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Collider – Studio Time With Junkie XL Trailer: Learn Film Composing from an Industry Pro

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Collider Studio Time With Junkie XL Trailer: Learn Film Composing from an Industry Pro By Haleigh Foutch May 22, 2015 If you’ve ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of film composing from a working professional, now’s your chance. Composer and producer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is launching a new tutorial series on YouTube, Studio Time with Junkie XL. The series will offer rare insight into the techniques and mechanics of a Hollywood composer. Holkenborg has composed for a number of major blockbusters over the years, most recently scoring everybody’s new favorite movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. He’ll...
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Entertainment Weekly – Inside the Fury Road soundtrack: How Junkie XL scored the madness of Mad Max

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Entertainment Weekly Inside the Fury Road soundtrack: How Junkie XL scored the madness of Mad Max By Jeff Labrecque May 14, 2015 You could make a solid argument that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road works brilliantly as a classic silent movie. The narrative is literally driven by action, action and more action, and actual dialogue is spare. Minutes often go by without a character speaking to another. But filling the void is a wall-to-wall musical score that reflects the insanity and accelerating chaos unfolding on screen. It’s an immersive, pounding cacophony conceived by Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL, a...
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IndieWire – How the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Score Paid Homage to Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’

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IndieWire How the 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Score Paid Homage to Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2015 Film composer Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) goes heavy metal and neo-classical for the return of 'Mad Max.' Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg), the founder of NERVE and part of a new breed of film composers that merges electronic with symphonic ("Divergent," "300: Rise of an Empire"), found the perfect blend for George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Think rock opera meets "Vertigo." It's this high-octane, retro revitalization that has also landed him "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"...
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Billboard – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Composer: ‘The First Time I Saw The Movie I Thought, This Is So Insane!’

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Billboard 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Composer: 'The First Time I Saw The Movie I Thought, This Is So Insane!' By Frank DiGiacomo May 13, 2015 George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is a two-hour white-knuckle adrenaline rush that sounds as feral and unpredictable as it looks. That's thanks to a score composed by Tom Holkenborg, 47, the Dutch musician producer and engineer also known as Junkie XL. Holkenborg's wide range of work includes playing in the industrial rock band Nerve, remixing the 1968 Elvis Presley single "A Little Less Conversation" to make a No. 1 hit in 2002 and working...
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HitFix – Junkie XL On Creating The Insane Soundscape For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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HitFix Junkie XL On Creating The Insane Soundscape For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ By Drew McWeeny May 6, 2015 The moment I was sent the download link for the "Fury Road" soundtrack, I loaded the entire score onto my iPod specifically so I could play it in my car. Big mistake. The first time through, I didn't even realize how fast I was going, but around the time we got to track four, "Blood Bag," I glanced at the speedometer and was startled to see I had crept up past 90 MPH. I pumped the brakes, and since then, I've...
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Junkie XL Provides the Intense, Character-Driven Score for Run All Night

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Junkie XL Provides the Intense, Character-Driven Score for Run All Night In Theaters Nationwide March 13, 2015 Run All Night score album available March 10th, 2015 on Water Tower Music (Hollywood, CA) Grammy nominated producer and composer Junkie XL provides the raw, gritty score for Warner Brothers’ crime thriller Run All Night starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman. Directed by Jaume Collett-Sera, the film follows Brooklyn hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), who finds himself haunted by the sins of his past when his estranged son becomes a target of his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris)....
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