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    NPR: John Adams Adds "Richly Textured" Soundtrack to "I Am Love"

    Luca Guadagnino's new film, I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, features the music by composer John Adams, which plays an important role in the "sumptuous, operatic, and swooning" film, says critic John Powers in a review on NPR's Fresh Air. Director Guadagnino, says Powers, "suffuses everything with beauty, be it Yorick Le Saux's fluid cinematography, the richly textured music by John Adams or the outfits especially designed for Swinton by Jil Sander and Fendi." Listen to the review at npr.org.

    This week's Variety magazine features an article about the story behind the music in I Am Love and how Guadagnino came to include Adams's pieces in his film. The director became "so obsessed with the music of John Adams that he couldn't imagine his family saga ... without the composer's pulsating minimalism." Read more about how the soundtrack came to be at variety.com.

    In an article about the soundtrack, the Epoch Times writes that Adams's "compositions aptly underscore the sweeping, operatic style" of the film, noting that, even though all of Adams’s music on the soundtrack was recorded for previous releases, "it fits together seamlessly, sounding almost like a unified suite." Writer Joe Bendel discusses the history and inspiration for some of the pieces, before concluding that "Guadagnino married the music of John Adams to his dynamic visuals so perfectly that it is hard to imagine the film with a different soundtrack," and calls the album "a collection of some powerful music by an important voice in American music." Read the whole article at theepochtimes.com.

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NPR: John Adams Adds "Richly Textured" Soundtrack to "I Am Love"

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The film I Am Love features the music of John Adams, which plays an important role in the "sumptuous, operatic, and swooning" film, says NPR's Fresh Air. Director Luca Guadagnino "suffuses everything with beauty, be it Yorick Le Saux's fluid cinematography, the richly textured music by John Adams or the outfits especially designed for Swinton by Jil Sander and Fendi." Variety features an article about the director's love of Adams's music. The Epoch Times praises the soundtrack as a "collection of some powerful music by an important voice in American music."

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Luca Guadagnino's new film, I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, features the music by composer John Adams, which plays an important role in the "sumptuous, operatic, and swooning" film, says critic John Powers in a review on NPR's Fresh Air. Director Guadagnino, says Powers, "suffuses everything with beauty, be it Yorick Le Saux's fluid cinematography, the richly textured music by John Adams or the outfits especially designed for Swinton by Jil Sander and Fendi." Listen to the review at npr.org.

This week's Variety magazine features an article about the story behind the music in I Am Love and how Guadagnino came to include Adams's pieces in his film. The director became "so obsessed with the music of John Adams that he couldn't imagine his family saga ... without the composer's pulsating minimalism." Read more about how the soundtrack came to be at variety.com.

In an article about the soundtrack, the Epoch Times writes that Adams's "compositions aptly underscore the sweeping, operatic style" of the film, noting that, even though all of Adams’s music on the soundtrack was recorded for previous releases, "it fits together seamlessly, sounding almost like a unified suite." Writer Joe Bendel discusses the history and inspiration for some of the pieces, before concluding that "Guadagnino married the music of John Adams to his dynamic visuals so perfectly that it is hard to imagine the film with a different soundtrack," and calls the album "a collection of some powerful music by an important voice in American music." Read the whole article at theepochtimes.com.

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