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Composer Philip Glass Contributing Original Pieces To Park Chan-Wook’s 'Stoker'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 26, 2012 at 3:51PM

There are many reasons to already be stoked for uh, "Stoker," but principally among them: director Park Chan-wook, Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and a score by Clint Mansell, all wrapped up in a promisingly Hitchcock-ian thriller. And now we have another bit of news that may sustain your excitement until the film is released next spring.
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Philip Glass

There are many reasons to already be stoked for uh, "Stoker," but principally among them: director Park Chan-wook, Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and a score by Clint Mansell, all wrapped up in a promisingly Hitchcock-ian thriller. And now we have another bit of news that may sustain your excitement until the film is released next spring.

This afternoon EW debuted the not-so-great song "Becomes the Color" by classical-hip-hop-electronic hybrid violinist and singer (!?!?) Emily Wells from the soundtrack (it's not embeddable, so listen to it here). However, within the story they revealed that the film will feature "original pieces by experimental composer Philip Glass." Awesome. Anyone who is fan of movie soundtracks knows this is something to be particularly thrilled about.

The avant garde composer's movie scoring choices tend to be both surprising and usually always memorable (did you know he tuned the otherwise forgotten Aaron Eckhart and Catherine Zeta-Jones romcom "No Reservations"?). His distinctive style has left an indelibe impression on films like "The Fog of War," "Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters," "Koyaanisqatsi" and even "Candyman." His works are always immediately recognizable, but difficult to imitate, with his seemingly minimalist approach still remaining deceivingly powerful. Glass is having a bit of a renaissance this year with Fader doing a pretty great retrospective on him, and the Rework-Philip Glass Remixed album is now in stores.

So yeah, one more reason that this is a big priority on our spring Must See list. "Stoker" opens on March 1st. 

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