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 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE FILM THAT OPENED THE 2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, IN BRUGES, TO BE RELEASED THEATRICALLY

LAKESHORE RECORDS RELEASES THE SOUNDTRACK FOR
IN BRUGES, COMPOSED BY CARTER BURWELL, WITH SONGS BY TOWNES VAN ZANT, THE PRETENDERS, THE DUBLINERS, AND THE WALKMEN

(January 31, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for IN BRUGES on iTunes February 5th and in stores on February 12th. The album features original music by Carter Burwell (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, GODS AND MONSTERS). IN BRUGES was the film that opened the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Composer Carter Burwell began composing for film in the mid-1980s for the Coen Brothers first feature film, BLOOD SIMPLE. This has lead to a twenty year collaboration on such films as FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Burwell’s credits also include BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, VELVET GOLDMINE, THE SPANISH PRISONER, and THREE KINGS.

IN BRUGES was filmed on location; Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.
But the longer they stay waiting for Harry's call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor (Jordan Prentice) shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë (Clémence Poésy), who may have some dark secrets of her own.
And when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.

Focus Features presents IN BRUGES, in theaters on February 8. The Lakeshore Records recording will be available on iTunes on February 5, 2008 and in stores on February 12, 2008.

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For more information contact: cinemediapromo@yahoo.com

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Morlock1   (Member)

EDIT: I misread. Never mind. Can't wait!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

Available on iTunes now, in stores (and on line) tomorrow.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Bruges (pronounced "broozh")

Pronounced how?! That's not how I learned it ;-). Looking forward to the score though. Film was very good!

John (Netherlands)

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Bruges (pronounced "broozh")

Pronounced how?! That's not how I learned it ;-). Looking forward to the score though. Film was very good!

John (Netherlands)


Being a Belgian myself, I haven't seen the movie yet. Been to Broozh though wink

Looks promising!

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Is this album OOP? It's selling for a hundred bucks on Amazon. eek

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Is this album OOP? It's selling for a hundred bucks on Amazon. eek

Wow! As soon as I saw the film "In Bruges," which I found amazing (although it certainly helps to know what to expect!), I waited for the soundtrack to be released on CD and bought it immediately, as I also did with the Blu-ray. It has one of Carter Burwell's best scores, with a mixture of Chopin-like lyricism and explosive gunfight cues that continue to startle me years later. I would have loved for Carter Burwell to have stepped in when they needed a new soundtrack for "Romeo And Juliet" (although I very much enjoy Abel Korzeniowski's fine CD!). But I see too little mention of Carter Burwell here -- but please don't go on a hunt for me (I'll do that next myself!).

Follow-Up: I found it for $165.76 new and $38.99 used! And I think I paid about $15 for it. Amazing. Need to start buying soundtrack futures on the stock exchange! And I found 53 discussions here about him, so he's gotten a good share of attention! Just love his music.

 
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