Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Film composers: Clint Mansell

Who's Clint Mansell? He is one of the greatest contemporary movie composers, often associated with director Darren Aronofsky (collaborating in seven occasions) . He was introduced to film scoring with Aronofsky's feature debut "Pi" (1998). However it is with Requiem for a dream (2000) that his name gained prestige and his composing abilities were at his best. 

The main theme from Requiem for a Dream's "Lux Aeterna" was well-received and was re-used for movie trailers (Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers) and advertisements. From then, a brilliant career. His collaboration with Aronofsky went on (The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah) but also participated in small budget films (Moon, Filth). Powerful notes, powerful sound. Red Curtain Cinema brings you a small taste of Clint Mansell's outstanding talent.

  • Make thee an Ark- Noah (2014) 

Even the film didn't convince many people, the music is one of the strengths in this film. The apocalyptic tone mixed with expectations of a new start to come are taken into account in the music. We give you one of the best tracks. 

  • Lux Aeterna-Requiem for a dream (2000) 

One of the most powerful soundtracks ever heard. How did he come up with such melody? It was able to give an homage to New York's hip-hop sound and elaborate one of the most dramatic tunes ever. "Lux Aeterna" speaks for itself. If you saw the film, the fate of the four characters come back to your mind. If you haven't, leave this post and watch it straight away.

  • We're not programs,Gerty, we're people -Moon (2009)

Disturbing, scary, distant and sensitive. Those are the feeling that Red Curtain Cinema has regarding this soundtrack. A mixture of sounds and melodies that appeals you and takes you to far away places. Good movie and good soundtrack.

  • The Wrestler theme- The Wrestler (2008)

A gripping film and what a soundtrack. Clint Mansell knows how to make a simple sound and telling you the story of a man that lives with daily obstacles. Slash ( former Guns N' Roses) collaborated by playing the guitar in this track. The end is intense, like the film .

  • Death is the road to awe- The Fountain (2006)

One if his masterpieces. This track shows the maturity of Clint Mansell when it comes to film composing. So many variations and such intensity in its sound. Your breath will be taken away with this one. 

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