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The Mark Snow/Alain Resnais connection
7-Nov-2006 -
Mark Snow ventures into foreign territory
for director Alain Resnais' Coeurs.
Film composer Mark Snow will score legendary French director Alain Resnais' second collaboration with playwright Alan Ayckbourn, Coeurs (aka Petites Peurs Partagées). Resnais based the earlier film Smoking/No Smoking on a series of plays written by Ayckbourn. The new film, adapted from the award-winning play Private Fears in Public Places, offers a darkly comedic glimpse into the lives of six lonely characters and the strange circumstances that connect them. Mars Distribution will release the film in France on November 22.

The 83-year old Resnais, known for his unique and innovative style, has directed more than forty shorts and feature films. Among them are Hiroshima Mon Amour, a quirky love story, and Providence, an intellectually stimulating story about a dying man's thoughts. He has received several French César awards for his work. Although this will be his first time working with Mark Snow, he has been a fan of Snow's work for years.

Snow has received numerous Emmy nominations and ASCAP awards. Last year, he became the first composer to receive ASCAP's prestigious Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement and impact on music culture. Past Golden Note recipients include Elton John, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Stevie Wonder. He has enjoyed great popular success as well. Mark Snow's iconic X-Files theme remains a worldwide phenomenon.

Classically trained at Julliard, he continues to blend his orchestral style with electronica influences. His impressive list of over one hundred television and feature film credits includes Starsky and Hutch, Crazy in Alabama, Disturbing Behavior, Millenium and Ghost Whisperer.

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