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Sizzling UK Poster For ‘Shame’; Soundtrack Details Released

Written by on November 16, 2011 

I had the pleasure of seeing Steve McQueen‘s Shame for a second time this week, reconfirming it as one of my favorite films of the year. The story of sex addiction, played out by Michael Fassbender, is a masterwork in amping up and then releasing tension, resulting in a stunning experience that isn’t easy to shake.

We have a few new pieces from the film today, the first being the official UK poster, which debuted exclusively on Twitter, also including co-star Carey Mulligan. We also have details for the soundtrack from FilmMusicReporter, which I can’t wait to pick up. It features the score from composer Harry Escott, as well as songs by Blondie, Chic, Tom Tom Club and more. Check out the details below.

Sony Music will be releasing a soundtrack album for the drama Shame. The album features selections from the original score from the film by composer Harry Escott, as well as classic Bach performances from pianist Glenn Gould. Also included on the release are several songs from the movie by artists including Blondie, Howlin’ Wolf, as well as Carey Mulligan’s performance of New York, New York featured in the film. The soundtrack will be released on December 6, 2011 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the cover art of the album. Shame is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie and Hannah Ware. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is being considered a strong contender during this year’s award season, especially for Fassbender’s lead performance has been picked up by Fox Searchlight for a domestic release on December 2, 2011. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.


1. Brandon (Aka Opening) – Harry Escott
2. Aria – Goldberg Variations; BWV 988 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
3. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
4. Rapture – Blondie
5. I Want Your Love – Chic
6. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
7. New York, New York “Theme” – Carey Mulligan
8. Let’s Get Lost – Chet Baker
9. Prelude – Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
10. Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante (1981 Version) – Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
11. Unravelling – Harry Escott
12. You Can’t Be Beat – Howlin’ Wolf
13. The Problem – Mark Louque
14. Praeludium – Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885 (J.S. Bach) Glenn Gould
15. End Credits – Harry Escott

Dave Poland over at MCN also conducted two great interviews, one with director Steve McQueen and star Michael Fassbender, and another with Carey Mulligan. I highly recommend checking them out and you can see both below, followed by the trailer if you missed it.

Shame hits theaters December 2nd, 2011, while the soundtrack arrives four days later.

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