(Hollywood, CA) German-born film composer Marc Streitenfeld reunites with director Ridley Scott to score Scott's newest film, Body of Lies. This is Streitenfeld's third score in a row and eighth consecutive music collaboration with Scott. Warner Bros. gripping and powerful film, Body of Lies will hit theaters on October 10, 2008.
Streitenfeld traveled to Morocco to collaborate with Scott for this intense and sophisticated film, which required a score to support its strong and urbane style. Streitenfeld used a 90-piece orchestra as well as woods and choir to create this edgy but also moving score. Recording all the elements separately allowed Streitenfeld to have more command over the final sound mix.
Body of Lies is a film adaptation of the 2007 novel by American writer and journalist David Ignatius. The film was shot in the United States and Morocco, North Africa and is about a CIA operative (Leonardo DiCaprio) that is sent to Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist. The spy is aided by the head of Jordan's covert operations (Russell Crowe) in an uneasy alliance that leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Born in Munich, Germany, Streitenfeld relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 19, first working briefly as a musical assistant for composer Hans Zimmer, then independently as a music editor and supervisor on several blockbusters. Streitenfeld was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his work on Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven and was nominated for a BAFTA award for American Gangster. Streitenfeld also composed for A Good Year by Scott's request and has had a long relationship with the award-winning filmmaker. "I've done quite a few films with him now and every experience has been really good," Streitenfeld said. Prior to his work as a composer, Streitenfeld had collaborated with Scott as music editor, music supervisor and technical score advisor on several projects, including Matchstick Men, Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.