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Director Darren Stein On G.B.F. & The Importance Of Music In Movies

Lakeshore Records recently spoke with Darren Stein, director of the teen comedy, G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix), and film classic, Jawbreaker.  We caught up with the Los Angeles-based director and writer who is currently writing the libretto for the musical stage production of Jawbreaker: The Musical, expected to premiere in 2015, and Lifetime’s adaptation to the cult teen novel anthology, Flowers In The Attic: Seeds of Yesterday.

Lakeshore Records: Director Darren Stein on the set of his film, G.B.F.

What is this seeming fascination you have with proms?

With Jawbreaker, it was really an homage to Carrie and the idea of a public meltdown in a big event; that, being a prom.  For G.B.F. — I didn’t write it — it just happened to be the third act of G.B.F. High School is sort of like a heightened event in life, like prom.  For me, there was a homecoming dance; I remember I went to a summer program in junior year in high school.  I met a girl there from Florida, and I asked her to my Homecoming.  She was my friend.  My mom did her makeup.

What was high school like for you?

I went to an all-boys private school.  It was very academic and I was in my bedroom studying all the time.  It was really through movies where I saw where all the fun was happening.  It was in my neighborhood, where I was making movies with all the neighborhood kids, when I really came alive.

How much of an influence did you have on the music?

Every musical selection on the soundtrack I either chose or approved.  Growing up in the ’80s, the soundtrack was part of the teen movie experience.  You’re exposed to fashion, jargon and slang, and music — a big part of the world.  I wanted the soundtrack to feel immersive of the era of each film.  The music should be thematically relevant as well.  It’s a really fun soundtrack.  I stumbled across the “Gay Best Friend” song: it’s kind of infectious.  As I worked on the film, I gradually became aware that the song needed to be included.

Download The Album!

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Did you put your high school self into any of these movies?

Tanner and Brent (in G.B.F.) were into comic books and under the radar.  I’m sort of more like Brent.  I wouldn’t say I’m like Woody Allen who is the director and the main character.

Who are you listening to now?

I’m really into Kate Bush, Deap Vally — two girls from L.A. — they’re sort of like White Stripes’ hard sound, Haim, Peaches, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and the new Kylie Minogue album, Band of Skulls, Arcade Fire, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack… just lots of stuff.

Do you have a writing or directing ritual?

Music is always playing in my car.  I usually work out in the morning and then btween 1 to 7 p.m., I write.  I try to get in a good four to five hours of writing.  I like to leave the house.  There are so many amazing coffeehouses in L.A.

Was it always filmmaking for you, or did you want to do something else?

My family was in the post-production business.  I’ve always been around film.  I bonded with my dad over watching films.  Having a father in post-production made it an accessible career; it seemed attainable as a goal.  Of course, my mom suggested I be an attorney or doctor.  Being a filmmaker, it is a struggle.  But when you have the calling… you really have one life.  You should just go for it.

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Watch Online: 8 Movies We Love Including Blue Valentine, G.B.F., The Grandmaster & More | Download The Soundtracks!

Looking for something to watch online?  We’ve taken the liberty of sifting through over 100 movie titles to bring you this tight collection of eight movies which we think you’ll enjoy over the weekend.  The soundtracks, all released by Lakeshore Records, feature award winning composers and rare tracks you can access exclusively through the album.  We think you’ll enjoy the listen.

Lakeshore Records: 8 Movies We Love Including GBF, The Blue Valentine, Zodiac and The Grandmaster.

Antiviral (rent it on iTunes) – Craving a scifi film?  Directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the futurisic movie takes it to the next level of oversharing: fans can share a (perhaps deadly) virus with their favorite über celebrity.  Score by E.C. Woodley (The Dark Hours).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Blue Valentine (rent it on iTunes) – Starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Michelle Williams (Synecdoche, New York), this film chronicles a marriage through a series of flashbacks through good times and bad.  Score by Grizzly Bear and features a track of Ryan Gosling singing.  Download the Album: iTunes | Buy CD

G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker), this endearing coming-of-age movie introduces the concept of the G.B.F.: the Gay Best Friend, with the drama coming to a head at the prom.  Soundtrack features music by Dragonette, Tegan and Sara, ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara, and many more.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

In Bruges (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York), and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The Dutchess, The Reader), a British hitman hides out in Bruges after a botched up assignment.  While taking in the sights, he develops an appreciation of life in Belgium and considers a way out.  Colin Farrell won the Golden Globe for his performance in this film.  Score by Carter Burwell (Seven PsychopathsTwilight Saga). Features music by Townes Van Zandt and Pretenders.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Mud (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (BernieDallas Buyer’s Club), this drama reminds us that McConaughey can play it straight or make us laugh just the same.  Score by David Wingo.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grandmaster (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Palme D’Or recipient Wong Kar-wai, this Academy Award-nominated film swept international awards shows for best score and music categories.  Visually stunning, the movie is just as unforgettable as the music.  Score by Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grey (watch it on Neflix) – Any film which stars Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson is just cooler instantly.  In this case, literally.  Neeson leads stranded survivors of a plane crash through the frozen Alaskan wilderness.  Score by Marc Streitenfeld (Welcome to the Rileys).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Zodiac (watch it on Netflix) – Three Academy Award nominees were cast together for this film: Robert Downey, Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).  Zodiac takes you back to a scary time in California history when the Bay Area was gripped by fear, thanks to a serial killer.  Score by David Shire.  Music by Santana, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, The Four Tops, Three Dog Night, and more, on the various artists soundtrack.
Download The Album! Zodiac Score: iTunes | Buy CD
Zodiac (Various Artists):
 iTunes | Buy CD

