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  1. Like the countless times before, you are expelled from the film music community.
  2. Jed Kurzel. Though i listened through all of Ad Astra fleetingly on a plane ride to Barcelona - of all places!! - and the few Richter library pieces are really the only things that aren't pure mood mongering.
  3. Which really is no recommendation. A:C was awful.
  4. The one where they theorize about the poor subcontractors working at the Death Star was pretty funny back then (pre-Futurama, of course).
  5. Nothing to re-install your faith in film music, for sure.
  6. Pleasant, if generic, follow-up score by Geoff Zannelli. It's probably about right for this cashgrab sequel. 2 fuckin' hours. Not so much a narrative than a collection of vaguely spherical mood pieces, mostly 'piano' with a few more ominous pieces and at least one pre-existing 20-minute Richter piece. It's also a big cheat: with its lofty titles announcing a big, quasi-religious concept work, all you get is chords and drones, not at all unpleasant but more comparable with tinkly background music for some art installation. Ah well...
  7. I am spoilt, i always expect strong Delerue or Morricone music for romantic films set in the italian countryside (or at least Portman), but alas...
  8. Score part by Armand Amar. Nice. Gabriel Yared's nicely old-fashioned underscore for Judy Garland revisited.
  9. You really come from another planet or are a close relative of the Gibson tribe.
  10. A young soldier from Virginia refuses to kill for religious reasons, but is sent to the front in World War II as a paramedic. Here he goes through hard military drill and is sidelined by his conscience decision, but can finally prove himself in the battle of Okinawa. A true exemplary story of salvation through pacifist heroism, which in Mel Gibson's expert hands can only mean a gloriously paradox movie that pretends to be about the idea of pacifism but twists and turns it till all that's left is a visual orgy of violence and christian hero worship (read: loathsome pathos). The moral questions contained in the story are undermined in an almost grotesque way by sadistic voyeurism. Gibson is still a top visualist (the gore is impressive) but it's all in aid of showing us either shredded limbs or christian iconography in slow motion. Why he wanted to tell this story remains a secret, as he never seems to find a spiritual connection to the motivation of his hero - whom he sends to a final victorious battle, as if to make sure that we're still in the Mel Gibson business where gory self-sacrifice still is a chief virtue. Detestable. To wash away the unpleasant taste i turned to a wicked old british horror melodrama with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance loosely based on the Burke & Hare case, the two former grave-diggers who murdered at least 16 people in 1828 Edinburgh, Scotland and sold their bodies for anatomical research. With Cushing as unscupulous doctor pushing them to commit more and more grisly murders. Though not a Hammer film it feels similar, with british thespians having a great time (Pleasance in particular) though its denouement feels wildly out of place today: while Burke & Hare are punished with dead for their bloody deeds, Cushing is rehabilitated with his renewed swear upon the Hippocratic oath.
  11. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)
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