Highly-acclaimed composer Danny Elfman shares the first song from Noah Baumbach’s upcoming Netflix movie White Noise. “Duel Lecture” gives a preview of the original score that comes out November 18th. Meanwhile, the film is set to be released in theaters next Friday, November 25th and will arrive on the streaming platform on December 30.
Starring Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Jodie Turner-Smith, and André 3000, White Noise is adapted from Don DeLillo’s classic novel of the same name. The narrative revolves around an American family and their everyday life.
The description reads, “At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.”
Elfman recounts writing for his favorite scene from the movie, where Driver and Cheadle discuss their fascination with Elvis and Hitler, “I just loved writing that because it was classical but not classical, playing to the kind of Bulgarian sense of the way Adam Driver is playing the speech. He gets so drawn up in it and is so theatrical that I just kind of went with him.”
The four time Oscar nominee is likely to be nominated again for this recent score, competing against Terence Blanchard, Michael Giacchino, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Hildur Gudnadottir and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Listen to “Duel Lecture” on YouTube: