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Exclusive: Listen To 3 Tracks From Cliff Martinez's Score For Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 2:41 PM
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The Company You Keep, Robert Redford
There are few composers working today who are as exciting as Cliff Martinez. And while he's been at it for over two decades, it's the past few years that have really seen him establishing his own unique corner in the industry. With electronically tinged work that can be throbbing, propulsive, alienating, captivating and more, he's earned the attention of filmmakers as wide ranging as Steven Soderbergh (a frequent collaborator), Nicolas Winding Refn and Harmony Korine (he powers up the helmer's debauchery odyssey "Spring Breakers"). But his latest effort is for one of cinema's most enduring icons: Robert Redford.

Listen: Songs By Skrillex & Cliff Martinez From 'Spring Breakers' Plus Stream The Entire Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2013 1:28 PM
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You can practically feel it, winter is nearing an end and spring is just around the corner. This weekend clocks jump forward, the weather is getting warmer and the snow is beginning to give way to pavement. But Harmony Korine and co. aren't waiting for Mother Nature to play nice. In a couple of weeks the babe and bikini-filled "Spring Breakers" will come crashing into theaters, and now you can get a bit of an aural preview.

Soundtrack For 'Arbitrage' Includes Score By Cliff Martinez, Songs By Bjork, Billie Holiday & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 2, 2012 11:41 AM
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If it's one thing we love, it's a great Richard Gere performance. After mistakenly labeling 2002 "The Year of Gere" (due to three fine performances in "The Mothman Prophecies," "Unfaithful," and "Chicago"), it looks like this year might actually live up to our really stupid title. Gere stars in "Arbitrage," where he plays a troubled hedge fund magnate, in a performance many are calling a career-best. And soundtrack details have just emerged for the soundtrack companion album, which features the original score by "Drive"/"Contagion" composer Cliff Martinez and a handful of previously released songs from the likes of Bjork, You Say Party!, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday and Robi Botos.

'Drive' & 'Contagion' Composer Cliff Martinez Co-Scoring Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' With Skrillex

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 5:35 PM
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"Just when we think Korine was out of twists, he's come with another one, so we wonder what's coming next," we wrote at the end of our last update about "Spring Breakers," which was recently revealed to have electronic dance music guy Skrillex providing some music for the movie, with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster (the Wes Anderson movies) also taking part. And as we expected, another surprise, with a big musical name now also throwing his weight in there as well.

First Look At The Pink Vinyl & Picture Disc LP Options For The 'Drive' Soundtrack Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 11:24 AM
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If you thought owning Driver's badass jacket was the ultimate way to show your fandom for Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," some upcoming slabs of wax will have you reaching for your wallet once more.

Cliff Martinez Scoring Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'; Details On Clint Mansell's 'Last Night' Soundtrack Release & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 1:19 PM
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A few bits of soundtrack/score news to catch up on, so let's get right to it, shall we? First up, Cliff Martinez -- who knocked everyone's socks off last year with this scores for "Drive" and "Contagion" -- is kicking of 2012 in a big way. He's already tuned up the forthcoming "Arbitrage" starring Richard Gere, and re-teamed with Nicolas Winding Refn for "Only God Forgives." Now he's been nabbed by Robert Redford to bring his upcoming drama "The Company You Keep" to musical life.

'Drive' Composer Cliff Martinez Reteams With Nicolas Winding Refn To Score 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 4:15 PM
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Nicolas Winding Refn, currently riding high on BAFTA nods for "Drive" and a Best Director award from Cannes, is not changing the creative formula too much for his next outing, "Only God Forgives." He's re-upped with his bro for life, Ryan Gosling, who takes the lead in the movie and this afternoon it's been confirmed that Cliff Martinez will be back to provide the score.

Cliff Martinez Got His Big Break In Film Scoring From 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • October 9, 2011 5:00 AM
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'Contagion' & 'Drive' Composer Talks Working With Soderbergh, Nicolas Winding Refn & Possibly Working On 'Only God Forgives'When we last sat down with composer Cliff Martinez, the Matthew McConaughey-starring "Lincoln Lawyer" was his last work, and the film, and score, were both warmly received. Mr. Martinez, familiar to fans of Steven Soderbergh for scoring several outstanding films in the director's filmography, including his standout score for "Solaris", was generous enough to sit down with us again - with two very well received films now in theaters (Soderbergh's "Contagion" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive"), we talked about his first foray into composing, meeting Soderbergh, and just what is going with Refn's project "Only God Forgives."1. His first composing gig was doing music for "Pee Wee's Playhouse", the TV show.Already fascinated with music technology in the early 80s, former Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Martinez's brush with what would become a cornerstone of his composing career was seemingly fated. "I was recording the first Chili Peppers album and the producer, Andy Gill, walked into the room with a Lynn drum machine and he said 'Cliff, why don’t you check this out, maybe you’d like to program a few beats,'" says Martinez. "And I felt like I was holding in my hands the device that was going to replace me and all drummers, and from that moment I was turning into a dinosaur and I had to evolve or die."

Badly Drawn Boy To Reunite With Paul Weitz To Score 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 9, 2011 1:00 AM
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Cliff Martinez To Score Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'After successfully collaborating for the Hugh Grant/Nicholas Hoult-led drama "About A Boy," singer-songwriter Damon Gough -- better known by his stage name, Badly Drawn Boy -- has re-teamed with helmer Paul Weitz for his upcoming adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoirs "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City."

Empire Big Screen '11 Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Reminds Us Why We Love The Movies

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2011 4:02 AM
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Good god, it's been a bad year at the cinema. It's not so much that there've been a lot of awful films, although of course there have. It's more that there have been a lot of deeply average ones, and very little greatness to share around. Even the better end of the scale, it's not quite scratched the right itch for us: as good as, say, "Beginners" or "Win Win" or "Midnight in Paris" are, they don't quite get the synapses firing in the way that truly great cinema does. It's the kind of thing that the crime flick has always done well -- there's a reason that the Cahiers du Cinema crowd worshiped early American genre pictures, for example, but there's been little to be excited about even in that department. So it's lucky that Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" has come along: it's a shot of pure cinema straight to the eyeball, and one that's stopped us from losing the faith just as we were about to start looking for gigs at What Yacht Magazine.

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