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Recommended: Interview With Director Joseph Kosinski On “Tron: Legacy” Soundtrack

Recommended: Interview With Director Joseph Kosinski On “Tron: Legacy” Soundtrack (photo)

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Music supervisor, Jason Bentley (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Tron:Legacy”) is also LA radio station KCRW’s music director and longtime DJ. He sat down with “Tron” director Joseph Kosinski for a chat on KCRW exclusively about Daft Punk and the soundtrack for the much anticipated upcoming electrogasm starring Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde. It was a lengthy process working with the French duo, whom the filmmakers courted for nearly a year before they decided they could commit two years to the project.

They have proven to be absolutely instrumental in the making of the movie, establishing much needed tone for the actors who often were unable to see what they were acting with. Kosinski, who just finished the film the day before Thanksgiving had quite bit to say about it:

Music has this ability to answer so many questions without having to say anything. I think with a movie like this it’s very important to establish the exact right tone for the actors, even for the crew. So I always had my little sound station at my director’s chair where I was just playing all the demos constantly in between setups. And it was cool, it just set the vibe and the crew just got a sense of this movie as we were making it. I think it affected the way people worked – I know Olivia Wilde one day came to me when we were shooting a scene and we were talking about this character Clu in this movie, who’s a completely digital character who was really only completed in the last couple of months, asking questions about him, like – ‘I have to talk about him in this scene, but I’ve never seen this character because he doesn’t exist yet’…and I said, well let me play you Clu’s Theme, I just got a demo from Daft of the theme for him, and I played the theme and she listened and was like, I got it. Now I know why to be afraid of this guy.

Read the full interview at KCRW which also has video of the entire interview complete with new tracks from the score. Here’s a highlight with an excerpt from the score called “Solar Sailor.”

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…