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Shutter Island: Music From the Motion Picture

Shutter Island: Music from the Motion PictureHorror movies depend on clichés, and borrowing from the avant-garde to spook up the soundtrack is Film Music 101. But in Shutter IslandShutter Island: Music from the Motion PictureClassical, SoundtracksHorror movies depend on clichés, and borrowing from the avant-garde to spook up the soundtrack is Film Music 101. But in Shutter Island2010-02-17
Shutter Island: Music from the Motion Picture | THIS BITTER EARTH Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island

THIS BITTER EARTH Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island (Andrew Cooper)

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Shutter Island: Music from the Motion Picture

Genre: Classical, Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists

Horror movies depend on clichés, and borrowing from the avant-garde to spook up the soundtrack is Film Music 101. But in Shutter Island, when The Band’s Robbie Robertson personally selects from the output of Krzysztof Penderecki, Giacinto Scelsi, György Ligeti, and Morton Feldman, there’s something fresh about it. And as with most Scorsese period dramas, there’s a fine use of Americana, particularly a fragrant ballad from Johnnie Ray and a stinging number from Lonnie Johnson that will crumble your heart. A

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