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Dario Marianelli To Score Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 9, 2012 7:39 PM
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Brian De Palma, whether you love him or hate him, always has a knack for choosing composers. Whether its the twinkly, sexy romanticism of Pino Donaggio in "Blow Out," "Body Double," and "Dressed to Kill;" the brooding eroticism of Bernard Herrmann in "Sisters" and "Obsession;" or the more off-kilter experimentalism of Ryuichi Sakamoto in "Snake Eyes," "Mission to Mars," and "Femme Fatale"; De Palma knows how to match the musician with the material, almost seamlessly. Even his big budget Hollywood job, "Mission: Impossible," which had a last minute replacement score cooked up by Danny Elfman, remains one of that composer's greatest, least heralded efforts. And that knack seems to have continued, with Film Music Reporter noting that the filmmaker has brought on Dario Marianelli, of "Atonement" and "Jane Eyre" fame, for his latest project, an erotic thriller called "Passion."

Emily Watson and Alicia Vikander Added To Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina;' Saoirse Ronan & Others Out

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 8:47 AM
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As Promised, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & Aaron Johnson To StarWell, Joe Wright and Focus Features have locked down the cast for their lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina," and it seems like a full house of talent – in addition to the already confirmed Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Matthew Mcfadyen ("Pride & Prejudice") and Olivia Williams, the film has added Domhnall Gleeson ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"), Alicia Vikander ("The Seventh Son"), Emily Watson, and Ruth Wilson (BBC series "Luther").

Review: 'Jane Eyre' A Hauntingly Effective Gothic Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 10, 2011 5:13 AM
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When tasked with reimagining Charlotte Brontë's immortal "Jane Eyre," which seems to be adapted somewhere, by someone, every couple of years, some key decisions must be made. The impulse that seems to have seized director Cary Fukunaga was to emphasize the gothic horror elements of the story, while making the narrative more structurally complex, allowing for more of Jane's back story to slip into the movie (it's the stuff most commonly left out of the multitude of adaptations).

Carter Burwell Returning To 'Twilight' Franchise To Score 'Breaking Dawn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 7, 2011 2:39 AM
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Oscar Winning Joe Wright Regular Dario Marianelli To Score 'Jane Eyre'; Asche & Spencer Work Again With Marc Forster On 'Machine Gun Preacher'Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell is set to return to the 'Twilight' since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two parter "Twilight: Breaking Dawn."

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