British film composer Rolfe Kent, who has scored more than 50 films, including: Up in the Air, Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, Wedding Crashers, and Thank You for Smoking. Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for the Showtime hit, Dexter. In 2012, he received the Richard Kirk award for career achievement.
One of Kent's most recent projects is the original score for the feature film STAN & OLLIE. The film follows the story of the famous comedic dynamic duo, Laurel and Hardy; their success and the harsh struggles they faced in their careers.
The 2018 biographical comedy-drama is directed by Jon S. Baird from a screenplay by Jeff Pope. The film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It premiered in October 2018 at the BFI London Film Festival and is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 28, 2018 and on January 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom.
In this episode, Rolfe Kent reveals how he worked with director Jon Baird on finding the balance in the score between evoking the sound of the silent-movie-era but also a contemporary elements as well. Kent also talks about how he juxtaposed specific, orchestral instruments to vividly contrast the characters of Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy in his music.
ANNOTATED TRACKS AND SEGMENTS
02:34 - "Main Titles"
03:45 - "Studio Safari"
06:52 - "Desk Bell"
08:10 - "The Split"
10:24 - "The Hard Slog Around the UK"
11:50 - "Train to London"
13:05 - "From the Savoy to Miffin"
14:27 - "Dejected Abbott and Costello"
16:27 - "The Last Show/ Final Dance
No soundtrack release information is currently available.
MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSER
You can find out more about and hear more music by Rolfe kent at his official site https://www.rolfekent.com/
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