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Clint Mansell


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Clinton Darryl “Clint” Mansell, (born 7 January 1963) is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself.

After the disbanding of Pop Will Eat Itself in 1996, Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky, hired him to score his debut film, π. Mansell then wrote the score for the next Aronofsky film, Requiem for a Dream, which has been well received. Its main composition “Lux Aeterna” has become extremely popular, appearing in a wide variety of advertisements and film trailers.

Mansell’s composition for The Fountain was nominated for Best Original Score at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. His other notable film scores include Moon, Smokin’ Aces, The Wrestler, and Black Swan.


Pop career

Mansell was the lead singer and guitarist of the British band Pop Will Eat Itself. When PWEI signed to Nothing Records, Mansell became friends with Trent Reznor, and he performed backing vocals on the 1999 album The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails.

Soundtrack composer

Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s π was followed up by his score for Aronofsky’s next film, Requiem for a Dream, which became a cult hit. Since their first collaboration in 1996, Mansell has composed the music to every Aronofsky film.

Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole, the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY, and the score for Aronofsky’s later films The Fountain, which was nominated for Best Original Score in the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and The Wrestler.


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  • xzuzakx

    The Fountain ♥ [3]

    17 Dec 10:46pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Surprised by the score for Noah, didn't expect much but it's actually really good. Although I wouldn't say better compared to The Fountain as Clackers mentioned before.

    23 Nov 2:18am Reply
  • m-saIami

    Pi soundtrack..!

    15 Nov 11:12am Reply
  • Agiss

    kocham cie clint

    12 Nov 1:20pm Reply
  • sadandboring

    К "Пи" кошернейший саундтрек.

    4 Nov 3:49pm Reply
  • raimorrison

    one of the best soundtrack composers, hands down

    31 Oct 5:59am Reply
  • majidtarokh

    The Fountain ♥ [ 2 ]

    8 Oct 4:29pm Reply
  • Andre_L-

    best soundtrack composer

    4 Oct 6:46pm Reply
  • dark_aether

    The Fountain ♥

    30 Sep 3:51am Reply
  • zehoha

    "Noah" — another masterpiece! Bravo!!!

    9 Sep 1:56pm Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Brilliant, aboslute genius

    24 Jul 10:27am Reply
  • Ayan-Ray

    You can't compare any two Clint scores, Clackers. Every score of his has its own distinct feel, a distinctive beauty of originality that resists any comparison.

    4 Jul 5:16am Reply
  • artmistress

    you're a genius Clint

    28 Jun 10:16am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    ok maybe i was wrong, he is really better than 'great' lol. sry.

    29 May 1:58pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Not genius. Not at all. But great composer.

    18 May 11:11am Reply
  • GrimReaperBG

    Better than The Fountain? Hmm, definitely on my list to check then.

    25 Apr 12:43pm Reply
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    17 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • Clackers

    I think Noah is a great score from Mansell. Better than Black Swan, and The Fountain.

    14 Apr 8:47pm Reply
  • Hixi-Ponn

    Another amazing work, for another amazing movie

    14 Apr 1:43am Reply

    That's M.U.R.D.E.R. Which spells S.E.R.I.O.U.S. so if I don't get my A.R.S.E. in G.E.A.R. I'm gonna be in S.H.I.T. Okay? :)))))))

    9 Apr 3:29pm Reply
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