 

Interview with Veva about “HER” song from G.B.F. Soundtrack! | Mikey Moscow

You can’t do an iconic teen movie without a punchy soundtrack. And Darren Stein got it right with the ‘GBF’ – just like he did 15 years ago with the ‘Jawbreaker’ OST. One of the highlights of the ‘GBF’ soundtrack is Veva’s ‘HER’ – delicious electro pop number with a killer chorus: ‘H, my hips, E, emotion, R, the rhythm’ (spelling and pop music always blend very well). I chatted with the girl behind the hips, emotions and the rhythm. Meet Florida-based singer Veva and get to know her story.  

Check out this interview with Veva about her song on the G.B.F. Soundtrack here at Mikey Moscow:
Interview with Veva about “HER” song from G.B.F. Soundtrack!

Soundtrack – Available Now: http://bit.ly/GBFSoundtrack

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Track Listing:
01. Our Summer – Dragonette
02. H.E.R. – Veva
03. Body Work – Morgan Page feat. Tegan and Sara
04. GO! (Club Mix) – Tones on Tail
05. Friday Nights (Jesse Andrews Remix) – Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion
06. Hey Daydreamer – Neil Halstead
07. Alala – CSS
08. Too Hot – Hey Willpower
09. Wild – Royal Teeth
10. Lighthouse – Hi Fashion
11. Closer – Tegan And Sara
12. Gay Best Friend – ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara
13. True – Glacial Walls

GET THE ALBUM.
G.B.F. at iTunes / Amazon

Soundtrack Preview:

G.B.F. Soundtrack – Out Now!

G.B.F Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring- Tegan and Sara, CSS, Dragonette and more at iTunes today!

The film, lensed in appealing candy-striped colors, has so much fun exploding stereotypes and radiates with such infectious comic gusto and genuine good nature, that it would be almost churlish to resist its charms. Slant Magazine

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Track Listing:
01. Our Summer – Dragonette
02. H.E.R. – Veva
03. Body Work – Morgan Page feat. Tegan and Sara
04. GO! (Club Mix) – Tones on Tail
05. Friday Nights (Jesse Andrews Remix) – Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion
06. Hey Daydreamer – Neil Halstead
07. Alala – CSS
08. Too Hot – Hey Willpower
09. Wild – Royal Teeth
10. Lighthouse – Hi Fashion
11. Closer – Tegan And Sara
12. Gay Best Friend – ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara
13. True – Glacial Walls

GET THE ALBUM.
G.B.F. at iTunes / Amazon

Soundtrack Preview:

G.B.F. – Official Soundtrack Preview Video

Listen to Samples from all the songs on the G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) now here:

Featuring new music from Tegan And Sara, CSS,  Dragonette and more.

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Available January 14th, 2014

Tracklisting:
01. Our Summer – Dragonette
02. H.E.R. – Veva
03. Body Work – Morgan Page feat. Tegan and Sara
04. GO! (Club Mix) – Tones on Tail
05. Friday Nights (Jesse Andrews Remix) – Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion
06. Hey Daydreamer – Neil Halstead
07. Alala – CSS
08. Too Hot – Hey Willpower
09. Wild – Royal Teeth
10. Lighthouse – Hi Fashion
11. Closer – Tegan And Sara
12. Gay Best Friend – ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara
13. True – Glacial Walls

G.B.F. Soundtrack – Full Album Details!

G.B.F.  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Album Available Digitally January 14,2014
Film In Theaters  January 17, 2014

G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Track Listing:
01. Our Summer – Dragonette
02. H.E.R. – Veva
03. Body Work – Morgan Page feat. Tegan and Sara
04. GO! (Club Mix) – Tones on Tail
05. Friday Nights (Jesse Andrews Remix) – Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion
06. Hey Daydreamer – Neil Halstead
07. Alala – CSS
08. Too Hot – Hey Willpower
09. Wild – Royal Teeth
10. Lighthouse – Hi Fashion
11. Closer – Tegan And Sara
12. Gay Best Friend – ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara
13. True – Glacial Walls

Trailer:

G.B.F. – Soundtrack Coming Soon

The Soundtrack to G.B.F. is coming soon from Lakeshore Records!

G.B.F.  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music by Various Artists

Official twitter

Film In Theaters January 17, 2014

Synopsis:

What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title “gay best friend” for three high school queen bees?