The movie Real Steel will be in theaters Friday, October 7th and I was able to see a sneak peek last weekend! One of my favorite things about Real Steel is the soundtrack!
Make sure to read my recent review of Real Steel!
I recently had the chance to interview Director Shawn Levy he spoke to us about his choice of music and how he uses it on set.
Well, I make a play list, I don’t know if this is interesting to you guys, but I’ll just tell briefly. I play music on set when I’m shooting. And so every movie I make, it’s something I started doing with. The more intellectual the actor, the more I find music is a great way to direct, because you bypass the, like, cerebral intellect, with music. So with Steve Martin, with Ben, with Tina and Steve on ‘Date Night’ and with this boy. Especially with Dakota. If you… music just kind of gives them the feeling you want without it being cluttered with words that get them in their head.
So for every sequence of the movie, I make a play list months before I make the movie. So I had fight songs, I had pre-fight songs, I had the opening, and my opening playlist was, like, Nick Drake, Josh Radin, Alexi Murdoch, Ben Harper, a little John Mayer. You know. That kind of stuff.
I love that he actually played the song while filming to get everyone in the mood. The scenes in the movie where the music is pumping are electric and you can tell that all of the actors and the crowd were just full of energy.
In addition to songs from artists like Eminem, Foo Fighters and Alexi Murdoch, the beautiful score is by Danny Elfman.
Check out this playlist for the Real Steel Soundtrack, in stores October 4th!
1. Fastlane – Bad Meets Evil (Edited)
2. Here’s A Little Something For Ya – Beastie Boys (Edited)
3. Miss The Misery – Foo Fighters
4. The Enforcer – 50 Cent (Unreleased)
5. Make Some Noise – The Crystal Method Featuring Yelawolf
6. Till I Collapse – Eminem (Edited)
7. One Man Army – Prodigy & Tom Morello
8. Give It A Go – Timbaland Featuring Veronica
9. The Midas Touch – Tom Morello
10. Why Try – Limp Bizkit (Edited)
11. Torture – Rival Sons
12. All My Days – Alexi Murdoch
13. Kenton – Danny Elfman
In honor of Real Steel, I wanted to give you an awesome giveaway!
One lucky reader will win the Real Steel Soundtrack!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review or giveaway. The giveaway is being held by me. All thoughts and opinions are my own.