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Shutter Island: Music From the Motion Picture

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Shutter Island: Music from the Motion Picture | THIS BITTER EARTH Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island
Andrew Cooper

Shutter Island: Music from the Motion Picture

Current Status:
In Season
Various Artists
Classical, Soundtracks

We gave it an A

Horror movies depend on clichés, and borrowing from the avant-garde to spook up the soundtrack is Film Music 101. But in Shutter Island, when The Band’s Robbie Robertson personally selects from the output of Krzysztof Penderecki, Giacinto Scelsi, György Ligeti, and Morton Feldman, there’s something fresh about it. And as with most Scorsese period dramas, there’s a fine use of Americana, particularly a fragrant ballad from Johnnie Ray and a stinging number from Lonnie Johnson that will crumble your heart. A

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