• Remembering Wes Craven

    I was very saddened to hear the tragic news. Wes Craven gave me my first break in the film scoring business with his movie “Scream” and really acted as a mentor in the early part of my career. His calm, quiet confidence inspired me to explore ideas that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise, and he taught me the psychological role that music plays in manipulating an audience.

    Wes was a master at understanding the emotional state of his audience, getting inside their minds and leading them down unexpected paths; teetering between the lines of fear and humor, outrageous and commonplace. I feel his influence on every film I work on, and when I’m in a bind I often say to myself, “What would Wes tell me at this point?” For me, Wes Craven’s presence is eternal.

  • Fantastic Four Soundtrack Now Available

    The official soundtrack for Fantastic Four is now available on iTunes and Amazon! Directed by Josh Trank, Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

  • Marco scores a True Story

    Marco Beltrami recently finished the score for his latest project, True Story. When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

    The film opens April 17.There is no anoucement yet for a soundtrack release. Selections from the score can be found here.

  • Soundtrack Announcements

    Two classic scores from Marco Beltrami are coming out this month.

    First up is La-La Land Records newly remastered and expanded release of Marco's nominated score for the hit remake, 3:10 to Yuma, starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The new album was remastered in 32bit format and contains almost 20 minutes of never before released score and is limited to 3000 copies. The score will be available directly from La-La Land Records on April 21.

    Up next is Intrada's world premiere release of Marco's thrilling score for the 2005 Wes Craven film, Red Eye. This limited edition release is presented in stereo from pristine condition digital scoring session mixes courtesy Paramount Pictures and produced by Douglass Fake with fantastic liner notes from Daniel Schweiger. Conducted by Pete Anthony, this release is available now from Intrada.

  • Marco scores another hit with The Gunman.

    Marco Beltrami recently finished the score for his latest project, The Gunman. Based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, this action thriller stars Sean Penn as former special-ops agent James Terrier, who is suddenly targeted by some of the world's best hit men. Terrier must dig into his top-secret past to figure out who wants him dead, and why. Racing from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the beautiful city of Barcelona this hard-nosed thriller is directed by Pierre Morel who scored a worldwide hit with the Liam Neeson vehicle Taken. Also starring Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. 

    The film opens March 20th. Silva Screen will be releasing the soundtrack digitally on March 23 with the CD release on April 6th. Selections from the score can be found here.

  • 1864 Soundtrack Announced

    Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami’s score for the epic television series 1864 is being released on CD and digitally by prolific quality soundtrack label MovieScore Media. The year marked a dramatic turning point in the history of Denmark with the battle of DybbølÍž 150 years later the national tragedy is commemorated by an epic eighthour long miniseries created by top Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal. The most expensive Scandinavian production to date features extensive battle recreations (filmed in the Czech Republic) and a touching story about two brothers cast in the bloodiest battle of the country’s history.

    The album will be released on Dec. 16th.

  • The Homesman Soundtrack: Special iTunes Offer

    The Homesman soundtrack is now available from Varese Sarabande on iTunes with a CD release coming soon. To celebratethe release of The Homesman, iTunes and Varese Sarabande are offering a special. You can purchase any of the Marco Beltrami / Varese Sarabande releases from iTunes for only $7.99. Limited time offer. Click on the image or here to go to iTunes.

  • Marco nominated for "Composer of the Year" Award

    Marco Beltrami has been nominated for "Film Composer of the Year" from the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent. He is joined by fellow nominees Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave), Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Steven Price (Gravity) and Gabriel Yared (A Promise).

    Visit Here for more information on the World Soundtrack Awards.

  • The Giver Soundtrack Now Available!

    The official soundtrack for The Giver is now available on iTunes and Amazon! Directed by Phillip Noycee, In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites and Katie Holmes.

  • Marco scores AMC's new series, Turn.

    Marco has been hired to score the first season of AMC's new spy series, Turn. The pilot episode recently aired last Sunday to great reviews. Samples from the score are coming soon.

    In the mean time you can listen to Soundcheck's interview with Marco Beltrami discussing the score as well as hearing a few excerpts. Visit Soundcheck.