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Monday, December 14, 2009

OST - Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)


Progressive and Unique


Kudos to Carter Burwell, who wrote the scores for Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (amongst others). An expert composer of weirdness. The score is freaky (reflecting Diane Arbus's photographic subjects). Although it stands alone as a great score, I would highly recommend the movie as well. The music is cunning, transformative, full of soul, mixture of classical and jazz. In a nutshell Carter Burwell has captured Diane Arbus in music, and Nicole Kidman does a fine acting representation of her in the movie.Recommended!





1. The Fur (03:13)
2. Tango de la Bete (01:25)
3. Scary Times (01:40)
4. Arbus Family Photo Studio (01:55)
5. My Arms Around Myself (01:56)
6. Exposure (00:59)
7. Seduction (01:11)
8. Pipes (01:38)
9. Ad Ultima Thule (03:32)
10. Call of the Wild (01:08)
11. The Tea Party (02:10)
12. Following (02:00)
13. The Run Back Home (01:18)
14. Water Dream (03:15)
15. Stepping Out (01:06)
16. Stepping Out (01:21)
17. Trap Door Party (01:15)
18. Drowning (01:38)
19. End It (01:24)
20. Transmission (02:30)
21. The Shave (05:24)
22. Into the Sea (05:05)
23. I Want to Meet Your Husband (00:53)


Carter Burwell - Biography


Nationality: American
Born: Nov 18 1955 (54 years old)

Probably one of a very few soundtrack composers to idolize Iggy Pop, Carter Burwell is best known for his work with the Coen Brothers, having scored every one of their films through the year 2009. By turns haunting and dark or quirky and experimental, Burwell's eclectic music has graced films in a wide variety of genres, and he's used the occasional big-studio project to finance his work on a number of groundbreaking independent films. Born November 18, 1955, in New York, Burwell took piano lessons as a child and learned to play blues guitar as a teenager. He studied architecture and fine arts at Harvard, but wasn't considering music as a career; upon graduating, he first worked in a biology lab, then as an animator, while playing in punk bands by night for fun.

A mutual friend referred him to the Coen Brothers, who were seeking a composer for their debut 1984 feature, Blood Simple. They all hit it off, and Burwell was employed for the Coens' next project, the kidnapping caper Raising Arizona (1987); Burwell blended samples with a variety of thematic source materials. The Coens' 1990 gangster film, Miller's Crossing, was Burwell's first fully orchestrated work, and he attracted more attention for 1991's groundbreaking Barton Fink; he composed only 20 bars of music, which were then treated with various sound effects and reshaped throughout the film by sound designer Skip Lievsay.

Burwell's workload increased steadily as the '90s progressed, and he began taking on more mainstream film projects: Doc Hollywood (1991), Wayne's World 2 (1993), and Airheads (1994), among others. He won wide acclaim for his work on 1995's Rob Roy, which kicked off the most prolific period of his career -- over 35 films in the next five years. Among the highlights were the thriller Conspiracy Theory (1997), The Jackal (1997), Gods and Monsters (1998), the fictionalized glam rock chronicle Velvet Goldmine (1998), the bizarre Being John Malkovich (1999), and the Gulf War epic Three Kings (1999). In addition to his film-scoring activities, Burwell has also played accordion and synthesizer with eclectic new age artists like Gabrielle Roth and David Hykes' Harmonic Choir.
~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
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