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Movie Music | Hanna What Does Music Mean to Hanna?

Saoirse  Ronan stars as the teenaged title character in Joe Wright’s adventure thriller, Hanna, a 2011 Focus Features release.
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

Broken Social Scene

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

Movie Music How A Soundtrack is Made

Gustavo Santaolalla

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

Movie Music Music Month

Movie Music

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.

Movie Music | Greenberg That's How it Starts: James Murphy's Journey from Producer to Artist

Murphy performs live with LCD Soundsystem

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

Slide 7: The characters of Pirate Radio - Carl, Angus, 'On-The-Hour' John  and Quentin

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

Richard Curtis

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

Angus (Rhys Darby) in Pirate Radio

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

Carter Burwell at his piano

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

Movie Music In the Key of Jarmusch

In the Key of Jarmusch - LEADPHOTO

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

Johnny Depp in Dead Man

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

Down By Law

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

Stranger Than Paradise

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

Boris

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