Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Scores Lindsay Lohan Short, First Point
French electronic music duos have a knack for scoring films. Air, a french group from Versailles, worked with Sofia Coppola’s film adaptation of The Virgin Suicides and added the surreal soundtrack to the restoration of George Méliès’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune. Following the tradition, Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter recently collaborated with Richard Phillips on his new short film, First Point, staring Lindsay Lohan as an apparently moody and isolated surfer girl.
The five-minute short film, which will premiere at Switzerland’s Art Basel fair, features Lohan walking along the beach in different assortments of swimwear. Bangalter provides an eerie, lonesome sonic drawl throughout the film with blips of electronica.
This isn’t the only contribution Daft Punk has made in the film industry. The popular French duo provided a soundtrack for Tron: Legacy in 2010. Phillips spoke with ABC News about the film: “This [film] tackles a different part of who she [Lohan] is … It’s not a mainstream film.”
Watch the trailer for First Point below.
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