CD Review: THE IDES OF MARCH soundtrack

THE IDES OF MARCH soundtrack | ©2011 Varese Sarabande Records

In the midst of a very busy year that’s included THE TREE OF LIFE, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE,  the finale of HARRY POTTER and the ironic opening and closing titles of CARNAGE, French-gone-gloriously Hollywood composer Alexandre Desplat found time to expose our nation’s king-making machine during the month of THE IDES OF MARCH. Far more serious in tone than his previous, ironically offbeat political takedown for GHOST WRITER, Desplat lets his Americana flag fly here, and at low, concerned mast. A Copeland-esque orchestra reveals George Clooney’s potential president as yet another moralist full of hot air, with a trumpet […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE IDES OF MARCH

THE IDES OF MARCH movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Evan Rachel Wood Writers: George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, based on the stage play FARRAGUT NORTH by Beau WIllimon Director: George Clooney Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: October 7, 2011 THE IDES OF MARCH takes its title from Shakespeare’s play JULIUS CAESAR, referencing the date of the emperor’s assassination. Nothing quite so drastic happens in this drama, based on Beau Willimon’s stage play FARRAGUT NORTH (where most political consultants wind up after they’re done with the campaign trail), although […]Read On »

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