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Contest: Win A Copy Of 'The Knick' Soundtrack Plus Listen To 2 Cuts From Cliff Martinez's Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 12:23 PM
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The Knick
We really hope the Television Academy's nominating committee's collective memory lasts longer than it seems to in the coming year, because Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" deserves plenty of Emmy love (read our review). The period based medical drama expands into a look at the upper crust, underclass and sectors in between during the turn of the century era in New York City. Soderbergh directs as if he's rediscovered his love for storytelling, Clive Owen is doing arguably the best work of his entire career, and tying it all together is Cliff Martinez's score.

Watch: If Cliff Martinez Scored Martin Scorsese's 'Raging Bull' It Might Look Something Like This

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2014 3:23 PM
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Raging Bull Cliff Martinez
Even if you don't know his name, you know his scores. From his work for Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive," "Only God Forgives"), Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers"), Robert Redford ("The Company You Keep") and ten collaborations with Steven Soderbergh (including "The Knick," listen to a track here), Cliff Martinez has established a distinct voice with his pulsating, throbbing compositions. But one filmmaker he has yet to work with is Martin Scorsese. And seemingly just because, someone has decided to mashup Martinez's work with "Raging Bull."

Exclusive: Listen To Cliff Martinez's "Son Of Placenta Previa" From The Soundtrack To Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2014 12:48 PM
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Clive Owen in "The Knick" on Cinemax
“There's nothing like a 10-hour series to help you squeeze the maximum mileage out of all your musical themes!” Cliff Martinez joked about his score for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming series "The Knick," his tenth collaboration with the filmmaker. But the opportunities presented to composer and director alike on the Cinemax show allowed both to show what they are made of, and then some.

16 Musicians-Turned-Film Composers And Their Breakout Scores

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 9, 2014 4:56 PM
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Musicians Turned Composers
Increasingly over the last two decades, musicians and bands have looked upon the film score and seen a rare opportunity to challenge themselves in a new medium, and also to gain a break from non-stop touring. The results have been an eclectic, unconventional bounty. Last month, Mica Levi of Micachu and the Shapes delivered an iconic three-note theme to Jonathan Glazer’s “Under The Skin” that rattled the senses, while Devonte Hynes (Lightspeed Champion, Blood Orange) struck a dreamy pop tone of high-school nostalgia with his score to Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, “Palo Alto.”

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.

Cliff Martinez To Score Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' & Alberto Iglesias Tuning Up 'Two Faces Of January'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 8, 2013 9:41 AM
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The Two Faces Of January Oscar Isaac
With Steven Soderbergh’s TV series project “The Knick” getting closer to production, music composer Cliff Martinez has recently revealed in an interview with Lost in the Multiplex that he’s been tapped to score the upcoming Cinemax show. Martinez has been a frequent collaborator of Soderbergh’s, tuning up ten movies to date (they last worked together on 2011’s “Contagion”). This would actually wind up being the second time Cliff Martinez provided a score for a TV show, the first being an episode of "Pee Wee’s Playhouse" over 25 years ago.

French Action-Thriller 'Mea Culpa' Getting A Score From Cliff Martinez

  • By Ben Brock
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  • July 24, 2013 7:03 PM
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He has played the drums on albums by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Captain Beefheart. He once drummed for 72 hours without stopping. He has worked on almost a dozen Steven Soderbergh films. Cliff Martinez is … the most interesting film composer in the world.

Listen: Exclusive Track From Cliff Martinez's Score To 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 3:07 PM
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Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling
In just a few weeks, you'll finally see the result of Ryan Gosling asking, "Wanna fight?" in "Only God Forgives." As you might guess, it's violent, ugly, brutal and vicious stuff...but it's quite beautiful too. Yes, that's due to Nicolas Winding Refn's almost obscene skill behind the camera -- there is barely a frame out of place -- but also due to the score by Cliff Martinez. Just like in his previously collaboration with the director on "Drive," it's integral to establishing the mood and tone of the film and we have an exclusive treat for your ears today from the official soundtrack.

Cannes Review: 'Only God Forgives' Stretches Refn's Neon-Noir Style Over Too Little Oedipal, Amoral Substance

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 22, 2013 6:48 AM
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Only God Forgives
With the weight of expectation behind it, Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives” was never going to be able to deliver the same neon blue jolt of surprise that thrilled through the 2011 Cannes crowd at the first screening of “Drive.” But the audience in attendance today was prepped and primed, and practically salivating, for something that looked a little like “Drive 2” -- reuniting Refn with star Ryan Gosling in a similarly taciturn role, and also with that reflective black and fizzing blue/red aesthetic that’s as heady and addictive as a drug to the director’s fans (of whom we number ourselves, of course).

Full Details For Cliff Martinez's 'Only God Forgives' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 4:20 PM
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In less than two weeks, Ryan Gosling will once again walk mutely on screen in a Nicolas Winding Refn film, and probably beat the shit out of someone. We can't wait, but until then, the countdown to the Cannes Film Festival continues and today brings with it the full soundtrack details for the movie.

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