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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2016 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)


Theodore Shapiro is reteaming with David Frankel on the upcoming drama COLLATERAL BEAUTY. The film stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris. The movie follows a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely and his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way. Shapiro has previously collaborated with Frankel on the features The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, The Big Year and Hope Springs.

COLLATERAL BEAUTY will be released on December 16, 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

FYI, this is the 3rd movie set for release this December featuring Shapiro's original score...

More info at

 Posted:   Nov 9, 2016 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Soundtrack album should be available from Watertower.

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2016 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

And track listings have arrived:

1. Introducing Howard Inlet
2. The Dream and the Letters
3. Oncoming Traffic
4. Whit Follows Amy
5. Death Visits Howard
6. Whit’s Plan
7. Grief Group
8. Time Visit #1
9. The War Is Over
10. Love Visit #1
11. Like Being in the Movies
12. Collateral Beauty
13. Whit and Amy/Time Visit #2
14. Death Rides the F Train
15. Love Visit #2
16. Boardroom
17. Leaving the Boardroom
18. Blink of an Eye
19. They Go Through You
20. Simon Pays Brigitte
21. Olivia
22. The Bridge
23. Let’s Hurt Tonight (Collateral Beauty Mix) – One Republic

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2016 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

and the cover:

Tracklist with track times available at

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2016 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

That movie looks terrible, I have to brush my teeth after watching that much sugar.

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Samples are now online.

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Can't wait to hear it. smile

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Quite unusual for him, I'd say...
far more ambient and quite dreamy score.

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Probably works for the film, but not as much on its own. Still okay, though.

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I think the clips sound very good. I like the contrast of orchestra with sharp short staccato synth ostinati. The harmonies he employs sound very nice as well. Looking forward to hearing the score in its entirety on Dec 9th.

 Posted:   Dec 9, 2016 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Listening to the full score now. Wonderful sonic detail in the electronics and orchestra. There's a lot of really interesting things he's doing with the synths. Really enjoying it. The harmonic framework actually recalls Debussy to my ears- not pastiche but the way the chords work in tandem with the shifting timbres recall some stylistic tendencies of the French composer.

 Posted:   Dec 9, 2016 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   Dalboz17   (Member)

As much as I hated the film, I thought the score was an interesting turn / had some interesting elements for Shapiro. It's far more interesting than the plot, and I'm interested to hear it on its own.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2020 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This score reminds me a lot of similar 'type' scores by Mark Isham and Alexandre Desplat (there's one track where Shapiro even emulates that throbbing/pulsing bass that Desplat always does).
It's quite modern/ambient/vibey, but the dreamier cues are really nice.
As noted above, a nice blending of the orchestra with electronics.
And is this CD really THAT rare these days!!! eek

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