Danny Elfman's The End Of The Tour
Lakeshore Records will release The End Of The Tour – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24th and on CD August 28, 2015. The film, which is set in the mid 90s, features songs by artists including R.E.M, Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three, Brian Eno, Tindersticks, with a score by Danny Elfman.
Director James Ponsoldt knew what songs would be part of the film from the early stages. In an interview with ComingSoon.net Ponsoldt said,
THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again.
The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitizer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.
Ponsoldt was also ecstatic to get composer Danny Elfman to write the original music for the film. His Assistant Director Nick Harvard recommended Elfman, a family friend, for the film. “I was interested in doing something that would be like 25 minutes of score that’s ultra minimalist, that’s real undertones to the movie,” Ponsoldt described. “I think he was really excited about the challenge of this.”
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