Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday Token Themes

Welcome a new weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I’m a hugely enthusiastic fan of film scores, and music is far too often an element of cinema that goes unrecognized. Therefore I present a platform for a look – or rather, a listen – to some fantastic film scores. I’ll be selecting a composer and one or more of their film scores for your listening pleasure, embedded from YouTube.

This week’s featured composer is Abel Korzeniowski, whose name I think I’ve finally learned to spell correctly! When last week I talked about one single cinematic soundtrack being enough to merit inclusion in this list, I was thinking both of Max Richter and Korzeniowski. The latter, a Polish composer whose first filmic work was a score to a re-release of the classic film “Metropolis,” blew me away with the music in “A Single Man,” the Oscar-nominated 2009 film starring Colin Firth. I’m not sure I can cite another movie where the soundtrack is as complete and necessary a player as it is in fashion designer Tom Ford’s feature film debut, perfectly fleshing out the colors and the dated setting to create a monumentally moving experience. Though this film does contain a narrative story, it might be easy to get lost were it not for Korzeniowski’s astounding, gorgeous music guiding the way. In lieu of a number of films, here are four tricks from the soundtrack of “A Single Man.” My personal favorite is “Clock Tick,” which serves as marvelous accompaniment to the wordless trailer for the film. For a bonus, listen to “Dandube,” a work not from the film by this terrific composer that can also be found on YouTube.

Stillness of the Mind


Going Somewhere

Clock Tick


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