|Directed by||Jonathan Segal|
|Produced by||Jonathan Segal
|Written by||Talton Wingate|
|Music by||Andrew Bird|
|Edited by||Robert Hoffman|
Norman is a 2011 drama film directed by Jonathan Segal. It stars Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Adam Goldberg, and Richard Jenkins. The film features an original score and songs by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Norman began its theatrical release at various U.S. locations on October 21, 2011.
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Norman tells the story of Norman Long (Byrd), a self-aware and darkly funny teen who is trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life-changing circumstances turns his world upside down and then ultimately right side up as he meets the magnetic Emily (VanCamp). With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.
Norman’s soundtrack, on Mom + Pop Records, features Andrew Bird’s first-ever original instrumental film score. It also includes new and previously released songs by Bird along with Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen and The Blow with Richard Swift.
- Dan Byrd as Norman Long
- Emily VanCamp as Emily Harris
- Richard Jenkins as Doug Long
- Adam Goldberg as Mr. Angelo
- Billy Lush as James
- Camille Mana as Helen Black
- Jesse Head as Bradley
- John Aylward as Robert Bessent
- Sewell Whitney as Dr. Malloy
The film's soundtrack features, in majority, songs composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Included in the soundtrack are three songs performed by other notable acts: The Blow with Richard Swift (singer-songwriter), Chad VanGaalen, and Wolf Parade. Pitchfork Media reviewed the album most favorably as a piece detached from the film. The soundtrack was released by Mom + Pop Music on October 11, 2011.
- Official website
- Watch Theatrical Trailer→|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yezh-n1JRFQ&list=PL121E3D9EC6641072
- Official Facebook Page → https://www.facebook.com/NORMANthemovie
- Norman at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with the film's music supervisor, HitQuarters Jan 2012
- http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15943-norman-ost/ Album Review: Norman OST — Various Artists. Pitchfork Media.
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