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Title - 'Denial (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)'
Artist - Howard Shore

'Denial' is a 2016 British-American drama film directed by Mick Jackson and written by David Hare, based on Deborah E. Lipstadt's book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. It stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall.

The film had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016 and has been released (in the United States) on September 30, 2016 by Bleecker Street.

For those not in the know, Howard Shore is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' film trilogies.

He won three Academy Awards for his work on the first trilogy, with one being for the original song "Into the West", an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox and Writer/Producer Fran Walsh, who wrote the lyrics. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

In truth, Shore's soundtrack to 'Denial' is pretty good; but we most all probably went in knowing it kinda would be. Shore is the master of soundtracks, will very soon hit 100 of them under his belt, so not only do you know what you are getting with him, you also know what to musically expect - if that makes sense.

'Denial's backbone of composed work is truly solid, all 18 tracks well done and, in some cases due to their scripted viewpoints, rather entertaining. If you have never undertaken a listen to Howard Shore's work, I urge you to check out his series of work with the aforementioned David Cronenberg ('Crash', 'Dead Ringers', 'Naked Lunch', etc.), but then again, starting here isn't a bad idea either.