Knowing that Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross are working on a film score is enough for me to want to listen to that score and see that film straight away. Hello Gone Girl!
I have a self-imposed rule – I am not allowed to listen to the score of a film before I’ve seen the film. It feels like spoilers. So it was rather stupid of me to get hold of the album upon film release, then have to wait months to listen to it. Continue reading Soundtrack Pick: Gone Girl
Being a pretty big Foo Fighters fan, when it was announced that along with the new album release of Sonic Highways, there would also be a sort of accompanying TV show of the same name put out on HBO, this little Foo fan was very excited.
Just because I am a Foo Fighters fan. I’m not much of a music person. Sure there are certain bands/artists (Foo Fighters, QoTSA, Streetlight Manifesto, Daft Punk, Fleetwood Mac, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana del Rey) that I know I like. Certain types of music I will listen to at the drop of a hat, but I don’t have a type of music. I don’t know new music, or really search it out. Music history is a blank spot in my mind. Music in general has never been anything more than something I’ll occasionally need. Continue reading Every city has a sound, every sound has a story
It has taken me an awfully long time to finally sit down and watch Warrior. I’ve had it in my possession for months, but it felt like the the kind of film I needed to be 100% awake for and devote my full attention to. (I have a bad habit of just nodding off if I’m tired when I’m watching a film.) For that reason, it just kept getting put off.
As well as being a great film it’s also got a solid score, by Mark Isham. While I do enjoy the whole album, it’s the opening track, Listen to the Beethoven that gives me those good goosebumps. Continue reading Soundtrack Pick: Warrior
The Mission: Impossible film franchise looks like it’s as unstoppable as the Fast & Furious franchise seeing as there’s a fifth one on the way soon.
Mission: Impossible II just happened to be on TV the other day over here. You could probably call this a guilty pleasure film of mine. As I’m quite happy just watching it whenever it’s on. Though, in all honesty, I’m don’t feel guilty that I do enjoy watching this film! Continue reading Film score pick: Mission: Impossible 2
The Knick is the best TV show you’re not watching right now. FACT. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen, it is quite possibly my favourite thing to watch on TV at the moment.
But, I’ll wax lyrical about the actual TV show another time. Right now, I want to introduce you to the soundtrack. The Knick is scored by Cliff Martinez of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and Solaris fame. And he brings exactly what you would expect to The Knick: Continue reading Soundtrack pick: The Knick