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Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Scoring Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2011 3:05 AM
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It was just over a week ago when director Cameron Crowe teased on his website that despite earlier indications that the soundtrack to his forthcoming "We Bought a Zoo" would contain lots of Neil Young and Eddie Vedder, another mystery artist was vying for the gig. “I think it’s going to lean heavily into one or two artists, but not necessarily either of them. We did play a lot of Eddie, Neil and PJ during the movie. It’s kind of revealing itself now,” Crowe explained. “There is another artist who is campaigning in the editing room with his music ala Cat Stevens in ‘Harold and Maude.’ We’ll see how far it gets.” Well, Crowe hasn't taken too long to let the secret out.

Watch: Official Video For Jonsi's "Sticks And Stones" From 'How To Train Your Dragon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2011 3:43 AM
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If there is any real competition to "Toy Story 3" in the Best Animated Feature race at this year's Oscars it will be from DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon." While it was certainly a box office success, the film also won over audiences and critics with the kind of praise that is usually only reserved for films from the Pixar braintrust. One of nicest touches in the film was the hiring of Sigur Rós frontman Jonsi to pen a tune for the film, marking a nice deviation from the standard practice of hiring a pop-star-of-the-movement, though upon further inspection, the move wasn't totally out of left field. Dean DeBlois, co-director of "How to Train Your Dragon," also directed the Sigur Rós tour documentary "Heima" (must watch if you're a fan).

Campaign Begins For Best Original Song Nomination For Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi's 'Sticks & Stones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 3:33 AM
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It looks like Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would like to have an Oscar on his mantle.

'127 Hours' Soundtrack Features Sigur Ros, Dido, Bill Withers & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 2:09 AM
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While James Franco's performance in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" is a remarkable feat, and a career defining turn for the actor, the soundtrack to the film, is another integral ingredient in the picture's powerful emotional impact. Powered by an original score by A.R. Rahman and completed with smart, select uses of songs by Sigur Ros and Bill Withers, the soundtrack is definitely worth picking up.

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