I was fortunate enough to read the screenplay some months ago and found myself listening to Morricone's Mission To Mars while working on it. A perfect fit.
I listened to the 2001: A Space Odyssey album (always a good mood-setter for me) while reading and it fit well, though I doubt Cuaron would want to play so closely with revered Kubrick. Did you hear the film is to be filmed as if it's only one take? I'm very much anticipating it, as it's been too long since the fantastic Children of Men.
Did you hear the film is to be filmed as if it's only one take? I'm very much anticipating it, as it's been too long since the fantastic Children of Men.
That's interesting, I'd have to go back and reread it to see if it's all in realtime. The big deal as far as how it was being shot was that the 3D aspect of it is in some way integral to it rather than a gimmick. Having not seen any footage I don't know quite how manifests itself. Strange to say but I enjoyed the script so much that I only read two thirds of it as I really want to see this as a movie and not know the outcome.
The composer is Steven Price. The newest trailer is a fully-scored clip from the film:
The filmmaking on display here is extraordinary, but IMHO the music is just too present, too insistent for the sequence. I like it, I'm just not sure it works. The score is meant to be used in place of/augment traditional sound effects throughout the film (no sound in space), but I wish they'd gone against the natural tension of the scene in the sound design rather than with it. I'm thinking, for instance, of how what we hear in the astonishing sequence in 2001 when Bowman breaks back into the Discovery from the EVA pod through the emergency airlock is used to manipulate the rising and cresting tension.
That said, I don't want to read too much into Cuaron's intentions with how the score is used in the rest of the movie. This is a 2-minute clip. A brilliant 2-minute clip at that.
Film was just shown in Venice, and the above shows really GOOD reviews. It is called "nerve-shredding" and that is how I have felt when watching the trailers. I think I'll be chewing my nails through the whole movie.