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Details For The 'Stoker' Soundtrack Featuring Clint Mansell, Emily Wells & Philip Glass

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 1:02 PM
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Clint Mansell turned 50 earlier this week, and it could be argued that he is the finest high-profile working composer yet to receive an Oscar nomination. That’s despite creating some truly stunning scores for the likes of “Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan,” “Moon” and “The Fountain.” The regular Darren Aronofsky collaborator will be teaming up with the director again on his forthcoming “Noah,” and now some details have surfaced on his other big upcoming project, Park Chan-wook’s “Stoker.”

Listen: Quentin Tarantino's Soundtrack Commentary For 'Django Unchained'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 31, 2012 9:03 AM
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Now that Quentin Tarantino’s epic slavery western has been out for a week you’ve probably not only seen a couple of times -- for an R-rated western it’s doing surprisingly well -- but you’re also probably giving the soundtrack a spin. And now, you can enjoy the soundtrack complete with a track-by-track commentary by Tarantino himself.

Beyond The Soundtrack: All The Music In 'Django Unchained' Including Cuts By RZA, Richie Havens, Ennio Morricone & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2012 2:31 PM
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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" hasn't even hit theaters yet, but the bloody, sprawling comedic (and yes, kinda messy) slave drama/spaghetti western is still the talk of the moment (we ran three different reviews of the movie we were all so eager to discuss it). By this point you've likely already seen the entire tracklist for the "Django Unchained" soundtrack, heard many of the cuts or streamed the entire thing.You may have even seen our feature about the films that inspired the music in "Django Unchained" and watched some of their original trailers. And yet, every soundtrack disc generally can't fit all the music used in the film, so of course there's more.

Listen: Songs From Mogwai's Soundtrack To French Zombie TV Show 'Les Revenants'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2012 10:39 AM
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Scottish outfit Mogwai have been turning it up and blowing your hair back for nearly two decades now, with moody, loud and intense post-rock of the highest order. While their songs have found their way onto countless soundtracks, the band themselves, curiously, haven't done much in the way of scoring. Most notably, they tuned up the abstract documentary "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait," worked with Clint Mansell on "The Fountain" and also apparently worked on a random 1997 version of "A Picture Of Dorian Gray." That said, their latest marriage of sound and visual seems perfectly fitting.

Listen To The Full 'Django Unchained' Soundtrack & Watch Over 12 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes B-Roll Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2012 10:34 AM
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While there may be a lot to quibble with when it comes to Quentin Tarantino's slavery/vengeance pic "Django Unchained" (it split The Playlist so much we gave it three reviews), once thing almost everyone can agree on is that the soundtrack is aces. Only Tarantino would have the presence of mind to put Ennio Morricone and Rick Ross in the same movie, but believe it or not, it works (and in fact, it's one of Best Soundtracks Of 2012). So forget trying to track down the songs all over the place.

Soundtrack For Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Features Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Stevie Nicks & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 17, 2012 10:34 PM
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We got a look a first look at the Dave Grohl directed documentary “Sound City” a couple of weeks ago with the trailer, and as intrigued as we were about the film we were doubly intrigued by its soundtrack – this is The Playlist after all. From what we’d seen so far it looked like Grohl was gathering a load of legendary musicians together to play live music in the eponymous California recording studio for the documentary, which would also make up the film’s original soundtrack. Well, it looks like that’s exactly the case, and the line-up for both the movie and soundtrack is extremely impressive.

All The Songs In 'This Is 40' Including Paul Simon, Missy Elliot, Van Halen, The Pixies & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 10:36 AM
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While turning 40 in Judd Apatow's latest might not be pretty, the writer/director/producer knows that of the many things that mark mid-life, music is a big one. And perhaps more than any other of his films to date, "This Is 40" is stacked with music. The official soundtrack boasts 17 songs, including new tunes from Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Graham Parker, and Lindsey Buckingham. The movie itself features even more, including a handful of unlikely surprises.

'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Features 20 Tracks Including New Song "Suddenly"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 5:59 PM
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Yes, it's that time of year again, when listmaking happens, and we're not talking about Santa Claus. The best of 2012 rundowns are emerging and we started today with our Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012. And yes, "Les Miserables" made the cut with Anne Hathaway's heart-shattering performance of "I Dreamed A Dream." And you'll be able to sob at home along with twenty other tunes from the upcoming musical sung by the cast.

The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 10, 2012 3:05 PM
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When it first began, many, many years ago, The Playlist covered film in general, but with a particular focus on the places where movies intersected with music -- scores, soundtracks, music videos et al. And while our remit has grown over time, it's still something we take a particular interest in. After all, it's hard to think of major movies in which music doesn't play a key part, from a piece of score elevating a key sequence to a pop song that becomes inextricably linked with a film until the end of time.

'Gangster Squad' Soundtrack Includes St. Vincent, Peggy Lee, Hoagy Carmichael & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 1:44 PM
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After a release date delay and some reshoots, "Gangster Squad" is back on the case next month and in addition to the old-timey hats, clothes, cars and guns, there's going to be some old-timey music too.

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