PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music by TOM HOWE
Available Digitally Now and on CD on October 20
Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Featuring composer Tom Howe's original score, the soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD October 13.
Stage 6 Films' PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. On October 13, the film will be released in U.S. theaters in association with Annapurna Pictures.
"Working with Angela was fantastic," exclaims Howe. "I was lucky enough to join the project before Angela filmed anything. Early conversations with her about the characters and story arc meant I was able to write a suite which she listened to on set and this formed the main theme and palette for the Marstons. The music takes us on an emotional journey tracking the ups and downs of the Marstons story infusing a subtle twist by using unusual percussion and bondage sounds."
Director Angela Robinson had this to say about the score, "I was lucky enough to start working with Tom Howe in pre-production of PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN. Often the composer does not get involved with the film until after you've completed the final cut, but Tom was integral from the beginning. He wrote several Marston themes that I listened to while I was shooting so that his score became part of the actual filming of principal photography. I told Tom that I wanted the score to accomplish the same task the filmmaking was doing -- I wanted to tell a lush, romantic, beautiful story but with this unconventional subject matter and I wanted the score to do the same -- to be beautiful and emotional and elegant but also to simultaneously subvert itself. We settled on using a variety of percussive elements in the score which culminated in Tom integrating clapping and the sounds of actual spanking in the score to infuse the lyricism with a daring, subversive twist -- like the Marstons!"
ABOUT PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is based on the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940s. While Marston's feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her "sexual perversity", he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston's muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research - while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Tom Howe is an award-winning composer from the UK who has scored over 70 Emmy and BAFTA-winning dramas and documentaries, such as The Liquid Bomb Plot, Autopsy, The Vatican Saints, and Finding Jesus. After establishing himself in the UK, Tom moved to Hollywood where he wrote additional music for several major motion pictures, including the worldwide hit Wonder Woman, Disney's Monkey Kingdom and Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings. Tom has recently completed work on animated film Charming from the producers of Shrek, and is currently scoring the Aardman Animation film Early Man.