
Kenner’s film exposes a devoted and long-lived cadre of scientists (and their philosophical descendants) who established their careers during the A-bomb era and the Cold War’s Big Science rivalries. Anti-communist ideologues, well-trained and often brilliant scientists such as physicists S. Fred Singer and the late Frederick Seitz saw (and see) corporate regulation as a pathway to socialism, an endgame more fearsome than any secondhand smoke or patchy ozone. [NewsWeek]
Directed by Robert Kenner, watch Merchants Of Doubt in select theaters now (check show times).
Yet having worked together on the impactful “Food, Inc.,” [Mark] Adler, and [Robert] Kenner also know there’s a serious point here for all of the snarky laughter they provide. And as the hugely entertaining “Merchants” reaches its sad, if still hopeful final point for a situation that’s pretty much irreversible, Adler’s once-humorous melodies darken to reveal themselves as serving as poignant food for thought. The result shows the power of documentary scoring to have all of the belief-changing impact of dramatized “fiction” film music, with “Merchant’s” musical impact showing just how well Adler is versed in both cinematic worlds. -Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine
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Merchants of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes
If you’ve ever doubted film music’s impact on a film, Daniel Schweiger is apt to change your mind in his latest score review for Merchants of Doubt. Read the interview at Film Music Magazine with Merchants of Doubt‘s Composer Mark Adler, a film music veteran who has spent over two decades producing film scores for important films including his recent collaboration with Director Robert Kenner on Food Inc. Preview Merchants of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — available now on iTunes from Lakeshore Records!
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Directed by Robert Kenner, Merchants of Doubt opens in select theaters on March 6 (check show times).
One of the things I like about film scoring is that over the years, different projects have commanded different types of music and I’ve always been able to dial in something that I personally like stylistically in order to serve that particular film. The other thing is that I never want to feel that I’m becoming a hack and recycling old stuff. It’s really important that I respond to the picture in front of me in a completely fresh and in the moment way. -Composer Mark Adler
The people have spoken: Merchants of Doubt is Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com: where ratings are generated by user submissions. SoundtrackGeek.com, which gave the album a high score, says the soundtrack is “comedic and ironic” with “moody, dreamy and ambient” cues. And, with the backing of Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, who calls the film “enthralling,” summarizes the documentary in his recent review: “It gives a peek behind the curtain of how public opinion is formed in this country, how spin doctors and media manipulators — often the same folks working across a whole range of issues — get people to ignore science at their own peril.” Merchants of Doubt is a movie-going experience you don’t want to miss. Directed by Robert Kenner, Merchants of Doubt opens in theaters on March 6 in New York and Los Angeles (check show times). Stay tuned for more soundtrack details!
Merchants Of Doubt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
01. Merchants Of Doubt – Mark Adler
02. Smoking – Mark Adler
03. The Box – Mark Adler
04. Playbook – Mark Adler
05. Flame Retardants – Mark Adler
06. Incendiary – Mark Adler
07. Third Parties – Mark Adler
08. Industry Shills – Mark Adler
09. Three-Card Monte – Mark Adler
10. Nasa and The Greenhouse Effect – Mark Adler
11. Naomi’s Research – Mark Adler
12. Cold War Scientists – Mark Adler
13. Denier Ideology – Mark Adler
14. The Skeptic – Mark Adler
15. Follow The Data/Freedom Fest – Mark Adler
16. Parallel Worlds – Mark Adler
17. Fire Safety – Mark Adler
18. Advancing Science – Mark Adler
19. Birth Of The Think Tank – Mark Adler
20. Lobbyist Revealed – Mark Adler
21. Industry Behind The Think Tanks – Mark Adler
22. Morano – Mark Adler
23. Climate Action Derailed – Mark Adler
24. Hoop Trick – Mark Adler
25. Americans For Prosperity – Mark Adler
26. Less Freedom – Mark Adler
27. Political Flip – Mark Adler
28. Tea Party – Mark Adler
29. Head and Heart – Mark Adler
30. Arctic Drilling – Mark Adler
31. Hansen and Inglis – Mark Adler
32. You Fooled Me – Eg White
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