• Selena Gomez
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Ashley Benson
  • Rachel Korine
  • James Franco
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Spring Breakers -Trailer

“When I was a kid growing up, these dudes rode around in boom trucks, playing bass— a thudding sound, no words,” [Korine] says, before imitating the low-frequency pulse with his mouth while sitting in Manhattan’s Crosby Street Hotel last week. ”I remember feeling it in my stomach. It was like bombs going off. And I felt the same sensation when I heard [Skrillex’s] music. That was something I was trying to translate to film— this kind of guttural, physical bass. I wanted the theater to shake.”
—Harmony Korine talks to Pitchfork about finding the perfect music for Spring Breakers

“When I was a kid growing up, these dudes rode around in boom trucks, playing bass— a thudding sound, no words,” [Korine] says, before imitating the low-frequency pulse with his mouth while sitting in Manhattan’s Crosby Street Hotel last week. ”I remember feeling it in my stomach. It was like bombs going off. And I felt the same sensation when I heard [Skrillex’s] music. That was something I was trying to translate to film— this kind of guttural, physical bass. I wanted the theater to shake.”

—Harmony Korine talks to Pitchfork about finding the perfect music for Spring Breakers


Any memorable moments from this Spring Breakers project?
I can’t think of one moment but it was a terrific experience. I think it was one of the easiest films I’ve done. The stars aligned. I think it was a risky project. Harmony Korine seems to be a bit of an improvisational director. I remember there wasn’t a strong resemblance between the script and the film. There were a lot of risks taken, but everything seemed to line up. I don’t know if the movie will be unanimously loved, because it was meant to piss of some and endear others, but I loved it.

—Myspace interviews Cliff Martinez about composing the score for Spring Breakers

Any memorable moments from this Spring Breakers project?

I can’t think of one moment but it was a terrific experience. I think it was one of the easiest films I’ve done. The stars aligned. I think it was a risky project. Harmony Korine seems to be a bit of an improvisational director. I remember there wasn’t a strong resemblance between the script and the film. There were a lot of risks taken, but everything seemed to line up. I don’t know if the movie will be unanimously loved, because it was meant to piss of some and endear others, but I loved it.

—Myspace interviews Cliff Martinez about composing the score for Spring Breakers

Here’s an exclusive video for Cliff Martinez’ “Pretend It’s a Video Game”, off the Spring Breakers Official Soundtrack, out now on Big Beat/Atlantic Records with music from Skrillex, Cliff Martinez, and more. Get it here.

Listen to songs from the soundtrack:

Cliff Martinez - “Pretend It’s a Video Game”

Music by Skrillex - “Scary Monsters on Strings”

Dangeruss with James Franco – “Hanging with Da Dopeboys”

James Franco’s thug-life “Spring Breakers” character, Alien, wasn’t born out of thin air. In fact, he spent a lot of time with a real-life persona, Dangeruss, while making the Harmony Korine-directed film. Their friendship led to the music video for “Dope Boyz,” which MTV News is exclusively premiering, along with an essay from director Franco and candid photos of Dangeruss. Franco didn’t go about this project alone; he worked with film editors Andinh Ha and Pau Dalmases on the music video. 
Click here to read James Franco’s words about the experience and watch Dangeruss’ Franco-directed video “Dope Boyz”.

James Franco’s thug-life “Spring Breakers” character, Alien, wasn’t born out of thin air. In fact, he spent a lot of time with a real-life persona, Dangeruss, while making the Harmony Korine-directed film. Their friendship led to the music video for “Dope Boyz,” which MTV News is exclusively premiering, along with an essay from director Franco and candid photos of Dangeruss. Franco didn’t go about this project alone; he worked with film editors Andinh Ha and Pau Dalmases on the music video. 


Click here to read James Franco’s words about the experience and watch Dangeruss’ Franco-directed video “Dope Boyz”.