Woody Allen Archive

2016 Soundtrack CD Reviews – 21 total

2016 Soundtrack CD Reviews – 21 total

HOWARD SHORE: Denial – Howe Records HWR-1022 (9/30/16) This film was based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. It recounts the legal battle Deborah E. Lipstadt (played by Rachel Weisz) had to fight against David Irving (well-played by Tomothy Spall), who had accused her of libeling him when she said he was a Holocaust denier. Shore not only composed and orchestrated the effective score but he also conducted the Royal Philharmonic and pianist Simon Chamberlain in it. Very moving music for a very moving motion picture. HOWARE SHORE: Spotlight – Howe Records HWR-1021 (11/6/15) “Break the Story, Break the Silence” is the subtitle of this film, which deals with the many offenses of Catholic priests against young people. Not as much time spent in court as in Denial – most of it is researching the evidence. A piano-fronted orchestral sound sets the tone for the picture. The music well conveys the sense of dread waiting that nobody wants to acknowledge until the last moment when they win out. 18 cues from the film are presented, and James Sizemore arranged and co-produced the film score material by Shore. HOWARD SHORE: Seven (Collector’s Edition […]