Wendy ( OMPS )Milan Records - Sony Masterworks
Milan Records today announces the February 28 release of WENDY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by award-winning composer, songwriter and producer DAN ROMER and the film's award-winning director BENH ZEITLIN. Available for preorder now, the album features music co-written by the duo for Zeitlin's vivid reimagining of Peter Pan, which made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and debuts in theaters on February 28 from Searchlight Pictures. The album is the latest in a series of scoring collaborations for the duo that includes both Zeitlin's own critically-acclaimed, breakout film Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as additional titles Brimstone & Glory and Mediterranea.
"Wendy' is a playful score with more than a dash of magic / MOVIE WAVE
A reimagining of Peter Pan that transplants it to the American Deep South, Wendy is the second movie from director Benh Zeitlin; as on the first (Beasts of the Southern Wild) he has co-composed the score with Dan Romer. It's a playful score with more than a dash of magic – and if I say that it's got a reasonable sized orchestra, plenty of pizzicato strings, all sorts of percussion, a large number o...
Speaking as a lifelong Peter Pan fan, 'Wendy' is a distinctive retelling worth watching / Port Townsend Leader
At this point, there must be as many "reimaginings" of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan stories as there have been relatively faithful retellings of the source materials themselves. In part, this is because Barrie's characters, like Grimms' Fairy Tales, have been so memetically portrayed by Disney that many people forget how dark their original tales actually were. But I suspect it also owes to how many facet...
Dan Romer's score for 'Wendy' keeps the Lost Boys feel swelling throughout / CinemaNerdz
The timeless story of Peter Pan is reimagined in the wildly inventive and engrossing Wendy from director Benh Zeitlin. But the real treasure of the film is young star Devin France who bedazzles and electrifies the screen as the titular character. While Zeitlin's film is beautiful as well as epic in its scope, it is France who binds everything together with her performance. Cowritten with his sister E...