Archive for the 'Film Music' Category

The Musical Sophistication of Die Hard (and why that makes it a Christmas movie)

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

The Sun Also Rises on Sunrise

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Nevermind that for some reason people were ragging on it… Of the rather limited number of silent films I’ve seen, Sunrise is definitely the one that I’d recommend to anyone. It’s timeless, beautiful, and moving. It even won some Oscars in the first year of the award, the strangely titled “Unique and Artistic Production” award […]

Oscar Jog

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Oscars are here, and it seems that all the awards have been handed out already. There is very little disagreement about which movies and artists are destined to win. Best picture has been expanded to 10 from 5 but only two of those films are being given attention as the possible award winner…Avatar and […]

Closer Than Ever to David Shire

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

It’s odd to think of movies as being made by their composer. But the New Beverly is hosting a double bill of films scored by David Shire. And not only will they have the films, David Shire is slated to be there in person! Who is David Shire? Well, I first blogged about him a […]

10 Things I Love About David Bowie

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(in no particular order) 10. He made a recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 9. He’s married to Iman, who is a supermodel I know only because she was in Star Trek VI. 8. I remember watching The Prestige, thinking “Who is the great actor playing Tesla? […]