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    Jonny Greenwood Writes to Big Ideas in "There Will Be Blood"

    The New York Post's film critic Lou Lumenick recently caught a preview of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and is adding his two cents to the film's Oscar buzz in the Post's movie blog. "One thing is clear," he writes. "The amazing Daniel Day-Lewis is the top contender for Best Actor honors. Day, who has been leading prognosticators' charts ... for several weeks, is unforgettable as an oilman undone by his avariciousness in this full-blooded, early 20th-century epic ..."

    An article published today in Harp magazine focuses on the film's score by Jonny Greenwood, which Nonesuch will release on December 18. It prints a statement from the composer about his process for creating music for this "full-blooded" film:

    I saw some fairly long sections of the film, read the script, and just wrote loads of music. I tried to write to the scenery, and the story rather than specific "themes" for characters. It’s not really the kind of narrative that would suit that. It was all about the underlying menace in the film, the greed, and that against the fucked-up, oppressive religious mood—and this kid in the middle of it all. Only a couple of the parts were written for specific scenes—I was happier writing lots of music for the film/story, and having PTA [Paul Thomas Anderson] fit some of it to the film.

    To read more on Jonny Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood, visit harpmagazine.com.

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Jonny Greenwood Writes to Big Ideas in "There Will Be Blood"

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The New York Post's film critic Lou Lumenick recently caught a preview of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and is adding to the film's Oscar buzz . "One thing is clear," he writes. "The amazing Daniel Day-Lewis is the top contender for Best Actor honors. Day, who has been leading prognosticators' charts ... for several weeks, is unforgettable as an oilman undone by his avariciousness in this full-blooded, early 20th-century epic ..." Harp magazine looks at the film's score by Jonny Greenwood, including a statement from the composer about his process for creating music for this "full-blooded" film.

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The New York Post's film critic Lou Lumenick recently caught a preview of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and is adding his two cents to the film's Oscar buzz in the Post's movie blog. "One thing is clear," he writes. "The amazing Daniel Day-Lewis is the top contender for Best Actor honors. Day, who has been leading prognosticators' charts ... for several weeks, is unforgettable as an oilman undone by his avariciousness in this full-blooded, early 20th-century epic ..."

An article published today in Harp magazine focuses on the film's score by Jonny Greenwood, which Nonesuch will release on December 18. It prints a statement from the composer about his process for creating music for this "full-blooded" film:

I saw some fairly long sections of the film, read the script, and just wrote loads of music. I tried to write to the scenery, and the story rather than specific "themes" for characters. It’s not really the kind of narrative that would suit that. It was all about the underlying menace in the film, the greed, and that against the fucked-up, oppressive religious mood—and this kid in the middle of it all. Only a couple of the parts were written for specific scenes—I was happier writing lots of music for the film/story, and having PTA [Paul Thomas Anderson] fit some of it to the film.

To read more on Jonny Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood, visit harpmagazine.com.

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