Monday, October 31, 2011

Christophe Beck Scores Tower Heist

Christophe Beck Scores Tower Heist


Score album available on Varese Sarabande

LOS ANGELES Award- winning composer Christophe Beck creates a score that explores and extracts the hilarity behind Universal Pictures' “Tower Heist”. Directed by Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour” series), the film follows Queens native Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) and a group of hardworking employees at the high rise Columbus Circle, who discover they have fallen victim to the Ponzi scheme by the tenant of the penthouse suite. Kovacs bands together with his fellow employees, bringing in an outside sleight of hand to get the job done before the biggest white collar crime slips under the rug. The film opens November 4th; score album available on Varese Sarabande. Selections from the score can be heard at Additionally, Beck recently scored “The Muppets.”

Christophe Beck, known for his ability to tell the story of the film through music, creates the tone for this movie. He stated in an interview, “It is storytelling through music and collaboration with another storyteller … the function of the music might change scene to scene, which happens a lot with comedies. Music is there to let the audience though that it is ok to laugh”. Brett Ratner said in an interview with the LA Times, “I love the tone of it [“Tower Heist”] - that’s what I’m most proud of” and this tone could be attributed to the environment in which Beck has cast these characters in through his score. .

In 2000, the cheerleading comedy "Bring It On" launched Beck's prolific film scoring career. His credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun," "Red," "Burlesque," "Year of the Dog," "What Happens in Vegas," and "The Hangover," the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. One of the best reviewed films of 2010, “Crazy Stupid Love” was transformed into a heart warming film by Christophe Beck, with his varying tones throughout the film that reflected a spectrum of emotion. The same year, he received the HMMA Award for Best Original Score for the powerful documentary “Waiting for Superman”.

The Montreal native graduated from Yale with a degree in Music before moving to L.A. to attend USC’s prestigious Film scoring program where he studies with notable composers Jerry Goldsmith and Christopher Young. A recommendation from the legendary Buddy Baker, led to his first assignment for the TV series, "White Fang.” Soon thereafter, he was asked to score a new TV series, “Buffy,” based on the movie “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” for which he received the Emmy.


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