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    Entertainment Weekly: Greenwood's "Revolutionary" Score an Equal Star in "There Will Be Blood"

    Greenwood_there_will_be_blood2_lg In her "A" review of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum cites Jonny Greenwood's score in particular for helping to create "a complete universe" in the "towering new American epic and instant modern classic." She praises the film's lead, Daniel Day-Lewis, for giving "a magnificent performance" but calls Greenwood "as much the star of the show as Day-Lewis himself" for his having created a "revolutionary musical score ... like nothing we have ever heard before."

    As the story of the rapacious early 20th-century oilman unfolds, Greenwood's musical creation adds another layer. "What we hear," Schwarzbaum writes,

    is the keen, whine, rattle, and tonal blur of musical modernity as the components of epic storytelling are lofted decisively into the 21st century. The aural juxtaposition ... is more than thrillingit's neurologically revolutionary, as if we're seeing with our ears and hearing with our eyes in a whole new way.

    With There Will Be Blood, says Schwarzbaum, Anderson "boldly goes where no other moviemaker working today has gone before."

    To read the complete review, visit ew.com. To purchase the film's soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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Entertainment Weekly: Greenwood's "Revolutionary" Score an Equal Star in "There Will Be Blood"

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Greenwood_there_will_be_blood2_lg In her "A" review of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum cites Jonny Greenwood's score in particular for helping to create "a complete universe" in the "towering new American epic and instant modern classic." She praises the film's lead, Daniel Day-Lewis, for giving "a magnificent performance" but calls Greenwood "as much the star of the show as Day-Lewis himself" for his having created a "revolutionary musical score ... like nothing we have ever heard before."

As the story of the rapacious early 20th-century oilman unfolds, Greenwood's musical creation adds another layer. "What we hear," Schwarzbaum writes,

is the keen, whine, rattle, and tonal blur of musical modernity as the components of epic storytelling are lofted decisively into the 21st century. The aural juxtaposition ... is more than thrillingit's neurologically revolutionary, as if we're seeing with our ears and hearing with our eyes in a whole new way.

With There Will Be Blood, says Schwarzbaum, Anderson "boldly goes where no other moviemaker working today has gone before."

To read the complete review, visit ew.com. To purchase the film's soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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