The music: Selections from pieces by 20th century composers including Ingram Marshall, John Cage and Krzysztof Penderecki. The scene: To pick just one — the movie's opening sequence, showing Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo approaching a fog-enshrouded prison island by boat, begins with Marshall's "Fog Tropes" before segueing into the ominous chords of the Passacaglia movement of Penderecki's "Third Symphony." Of special note: When the movie opened, Times music critic Mark Swed spoke to the film's music supervisor, Robbie Robertson, about his unconventional choices for the soundtrack.
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