If the first four parts of Cameron Cloutier’s extension of Twin Peaks mythology were great, this fifth visit to the world both wondrous and strange is simply sublime. It starts with familiar strobe effects, disconcerting slash cuts from one image to the next and a series of uncomfortable, awkward close ups that thrust us into […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act V review and thoughts"
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"
I know, I know. I’m going a bit Dune mad at the minute. They haven’t even started filming it yet and already I’m developing something of an obsession. Imagine how bad I’m going to be when the first trailer comes out! The preliminary stuff coming out seems incredibly positive. I’m loving the casting choices and Denis Villeneuve’s back […]Read more "Monday Music 4 – 2019 (Dune Special)"
Fourth in my series of posts looking at my favourite soundtracks. I cannot believe that I only thought of this one today. It’s so much a part of my childhood that I almost don’t count it as a film; more of a home movie. American Graffiti I watched this so much growing up that it’s […]Read more "Monday Music 26 – 2018"
When it comes to Star Trek music, sometimes it’s hard to see past the original theme by Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith’s one and James Horner’s work. I was watching Star Trek Beyond the other night, however, and it struck me what a good job Michael Giacchino had done with creating an original sound for the […]Read more "Monday Music 24 – 2017"