The Weinstein Company has finally updated their W.E. page, and now you can finally listen to the impressive score of Madonna's W.E., masterfully composed by Abel Korzeniowski.
Click here and enjoy the 26 tracks in full! Doesn't it deserve an Oscar? Tell us what you think, posting your comments after the jump.
Madonna pays homage to her Canadian fans. "I can't tell you what a honour is to be here in Toronto, in Canada, to premiere my film W.E. in North America" says Madonna. "It's truly exciting, as you all know I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, so I feel that I am practically Canadian."
"I've come here through the years of my career with my shows as a singer and entertainment," tells Madonna and then she speaks ironically of when the Canadian police tried to arrest her for the 'masturbation number' in her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour.
"I've always appreciated and felt the warm welcome of Canadians whenever I came here to do my shows. Thank you once again," Madonna goes on. "This is truly and by far the most exciting trip I've made to Canada."
"When I was in Venice, I didn't get the chance to introduce my film or thank anybody," says Madonna. Since some of W.E. cast was in Toronto for the screening gala, Madonna wanted to "say thank you to both Abbie [Cornish] and Andrea [Riseborough], who are so amazing in my movie and it was such a honour to work with them." Madonna also thanked composer Abel Korzeniowski, who also attended the premiere in Toronto, "who did such an amazing score for my movie." Last but not least, she thanked her producer, all the volunteers and the teachers in Toronto.
"Once again... it's so great to be here and I hope you enjoy the movie," says Madonna.
Today composer Abel Korzeniowski was in Toronto with Madonna at the press conference of W.E.
Lately, DrownedMadonna.com had the honour to chat with Korzeniowski. "Madonna co-wrote the script, produced and directed the film. She participated in recording and mixing sessions in Abbey Road in London as is customary for a film director," Abel told us.
"Hope you'll enjoy W.E.," Abel added.
Thank you Abel and congratulation for your stunning compositions!
David Gritten wrote a W.E. review on The Telegraph. Here are some interesting excerpt: W.E. is rather better than expected; it’s bold, confident and not without amusing moments.
Madonna presents these intertwined stories with the emotional level cranked up to 11. Abel Korzoniowski’s crashingly loud music thrums repetitively like fevered heartbeats before yielding to a heartbreaking violin figure. Our director’s familiarity with pop videos is evident from her focussing on arresting images: a teardrop in close-up, welling from an unblinking eye.
It all looks good, or at least glossy, in the manner of high-end cosmetics commercials. Exotic locations (Portofino, Cap d’Antibes) are visited and luxury brand names (Moet, Cartier, Schiaparelli) tossed around.
Yet Riseborough and Cornish acquit themselves well, and W.E. may appeal to younger women with an eye for fashion.
Seeing the film a second time I felt that even the irritating modern-day parallel love story involving Abbie Cornish and Oscar Isaac works — most of the time.
But the score is superb. Abel Korzeniowski composed most of it with a couple of haunting piano pieces by Yann Tiersen.
And I think W.E. is likely to garner Andrea (Riseborough) some best actress award heat — and possibly some awards interest for Madonna, too.
A lot of people will loathe it, simply because it's been made by Madonna. But if they were to watch it with no knowledge of who directed, they would be pleasantly surprised. They might even find much of it enjoyable, although the odd moment may have them wondering if Madge has committed treason. Whatever your feelings about Ms. Ciccone, it's impossible to refute that her film brings to the screen one of the most compelling love stories in history.
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