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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Madonna's second directorial effort, W.E., about King Edward & Wallis Simpson screened at the Venice film festival and I noticed the original music score is by Abel Korzeniowski.

Korzeniowski is best known for this score to Tom Ford's film A SINGLE MAN which I really loved so I'm looking forward to hearing what he's done here.

I read a couple of the reviews (which were mixed) and was surprised Madonna has chose include "Pretty Vacant" by Sex Pistols for one scene which seems like a purposeful anachronism. This was duly noted in a couple of the reviews and the only mention of the actual score said it had a"Philip Glass-like sound."

I see from the imdb listing that it was recorded in England so maybe we'll get some sort of release of it.

James

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 11:06 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

"W.E. could be my best score so far. Madonna really let me spread my wings and soar."

- Abel Korzeniowski

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Silly me. The info is right there on his website.

http://www.abelkorzeniowski.com/twc-picks-up-madonnas-we

James

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

"A Single Man" is one of my favourite scores (of any composer!), so I'll be checking out the score for "W.E." if/when it's released.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2011 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Korzeniowski is quickly becoming one of my favorite current composers with each new thing I hear from him, and while I don't have use for the film I will be looking forward happily to the score.

For those who have not yet heard his commissioned score for Lang's Metropolis entitled "Symphony of Fear" then I really recommend checking out the MP3s that stream at his site. It is truly a marvelous piece of musical composition...

http://www.abelkorzeniowski.com/metropolis

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2011 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Korzeniowski is quickly becoming one of my favorite current composers with each new thing I hear from him, and while I don't have use for the film I will be looking forward happily to the score.

For those who have not yet heard his commissioned score for Lang's Metropolis entitled "Symphony of Fear" then I really recommend checking out the MP3s that stream at his site. It is truly a marvelous piece of musical composition...

http://www.abelkorzeniowski.com/metropolis


Yup, that METROPOLIS score is fantastic and almost rivals the original. Korzeniowski has become very visible on my radar on the last few years; I play A SINGLE MAN all the time.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2011 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

A pity Madonna didn't hire her old friend Patrick Leonard.

I also heard that William Orbit was invloved in W.E. Would have loved to hear a score by him.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2011 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I'm looking forward to this score too, because I love A Single Man score.
there are rumours that it's a very beautiful score but that it's too loud in the movie..
We'll see..

here's an excerpt:

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Just saw the newest trailer for this film and unless my eyesight is playing tricks on me or I have a case of wishful thinking, it looks like Lakeshore Records is doing the soundtrack release.

If they aren't, I hope someone else is because I'm eager to hear more of Krzeniowski's work.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Nevermind. I posted that I thought Lakeshore was doing this but then I saw a high def version of the trailer and I see I was completely wrong.

I hope someone is doing a CD release of this, because I'm eager to hear more of Korzeniowski's work.

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/we/54335/trailers

James

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I heard a cue from this at the Ghent concert last month. It was really nice, much in the same vein as A SINGLE MAN (although driven more by piano than strings). Got those same repetitive patters and the melancholic melody.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I think this trailer (which isn't really the official one, but an "in post production" trailer as it states in the end) features two pieces by the composer.
The first and 3rd.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Zaku   (Member)

This movie looks GOOD.

Nice trailer, some very nice Korzeniowski and Tiersen music in it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2011 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

This movie looks GOOD.

Most people who've seen it seem to think otherwise... of course, that doesn't mean you'll agree.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2011 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Couldn't care less about the movie. Can't wait to hear the score, though... about time someone announces it...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2011 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   johndupree52   (Member)

William Orbit:

_____________________________________________________________
'I've done two pieces of score music for the film.'

'It's hard to describe but they're quite moody as they come at pivotal moment during the romance. I've watched the film several times and it's really good.'
_____________________________________________________________

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2011 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

'I've done two pieces of score music for the film.'

'It's hard to describe but they're quite moody as they come at pivotal moment during the romance. I've watched the film several times and it's really good.'
___________________________________________________


Oh, at first I thought Korzeniowski said that!
But it's William Orbit.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2011 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

William Orbit:

_____________________________________________________________
'I've done two pieces of score music for the film.'

'It's hard to describe but they're quite moody as they come at pivotal moment during the romance. I've watched the film several times and it's really good.'
_____________________________________________________________


Great news!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2011 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Cristian   (Member)

You can listen to Abel Korzeniowski' W.E. score here: http://twcguilds.com/film/we#score

One of my favorite score of the year, stunning music!

If you liked A Single Man there is a good chance you will like this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2011 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

You can listen to Abel Korzeniowski' W.E. score here: http://twcguilds.com/film/we#score

One of my favorite score of the year, stunning music!

If you liked A Single Man there is a good chance you will like this one.


Thanks for sharing that link. I've yet to see anything official about a score release.

Seeing the film tomorrow with a friend who has to review it for movies.com.

James

Definitely some temping of Philip Glass' MISHIMA in this score. Also hearing echoes of A SINGLE MAN.

James

 
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