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Exclusive: Pics Of Recording Sessions For 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Randall Poster Talks Score, Wes Anderson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 11:25 AM
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There are many things to treasure in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." The usual pleasures of his films are there to be found, including the meticulous set design, carefully crafted dialogue and precision comedic pacing. But one element that has been a bit undersung is Alexandre Desplat's score and the soundtrack to the film. It marks a departure of sorts for the filmmaker, who forgoes his usual mixtape of choice cuts, for a mostly score driven piece, with 'Budapest' almost functioning as a musical, with a variety of themes and melodies carrying the film through its variety of screwball adventures.

Watch: New Clip, Featurette & TV Spots From ‘Divergent' Plus Stream The Entire Kanye West-Inspired Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 7, 2014 1:11 PM
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"One of the great creative breakthroughs we had was that we, talking to Neil Burger the director, really looked at Kanye's Yeezus record and 'Black Skinhead' in particular and said, 'You know what, musically this sounds like the world of Dauntless,' " music supervisor Randall Poster told MTV News recently referring to brash parties in the "Divergent" universe. And thus the musical guide for the soundtrack was born.

Wes Anderson & Randall Poster To Release Boxset Of Their Movie Soundtracks Later This Year

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 6, 2014 2:12 PM
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When we talked to Wes Anderson this week, we brought up “the vault,” the expression he and longtime music supervisor Randall Poster use for songs that they have on lockdown and sit on until the right movie and moment presents itself.

Skrillex Is Writing Music For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' Randall Poster Doing Music Supervision

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:20 PM
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If you're asking "What's a Skrillex?" chances are you're not in high school. If you haven't heard his music -- yes, he's an electronic musician -- you might recognize his face or perhaps his mad sweep of hair that flops over the shaved side of his head. Either way, the guy won three Grammys last year and is on every kid's iPhone or Android or whatever they carry around these days. And now he's making the leap to scoring movies, and it's on a project that's already pretty far out there.

SXSW '12: Richard Linklater & Randall Poster Talk Inspirations, Soundtracks & The Songs That Got Away

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 16, 2012 3:20 PM
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Yesterday at the SXSW Film Festival, we sat in on a panel consisting, mostly, of a laid back conversation between filmmaker Richard Linkleter (whose new film, "Bernie," played) and legendary music supervisor Randall Poster (he has two movies in the theaters right now, "Friends with Kids" and "The Vow," he produced the LCD Soundsystem documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits" which played SXSW and just picked up an Emmy for his work on Martin Scorsese's "Boardwalk Empire"). The two had worked together before, most notably on "School of Rock," and the hour-long chat was breezy and informative, giving off the feeling of two old friends catching up and sharing stories. There is also a fair of prickliness (one of the first things Linkleter groaned was, "That was when they actually put out soundtracks").

SXSW: Music Supervisor Randall Poster Talks Losing The Beatles In Wes Anderson's 'Royal Tenenbaums'

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 15, 2011 11:04 AM
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Heralded Music Supervisor Says Favorite Wes Anderson Film Is 'Life Aquatic' & Yes, He's Already At Work On 'Moon Rise Kingdom'Richard Linklater was a no-show to his SXSW conversation with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster -- bummer -- (they've worked together on "The School of Rock," "Before Sunrise" and "SubUrbia" which members of Sonic Youth did some uncredited musical score work on). But Poster soldiered on with Graham Reynolds, the composer currently working on Linklater's next picture, the West Texas-set black comedy, "Bernie," starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.

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