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Carter Burwell

November 18, 1955 -
born in New York, NY, composed during the Contemporary period
Carter Burwell is one of America's leading film score composers, known mostly for unusual, dark films. A common adjective used to describe his scores is "quirky."

He had piano lessons as a boy. Although he was talented, the lessons themselves did not spark a strong interest in making music. That occurred in high school, when a friend taught him how to improvise blues on piano. Burwell discovered a joy in creating music that led him to continuing blues and jazz playing and to compose.

He went to Harvard as a Fine Arts major. While there, he continued to play music wherever he could. In his final year at the University, he joined a band, more or less as a recreational activity.

One evening, the sound editor on a small independent film written and directed by an unknown fledgling pair of brothers happened to hear Burwell in his band. The brothers were Ethan and Joel Coen, and the film they were making was called Blood Simple. It was a dark, moody murder story with sudden, even brutal drops into blood and violence. Burwell was asked to score it and responded with an entirely non-Hollywood-sounding score for just four musicians: himself on keyboards plus bass guitar and two percussionists.

The film was a critical success and was profitable. The Coen Brothers' next film was very different in mood, and became a cult favorite. For this film, Raising Arizona (1987), Burwell sketched the musical counterparts of its odd group of characters with another small group, again including himself on synthesizers and samplers, banjo, three ukeleles, two percussionists, a whistling guitarist, and a yodeler. The film's success was astonishing, but no less so than the remarkable appropriateness of the spirited music.

Burwell has continued to be the composer of choice for the Coen Brothers. He has scored Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998). He came into demand as a film score composer, and has written for diverse genres including horror (Psycho III, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), drama (The Spanish Prisoner, This Boy's Life, Gods and Monsters, The Chamber), comedy (Wayne's World 2, Airheads, Joe's Apartment), romantic adventure (Rob Roy), political thriller (The Jackal, Fear, Conspiracy Theory), suspense (Scorchers, Fear), and romantic comedy (Doc Hollywood, Picture Perfect, It Could Happen to You). In addition to his work with the Coen Brothers, Burwell also has worked three times with director Michael Caton-Jones (Roy Boy, This Boy's Life, and Doc Hollywood).

In fifteen years, he wrote music for more than forty-five films, with demand for his work rising: He composed for seven films in 1995, six in 1996, seven in 1997, and five in 1998. His scores have a knack for evoking intimate feelings, especially loneliness and desperation.

He also composed for the television project And the Band Played On and has written music for the New York stage productions Mother, The Celestial Alphabet Event, and Mother Courage, and music for Widows at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. ~ Joseph Stevenson, Rovi
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Track List: The Fifth Estate (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Title: The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): I. A History Of Media

2. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): II. Live

3. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): III. The Family

4. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): IV. The Submission Platform

5. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): V. Always

6. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): VI. The Informer

7. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): VII. Face To Face

8. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): VIII. The Veil Of Secrecy

9. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): IX. Next Time

10. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): X. Never Mess With Sunday

11. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XI. The Assassination Of Oscar Kingara

12. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XII. Collateral Murder

13. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XIII. Take The Fight To Them

14. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XIV. Come Alone

15. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XV. Elephant

16. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XVI. The Return Of Daniel

17. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XVII. We Promise To Publish In Full

18. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XVIII. Extraction

19. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XIX. Come Catch Me

20. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XX. The Destruction Of The Platform

21. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XXI. History Will Judge

22. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XXII. No One Will Be Able To Submit

23. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XXIII. A Fifth Estate

24. The Fifth Estate (Motion Picture Soundtrack): XXIV. Asylum

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Track List: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 (Film Score)

Title: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Twilight Overture

2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: A World Bright And Buzzing

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: The Lamb Hunts The Lion

4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Meet Renesmee

5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Here Goes Nothing

6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Sparkles At Last

7. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Catching Snowflakes

8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: The Immortal Children

9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Merchant Of Venice

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Into The White

11. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Renesmee's Lullaby / Something Terrible

12. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: A Way With The World

13. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: The Amazon Arrives

14. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: A Yankee Vampire

15. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Cloud Forest

16. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Witnesses

17. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: We Will Fight

18. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Shield Training

19. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: At Bedtime A Child Asks About Death

20. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Decoding Alice

21. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: The Driving Question

22. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Present Time

23. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: This Extraordinary Life

24. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Gathering In Snow

25. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: She Is Not Immortal

26. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Reading Edward

27. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Magnifica

28. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Irina Loses Her Head

29. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Aros Oration

30. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: A Kick In The Head

31. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Exacueret Nostri Dentes In Filia

32. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Chasing Renesmee

33. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: A Crack In The Earth

34. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Aros End

35. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: That's Your Future

36. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Film Score: Such A Prize

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Track List: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1

