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Exclusive: Experience Jóhann Jóhannsson's Score For 'McCanick' In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:05 AM
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McCanick
If you've been a reader of this site, you'll know that one composer who has caught our ear in a big way is Jóhann Jóhannsson. Over the past few years, his profile has risen with work on several films including So Yong Kim's "For Ellen" and Lou Ye's "Mystery," before landing last year in multiplexes across the country with his haunting, gorgeous work on Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." And with 2014 upon us, Jóhannsson is back with more music to capture our attention.

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.

Exclusive: Go Behind-The-Scenes Of The Eerie Soundtrack To 'Prisoners' In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 1:00 PM
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Prisoners
Being called The Playlist, you would rightly gather that our ears tend to be attuned to scores and soundtracks, and one name we've certainly kept track of is Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Icelandic composer has largely worked on smaller, foreign films but has been taking steps into American cinema, notably scoring So Yong Kim's "For Ellen." But he's received his biggest career boost to date yet, landing the gig of tuning up another movie starring Paul Dano (along with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal), the critically acclaimed box office hit "Prisoners." And he's made the most of it.

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