I’ve already got enough content for another update and don’t feel like waiting for tomorrow.
For tomorrow’s update I would love to have full sized versions of Natalie drinking beer and Nat riding an escalator. Hint hint. Bonus points for any photos of Nat drinking beer while riding an escalator. Thanks to Amo and Harper.
But we do have 3 new Hi Res pics from the photo call. Thanks to Papari.
And for those of you looking forward to Magorium, here is some more info from the films composer.
What are you working on now?
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. The director is Zach Helm, who wrote Stranger than Fiction. This is his directorial debut, and it is truly enchanting. In the film, Natalie Portman plays a composer/pianist, and I had to record piano over a year ago, so it could be played back on the set. It’s the story of a magical toy store, starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. It’s a marvelous, fantastic fantasy movie. It’s great – it will be a real discovery when people see this movie. It’s not only very well written, but it is also beautifully directed. Zach is very gifted – he’s a great talent!
Have you recorded much of the score, or just pre-records?
We recorded the main title and the very long final sequence – lots of it has been written already. Now it’s just a matter of putting it in the order of the picture.
What kind of stylistic approach will you take to scoring a magical toy store?
It’s still up in the air – there are so many options and I have not yet chosen.
But you have the theme already – since she played it on screen…
Exactly – now I just have to figure out how to distribute it to the instrumentation. There was an orchestral version for the final scene, which mixes electronic with ethnic instruments, which I love to do. In some movies you can go a step further, because there is a giant world of fantasy, like this one. I will be able to play with anything. I can hit on a glass, or blow in a pen, and it will make a sound that could be different and interesting. So it’s really wide open. But it’s going to be a nice one – I’m longing to be there! It is a Christmas release next year, so it is a ways off.
Thanks again to Harper.
Alright I think that’s it for today. Maybe.