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Marian Schedenig

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  • Birthday 13/01/1979

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  1. Love The Butcher Boy. I wish it were available on Blu-ray. I couldn't even find the DVD release back in the day (either that, or there was something wrong with it, quality-wise).
  2. "Originally a Max Original, now an HBO Original"
  3. If anything, I'd probably call the first one the most refined. It's got a clear and distinct style and consistently sticks to it (even if the much-cited "it has no themes" isn't true). It's nowhere near as original as it's often said to be (mix 40% John Adams with 40% Aaron Jay Kernis and throw in 10% Philip Glass & Co, and you have the basic DNA), but the way all this is applied to a film score certainly makes it stand out, perhaps even a milestone, as far as soundtracks are concerned. The second one adds the electronic/techno stuff, but by definition the way that came to be makes it less "refined", if anything, and while it's in some ways maybe my favourite, it's hardly as focused as the first one. The third I still find massively overrated. It's… fine.
  4. I'll have to look for that. The only of the four films I have is Dial M for Murder (which looks quite stunning in 3D, even if it wasn't Hitchcock's own choice or desire to shoot it that way). And I don't think I've ever seen the other two.
  5. It's not one of my favourites (which is why I decided not to point it out), but it's certainly worthwhile, even if it's maybe not entirely successful. My brain constantly mixes up 1941's Suspicion and 1946's Notorious. The latter is the quite highly rated one with Nazis in South America (or in the German dub, drug smugglers…) that never fully convinced me but is worth seeing because it has Claude Rains. The former is the one with the famously lighted glass of milk, not as universally well received I believe, but one of my favourites back when I saw it. Unfortunately it's been 20+ years since I watched that - it doesn't seem to be included in any of the Hitchcock box sets; every time I got a new one (on DVD and later Blu-ray) and thought I'd finally gotten my hands on it, it turned out to just be the Nazi film yet again.
  6. If that's the LSO, it's news to me. You pour some water into it. But I didn't know until I found the above video that it was actually invented by a guy called Waters. Apparently it's alternatively named an "ocean harp", but my guess now would be he game up with "waterphone" first based on his name and the rest followed from there.
  7. And Shadow of a Doubt! If De Palma is who prevents you from watching Hitchcock, you should feel very much at home in Leone's cinematographically stunning westerns.
  8. Differently, not necessarily better. I probably prefer the more streamlined version of the march, and Goldsmith does more (wonderful) things with the Klingon theme in V than he ever intended to in TMP. What TMP does better is the "presenting the Enterprise" (i.e. the actual love theme - The Enterprise) stuff, and the vastness of space/exploration stuff. Is that the one with the squeaky toy sounds?
  9. You mean he pulled a Karajan? (I'm not including the original German quote because I can't find an exact source, only two slightly differing accounts)
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