Category: FILM MUSIC

Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

July 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded – a quick review of Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel, released by Water Tower Music on CD, LP, and as a downloadable DTS Headphones: X version.

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Cliff Martinez’ Only God Forgives

Cliff Martinez’ Only God Forgives

July 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Early review of Cliff Martinez’ latest score for director Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives (Milan Records).

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

March 13, 2013 | By

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

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Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

February 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded is a podcast with Fernando Velazquez, the lauded Spanish composer of the current box office hit Mama. Also new: Editor’s Blog on nostalgic horror, plus reviews of Joe Dante’s underrated and very badly treated The Hole (Alliance / EOne), and the underrated Devil (Universal), the latter featuring a terrifying score by Velazquez.

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The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part II – Le Mans (1971)

The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part II – Le Mans (1971)

January 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In Part 2 of this highly sporadic series, I’ve uploaded a review of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans (1971), remastered in 2011 for Blu-ray by Paramount. Also: the Le Mans soundtrack review added to KQEK.com Mobile.

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Atli Örvarsson’s Hansel & Gretel + Liquid Puppetry

Atli Örvarsson’s Hansel & Gretel + Liquid Puppetry

January 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded is a soundtrack review of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the latest film by Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola, which opens January 25. Also up: a podcast interview with Hansel and Gretel composer Atli Örvarsson, and an update on my current short-short film (er, editing exercise), Liquid Puppetry, filmed in Newvicon-o-vision-o-rama, with teasing frame grabs.

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Varese Sarabande under new ownership + Soundtrack Reviews

Varese Sarabande under new ownership + Soundtrack Reviews

January 15, 2013 | By

Soundtrack reviews of Orbital’s Pusher (Silva Screen) and Ramin Djawadi’s Red Dawn (Sony Classical), plus some thoughts on the recent sale of veteran soundtrack label Varese Sarabande to the Cutting Edge group for $100 million smackadoodles (which is about the same in Canadian smackadoodles).

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‘Hitchcock Waltzes from Vienna’

‘Hitchcock Waltzes from Vienna’

January 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In tandem with the release of Danny Elfman’s score to Hitchcock (Sony Classical) I’ve uploaded a release of a rarely seen Alfred Hitchcock film – Waltzes from Vienna (1934) – his only, er, musical. Also added: minor Editor’s Blog on best-of lists, and the need to acknowledge Dumb Moves and Missed Opportunities by labels large & small.

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Leith Stevens’ Destination Moon + Chapter 2: The Making of BSV 1172

Leith Stevens’ Destination Moon + Chapter 2: The Making of BSV 1172

December 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Quick Editor’s Blog and review links for Leith Stevens’ Destination Moon (1950), recently released on CD by Monstrous Movie Music, plus related material at KQEK.com Mobile. Also added: Chapter 2 of the Making of BSV 1172 at Big Head Amusements regarding burns, spots, and splotches on vintage tube video cameras.

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Fritz Lang’s Indian Epics (and thunderous thighs)

Fritz Lang’s Indian Epics (and thunderous thighs)

November 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog & review of Fritz Lang’s Indian epic – Tiger of Eschnapur + The Indian Tomb (1959) – which screened this month at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the Indian Expressionism series.

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