THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: MIKE PATTON IS SCORING ANOTHER MOVIE
A couple of years ago, Mike Patton provided the brilliant score for Crank 2: High Voltage, a film which, as you all know, went on to win 57 Oscars and break every box office record there is. Now he’s announced a new gig as a composer, for the film The Place Beyond the Pines, which will reunite Blue Valentine‘s writer/director, Derek Cianfrance, with its star, Ryan Gosling. IMDB describes the film as being about “A motorcycle stunt rider [who] considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.”
I think this is worth getting really excited about, for the following reasons:
- Anything Patton does is worth getting excited about.
- Blue Valentine was brilliant, which bodes well for any other Cianfrance-helmed projects.
- Cianfrance recently completed production on a film called Metalhead, “the story of a heavy metal drummer who blows his eardrums out and must learn to adapt to a world of silence.” That films stars the always-awesome Jucifer as a fictional version of themselves. While that doesn’t tell us anything about Pines, it reinforces my suspicion that Cianfrance has good taste.
So, more details on this as we get ’em. But it seemed worth a mention…