Howe Records is pleased to announce the release of the MAPS TO THE STARS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available in stores and digitally on September 9, 2014. MAPS TO THE STARS marks the fifteenth feature film collaboration between director David Cronenberg and composer Howard Shore.
The film MAPS TO THE STARS connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting filmmaking of director David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic at once about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation -- and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath. The film stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Evan Bird, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson.
Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore is among today’s most respected, honored, and active composers and conductors. He began collaborating with David Cronenberg with 1979’s THE BROOD, and has since scored 15 of the director’s films: THE BROOD, SCANNERS, VIDEODROME, THE FLY, DEAD RINGERS, NAKED LUNCH, M. BUTTERFLY, CRASH, eXistenZ, SPIDER, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, A DANGEROUS METHOD, and COSMOPOLIS.
In addition to his work with Cronenberg, Shore’s credits include THE LORD OF THE RINGS, HUGO, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA, THE DEPARTED and THE AVIATOR to name a few. His upcoming film projects include ROSEWATER, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, and the final film from THE HOBBIT film trilogy, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES.
Later this fall, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Howard Shore’s collaboration with David Cronenberg, Howe Records will also release expanded collector’s editions of the soundtracks for CRASH, NAKED LUNCH and DEAD RINGERS.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]