Thursday, April 04, 2024

Quotes of the Day

“He started us down a path, saying, ‘What if it was very loud techno music through the whole film?'" “I wish I had his notes... His notes were so fucking funny on what each piece was meant to do.... ‘Unending homoerotic desire.’ It was all a variation on those three words.”

That is Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross telling GQ about how Luca Guadagnino wanted them to score Challengers, his tennis movie starring Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist, and Zendaya, that's out in a few weeks. And that is the funniest, most-Luca thing I have ever heard. "Unending homoerotic desire," lol. I'm surprised to hear the movie has "loud techno music" over the entire thing, which is not what I was expecting, although I have heard a few of my collegeues who've already seen the film commenting on the score. Something else to look forward to! 

In the GQ interview the two rock stars turned Oscar winning composers also talk about Luca's first cut of his cannibal romance Bones & All, which I also found interesting:

"On the first film the two men scored for Guadagnino, Bones and All, “we got a cut of that that was nearly four hours long with no music and we kind of thought, Oh, fuck,” Reznor said. “Four hours we sat without a pee break, transfixed. It didn’t need music. And when you watch that you approach it differently.” "

And now I really must repeat a demand I have repeated tenfold since Bones & All came out -- release that gorgeous fucking score on vinyl already, please!!! It's so good. Probably my favorite of their scores to date.

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