As part of our Master Class series (supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), acclaimed film artists will share insights into their creative process. Launching the series is Academy-Award winning musician/producer/composer Atticus Ross (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network), who will perform an original electronic soundscape created just for the Festival and discuss the art of scoring films.
I don't know if this asked before but; in the 47 Ronin's Trailer #1 around 1:49 there's a really cool song that I can't find who composed and I think it sounds a lot like the Atticus and NIN collaborations. Is it really one of his songs?
It’s not - Atticus was originally going to score the film, but for undisclosed reasons (most likely scheduling conflicts) he had to step down. The music you’re hearing is by his replacement, Ilan Eshkeri.
(And considering the critical reception of the film, I’d say Atticus got out lucky)
“In this age of hyper self-obsession Blood Brother exudes the awesome dignity of the quietly selfless and reminds us how beautiful, and tragic, the human condition can be. I found it an incredibly moving, humble and brilliant piece of film making.”—Atticus Ross on the film Blood Brother
“Generally speaking, making a record or scoring a film, all of those things are a bit like being on a boat in the middle of the sea that you can’t get off. You’re on that project and that’s it.”—Atticus Ross