Howard Shore Celebrates 15th Collaboration with David Cronenberg - "Maps To The Stars" & More
Winner of the 2014 Cannes Soundtrack Award, Howard Shore’s breathtaking score to the film Maps to the Stars - his 15th collaboration with filmmaker David Cronenberg - emphasizes the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows of Hollywood. The album is available now on Howe Records. The Academy Award-winning composer and celebrated filmmaker have worked together for 35 years, creating the elaborate worlds within such movies as The Fly, Scanners, Videodrome and A Dangerous Method.
“We grew up making movies together,” said Shore. “That collaboration has really been the creative backbone of a lot of my work for many years, because it allowed a certain type of experimentation, if you will, a certain type of creative energy, because we were always attempting something new.”
“Shore delivers one of his best scores yet… a menacing undertow that picks up on some of the ethnic, New Age sounds of the world it depicts, but shifts them into Clockwork Orange territory," said Lee Marshall of Screen Daily.
Maps To The Stars, which hits theaters on September 27, connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting direction of David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic at once about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation.
Coming in October, Howe Records releases expanded collector’s edition soundtracks celebrating the 35th anniversary of collaborations between Shore and Cronenberg, each one newly remastered and containing material not previously released. The scores are from the 1988 thriller Dead Ringers, the 1991 science fiction drama Naked Lunch and the 1996 psychological thriller Crash.