Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ in theaters now (stream Alexandre Desplat’s score)
Wes Anderson's second stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs (featuring a stacked cast consisting of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Yoko Ono, and many others), is currently out in select theaters today (wide release is on 4/13). Also out is the film's official score, composed by frequent Wes Anderson collaborator (and recent Oscar winner) Alexandre Desplat. Aside from Desplat's score, the film incorporates the scores from classic Akira Kurosawa films like Seven Samurai and Drunken Angel. Wes has said the film is an ode to Japanese cinema and Kurosawa in particular (Today would have been Kurosawa's 108th birthday.) Says Wes' longtime music supervisor Randall Poster:
Wes and I couldn’t be more excited to share this music from the film. Built on a taiko drum foundation, Alexandre has created a unique and purposeful film score that we think is like no other. While we were keen to follow the musical lure of the Kurosawa, Wes -- as always -- managed to inspire a tribute that is, nonetheless, all his own.
You can stream the full score below.
To celebrate the film's release, some theaters around the country have hosted "dog-friendly" screenings of the film, where dog owners showed up with their furry companions (did you know it's also National Puppy Day today?). You can watch several featurettes, and the film's trailer, below.