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'GOOD THR REVIEW FOR VOLITION:' core news picture


- "The propulsive pacing will keep even less attentive viewers engrossed, while those closely following the plot's twists and turns will find their diligence rewarded."

Tony Dean Smith's mind bending film Volition will see a digital release tomorrow, July 10. Scored by Core client composer MATTHEW ROGERS. Soundtrack available now on Lakeshore Records.

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'The Lighthouse track "Arrival" on official OSCAR Spotify Playlist' core news picture

The Lighthouse track "Arrival" on official OSCAR Spotify Playlist

This year's official Spotify OSCAR Playlist includes the track "Arrival" by Core Composer MARK KORVEN from Oscar nominated film THE LIGHTHOUSE, as well as music from John Williams, Alexandre Desplat and Elton John!

The Rob Eggers film starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson received a 2020 Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography. Congrations to Jarin Blaschke.

'Film Composers Tap Into Offbeat Inspirations for Scores' core news picture

Film Composers Tap Into Offbeat Inspirations for Scores

VARIETY - Director Robert Eggers’ original idea for music in his intense period character study “The Lighthouse” turned out to be wrong. “I originally wanted it to be quite minimalist, but I should have known better,” he says. “The over-the-top indulgent writing, the insane performances and the camerawork, all as wild and crazy as Robert Pattinson’s character, required the same [musical treatment].”

He encouraged composer Mark Korven to pursue atonal compositional techniques. “Rob wanted the stormy black sea, the cruel wind,” says Korven. “It’s about character and mood. The score, essentially, is the character of the sea, the squalls, the dark mythology.” Horror today, he adds, “is so drenched in cliche that when someone comes along that’s thinking outside the box, filmmakers can seize on that.”

A large collection of brass is the core of “The Lighthouse” soundtrack, Korven notes, with such other offbeat colors as waterphone, bowed crystal and “some ludicrously badly played accordion courtesy of myself.”

The director was briefly disturbed by a studio executive’s comment that it sounded like “a Yeti moaning in the wilderness.” “You have to question, when is the obscurity adding to the tension and when is it just strange?” Eggers admits. “With any score, it’s about supporting the story. So long as it supports the story, and isn’t distracting, people will go along for the ride.”

Read about it here in VARIETY

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VOLITION at Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film Festival announces its first wave of Canadian films including Sci-Fi feature VOLITION by director Tony Dean Smith and scored by CORE composer Matthew Rogers!
VOLITION has been winning a fleet of awards at past festivals including WINNER Best Feature at Philip K Dick festival and OFFICIAL SELECTION at FRIGHT FEST, London UK.

Check out the schedule and buy your advance festival tix now.

'THE LIGHTHOUSE to Open in 500 Theaters Friday Oct. 25' core news picture

THE LIGHTHOUSE to Open in 500 Theaters Friday Oct. 25

A24's The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers’ acclaimed grim-n-funny horror tale starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe earned a robust $419,764 in just 8 theaters on its opening weekend. That is a dynamite $52,471 per-theater average, coming in just below Parasite, The Farewell, and Jojo Rabbit among this year’s top per-theater averages. It will expand into 500 theaters this Friday. 

Scored by Core composer Mark Korven (The Witch, In the Tall Grass, The Terror: Infamy), The Lighthouse premiered as a Critics' Choice at this year's Cannes Director's Fortnight.