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An Interview With Academy Award Nominee Mark Isham, Composer Of ‘Warrior’ (Audio)

In 2011, Lakeshore Records sat down with Mark Isham on his score for Warrior (rent the movie on iTunes), directed by Gavin O’Connor (Pride and Glory, Tumbleweeds).  Warrior is a 2011 sport-drama starring Tom Hardy (Child 44, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception), Joel Edgerton (Black Mass, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Fox’s “HOUSE, M.D.”) and three-time Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte (A Walk In The Woods, Gangster Squad, Tropic Thunder).  Mark is an Academy Award®-nominated composer (his nomination was for A River Runs Through It).  Hear him break down his approach to scoring for WARRIOR: from action shots to the characters’ emotions.  Hear the interview below.

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Warrior (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Happy Birthday, Tom Cruise! Lakeshore Records Takes A Look Back At ‘Tropic Thunder’

In honor of Tom Cruise‘s birthday today, Lakeshore Records takes a look back at Tropic Thunder (rent it on iTunes), a highly entertaining film which stars Tom Cruise as the hilariously hotheaded movie producer, Les Grossman.  Composer Theodore Shapiro (Blades of GloryMarley & MeDinner for Schmucks) created a decidedly epic score which highlights the movie’s beautiful cinematography and explosive action sequences.  The various artists soundtrack is the perfect playlist for this movie: Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Run Through The Jungle”), Edwin Starr (“War”), Ten Years After (“I’d Love to Change the World”), The Temptations (“Ball of Confusion”), MC Hammer (“U Can’t Touch This”), The Crystal Method and more.

Lakeshore Records: Tropic Thunder Soundtrack

Cruise’s comical turn as the hip-hop dancing man of excess is arguably the icing on the cake in Tropic Thunder.  With an ensemble cast headlined by Ben Stiller (Megamind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Robert Downey, Jr. (Charlie Bartlett, Zodiac), Jack Black (Year One, Be Kind Rewind), Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Spiderwick Chronicles), Brandon T. Jackson (CalifornicationFast & Furious) and Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, Million Dollar Baby), this action adventure about a movie cast who are unwittingly thrown in the middle of a drug war in the jungles of Southeast Asia is not to be missed.

Related: Three Soundtracks We Love Featuring ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Composer Christophe Beck

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Tropic Thunder (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Tropic Thunder (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD

Watch this interview with Tropic Thunder Score Composer Theodore Shapiro, featuring film stills from the movie:

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