Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cosmopolis Soundtrack [2012]

The film is directed by David Cronenberg, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the novel on which the film is based.

Robert Pattinson will tackle the role of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager who bets – and bets big – against the yen on a tumultuous day in the stock market.

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.

Joining Robert Pattinson in the cast ensemble are Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel.

Cosmopolis premieres in Portugal on May 31st, Russia on June 14th, 2012. U.S. release date is still to be decided.
The soundtrack for Cosmopolis reunites composer Howard Shore and the band METRIC for another cinematic collaboration. While writing the score for David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, Shore conceived of a particular live sound to achieve his vision and invited METRIC to perform the score and co-write three songs. The music was recorded in November 2011 at the band’s own Giant Studios in Toronto, produced by Howard Shore and METRIC guitarist Jimmy Shaw, and mixed by John O’Mahony at Liberty Studios in Toronto and Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The result is an atmospheric, urban soundscape of analog synths and layered guitars featuring the hypnotic vocals of METRIC lead singer Emily Haines. The Cosmopolis soundtrack also features “Mecca” by Somali Singer/Rapper K’NAAN with lyrics by the artist and Don DeLillo.

Track list
1. White Limos - Howard Shore
2. Long To Live - Metric
3. Rat Men - Howard Shore
4. Asymmetrical - Howard Shore
5. I Don't Want To Wake Up - Metric
6. A Credible Threat - Howard Shore
7. Call Me Home - Metric
8. Haircut - Howard Shore
9. Mecca - K'Naan
10. The Gun - Howard Shore
11. Benno - Howard Shore



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