Archive for Film Review
Drills. Coyotes. Belches. Typewriters. In a career spanning seven decades, Italian composer Ennio Morricone has never shied away from incorporating natural sound into his work, and has happily embraced the dissonance of musique concète in his concert pieces. However, he has never tried to interpolate dozens of screaming V8 engines into an arrangement of Deborah’s [...]
Thought I’d spice things up a little bit and offer a prize to the first person who gets all ten correct. I have a sealed blu-ray of The Mission up for grabs (Region 4, so check you machine first!). So all I will reply to posts is either ‘yes’ or ‘no’, I wont say what [...]
Following on from yesterdays successful little quiz, here’s another stills puzzler – this time focussing on the other king of cool – Steve McQueen. Good luck! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Think you know your James Coburn movies? Try to guess them from the stills below. Put your answers/educated guesses in the comments section. Good luck! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. [...]
Sitting down and casting an eye over the filmography of Sidney Lumet, who died yesterday (April 9 2011) at the age of 86, several things strike me. Firstly there must be as many Lumet films I haven’t seen as those I have. Secondly, the sheer variety of the genres he tackled in his long career [...]
Good fun to read through old copies of Films & Filming’s World Production Guide to find films that were slated to shoot but never happened, or that did get made but with alternate titles, or were originally cast differently. (Italics are mine where the film was shot but I’ve highlighted alternate names or cast members) [...]
Well, due to popular demand, here’s another round of screencaps to (mostly) famous 1960s movies. I think most of these are fairly easy, but there are one or two zingers to test the experts out there. Good luck as always. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. [...]
Here’s just a tiny reminder of some of the films that were enhanced by having the late John Barry provide a score. I haven’t named them, its just a visual collage of a fraction of his output. If you want to name them please do in the comments section – although some, like the first, [...]
John Barry, who died yesterday at 77 of a heart attack, defined film music in the 1960s and went on to compose some of the most enduring film music of the last decades of the twentieth century. I stumbled onto a lifetime of film music collecting when, at age 12 I received my first proper [...]
The Aero Theatre will be the host to a short season of William Friedkin’s greatest quartet of films, including a talk by Friedkin himself. A great opportunity to see The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer, and To Live and Die in LA on the big screen.