That Explains The Trailer Music: Clint Mansell Scoring ‘The Iron Lady’ > The Playlist
According to those in know who have reached out to In Contention, Mansell will be tuning up “The Iron Lady.” It’s an interesting choice for both the filmmakers and the composer alike. Certainly, Mansell’s work is unique, often moving in directions counter to the usual Hollywood score path, with inspiration coming from unlikely sources. And while it might seem an odd decision for Mansell, who is likely best known for his iconic work for Darren Aronofsky on films like “The Fountain,” “Requiem For A Dream” and of course, last year’s “Black Swan,” he’s also done more regular Hollywood work on stuff like “Faster” and “Definitely, Maybe” and providing the backdrop for a Streep film is an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.
Composer John O'Brien dies - Entertainment News, Obituary, Media - Variety
John O'Brien, a composer and music supervisor for film and TV who provided material for "Iron Man" and its sequel, "Pineapple Express," "Four Christmases" and "Couples Retreat," was found dead on Saturday in a Chicago hotel room by film producer and former child actor Peter Billingsley. He was 45.
Billingsley discovered O'Brien in his room at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago. An autopsy was inconclusive, but toxicological studies are pending, and suspected narcotics and sleeping pills were found in the room, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Oh No They Didn't! - Desplat, Zimmer, Mansell among World Soundtrack Awards nominees
The film composer of the year nominees in the World Soundtrack Awards 2011 are: Alexandre Desplat for A Better Life, Tamara Drewe, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Tree Of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2; Hans Zimmer for Inception, How Do You Know, Megamind, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Dilemma, Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2; Clint Mansell for Black Swan, Faster and Last Night; John Powell for Mars Needs Moms, Rio and Kung Fu Panda 2; and Patrick Doyle for La Ligne Droite, Thor and Jig.
Best original film score of the year nominees are: Inception by Zimmer; The King’s Speech by Desplat; The Social Network by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross; Black Swan by Mansell; and True Grit by Carter Burwell.
Composer Jack Hayes dies at 92 - Entertainment News, Obituary, Media - Variety
The orchestrator worked on 'The Color Purple,' 'Star Trek' -- Jack J. Hayes, an Oscar-nominated composer and orchestrator who worked on more than 200 films during a Hollywood career that spanned 60 years, died of natural causes Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was 92.