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Josh Homme gets into film composing with Diane Kruger neo-Nazi drama

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Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme co-wrote the theme for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, and now he’s a now a movie composer as well. Homme recently scored In The Fade, a German film directed by The Edge Of Heaven’s Fatih Akin, which stars Diane Kruger as a woman whose husband and son are killed by neo-Nazis. It premiered in competition at Cannes—though, for what it’s worth, our critic A.A. Dowd was not particularly impressed who called it “familiar and unchallenging.”

According to an interview with Variety, Akin was listening to Queens Of The Stone Age while writing. “I had the feeling that this could be the music that the character was listening to, It has a self-destructive attitude and somehow the film is about self-destruction,” Akin explained. ”I sent [Homme] a very early version of the film. He immediately called back saying he loved it and was blown away and that he would like to put his hands on it. We phoned maybe four or five times, sent 10 emails back and forth and then I had the music. It was a very uncomplicated, fast and very clean process of working.”


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