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'Drive' Soundtrack Star Johnny Jewel Writing Music For Ryan Gosling's 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2013 9:25 AM
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If you're a fan of "Drive," you may be familiar with the bands who delivered some of the neon-slicked tunes — Chromatics ("Tick Of The Clock") and Desire ("Under Your Spell") — but you might not know the name behind them: Johnny Jewel. He co-wrote those two songs, produced some of the other key tracks and was pretty much instrumental in providing the sound (along with Cliff Martinez's score) that became part of they key textures of the film. And it looks like Ryan Gosling really appreciated his work as well.

Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'Barbarella' & Reveals How Alejandro Jodorowsky Convinced Him To Leave 'Logan's Run'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 24, 2013 12:02 PM
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Few filmmakers have quite the crowded dance card that Nicolas Winding Refn boasts. Speaking to The Playlist on the eve of the North American premiere for “Only God Forgives,” Refn seems deeply pleased by having attached himself to so many projects, each one sounding more exciting than the last (particularly the mooted “Valhalla Rising” continuation). However, Refn’s next project is a detour into television, with the series “Barbarella,” which he describes, in typical Refn fashion, as “the ultimate fetish.”

Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling Want To Make A Comedy Together, Refn Confirms 'Logan's Run' On Hold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2013 8:56 AM
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"Ryan and I are practically one," director Nicolas Winding Refn says about Ryan Gosling in the press notes for "Only God Forgives," which they are preparing to unspool at the Cannes Film Festival next week. But it seems they are already tinkering with what they will do next.

20 Oddball Sci-Fi Films Of The 1970s

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2013 1:30 PM
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Somewhere between 1968's “2001: A Space Odyssey” and 1977's “Star Wars” something happened in the culture. Storytellers, perhaps inspired by the way the hippie, counter-culture was fizzling out, combined with the still-dragging-on war in Vietnam, and post-Watergate disillusion, began to look at the future in a somewhat darker, more idiosyncratic way than had been the case before, with recurring themes of environmental disaster, utopias gone sour, and the end of all things.

End Of The Bromance? Ryan Gosling Off Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Logan's Run'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 8:55 AM
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Is the magic already gone between Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn? Will "Drive" and "Only God Forgives" be the only record of their bromance that captivated the cinematic world? This much is certain: Gosling will no longer be starring in the long-developing "Logan's Run" remake.

Andrew Baldwin Takes A Pen To Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling's 'Logan's Run'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 2:15 AM
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The bromance between Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling will continue this fall when the duo pair up to shoot "Only God Forgives," the Thai boxing crime drama (for real). But that's not all they've got cooking. Warner Bros. -- which is already on the Gosling train with "Crazy Stupid Love" and "Gangster Squad" -- paired him up earlier this year with his pal Refn for the long developing remake of "Logan's Run." At the time, it was said Alex Garland's script was the one that got the studio, director and actor all abuzz, but with some time to tinker, they're going to let someone else take a crack at it.

Nicolas Winding Refn Says He Didn't Know About 'Die Hard 5' Shortlist, But Likely Would Have Said No

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 16, 2011 4:48 AM
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'Drive' Filmmaker Talks 'Wonder Woman,' 'Logan's Run' And Turning Down BlockbustersYes, it's practically "Drive" week at The Playlist this week, sue us. The film opens in wide release this weekend (2,886 screens) and we sat down with most of the cast including star Ryan Gosling (he wants to direct), comedian-turned-villain Albert Brooks (he wants to be in "Logan's Run") and the director, Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (he might make a horror film with Carey Mulligan) -- what are we supposed to do, bury our content? Sorry, guys.

Desire & Chromatics Producer Johnny Jewel Working On Music For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Logan's Run'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 5:00 AM
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Of all the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn's very imminent "Drive," one of the deepest is its ice-cool soundtrack. Combining a fantastic 80s-tinged synth score from Cliff Martinez with a selection of Italodisco cuts from artists like Kavinsky and College, it's worth a download even if you have no intention of seeing the film. And it looks like the soundscape of the film is something that Winding Refn is intending on continuing in the near future; Portland electronica artist Johnny Jewel, best known for his band Glass Candy (whose music was featured in Refn's "Bronson"), but who has two song on the film through side-projects Desire and Chromatics, has revealed that the director's asked him to work on his big blockbuster debut.

Nicolas Winding Refn Wants To Cast Christina Hendricks As His 'Wonder Woman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2011 1:20 AM
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Plus News From Director On The Red Carpet About 'Only God Forgives' and 'Logan's Run'Warner Bros. has been hoping that the void left by the imminent end of the "Harry Potter" franchise would be filled by the stable of DC Comics characters they own: "The Dark Knight" is already a billion-dollar hit, and any number of similar characters are in various stages of development, including a new take on Superman, "Man Of Steel." But things didn't get off to a good start this weekend, with the filmmaking-by-committee of "Green Lantern" severely underperforming, and looking unlikely to make its money back theatrically.

'Tales From The Gangster Squad' Writer Will Beall May Rewrite 'Logan's Run' For Nicolas Winding Refn

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 1, 2011 1:14 AM
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Considering the spate of remakes and reboots, it takes a real feat to rouse our interest in one. Even with a promising creative team involved, a new version can sometimes just end up feeling redundant with many projects -- some simply don't need to be remade. But at the same time, we're not against the idea in principle -- something like "Ocean's Eleven," "Let Me In" or "The Thing" prove that, with a distinct enough spin, or with source material that left room for improvement, it's not necessarily an evil.

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