Thursday, January 17, 2013

Great Soundtracks - Into The Wild

2007 was an unforgettable year for cinema, and probably cinemas last perfect year with films like No Country For Old Men, Atonement, There Will Be Blood, La Vie En Rose, Michael Clayton, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone and Into the Wild. While the list of films for the year were endless and timeless, one of the things that separated Sean Penn's Into the Wild apart from the pack, aside from the brilliant acting by Emille Hirsch, was the music and score of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. Vedder, on his first official solo record and outing apart from his main band totally blew critics and fans away with the songs he had crafted for the film.

Penn who starred in movies that featured solo songs from Vedder, Dead Man Walking and I Am Sam, handpicked Vedder to do his films music. Taking influence from the raw American outdoors, Vedder crafted a folk, Americana, early country and blue grass sound for Into The Wild. The album would eventually be nominated for Best Score at the 2008 Golden Globes, but lost. However, Into The Wild began a solo creative process for Vedder, who in 2011 released his second solo record, Ukelele Songs, taking many of the same notes and motifs he used on Into The Wild.