Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Wicked Flee - The Score from the new version of "True Grit'

I have not posted here for some time as I am not teaching Film Studies at present. However,  I intend to do so in future and produce teaching and student resources next year. My intention is to produce a wide ranging website for English Media and Film and place decent resources on it for several exam boards.

In the meantime, here's Carter Burwell's memorable score from "True Grit", something all teachers need these days. The tune is a rendition of the old gospel hymn, "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms." The following video is also an interesting example of exchange, what ordinary folks do with films using WEB 2.0 once they have been released.

The Score from True Grit
Iris DeMent sings "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms". The Song is played at the end of the film.

Carter Burwell writes on his own website about why his music was not eligible for the Oscars because of his inclusion of adapted gospel hymns from the nineteenth century.

Here is Carter Burwell discussing his use of music in the new film in both an interview and  in the film below.