Directed by: Pablo Larraín
Written by: Noah Oppenheim
Cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine
Music by: Mica Levi
Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: December, 2016
Budget: $9 million
FILM SYNOPSIS: After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. As she searches for the best way to ensure both her husband’s and her own legacies, Jackie navigates the treacherous waters of politics.
Who’s his competition? The video above of a portion of Mica Levi’s score titled “Intro” embodies the overall feel of the film and really captures the emotional unease that surrounds Natalie Portman’s performance. There is always something foreboding about the score that keeps you off balance in the best of ways. It never renders too sincere and always rises to a certain, dark level that matches the subject matter. Does it rise above the brilliant score of Justin Hurwitz and “La La Land” or Thomas Newman and “Passengers”? Maybe not. But it always feels wholly original and creates the tension that this dark film about the JFK assassination truly needed.
Previous nominations? This is the first Academy Award nomination for Mica Levi.
// Produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin, and Ari Handel //
// Directed by Pablo Larraín //
// Dated Viewed: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 // STREAMING // 36 films – 22 days //