Marc Streitenfeld scores Body Of Lies
A powerful reunion with director Ridley Scott.
German-born film composer Marc Streitenfeld reunites with
director Ridley Scott to score Scott’s newest film, Body of Lies.
This is Streitenfeld’s third score in a row and eighth consecutive
music collaboration with Scott. Warner Bros. gripping and powerful
film, “Body of Lies,” will hit theaters on October 10, 2008.
Streitenfeld travelled to Morocco to collaborate with Scott for
this intense and sophisticated film, which required a score to
support its strong and urbane style. He used a 90-piece
orchestra as well as woods and choir to create this edgy but
also moving score. Recording all the elements separately
allowed him to have more command over the final sound mix.
Body of Lies stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe and
is a film adaptation of the 2007 novel by American writer and
journalist David Ignatius.
The film was shot in the United States and Morocco, North
Africa and is about a CIA operative (DiCaprio) that is sent to
Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist. The spy is aided by the
head of Jordan's covert operations (Crowe) in an uneasy alliance
that leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Born in Munich, Germany, Marc Streitenfeld relocated to
Los Angeles at the age of 19, first working briefly as a musical
assistant for composer Hans Zimmer, then independently as a
music editor and supervisor on several blockbusters.
Streitenfeld was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his work
on Ridley Scott’s Kingdom Of Heaven and was nominated for
a BAFTA award for American Gangster.
Streitenfeld also composed for A Good Year by Scott’s request
and has had a long relationship with the award-winning filmmaker.
“I’ve done quite a few films with him now and every experience has
been really good,” Streitenfeld said.
Prior to his work as a composer, Streitenfeld had collaborated
with Scott as music editor, music supervisor and technical score
advisor on several projects, including Matchstick Men,
Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.
The score will be available on October 7 from Amazon.com