Film-goers who love thrillers, fantasy and sci-fi genre will be pleased by the news about the soonest release of the drama “Arrival”. But for the great, spectacular performance it provides excellent material for thinking about human being and reasons for existence. Viewing will be interesting for scientists, who will find intricate facts about the astronautical mission and spacecraft from another planet. Linguists will curiously investigate the peculiarities of the aliens’ conversations interpreting. Musicians will get a great motive for seeing the drama, as well, because it includes 23 amazing soundtracks and 9 beautiful songs.
The author is the famous Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannson. He is known for his electronic, drone and minimalist music. The illustrious composer created songs and soundtracks for the films Sicario (2015) and Prisoners (2013). But the admirers of music are just fond of his songs for the romantic drama The Theory of Everything (2014) that has won the Golden Globe award in 2015.
The talented musician was born in 1969, in Reykjavík. Together with his band, Apparat Organ Quartet, he released the first two albums in 2002. He worked for the orchestral albums “IBM 1401” and “Fordlậndia”, composed electronic music for several leading brands. His music for the experimental film, based on historical events, “The Miners Hymns” (2011) caught interest of critics, as well.
But for the composer Jóhann Jóhannson, there are several outstanding masters in the sound department: sound effect editors, mixers, designers and other specialists. Just thanks to the work of Pierre-Jules Audet, Niels Barletta, Mathieu Beaudin, the music from the drama film “Arrival” sounds so fantastic.
The plot is also exciting and extraordinary. Several mysterious spaceships arrive to the Earth, and a team of professionals has to investigate the aliens’ intentions and prospects. A linguist Louise Banks has to interpret the unparalleled language; a mathematician Ian Donnelly is to complete the intricate tasks. There are also a military colonel, a general, an agent and a captain in the team. Working together, the experts do their best to save their lives and, probably, humanity from being liquidated. The time is limited and the team race against time to perform their mission. The stars Amy Adams, Mark O’Brien, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma together with the crew glorified the movie and made it remarkable.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2016 and the official release is scheduled on the 11th of November, 2016. It is not typical for the fantasy genre, but the film has got 100% of positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes site. 99% of people want to see it and the average rating is 8.6/10. The music composed by Jóhann Jóhannson does not sound so new and strange as 5 years before. So, we, Soundsize team, advise you to see the drama film and listen to the amazing songs and soundtracks to form your personal opinion.
Soundtrack from Arrival