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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

Carter Burwell will score the new Apple TV original series ‘The Morning Show’, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.

This is unexpected and exciting news, I’m a big Burwell fan and I don’t think he’s done any tv work outside of Mildred Pierce and (if I remember correctly) the pilot of Enlightened. Hopefully he is doing the whole series and not just the first one.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/10/28/carter-burwell-scoring-apple-tvs-the-morning-show/


 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I’m a big Burwell fan and I don’t think he’s done any tv work outside of Mildred Pierce and (if I remember correctly) the pilot of Enlightened.

He did the four episode HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge in 2014.

IMDb lists 1993's And the Band Played On as a TV movie but that seems wrong.

And they also list a CBS Schoolbreak Special: "Children Remember the Holocaust" (1995).

He hasn't worked much in TV though, that's true!

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Why does it seem wrong? "And the Band Played On" says on screen:
"Music by
Carter Burwell"

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Oh I know I have the album; I just had thought it was a theatrical film rather than TV movie.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

It was an HBO production that was released in theatres in some countries.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Ah, interesting. Thanks.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Always exciting to hear about new Burwell score!
I actually just "discovered" him last year and Im in a HUGE Burwell faze right now trying to go through all his movies and soundtracks (which luckily there is TONS of!). And I am afraid to watch movies/tv shows which hasnt had any score release (like Olive Kitteridge) as I'm afraid I'll fall in love with the score and there is NOTHING more frustrating than liking score not available!! lol!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

And it all started with his score for the film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, amirite? wink

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Actually not! Ironically, I'm not a big fan of his Buffy score. But I did really like two of his cues from the LLLR Buffy box! It just didnt have much themes or melodies, which is what makes me like score.
I love me some good love themes! (which of course there is plenty of in Buffy the show wink ).

Carter Burwell is a master when it comes to melodies. They are usually quite simple, but I like simple.
Probably why I listen to much more tv score than movie score big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

So what was your introduction to Burwell, out of curiosity? (I'm a big fan too, and this his Buffy score is just okay.)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

It was Three Billboards that really introduced me!
There was this scene with a deer and I was like "omg that melody!!". lol
So i looked into the score and listened to it straight after i finished the movie. That theme was so amazing!

Then already the next day i randomly watched Goodbye Christopher Robin and again fell in love with the theme/melody that kept playing in various scenes, and I was almost shocked (or not) that this was Burwell as well!

And believe it or not, but two days later I watched the new Netflix movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and AGAIN noticed the amazing score and fell in love! From there on I started to look for other Burwell projects and watched Mildred Pierce (since it had a score relase, lol). Loved that as well!

And it all just kept coming: Wonderstruck, Carol, True Grit, The Alamo, Rob Roy and most lately Conspiracy Theory (why isnt this an expanded release yet????!!).

And I have made myself a whole list of all the movies I need to watch which he scored. Some of the old ones are hard to find. So I have mostly listened to his "new" work.

I think he might become my favorite composer! big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2019 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I totally agree on loving all the scores you mentioned! Three Billboards is a cool introduction to him. I loved both film and score (perfectly understated but really made an impact in the film).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I’ve been following Burwell since his first score, and then Psycho III in 86 is when I really connected with his music. Still a favorite and one of the industry’s most underrated composers.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Burwell is very hit/miss for me, which is why I don't own a lot of his scores, even if I've heard a LOT of his work since he first came on my radar in the mid 90s. He hasn't topped ROB ROY yet, IMO. But I did enjoy the recent compilation album in relation to the WSA.

Good for him that he's branching out into TV. He's nothing if not versatile in terms of the projects he takes on; I like that aspect of him.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

He hasn't topped ROB ROY yet, IMO.

I know I'll get a lot of slack for this, but I found Rob Roy to have a nice theme.
But listening through the CD was kinda boring...! Now, I have only listened to the score once, but maybe its a grower? I want to really like it! lol!

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I recommend you see the film, acathla... it's excellent too.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

^
Oh I did watch it! I always watch movies before listening to the scores.
Movie was great! big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

PSYCHO III (1986) remains one of my grails.
Burwell's first score for a major studio film. Anthony Perkis chose him personally after being impressed with his score to the Coen's independent movie "Blood Simple".

The movie and score are not as good as PSYCHO II, but are both underrated. Perkins managed to make an interesting film, even if lacking in suspense, with a lot of black comedy and some great sequences. Burwell's music in the film is very unique and was only partially released on LP and Tapes at the time of the film release (with only 15 min. of actual underscore and lots of source music [which was also composed by Burwell, but I'd have preferred more score and less source music]).

On Burwell's excelent website some lengthy samples are available (I recommend checking "Maureen in the Desert" [the movie main titles - a great theme that is a kind of love theme also used in "After the Shower"] and "Mother?") http://www.carterburwell.com/projects/Psycho3.html

Being an Universal film never released on CD I hope that it might be released complete in the near future by Intrada or Lalaland.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

And it all just kept coming: Wonderstruck, Carol, True Grit, The Alamo, Rob Roy and most lately Conspiracy Theory (why isnt this an expanded release yet????!!).

And I have made myself a whole list of all the movies I need to watch which he scored. Some of the old ones are hard to find. So I have mostly listened to his "new" work.


Do make other Coen bros films a priority (Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, etc.)

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

PSYCHO III (1986) remains one of my grails.
Burwell's first score for a major studio film. Anthony Perkis chose him personally after being impressed with his score to the Coen's independent movie "Blood Simple".

The movie and score are not as good as PSYCHO II, but are both underrated. Perkins managed to make an interesting film, even if lacking in suspense, with a lot of black comedy and some great sequences. Burwell's music in the film is very unique and was only partially released on LP and Tapes at the time of the film release (with only 15 min. of actual underscore and lots of source music [which was also composed by Burwell, but I'd have preferred more score and less source music]).

On Burwell's excelent website some lengthy samples are available (I recommend checking "Maureen in the Desert" [the movie main titles - a great theme that is a kind of love theme also used in "After the Shower"] and "Mother?") http://www.carterburwell.com/projects/Psycho3.html

Being an Universal film never released on CD I hope that it might be released complete in the near future by Intrada or Lalaland.


Couldn't agree more. One of my last remaining grails, and there is SO much unreleased music, all of it memorable and effective. I check in with Intrada about once a year to give them my annual begging for a CD.

I've wondered over the years about a brief scene in which Norman is playing the piano, and he's playing the main title/Maureen in the Desert and humming along with it. I wondered if the piano and humming were dubbed later, or if the theme had already been composed and he was playing it on set. Either way, it was a treat to see/hear Norman playing the main title music since that's such a rarity.

(Tried to find an existing Psycho III thread to add this to...and couldn't find a one, or a thread for Psycho II either even though we know threads exist. Wild card search produced nothing. Grumble grumble)

 
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