WIN one of ten copies of the 'Up in the air' movie soundtrack

PUBLISHED: 10:55 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:41 07 September 2010

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Cold Springs Pictures and DW Studios Up In The Air, a film by Jason Reitman – the Oscar®-nominated director of Juno. Due in theatres nationwide this January, the film stars George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Cold Springs Pictures and DW Studios Up In The Air, a film by Jason Reitman - the Oscar(r)-nominated director of Juno. Due in theatres nationwide this January, the film stars George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection. Rhino fastens its seat belt for the film's musical journey with a collection of songs compiled by Reitman, who previously won a Grammy(r) for the Juno soundtrack. UP IN THE AIR: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE will be available January 11th from Rhino Records.

The soundtrack, Reitman says, is like a character in the film. "I start thinking about the music very early on. While I'm writing the script, I'm putting together a matching iTunes library. The result is a collection of songs that speaks to the nature of travel and warmth of human connection."

Q)What is the name of the character that George Clooney plays?

a) Jason Ringham
b) Ryan Bingham
c) Jason Statham

To be in with a chance of winning simply click here and fill in the form using the Comp Name 'Up in the air'.

The film and soundtrack both open with a funky, contemporary cover of Woody Guthrie's working-class American classic "This Land Is Your Land" by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. "It's a really lovely, soulful entrance to the journey of this film about the American landscape," Reitman says.

UP IN THE AIR includes two previously unreleased tracks with unique personal connections to Reitman. The first is "Help Yourself" by Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sad Brad Smith. Reitman discovered Smith through his brother-in-law, who became a fan after seeing a performance by Smith at a Chicago coffee shop. The second track, "Up In The Air" by Kevin Renick, was personally handed to Reitman on a cassette during a speaking engagement in St. Louis. A recently laid off Renick had heard Reitman was working on a film adaptation to the popular book and had written this song with the story in mind. The track, complete with Renick's spoken word introduction included on the original cassette, now plays over the end credits.

The soundtrack also includes "Thank You Lord," from legendary guitarist Roy Buchanan's 1973 Second Album; Elliott Smith's "Angel In The Snow" from his posthumous collection of unreleased music; "Goin' Home," a solo track by Dan Auerbach, half of the Black Keys; "The Snow Before Us" by San Francisco trio Charles Atlas; plus two appearances by Graham Nash, with CSNY on "Taken At All" and solo on "Be Yourself" from 1971's Songs For Beginners. Along with the featured songs, UP IN THE AIR also includes two tracks from Rolfe Kent's musical score.

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