Christophe Beck Scores With "Tower Heist"

Top Quote LOS ANGELES Award-winning composer Christophe Beck creates a score that emphasizes the hilarity for Universal Pictures' Tower Heist. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2011 - Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour series), the film follows Queens native Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) and a group of hardworking employees at a Columbus Circle high rise, who discover they have fallen victim to a penthouse Ponzi scheme. Kovacs enlists his group, bringing in an outside operator (Eddie Murphy) to undo the job before it slips under the rug. The film opens November 4. Score album on Varese Sarabande. For score sample go to Beck also recently scored the upcoming The Muppets.

    Christophe Beck, known for his uncanny ability to tell a story for a film through music, creates the tone for this morality caper. Beck stated, "It is storytelling through music and collaboration with another storyteller; the function of the music might change scene to scene, which happens a lot with comedies." Brett Ratner, in an interview with the LA Times, adds, "I love the tone of it [Tower Heist] - that's what I'm most proud of."

    The 2000 cheerleading comedy, Bring It On, launched Beck's prolific film scoring career. His credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Red, Burlesque, Year of the Dog, What Happens in Vegas, and The Hangover, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy. One of the best reviewed films of 2010, "Crazy Stupid Love" was warmed by Beck's emotional themes. The same year, he was awarded the HMMA Award for Best Original Score for the powerful documentary Waiting for Superman.

    The Montreal native graduated from Yale with a degree in Music before moving to L.A. to attend USC's prestigious Film Scoring program, where he studied with notable composers Jerry Goldsmith and Christopher Young. Beck's big break came when he was asked to score a new TV series, "Buffy," based on the movie "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for which he received an Emmy.

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