Pellington’s sharp, fast-ball compositions and nerve-splintering cutting style are of a piece with such intelligence devilishly mixing shock with optimism. – F.X. Feeney, LA Weekly
The Mothman Prophecies is arguably one of the horror genre’s most frightening films ever released in the 2000s, and it’s celebrating 15 years since its theatrical release. Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and David Eigenberg, the film was directed by Arlington Road’s Mark Pellington. It is the #88 most shared movie on Metacritic. In case you need some reminders, Broke Horror Fan has photos, and you can preview the soundtrack (out now on Lakeshore Records) and movie trailer below.
The Mothman Prophecies (Music From The Motion Picture): [Download][Buy CD]
Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment present THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, available on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here) and Digital (rent it on iTunes)!
Henry Poole Is Here Soundtrack Is Out Now On Lakeshore Records! Download Here: [iTunes]
‘Henry Poole Is Here’ achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists — in that descending order, I suspect. It doesn’t say that religious beliefs are real. It simply says that belief is real. And it’s a warm-hearted love story. – Roger Ebert
For Throwback Thursday, we’re feeling nostalgic for Henry Poole Is Here, starring Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, Adriana Barrazza, George Lopez, Cheryl Hines, Richard Benjamin, Morgan Lily and Rachel Seiferth. Watch this music video for “All Roads Lead Home” featuring Golden State, clips from the film and a pre-renovation of the famous Sixth Street Bridge in Los Angeles!
Overture Films, Lakeshore Entertainment and Camelot Pictures present HENRY POOLE IS HERE, available now on VOD (rent it on iTunes) and DVD (get it here).
Composer Angelo Badalamenti, best known for his work with cult director David Lynch on films such as Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart and the Twin Peaks TV series, has collaborated with computer technology composers Tomandandy for the score which, while you’re hearing it in the cinema, sounds absolutely astounding. – Movie Music UK
Arlington Road is an engrossing listen and a fine addition to Badalamenti’s growing list of beautiful film scores. – AllMusic
Lakeshore Records celebrates acclaimed composer Angelo Badalamenti! Among Angelo’s many contributions to the film music world, he is known for his iconic score for David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” television series. On this day, let’s revisit Angelo Badalamenti’s score for Arlington Road movie, starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusak.
It really nice to see a film get recognized for it’s genius even if it comes late. This week JoBlo.Com recognized Mark Pellington’s work on Arlington Road as one of the best movies you may have not seen.
WHY IT’S GREAT: ARLINGTON ROAD was, unfortunately, ahead of its time. It’s a film that tackles themes that were not yet as prevalent in society as they are now, American or otherwise. The film focuses heavily on the idea of how much we actually know about our neighbors, even something as simple as a name. The central theme is the threat of homegrown terror, but it’s built around the notion of what we view as plausible vs. implausible. In a pre-9/11 world, the film serves almost as a cautionary tale, one that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Of course the music is also what helps to make this film great. We’ll let the album review on Itunes do the talking for us.
Angelo Badalamenti’s score for Arlington Road is about as ominous and darkly ambient as film music gets. Add two clanging, moody pieces from electronic artist Tomandandy that take things to a brisk industrial apex, and one has the soundtrack to a shadowy nightmare. It’s a nightmare that just happens to contain moments of great beauty. The music, though frequently eschewing repeating melodies, is quite accessible when detached from the movie.
The overall feel is one of creeping menace, but Badalamenti still contributes a number of lush, emotional pieces. “Values” is as fragile and mournful as the slower moments in Ennio Morricone’s Untouchables score, though Badalamenti’s work is more techno savvy in this instance.
“The Truth Is Out There” almost sounds like meditation music, were it not for the swarming sound effects peppered underneath; when the dance beat crops up, it doesn’t dampen the hushed mood. Badalamenti works just as expertly with the background music for the action scenes. “Escape” throbs as if it’s a Bernard Herrmann score to a Looney Tunes episode where everyone’s favorite roadrunner just manages to outwit the coyote.
If the music sometimes gets a bit too busy for home listening, one can’t help but admire the stylish complexity and sustained atmosphere of the overall work. Arlington Road is an engrossing listen and a fine addition to Badalamenti’s growing list of beautiful film scores.