Title: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies

2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Cold Feet

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: What You See In The Mirror

4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Wedding Nightmare

5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Wolves On The Beach

6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Goodbyes

7. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: A Nova Vida

8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: The Threshold

9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Pregnant

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Morte

11. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Honeymoon In Eclipse

12. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: A Wolf Stands Up

13. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: II. Man Pack

14. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Don't Choose That

15. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: O Negative

16. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Hearing The Baby

17. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Playing Wolves

18. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Let's Start With Forever

19. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: It's Renesmee

20. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: The Venom

21. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Hearts Failing

22. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Biting

23. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Jacob Imprints

24. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: You Kill Her You Kill Me

25. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1: Bella Reborn

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Track List: Twilight: The Score

Title: Twilight, Film Score

1. Twilight, Film Score: How Would I Die

2. Twilight, Film Score: Who Are They?

3. Twilight, Film Score: Treaty

4. Twilight, Film Score: Phascination Phase

5. Twilight, Film Score: Humans Are Predators Too

6. Twilight, Film Score: I Dreamt Of Edward

7. Twilight, Film Score: I Know What You Are

8. Twilight, Film Score: The Most Dangerous Predator

9. Twilight, Film Score: The Skin Of A Killer

10. Twilight, Film Score: The Lion Fell In Love With A Lamb

11. Twilight, Film Score: Complications

12. Twilight, Film Score: Dinner With His Family

13. Twilight, Film Score: I Would Be The Meal

14. Twilight, Film Score: Bella's Lullaby

15. Twilight, Film Score: Nomads

16. Twilight, Film Score: Stuck Here Like Mom

17. Twilight, Film Score: Bella Is Part Of The Family

18. Twilight, Film Score: Tracking

19. Twilight, Film Score: In Place Of Someone You Love

20. Twilight, Film Score: Showdown In The Ballet Studio

21. Twilight, Film Score: Edward At Her Bed

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Track List: Carol (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Title: Carol, Film Score

1. Carol, Film Score: Opening

2. Carol, Film Score: Taxi

3. Carol, Film Score: To Carol's

4. Carol, Film Score: I. Mint Julep

5. Carol, Film Score: Datebook

6. Carol, Film Score: Christmas Trees

7. Carol, Film Score: Easy Living

8. Carol, Film Score: The Train

9. Carol, Film Score: Packing

10. Carol, Film Score: Drive Into Night

11. Carol, Film Score: Kiss Of Fire

12. Carol, Film Score: Waterloo

13. Carol, Film Score: Lovers

14. Carol, Film Score: Gun

15. Carol, Film Score: Smoke Rings

16. Carol, Film Score: Over There

17. Carol, Film Score: Visitation

18. Carol, Film Score: To Court

19. Carol, Film Score: Letter

20. Carol, Film Score: No Other Love

21. Carol, Film Score: The Times

22. Carol, Film Score: Reflections

23. Carol, Film Score: Crossing

24. Carol, Film Score: You Belong To Me

25. Carol, Film Score: The End

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This song is pure perfection
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I love this film score best one outta all the movies
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I Love Mrs. Meyer's thank you for the Twilight Saga lets pray she writes more books and produce more movies. Please, Please!!!!!
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Love all the Twilight movies! The soundtracks are amazing and I will always love
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Love the twilight soundtrack.
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Never get tired of twlight music. Stay away from months and when I decide to listen the t music gets me hooked all over. Miss twlight. What a shame there r know new books or movies.
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I miss Twilight. :(
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Love this music
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Team Edward forever
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I❤️ Jacob! I love esme's favorite
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Team Edward forever ❤️
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Team Jacob
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Love this song
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Team Edward and Team Jacob
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Jacob was shark boy in the movie "The adventures of sharkboy and lavagirl."
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Edward and Jacob are so handsome
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Go edward
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I love the music in twilight
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Incredibly haunting, like some half remembered place or experience.. . . . So beautiful it evokes tears
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I also love this song I also play piano
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You look very handsome mmmmm
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This song is so beautiful and so elegant In a way I love this song Carter Burwell is an amazing composer
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Thanks pandora, I needed to hear this amazing song.
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This is like my favourite song out of all the songs in all the twilight movies.
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Carter Burwell orchestrated a truly haunting score when he created this beautiful, and remarkable music!
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Kiss your hand Say your crushes name Pick a day of the week Post this on 15 more songs And you crash will ask you out
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Twilight my #1 movie btw team edward Im bella
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I miss twilight so much �� never will stop crying
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I Love Twilight <3 Team Edward :-)
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Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice,
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire,
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate to say,
That for destruction Ice is also great, and would suffice.
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I love twilight so much I memorized the book word for word
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Me too I love twilight breaking dawn
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Is there going to be no more Twilight movies if there isn't I'm going to cry for ever ��
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