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Arcade Fire Collaborator Owen Pallett Says 'Her' Score May Be Released When Film Hits DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 2:06 PM
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Her Joaquin Phoenix Chris Pratt
Yeah, we know. With the movie winding down its multiplex, the Oscars handed out (with a win for Spike Jonze for Best Original Screenplay), "Her" seems a bit like old news. There is still one piece of unfinished business left circling the tech based romantic drama—the excellent score by Arcade Fire. The Oscar nominated work is still MIA in the form of an official release, but it seems it could be coming down the line.

Watch: Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett Scoring Spike Jonze's 'Her' In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 3:30 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
While Arcade Fire's still (frustratingly) unreleased, Oscar nominated score is key ingredient to the melancholy romance of "Her," from the outset, Spike Jonze had a different idea about what he wanted for the music in his film. "I was initially thinking I would get a bunch of different artists to write music," the director told Digital Spy.

Spike Jonze Says He’s Unsure If Arcade Fire Score For ‘Her’ Will Find An Official Release

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 27, 2014 9:43 AM
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Spike Jonze, Her, set photo
Ever since the talent behind the soundtrack to Spike Jonze’s “Her” was first announced—Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett, and Karen O—an intense clamor and anticipation sprung up for the end result. And true to predictions it is great, a melancholic and warm supplement to the “Adaptation” director’s latest film. But even as a full stream of Arcade Fire’s score (and Karen O’s song) last week showed promise for a proper release soon, a new Q&A with Jonze paints a much more uncertain picture.

Listen: Arcade Fire’s Complete Score For Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 4:16 PM
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Spike Jonze, Her, Joaquin Phoenix
An Oscar nominee in five categories, perhaps the most pleasantly surprising nod Spike Jonze's "Her" received was for Best Original Score, credited to Win Butler and Owen Pallett, but performed by Arcade Fire. And yet, even with the critical acclaim for the movie, and the biggest-band-on-the-planet status for the group, the film is still without an official soundtrack or even a release date. It's still not clear when or how we'll be able to own Arcade Fire's score (which sits alongside some other choice songs in the movie), so this will have to appease for you now (until it's probably eventually yanked).

2014 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Shocks, Snubs & Surprises

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2014 11:07 AM
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Oscar Snubs, Surprises: 2014
Well, the Oscar nominations are in and Twitter has exploded with the usual flurry of WTF?s, OMG!s and TOLDJA!s (perhaps we follow the wrong people). And while in general it seems like a lot of the last-minute trend predictions went in the right direction (Redford went very cool for “All is Lost,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” too, though perhaps not quite icy enough to predict a near-total shut-out), in amongst the various entirely expected nominations, there were a fair number of films and performances we didn’t expect to see, and a few we had to double check we didn’t (you can read our full predictions here to see how right and wrong we were).

Watch: Soundtrack Trailer For ‘Her’ Featuring Arcade Fire's Score, Parody Sequel ‘Him’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 13, 2014 9:02 AM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
A number of enviable technological advances—at least on the surface—exist in Spike Jonze’s “Her," but for those who’ve seen the film they’d likely be traded for a standalone release of Arcade Fire’s wonderful score. Also featuring contributions from Owen Pallett and Karen O, the soundtrack has yet to be given a concrete release date, however until one emerges we’ve got a new trailer showcasing Arcade Fire’s stunning work, a fun easter egg from Jonze’s film for LA residents, and much more.

Spike Jonze Talks About Working With Scarlett Johansson On 'Her,' Arcade Fire & Intellect Vs. Intuition

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 19, 2013 4:52 PM
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Her, Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix
While you’ve probably heard it described in simple ways, Spike Jonze’s “Her” is much, much more than the iPhone movie about falling love with Siri. And it’s hardly a film about technology and our future – though that obviously is an element. In many ways, "Her" is a traditional love story and relationship movie, but finds an ambitious concept to explore notions of connection, isolation, loneliness and loss.

Watch: Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire & Arcade Fire Guest On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 11:05 AM
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Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire & Arcade Fire 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis
Perhaps this makes up for the thorough awfulness of "The Hangover Part III," or consider it an early Christmas present, at any rate, Zach Galifianakis is back with another edition of "Between Two Ferns," and as always it's loaded with insults, one liners and this time around, a band.

Soundtrack To Spike Jonze's 'Her' Features The Breeders, Arcade Fire, Karen O, Plus Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix Duet

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 13, 2013 2:46 PM
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Spike Jonze, Her, Joaquin Phoenix
It would seem that at the moment, Joaquin Phoenix is drawn to stories of oddball relationships. Last year, he found himself entwined with Philip Seymour Hoffman in a father/son, mentor/master union as part of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." And a year later he's back, this time romancing the voice of an operating system (really) in Spike Jonze's "Her." And yet, within that premise is film that we called "disarmingly funny, insightful and empathetic," and that we, well, fell in love with. It features a unique vision, tender soul and wouldn't you know it, a great soundtrack too.

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 5, 2013 1:24 PM
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2013: 15 Best Film Scores
Even as frequent soundtrack-listeners, it's only at the end of the year when we come to take stock of the various scores that have passed through our ear canals over the previous twelve months that it's possible to get a measure of the state of composition for film. Which is to say that, having spent the last few days relistening to some of the major scores of 2013, it's been a fantastic year.

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