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Clint Mansell no longer scoring Duncan Jones' Source Code

Dec. 16, 2010by: George Merchan

Damn.

It feels like only yesterday when we reported that brilliant film composer Clint Mansell would be reuniting with Duncan Jones for the filmmaker's sophomore effort SOURCE CODE. If you've heard the man's work in Jones' fantastic debut MOON (let alone all the music written for Darren Aronofsky), then you know what the right synergy of visualist and musician can bring. But alas, it's not to be.

Jones broke the news yesterday via his Twitter feed saying, "Unfortunately we weren't able to work out a schedule so Clint could do the score in the end. He has been a very busy bee." So the next logical question is who will be taking over for Mansell? Jones, in a response to a Twitter follower said, "Very talented young guy called Chris Bacon, who was recommended by my editor, the legendary Paul Hirsch."

Chris Bacon's relatively new to feature films, having only scored this year's LOVE RANCH and ALPHA AND OMEGA, as well as next year's GNOMEO AND JULIET. He has, however, worked in various musical capacities on much bigger films (with better music) such as THE DARK KNIGHT and KING KONG.

SOURCE CODE, currently in post, is scheduled to be released sometime in April of the new year.
Extra Tidbit: Taylor Hackford's LOVE RANCH must've been terrible. It came and went without a peep!

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2:10AM on 12/16/2010
I liked the score for Moon so this is a bit disappointing. But as long as Mansell is available to work with Aronofsky again on The Wolverine I'll be happy. I can't wait to hear what Mansell creates for a comic book movie.
I liked the score for Moon so this is a bit disappointing. But as long as Mansell is available to work with Aronofsky again on The Wolverine I'll be happy. I can't wait to hear what Mansell creates for a comic book movie.
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3:28AM on 12/16/2010
Although I usually love Clint's work, the score for MOON is irritating and droning.

Chris Bacon is the protege of uber-composer James Newton Howard. The movie looks rather blah from the trailer, but I don't think the letting go of Clint is all that bad of a thing.
Although I usually love Clint's work, the score for MOON is irritating and droning.

Chris Bacon is the protege of uber-composer James Newton Howard. The movie looks rather blah from the trailer, but I don't think the letting go of Clint is all that bad of a thing.
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10:28AM on 12/16/2010
This sucks.
This sucks.
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7:40PM on 12/16/2010
At least that gives Clint Mansell more time to concentrate on making a badass soundtrack for The Wolverine. The scores for Moon and Pi are incredible and Requiem for a Dream is his masterpiece. His music was the only thing I enjoyed in Smokin' Aces.
At least that gives Clint Mansell more time to concentrate on making a badass soundtrack for The Wolverine. The scores for Moon and Pi are incredible and Requiem for a Dream is his masterpiece. His music was the only thing I enjoyed in Smokin' Aces.
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7:05PM on 12/18/2010
god damnit fuck!
god damnit fuck!
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