The accolades are beginning to roll in for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert for his score for “All is Lost,” the open-water thriller directed by J.C. Chandor and starring Robert Redford. Ebert’s score was named The Playlist’s Best Film Score of 2013.
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“Arguably no composer had a more difficult task at hand this year than singer/songwriter Alex Ebert…” The Playlist writes. “J.C. Chandor’s survival film pits one lonely man (Robert Redford in one of the year’s best performances) in a slowly sinking boat in the middle of the Indian ocean. It’s the man against the elements, violent storms, crushing waves, a capsizing boat, and he barely utters a word throughout the entire film, which is part high seas adventure calamity, part existential and introspective look at ourselves and our mortality (a little bit like “Gravity” for the open seas). And so Ebert has to create 100% of the interior life of the character, at least beyond the wordless, looks, glances and expressions of Robert Redford. There’s a deep ocean of things going on inside the inner world of this character; regrets, melancholy, pain, suffering, desperation, hopelessness and more.”
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