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Clint Mansell Composing the Score for Meryl Streep's 'The Iron Lady'

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July 22, 2011
Source: In Contention

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For those of you who didn't notice, when the first trailer for the Margaret Thatcher film The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep debuted, the fantastic sounds of the score from Duncan Jones' stunning film Moon could be heard throughout. Well, it turns out it wasn't just a fantastic music choice by the editor of the trailer. In Contention (via The Playlist) has learned that the indie sci-fi film's composer Clint Mansell will also be providing his score talents to director Phyllida Lloyd's (Mamma Mia!) historical film which follows the British Prime Minster as she tries to save her career in the 17 days before the 1982 Falklands War.

It seems like an odd choice for a composer who has provided the scores for films such as Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain (all films from Darren Aronofsky), but Mansell has previously provided light music for films like the romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe starring Ryan Reynolds. Considering Lloyd's last collaboration with Streep was the adaptation of the ABBA stage musical Mamma Mia!, I would imagine this won't be as dark as the films Mansell has worked on previously, but apparently the composer still has some interesting ideas for setting the tone of the film by way of his score. If Streep's surely Oscar worthy performance and collaboration with Jim Broadbent in the film wasn't reason enough to give this a chance, now we have a whole new reason.

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    The Oscar pundits think this movie will be a disaster.  Well, maybe not a total disaster with Clint Mansell helming the original score.  His music is mesmerizing...

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