Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Good Time’ score wins Soundtrack Award at Cannes Film Festival
Oneohtrix Point Never has won the Soundtrack Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his score for Josh and Benny Safdie‘s stylish thriller, Good Time. Other potential nominees this year were Jonny Greenwood’s score for Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here, and Jed Kurzel’s score for Jupiter’s Moon. This is a relatively new award, first given to Jozef van Wissem, SQÜRL in 2013 for their Only Lovers Left Alive score. The 2016 Soundtrack Award was given to Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon. You can hear some of Oneohtrix Point Never’s score, including “The Pure And The Damned” featuring Iggy Pop, in the film’s trailer, below.
As for the film itself, it stars Robert Pattinson of the Twilight films as a bank robber finds who “finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.” For more, here’s a bit from Vulture‘s Cannes review:
The directors and their cinematographer Sean Price Williams never met a neon tube they didn’t love, and they light up Pattinson in every shade of pink, blue, and black light, and TV-static glow. Under orange street lights and in vacant amusement parks, the film’s vivid nighttime bleeds luridly across the screen, amplifying the hallucinatory quality of events that feel like they could tip over into the fantastical at any moment. It’s perfectly matched with the score provided by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, which nods to Tangerine Dream–style VHS thriller soundtracks of yore while going someplace far more inventive and expressive than most current imitators. Lopatin’s anxious squiggles of melodies and sonic assaults give us as good a sense as any of what it feels like inside Connie’s head.
Good Time will be out August 11 in the United States.
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival wraps up on Sunday, May 28 with the jury, this year led by Pedro Almodovar, awarding this year’s Palme D’Or. Odds-on-favorite is Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute.
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