The first film in the enduring franchise gave John Powell the perfect opportunity to write what remains both his definitive action sound, and the definitive action score of that decade, blending large orchestral sounds with layers upon layers of electronics…
Category: FILM MUSIC
The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).
Editor’s Blog on Goblin’s first-ever performance in Toronto at The Opera House last week, plus a review of Death Waltz’ limited 12″ EP platter featuring four cuts performed by New Goblin members Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Claudio Simonetti, and new members Titta Tani and Bruno Previtali.
Podcast with esteemed genre composer Marco Beltrami, who discusses his work in the zombie and action genres, plus CD and Blu-ray reviews of the Beltrami-scored World War Z (Paramount), and the 2-disc Resident Evil 6 soundtrack set (Sumthing Else / ComCast). Also added: links to reading / viewing / listening resources for my Black Museum lecture, Black Glove Ballads.
Yup, they’re finally up – a film review of Antiviral (Alliance / EOne) and soundtrack review (Lakeshore Records) – plus some editorial thoughts on assorted projects present, future, and in the works.
Released this week by Fox on DVD and Blu-ray is Ang Lee’s film version of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, so I’ve uplaoded a film review, a CD review of Mychael Danna’s Oscar-winning score, and a podcast interview with Danna’s assistant and collaborator, up-and-coming composer Rob Simonsen