TIFF Review: 'Love & Mercy' Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti -
[Director Bill Pohlad] lets the assembled talent do their jobs, which includes composer Atticus Ross, whose score features the pulsating, soundscape-y kind of stuff he usually does with Trent Reznor, as well as fragments from Beach Boys recordings.
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David Fincher's Musical Dream Team -
For the soundtrack of next month’s “Gone Girl,” director David Fincher revived an award-winning partnership with Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor and music producer Atticus Ross.
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"Love & Mercy"
Synopsis: The story of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, and his struggle with addiction and mental illness, told across two time periods.
What You Need To Know: Generally speaking, the idea of another potentially bland music biopic is one that makes our heart sink, and yet “Love & Mercy” is one of our most anticipated films of the festival. In part, it’s because of the subject matter: Brian Wilson has always been one of pop’s most fascinating figures, and rather than attempting to span an entire life, the approach here seems to be focused on his sessions with a controversial therapist. In part, it’s because of an excellent cast assembled: Paul Dano plays the young Wilson, and John Cusack the older, with Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks among the supporting players. And furthermore, there’s a lot of strong behind-the-scenes talent involved: Oren Moverman co-wrote the script, Wes Anderson DoP Robert Yeoman shot the film, “The Social Network” co-Oscar winner Atticus Ross is scoring, and though director Bill Pohlad —making his sophomore feature— is known more as a producer, he’s got great taste, having been partly behind films like “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Tree Of Life” and “12 Years A Slave.” Our hopes are high that this is much more than just cursory look at one of rock ‘n roll’s most complex figures.
New Atticus Ross interview at the Australia Daily Mail -
Now their third project with the filmmaker is getting ready to hit cinemas, Gone Girl, with Atticus saying it’s ‘the best thing we’ve done’.
I feel like the music fits beautifully with the picture but it also feels like our most experimental work,’ he said.
'The process was different partly because Trent and I were working on it in between his Nine Inch Nails tour and there was something magical about that.'
Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the lead roles, with Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry making up the supporting cast, Gone Girl follows the plight of a husband who becomes accused of his wife’s murder after she goes missing under suspicious circumstances.
As one of only a select handful of people in the world to have seen the finished cut of the film - and loved the best-selling novel it’s based on - Atticus said audiences are in for a treat.
'I like it when I go into a cinema and I'm not aware that I'm there, I'm totally involved in the film for two hours.
'With Gone Girl I sat down and suddenly the end credits were rolling, you just become so engrossed in it.
'From the very first time I saw it I thought it was a superb film.
'From day one it seems like David has had a clarity of vision before he even picked up the camera.'