Another playlist-style soundtrack, the music from Richard Link-later’s coming-of-age epic is vital to the story of central character Mason.As the film charts his growth from a cherubic child to a student of 18, so its songs cover the same 12-year period.There is gritty, heartland rock from Springsteen and Lucinda Williams and classic singer-songwriter fare from Leonard Cohen.Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound, First Aid Kit’s Walk Unafraid and the Hollies’ hit The Air That I Breathe add to the widescreen, open-air feel.But overall he is unsatisfied because he is in love with a married woman.And she won’t leave her husband (and may not even know who the narrator is–except that he owns the city).A contender for best original score at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson’s intimate soundtrack to The Theory Of Everything combines lavish instrumentation with a delightful deftness of touch.Skilfully mirroring the story of physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, the music becomes progressively more complicated and poignant, with harp and electronics subtly added to atmospheric strings and a recurring piano motif. Johann Johannsson’s intimate soundtrack to The Theory Of Everything is a contender for best original score at the Golden Globes and right, Alexandre Desplat employs the London Symphony Orchestra for Unbroken Frenchman Alexandre Desplat employs the London Symphony Orchestra for his backdrop to Angelina Jolie’s tale of war hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini.
Spread across two CDs, it mixes blustery strings and stentorian choirs.
Recorded in New York, it features Joan Baez and Marcus Mumford singing of heartbreak and hard times.
There is also a superb cameo by Jack White, who delivers a banjo-led version of The White Stripes’ We’re Going To Be Friends.
But he’s a little bored so he goes out and shoots 6,000 dogs, and then makes a front page announcement that he had done it.
This causes some upset (naturally), and he’s appreciative for the excitement.