|Tom Tykwer, Lana, Andy Wachowski|
I'll do my take on the movie manana; in the meantime just wanted to note how cool that part of the evening was. We weren't allowed to use cameras or cell phones so I couldn't take any pictures; I nabbed some from Google just to give you an idea of what everybody looked like.
James McTeigue, the Australian director of V for Vendetta which was written by the Wachowski duo, introduced the team and acted as moderator.
|Lana Wachowski and Halle Berry, watched over by |
Tom Hanks and Andy Wachowski
Lana shared that Thomas had taught them the round earth theory of scoring vs the flat earth method she was used to. Huh? What she meant was she always thought there was only one way to approach the music; she was used to doing it afterwards using temp mixes that gives an idea of the kind of music you'd like. It's the industry norm. It's how it's always been done. Flat earth. Lana said Tykwer taught them the Round Earth way of doing it which is before. Before you start filming, when you're still talking about tone, and how the film will look and feel and sound, she came to see, is the best time to design the score. And the score, I will say is truly stirring. The Round Earth method at work!
CHECK OUT A PREVIEW OF THE CLOUD ATLAS SCORE AT MY POST HERE
They also talked a lot about (actually Lana Wachowski talked and talked as did Tykwer. Andy just came in with a sharp or funny comment now and then.) how long it took to make, how hard it was to get anyone on board with the film. It was four years in the making at a cost of $100,000,000, money you see all over the screen.
That's all I can remember for now; I'll post if anything comes to mind.