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  1. Here it is on the piano: http://picosong.com/MSji If I'm reading it correctly, the chords are played by horns and clarinets, while the melody is in the strings.
    8 points
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man - James Horner. Terrific, my favourite superhero score so far.
    2 points
  3. I found the OST of The Fury very interesting from a classical music perspective and would recommend it for this.
    2 points
  4. Captain Fantastic was great. I hesitate to ever compare anyone to Kubrick, because it seems like such a hipster, armchair film critic thing to do, but since I was probably 7 he's been the gold standard in directing for me so I can't help looking for his spirit elsewhere. If I say that Nolan or Malick or whoever is something of a successor to him in my mind, it isn't necessarily or even likely due to any big stylistic similarities, rather just their skill and willingness to utilize the cinematic medium to its fullest extent, doing things that you can only do with a movie, rather than just filming stage dramas, which to this day is all that many directors do. I appreciate the directors who push the art form and utilize it to its fullest extent and contribute to its evolution more than I do any others. Much in the same way that I am interested most in the composers who elevate film music beyond its origins as opera sans singing, and ballet sans dancing.
    2 points
  5. I couldn't find any reference to this in the forums, so here goes: if you listen to podcasts, you've got to check out the Underscore Podcast (www.underscorepodcast.com). I discovered it when its hosts did a guest spot on Christopher Coleman's also-excellent Soundcast podcast (which I discovered via @Erik Woods's spectacular and long-running Cinematic Sound Radio Show, but I digress). The show is hosted by two composer/musician brothers, Marty and Will Brueggeman, and apparently it just began this year. Their format is really unique: they spend a month of weekly podcasts discussing one film (so far, Raiders and Vertigo). They do an introductory show, then an exploration of the major themes, then a "spotting session" that analyzes the soundtrack cue by cue, culminating in a feature-length commentary track that talks you through the score in context. Between films, they cleanse the palate with a "Reel Change," a one-off discussion of a topic in film music (so far, the ostinato and the Lydian mode). They've also conducted episode-length interviews with composers Joe Kraemer and John Lunn. The brothers are musically erudite, versed in film scores and classical music and able to spout the snobbiest musical terminology while remaining utterly down-to-earth. They provide truly insightful analysis. They illustrate their points liberally with samples and repeatedly demonstrate an encyclopedic knowledge and abiding love for the medium, as well as what is obviously hours of preparation for each episode. This podcast is absolutely not to be missed. I can't wait to see what movie they spotlight next. P.S. I swear no money changed hands to elicit this review, even if it sounds like it did. The gushing is warranted!
    1 point
  6. Asylum - endearingly unscary British 'portmanteau' horror from the early Seventies with the likes of Robert Powell, Peter Cushing and Herbert Lom.
    1 point
  7. I can even remember who Katie effing McGrath played! I was too busy seething at BD Wong, for ripping-off JW's turtleneck.
    1 point
  8. I found it horrifying (in a good way) at first, but now I think it's hilarious (in a good way).
    1 point
  9. That scene was hilarious.
    1 point
  10. I love how people lost their minds when Katie McGrath's character died. Because heaven freaking forbid a female character die in a Jurassic Park movie.
    1 point
  11. So a raptor and T-Rex tag teaming a mutant dinosaur seemed too fake, eh?
    1 point
  12. Wojo

    RIP Powers Boothe

    Fitting yet sad.
    1 point
  13. I'm definitely interested in discussing Covenant. BIG SPOILERS AHEAD (do we need to hide these?) I saw it last night and truthfully... and I'm not yet sure whether I liked it or not. Like others, I need to stew on it for a few days because there's a lot to take in. Suffice to say, that ending is incredibly dark.
    1 point
  14. I bought Presumed Innocent as a used CD few month ago! I was very proud to find it at last!
    1 point
  15. Fun episode. Lots of fun, actually. Easily the best of this series so far for me, without a weaker second half like last week. And I like how the series arc is slowly taking shape. Yes, the score for the Capaldi era in general has taken an approach that's a mix of noble Zimmer heroism for the Doctor and less noticeable background music for the rest. S9 had a larger share of refreshing exceptions, as far as I remember (where's the CD release!?), but on the whole, I'm hoping for a fresher approach for Chibnall's first Doctor.
    1 point
  16. I've just looked at the track listing for this cd: 6:14 for THE TOWERING INFERNO? 7:23 for E.T.? What could warrant an extra 1:14 for TTI?
    1 point
  17. George Lucas' Episode VII treatment has leaked: STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE TARIFFS The galaxy is in turmoil. Alarmed by low interest rates that have stalled construction in outlying star systems, the Galactic Reserve Board of the NEW REPUBLIC has prepared a massive STIMULUS that will stabilize the Republic's fragile economy. Meanwhile, deep in the Unknown Regions, the leaders of an evil organization called the FIRST ORDER have decided to place massive TARIFFS on Republic goods, seeking to cement a "First Order First" policy in order to isolate themselves economically from the unstable Republic and raise intra-organizational morale. A young woman named Rey finds a way to leave the remote desert planet on which she had grown up. Over the course of her journeys, she meets an old Jedi named Luke Skywalker, who teaches her the ways of price theory. Armed with this powerful new knowledge, Rey sets off to meet her destiny and bring balance to the galactic economy. THE END
    1 point
  18. I tried watching it again many months later just to make sure it wasn't because I had heartburn the first time or something. But nope, I find that movie insulting.
    1 point
  19. Thor

    TWIN PEAKS

    Currently going through my TWIN PEAKS DVD gold box as a warm-up to the new season. About halfway through. For the first time, I'm struck by the difference in quality between Lynch's episodes and those by others. I'm also reassured, once again, that the best episodes are actually in season 2.
    1 point
  20. In my case, I've missed out on these ORIGINAL issues, and they are the only JW scores that exist and are not part of my physical collection Earthquake The Eiger Sanction Dracula oh, and The Towering Inferno
    1 point
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