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Movie Music | Hanna

The Chemical Brothers: Sound + Vision

By Scott Macaulay | April 7, 2011
A primer on the musical duo behind Hanna’s hip sound.
Movie Music | Hanna

What Does Music Mean to Hanna?

Posted on April 1, 2011
Discover what music Joe Wright would play for Hanna, or make up your own list.
Movie Music | It's Kind of a Funny Story

Broken Social Scene and It's Kind of a Funny Story

By Scott Macaulay | October 6, 2010

Scott Macaulay profiles Canadian indie heroes Broken Social Scene, the band who scored Focus Features’ It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

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How A Soundtrack is Made

By Nick Dawson | March 9, 2010

As part of Music Month, FilmInFocus talks to Focus Features executive Jennifer Towle about the processes behind the creation of movie soundtracks.

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Music Month

By Nick Dawson | February 24, 2010

February is Music Month here at FocusFeatures.com, so settle in and enjoy a whole slew of articles on the sweet sound of the movies.

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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks

By Scott Macaulay | February 16, 2010

Movie sounds that score top marks.

Movie Music | Greenberg

That's How it Starts: James Murphy's Journey from Producer to Artist

By Scott Macaulay | February 8, 2010

FilmInFocus' Scott Macaulay profiles James Murphy, the composer of the Greenberg soundtrack and the musical brains behind buzz band LCD Soundsystem.

Movie Music | Pirate Radio

Character Playlists from Pirate Radio

By FilmInFocus | November 17, 2009

FilmInFocus presents the special musical playlists that writer-director Richard Curtis created for each of the DJs featured in Focus Features’ current release, Pirate Radio.

Movie Music | Pirate Radio

Richard Curtis on the Music of Pirate Radio

By Nick Dawson | November 16, 2009

Nick Dawson sits down with Pirate Radio’s writer-director to discuss what he describes as his “first love.”

Movie Music | Pirate Radio

Modern Pirates Of The Airwaves

By Mike Johnston | October 15, 2009

In the age of digital information, Mike Johnston discovers that low-fi pirate radio stations still have a place.

Movie Music | A Serious Man

Carter Burwell on A Serious Man's score

By Scott Macaulay | September 21, 2009

The Coen brothers’ regular composer, Carter Burwell, talks about writing the music for their new film, A Serious Man.

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In the Key of Jarmusch

By Simon Reynolds | May 19, 2009

Renowned music writer Simon Reynolds takes a melodic journey through the soundtracks of five Jim Jarmusch movies, from Stranger Than Paradise through to The Limits of Control.

Movie Music | The Limits of Control

In the Key of Jarmusch: Ragged Western Riffs

By Simon Reynolds | May 12, 2009

Jim Jarmusch’s choice of music and musicians is as poetic and precise as his cinematic allusions. Music writer Simon Reynolds shows us how to listen to Dead Man.

Movie Music | The Limits of Control

In the Key of Jarmusch: A New Orleans Musical Gumbo

By Simon Reynolds | May 11, 2009

Jim Jarmusch’s choice of music and musicians is as poetic and precise as his cinematic allusions. Music writer Simon Reynolds shows us how to listen, this time considering Down by Law.

Movie Music | The Limits of Control

In the Key of Jarmusch: Postpunk Chamber Music

By Simon Reynolds | May 8, 2009

Jim Jarmusch’s choice of music and musicians is as poetic and precise as his cinematic allusions. Music writer Simon Reynolds shows us how to listen in the first of five pieces.

Movie Music | The Limits of Control

Jim Jarmusch and the music of The Limits of Control

By Scott Macaulay | May 1, 2009

Scott Macaulay talks to Jim Jarmusch about the hypnotic musical elements in his new film, The Limits of Control.

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Stephin Merritt's Other Coraline

By Nick Dawson | February 11, 2009

Henry Selick’s 3D animated movie of Coraline is a hit, but there is another, very different Coraline adaptation coming soon, as Nick Dawson discovers.

Movie Music | Milk

Milk Marched to a Disco Beat

By Joshua Gamson | November 21, 2008

The gay revolution that Milk launched in 70s San Francisco found its musical counterpoint in the Disco/Dance Scene happening in the clubs.