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Dan Romer And Benh Zeitlin ‘The Bathtub’

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

It’s been a while, but I’m back. Apologies about the time off but like I said a while ago I’m going into a law degree this year so I’m pretty busy getting ready for that. I’ll try to get my Top Songs Of 2012 list up as soon as possible, but I’m trying to do something a little different with that so bear with me.

Anyway, another reason I’ve been a bit inactive is that I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time watching movies. Call it a bit of a phase. Earlier today I watched one that absolutely blew me away: ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’. It’s a breathtaking story about the effect climate change has on indigenous communities, mixed in with a few fantastical elements. It’s been a while since a movie stunned me like this did, and I highly recommend it.

Part of the reason the movie is so fantastic is the music. Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, who are responsible for the score, have created a soundtrack that blends gypsy music with a more modern twist to spectacular effect. It compliments the tone of the movie perfectly, and makes for some really memorable set-pieces that can be both joyous and at times saddening. Have a listen to my favourite track from the movie, The Bathtub, featuring The Lost Bayou Ramblers.

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