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Topic: sundance

Music from 'Another Earth'

Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space!

No matter how audiences receive “Another Earth” when the Sundance drama tinged with sci-fi elements opens Friday here in the 405, one thing is certain: Its stellar soundtrack is heavenly.

Eighteen of its 19 tracks are original compositions from new duo Fall on Your Sword, a new project of composer Will Bates and LCD Soundsystem’s Philip Mossman. Here, they’ve crafted an ethereally threaded, warm blanket of trippy, downtempo instrumentals, delivered atop a bed of understated electronics and orchestral instruments. Think a toned-down Tangerine Dream as remixed by Two Lone Swordsmen.

The album opens and closes with variations on its stark, sonic theme, “The First Time I Saw Jupiter,” whose simple melodics and stick percussion result in instant accessibility and addiction. “Rhoda’s Theme” seems beamed from space, accompanied by a ghostly wisp of an angelic voice, while “Making Contact” breaks out of the box to offer some ominous vibes via strings. I don’t know what pep meds “Rhoda’s Theme/Returning to John” are on, but I want some.

The disc is peppered with a number of short, piano-driven bits like “Bob the Robot” and “House Theme,” serving as transitional bridges to the showier numbers. Another track doing the same is Phaedon Papadopoulos “Sonatina in D Minor,” a straightforward piano piece that’s not out of character, given the tone Fall on Your Sword establishes.

If the movie proves even half this good, yum. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.16.2011 2 years ago
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Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Size doesn’t matter, as proven by the Sundance Institute’s 2012 lineup of short films. With subjects that include Somali pirates, sperm whales, texting teens and robot sex, this year’s crop of 10 can be seen at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Screenings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Spectacular story

Oklahoma author Tim Tharp approves of The Spectacular Now’s buzzed-about film adaptation.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Tim Tharp doesn’t need vampires, magical powers or a dystopian backdrop to make his novels relevant. The award-winning, Oklahoma-based author’s realism distinguishes him from the bulk of young-adult storytellers.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This Is Martin Bonner

A portrait of an ordinary man starting over in life, this is an outstanding drama.


Drama

Rod Lott

This Is Martin Bonner
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Silent no more

A 93-year-old Native American film is finally ready to debut at film festivals and on Blu-ray.


Documentary

Dawn Watson
Everything about the silent film The Daughter of Dawn indicated it would never be seen again.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Short it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Feature-length films get all the love, but almost all of today’s brightest movie directors started out making shorts. See the official lineup of short films presented at 2013’s Sundance Film Festival 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

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