News

DANIEL LOPATIN shares ‘UNCUT GEMS’ documentary + UK cinema and worldwide Netflix news

January 11, 2020
Mary Kang

Behind The Soundtrack – Uncut Gems – with Composer Daniel Lopatin

Watch Behind The Soundtrack – Uncut Gems mini documentary here

  • Daniel Lopatin’s Uncut Gems OST out now via Warp records
  • Follows Good Time OST – winner of the Best Soundtrack Award Cannes 2017
  • Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler sets record for A24’s highest opening film
  • Over 200 Top Ten Lists to date

Watch Daniel Lopatin speak about composing the score for Uncut Gems in Moog’s Behind The Soundtrack – Uncut Gems mini documentary here.

Following a record-setting US opening this December, Uncut Gems will be released theatrically in the UK on Friday Jan 10 and streaming internationally Jan 31 via Netflix. The film stars Adam Sandler, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Julia Fox, and has screened to rapturous response from critics and audiences at the Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, winning awards from New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review as well as being named New York Magazine’s best film of the year and 200+ other Top of 2019 lists. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Sandler’s Howard Ratner, a charismatic jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score, on a twisted odyssey in pursuit of the windfall of a lifetime.

The Uncut Gems soundtrack is the second Safdie brothers movie scored by Lopatin, following 2017’s Good Time, for which he received the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Daniel Lopatin and the Safdie brothers have developed a close partnership through their shared love of cult films and music. Lopatin recently was interviewed by NPR All Things Considered: “They expect the score to always have a fantastical quality to it. But they also expect the film to have a very realistic quality to it. And in that contrast, you pretty much understand our collaboration.” Lopatin’s other film credits include Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan (2015), and contributions to Rick Alverson’s The Mountain (2019) and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013). 

The Uncut Gems OST is available to buy / stream here.

Directed By: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie

Written By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, & Ronald Bronstein

Produced By: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, & Sebastian Bear McClard

Starring: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch

Original Score By: Daniel Lopatin

Release Date: December 13, 2019 (Limited); December 25, 2019 (Wide) 

Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Daniel Lopatin is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer who also records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel has released numerous critically acclaimed albums, including his most recent Age Of (2018, Warp Records).

In 2018 he premiered a sold-out live multimedia concert MYRIAD composed from Age Of at the Park Avenue Armory (New York) followed by sold-out performances at prestigious venues worldwide including The Barbican, London and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.His original film scores include Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems (2019) and Good Time (2017) for which he received the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan (2015). His other film work includes contributions to Rick Alverson’s The Mountain (2019) and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013).

Lopatin has been commissioned and exhibited by Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019), The Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018), Frieze Projects New York (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Holland Festival (2014); Tate Britain, London and MoMA PS1, New York (both 2013); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and Saatchi & Saatchi, London (both 2012); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011) among others. He has collaborated with numerous artists including James Blake, Ishmael Butler, Kelsey Lu, Iggy Pop and his production credits include Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne and Nine Inch Nails among others.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.