Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Token Themes

Welcome a 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 Alberto Iglesias. The Spain native has quite a diverse resume, including a good number of Pedro Almodovar films, most of which have fun, inventive, and quirky scores. From newest to oldest Pedro collaborations, enjoy themes from “Broken Embraces,” “Volver,” and “Talk to Her.” Iglesias has also contributed to some other international productions, including Steven Soderbergh’s two-part epic “Che” and the two films that earned him Oscar nominations. “The Kite Runner” has a very memorable, somewhat odd and excitable opening, while “The Constant Gardener” is more stylized and somber.

Broken Embraces (2009)

Che (2009)

The Kite Runner (2007)

Volver (2006)

The Constant Gardener (2005)

Talk to Her (2002)

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