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John Ottman scores THE INVASION
By Randall Larson
May 30, 2007
Poster for THE INVASION.
© Warner Bros.
This week, composer John Ottman was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, recording his score to the new sci-fi thriller, The Invasion. Directed by award-winning German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Experiment, Downfall), the film stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam in a modern retelling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.. Directed by award-winning German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (), the film stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam in a modern retelling of .
Ottman has become especially noted recently for super hero and action scores, having composed the music for Superman Returns, Fantastic Four (including the forthcoming Rise of the Silver Surfer), X-2, Gothika, Eight-Legged Freaks and others. He is also scheduled to score the forthcoming Logan’s Run, Valkyrie, and The Avengers. Also a noted film editor, Ottman also edited Bryan Singer’s X-2, Apt Pupil, and The Usual Suspects.
Ottman's approach to the Invasion score uses heavy synthesizers, accentuated with a live 77-piece orchestra, to create a sense of otherworldly foreboding and tension. Much of the music has an avant garde post-modern edge, as well as atmospheric elements and thrilling and anxious action moments.
For the full recording session story, including session photos, see the report at: www.soundtrack.net
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