Tag: David Shire

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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BR: Fortune, The (1975)

BR: Fortune, The (1975)

May 4, 2015 | By

Twilight Time’s release of Mike Nichols’ The Fortune on Blu-ray (apparently its first-ever home video release) kind of echoes the situation of Peter Bodganovich’s At Long Last Love (1975), a film similarly written-off as a box office dud that vanished from distribution and took decades to emerge in a pristine HD transfer…

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Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

April 24, 2012 | By

Just uploaded is a quartet of soundtrack reviews, starting with Howard Shore’s Hugo (HOWE Records), and a few horror titles from La-La land Records that didn’t quite make it into Rue Morgue’s coverage due to space issues… and were perhaps overlooked… until now: Danny Elfman’s epic Planet of the Apes (in a fat 3-disc set),Trevor Jones’ The Sender, and Basil Poledouris’ Spellbinder. Also detailed: specifics of the Film Music Sidebar Series at the upcoming Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 3-13), including a few things involving me!

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