Film Music

Mark Mothersbaugh on shaping Wes Anderson’s sound

By Paul Weedon

The Devo frontman discusses the pair’s collaborations and plans for a Wes Anderson theme park.

The forgotten story of Tom Waits’ animated music video

By Daniel Dylan Wray

Director John Lamb reflects on the making of his pioneering short film featuring the singer-songwriter.

Jóhann Jóhannsson tells the story of his favourite film scores

By Greg Noone

The Icelandic composer has reunited with Denis Villeneuve for Arrival.

David Lynch’s Lost Highway soundtrack is returning to vinyl

By Lara C Cory

The Trent Reznor-produced score is being reissued for the fist time in 20 years.

A Different Animal – Gruff Rhys on writing music for movies

By Gruff Rhys

The Super Furry Animals frontman recounts the formative screen experiences that inspired his latest original score.

Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a new Radiohead video

By Little White Lies

The stripped-back short for band’s new single The Numbers’ features ‘Jonny, Thom and a CR78.

A guide to rescoring a silent classic

By Lara C Cory

Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory discuss writing new music for The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Rare Akira soundtrack set for special edition vinyl reissue

By Adam Woodward

Milan Records are set to release the classic ‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ score.

Listen to the Stranger Things original series soundtrack

By Adam Woodward

The recording features music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E.

The fall and rise of the movie tie-in single

By James Luxford

Cinema’s catchiest marketing strategy is making a comeback. But are you tuning in or being turned off?

John Carpenter’s classic film themes are being released on vinyl

By Lara C Cory

The cult director has recorded new versions of Halloween, Escape from New York, Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog.

The strange beauty of Neil Young’s Dead Man soundtrack

By Alex Chambers

Director Jim Jarmusch found the perfect creative kindred spirit for his surreal monochrome western.

Composer Hanan Townshend on knowing Terrence Malick

By Paul Weedon

The man behind the scores for The Tree of Life and Knight of Cups reveals what it’s like working with the enigmatic director.

John Malkovich is releasing an EP and it sounds incredible

By Zara Joan Miller

We caught up with the actor at the London launch of his debut record ‘Illuminated’.

Clint Mansell tells the story behind his favourite film scores

By Daniel Dylan Wray

From Black Swan to High-Rise, the British composer reveals how he approaches making music for the movies.

Iggy Pop’s five greatest on-screen moments

By Daniel Dylan Wray

With a new record from the legendary rock’n’roller due out this month, revisit some of his most memorable movie performances.

10 great songs that helped the Coen brothers find their groove

By Jordan Cronk

With Hail, Caesar! hitting cinemas this week take a listen back through some of the directors’ greatest hits.

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