Quite a bit of news has come out tonight all in one go. A lot of the stories tonight will be about Hans Zimmer’s unveiling as the composer attached to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Add to that the news that filming has started and it may get lost that we’ve had another casting announcement. There was […]Read more "Casting Dune – Stephen McKinley Henderson initial reactions"
Miklos Rozsa was born in 1907 in what was then Austria-Hungary. He could play the violin at the age of 5, and was able to read music before he could read words. He lived what he referred to as a double life mixing pure concert music, which he loved but was unable to make a […]Read more "Monday Music 5 – 2019"
Twiddling my thumbs waiting for some more cast announcements to come and then, just as I finished the dishes, I checked my phone and this massive thing had dropped. Josh Brolin is all lined up to play Gurney Halleck. I can’t believe how every announcement seems to trump the one before. He’s such a wonderful […]Read more "Casting Dune – Josh Brolin initial reactions"
I’m carrying on with my favourite musicals for a couple more weeks. The next one on my list is another one that I remember watching a lot when I was young. It was one of Mum’s favourites and the cassette soundtrack was a regular fixture in her little Ford Fiesta… Grease (or Vaselina if you […]Read more "Monday Music 1 – 2019"
I’m really enjoying going through my favourite non-orchestral movie soundtracks so I’m going to keep it going for a couple more weeks. This week, its the turn of Michael Mann’s 2004 thriller… Collateral This really is a cracking film that I often forget about. It’s one of my favourite Tom Cruise performances; he really makes […]Read more "Monday Music 27 – 2018"
Third in my series of favourite film soundtracks. This one came out of nowhere as I was thinking the other day. Maybe it’s because the nights are drawing in and I associate this film with Christmas even though it’s not a Christmas film. Sleepless in Seattle There are some great songs on this soundtrack, from […]Read more "Monday Music 25 – 2018"
OK, so this is different. One of my rare forays to the cinema; in fact the first time I’ve been since Infinity War. I had relatively low expectations. I knew that Shane Black, writer of the original Predator film (which would probably make it into my Top 30 films) was involved and that gave me […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – The Predator (spoiler-free)"