Lakeshore Records: "PATERNO" Music by composers Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine


Lakeshore Records will release PATERNO - Original HBO Films digitally on April 27, 2018. The album features original music by composers Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine (LOVELESS, THE WIZARD OF LIES).

Paterno centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims. Academy Award and Emmy® Award winner Al Pacino stars in the film’s title role. Paterno is Pacino’s third HBO collaboration with award-winning director Barry Levinson, having starred in You Don’t Know Jack, which earned Pacino a Golden Globe® for Best Actor, an Emmy® for acting and Levinson an Emmy® nomination for directing. Pacino also starred in the title role in HBO’s Phil Spector, which Levinson executive produced.

Evgueni and Sacha Galperine, who also composed the music for THE WIZARD OF LIES, were very aware of complex undertaking of this story. “Barry [Levinson] told us that he would like to have an emotional score to reveal Joe Paterno's complex feelings but at same time he wanted to avoid playing to compassion or pity,” said composer Evgueni Galperine. “His idea was to make people understand Joe, try to imagine what they would do in his place, but in no way did Barry want the score to entice the audience to pardon Paterno.”

Sacha Galperine continued, “Our mission was to use the score to reveal Paterno's emotional and psychological journey starting with denial and fear and finishing with the understanding, guilt and profound remorse.”

It's a short score, though well done!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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