It’s perhaps the most recognized musical theme in the world. Every child who has ever pretended to be a shark in the swimming pool has heard it, and even those who haven’t have played it on the piano. John Williams, the composer who gave us the memorable film scores to cinematic treasures such as Indiana […]Read more "J: “Jaws” and Beyond – the Genius of John Williams"
Like it or not, Disney has done it again – with a bit of movie magic, they have managed to take Walt Disney’s 26 years of hassling P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, into signing a movie deal and not only have him coming out as squeaky clean as Mickey himself, but as […]Read more "L: Let’s Go Fly a Kite – “Saving Mr. Banks” Has Viewers Dancing"
Cinematic scores stand among the greatest musical compositions of our time. I love listening to film scores. Without a single visual, they tell the story of our favorite movies – it’s as if you can hear the plot unfolding. Which is why I was waiting for the release of James Newton Howard’s Catching Fire film […]Read more "C: “Catching Fire” Film Score, and the One Track Most Worth Buying"
If you’re looking for a visual representation of the general condition of contemporary humanity, look no further than the disconnected and isolated astronaut floating aimlessly out into space from this Hollywood film. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, recently released on DVD (February 25), uses stunning visual effects and thought-provoking artistic symbolism to paint a telling portrait […]Read more "Gravity: A Stunning Picture of the Lost & Drifting Soul"