Leaving Las Vegas

Curator of the Year
  • United Kingdom
  • 1995
  • 112min
  • Color
  • Drama
  • 18


This score was done on a very small budget in London. Sting and I are friends (he’s from Newcastle and acts in Stormy Monday) and he kindly agreed to sing three songs for the film. I produced the sessions in his house, and we recorded everything in a few hours. Much of the score is improvised - I brought musicians into the studio and they would perform whilst watching the film. Maggie Nichols is a free music singer with an amazing voice, I often use her for sessions. I play quite a bit of trumpet on the score.



Mike Figgis debuted with Stormy Monday (1988), entered Hollywood as a director and music director of Internal Affairs (1990) starring Richard Gear. After directed Liebestraum (1991), Mr. Jones (1993) and The Browning Version (1994), he was nominated for Academy Awards in two categories with Leaving Las Vegas (1996), giving Nicolas Cage the Best Actor award. Also known as a musician and a photographer himself, he directed Somebody UP there Likes Me (2019) for the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Currently working on a feature film, MOTHER-TONGUE in Hongkong, preparing for his first Korean language project, SHAME. 


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