Clint Mansell scoring a Park Chan-Wook film, written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller and starring Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska?
Color me more than intrigued.
With Stoker being based heavily around sound design, Mansell keeps it creepily subtle and scores the film in a rather unsettling somber hushed tone, centered around the classical piano & a light electronic ambience. Mixed in with the score are a variety of songs, including an original piece by Philip Glass and 2 new songs from Emily Wells going a little darker than usual which suits her well. Normally songs jumbled in between score cues hurts the listening experience but somehow they all fit together seamlessly. A fine collection of brooding and seductive songs for a cold, lonely night.
4 becomings out of 5