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#SlackerSunday: Carol starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara, A Visual Soundtrack from Carter Burwell

“ The characters don’t have the vocabulary to describe their feelings, so that job falls to the music. It’s an enjoyable canvas to write for, because the film is shot so subjectively. We’re not in a time and place in many of the scenes; we’re in someone’s head.” 

“One of my initial thoughts was that we should have two solo instruments, as there are really only two characters, and everyone else just passes through.”  
                                 Carter Burwell, Composer, Carol

I saw this four minute video on Rolling Stone and thought it was perfect for #SlackerSunday. They call it a “Visual Soundtrack” fancy schmancy lingo for the few minutes of Carter Burwell’s lush score put together with some intriguing images from the movie.

Composer Carter Burwell has been working on movie music since the nineties, on big deal film projects like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Conspiracy Theory, In Bruges, Twilight, The Kids Are All Right, and so many more, but his work on Carol could very likely net him his first Oscar nomination, and potentially a win. Take a listen to some of the score and see if you find it “Oscar-worthy”.

Carol, based on the book The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Directed by Todd Haynes, Carol is in theaters now.