Nicholas Cage stars as Nick Cage in the crazily undefinable The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Award-winning composer Mark Isham was tasked with bringing atmospheric life through music to this project. He did so by paying homage to composers of the past while also painting an audio landscape to reflect place, characters and story. On this episode of Open Dialogue, he chats about his method of offering the supporting character of music to this Lionsgate film.
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Nicolas Cage stars as… Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.
In theaters April 22th, 2022.
For more information, head to the official The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent website.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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