If you are a die-hard Westworld fan, you’ve probably already purchased the season one soundtrack digitally or on CD. After all, Ramin Djawadi‘s music is so hauntingly compelling you can’t help but listen to it over and over (on a loop, perhaps?). Now true aficionados can listen in a whole new (old) way – on vinyl. WaterTower Music has released multiple vinyl configurations of the album available in four colors: traditional black, Milk White, Dolores Blue, and Blood Red. Each set includes a triple vinyl complete version of the 34-song soundtrack, and a single LP with highlights.
William (Jimmi Simpson) enters Westworld determined to be the hero. He disagrees with Logan’s (Ben Barnes) treatment of the hosts, preferring to see them as people and not objects to exploit. William’s attraction to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) seems sweet at first, but his obsession causes him to embrace his violent side and commit atrocious acts to find her. Eventually, he becomes disillusioned and embraces his darker side – becoming the villainous Man in Black.
One of the most unforgettable parts of Westworld‘s first season was the music. From the score to the unique piano compositions of modern day music, composer Ramin Djawadi truly created a signature sound for the series. Now a group of Broadway veterans are bringing the music of Westworld to the New York stage.
‘Alternative pin-up’ group Blackheart Burlesque, a traveling troupe of burlesque performers known for incorporating elements into their routines from popular (and somewhat geeky) films and television shows, is adding Westworld to their growing repertoire of themes.
News site Westword (not to be confused with the HBO show) recently sat down with Missy Suicide, the founder of the group, to discuss their upcoming shows. Asked about some of the new additions to their performances, Missy had this to offer:
Westworld star Louis Herthum (Peter Abernathy) is having quite the year so far. Between appearances in network shows such as NBC’s Chicago Med and CBS’s Training Day, not to mention his recent promotion to series regular for Westworld’s sophomore run, it seems like the 60-year-old actor’s career is more exciting than ever.
Screener recently sat down with Herthum on the set of the upcoming film Break My Heart 1000 Times to try to tease some information out of the actor about the sci-fi drama’s upcoming season. To no one’s surprise, co-showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy haven’t released any information to Herthum, even with his shiny new series regular title, but the actor did provide some interesting speculation.
Well known drag queen and television host RuPaul is no stranger to the spotlight. While fame certainly does come with some notable perks, being in the public eye also opens the door to hatred, especially being the polarizing figure that he is.
This topic was brought up during RuPaul’s recent visit to the Loveline podcast, which is co-hosted by Amber Rose, another socially polarizing figure. While discussing the best ways to cope with the vast amounts of hatred that controversial celebrities receive, most notably via social media platforms, RuPaul divulged that he uses techniques including prayer and meditation to relax his mind.
What may be a bit more surprising is that the RuPaul’s Drag Race star also takes a page directly from Westworld as part of his method:
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood has certainly solidified herself as a top-tier actress after her portrayal of Dolores Abernathy in the show’s freshman run. But did you also know Wood’s singing chops are just as good?
Rock band Rebel and a Basketcase, comprised of Wood and her fiancé Zach Villa, swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently to premiere their new single ‘Today’. This appearance just so happened to be the duo’s first televised performance, but any nerves that may have accompanied such a big occasion definitely didn’t show.
Have a watch for yourself:
Throughout Westworld’s offseason, the idea of consciousness has been dissected and discussed as it applies to the show’s hosts. The progression towards sentience for the androids, led by Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Maeve (Thandie Newton), and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), is only expected to gain more steam in the upcoming sophomore season, and this uprising is in large part due to Arnold’s ‘reveries’ programming, which allows the hosts to recall the past.
This ability to remember is the subject of a new article by psychiatrist Harvey Roy Greenberg published in Psychiatric Times. As part of the article, Dr. Greenberg compares the recollection of memories that us humans experience to the artificial way in which the hosts access past information.
Actor James Marsden is a veteran of dozens of films and television productions, with a career spanning over 20 years. He is certainly no stranger to playing the handsome hero, which he does with aplomb. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, however, Marsden admits his role as Teddy Flood on Westworld gave him a unique challenge as an actor: being nude onscreen with legend Sir Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Robert Ford).