Wonderful Video Featurette on Scoring 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
One of my favorite films of the year that is officially starting to show up on a number of Top 10 lists for 2012 is Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild. Fox Searchlight, who picked up the film at Sundance, is now starting their big Awards Season Oscar push for Beasts (it deserves plenty of recognition) which is also now out on DVD. One the many reasons I love the film is it has an incredible score, made by director Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer. The two created one of the most original and memorable scores (and films!) of the year. Thanks to Awards Daily for finding this featurette, made by The Creators Project, that explores creating the score and Dan Romer's "scientific ability" to match sound to what Zeitlin showed him onscreen.
Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna rerun from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin' under, in this tale of a six year old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her dad at the edge of the world. Following a cast of unknowns led by the amazing Quvenzhané Wallis, and featuring Dwight Henry as her father Wink, the film is directed by Benh Zeitlin from a script he wrote with Lucy Alibar. The film won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight first brought Beasts of the Southern Wild to theaters on June 27th earlier this year. Read Alex's review from Sundance and Jeremy's review, and see the film as soon as you can (if you haven't already). Beasts is now available on Blu-Ray, too.