By in January 4, 2013 • Filed in: Oblivion

Joseph Kosinski has talk about Oblivion in a recent interview. Here is an excerpt of what he has said about the movie and working with Tom. Enjoy the full interview HERE.


“I’m not sure what the count is, but it’s a lot of music.  There’s a lot of music in the movie.  It’s probably eighty percent scored.  I would say the same thing I said for the Daft Punk tracks, some stuff feels like Daft and some stuff you would never guess Daft would do.  Some of my favorite tracks from Legacy were tracks that you would never guess in a million years were Daft Punk and I think the same goes for this.  Some of the stuff you’re going to hear the M83 in its full glory, screaming out, but at other times it serves the movie as a score should it’s under the surface.  So it will be interesting to see what people think.”


“My first pass through it very quickly got down to two and a half hours, very quickly.  I think the first thing I showed the studio was around two hours and fifteen minutes, two hours and twenty.  That’s where we just keep working, distilling, focusing.  There’s certain narrative threads that you don’t need but you don’t really know until you get into it.  You don’t really know what you need and what you don’t until you sit down and watch the whole movie.  I think we’ll be closer to just over two hours, which is where we are now and I think that’s where we’re going to stay. “

“I learned a lot from Tom.  He’s worked with all of my heroes, literally, and just is so knowledgeable and has done so many movies and so many great movies.  So through him I was learning from Stanley Kubrick and Michael Mann and Ridley Scott and Sydney Pollack.  All that advice and talks they had with him I got to get that second hand and there’s no replacement for that, it was an amazing, amazing opportunity.  So I’m really excited about the movie and really proud of it.  It was an amazing experience.  I would say any director that has a shot at working with Tom, do not hesitate.  Go immediately and you will learn, you will be pushed and you will have an experience you will never forget.”