Simply knowing that a Christopher Nolan film is being scored by Hans Zimmer is enough to get me a little excited. The Interstellar soundtrack is my new The Dark Knight Rises. It’s been playing on repeat since I saw the film. (Following my rule of not listening to a soundtrack until I’ve seen the film.)
The wait to finally see Interstellar was painful. Painful. Absolutely wracked as to whether I should risk seeing it in the cinema over here in Bahrain, or just wait until it’s “accessible” for me. There’s no such thing as an IMAX cinema here, so there was no chance of getting to see Interstellar in all its glory. And I figured, seeing most of the spectacle on the big screen would be worth the thought of potentially having the odd swear word or something cut here or there. So cinema it was. THANK FUCK I DID THAT.
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!
Summer film blockbuster season is well and truly upon us. We’ve already had two comic book films thrust upon us. While I enjoyed, but wasn’t too fussed over Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 struck a bit more of an emotional chord, and had a pretty awesome score.
Thanks to Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, The Magnificent Six and *breathe* Johnny Marr, there’s finally a new film score I’ve fallen for. It has been a while since that has happened. The theme for Electro in particular is what I really enjoyed.
Brilliant combination of sounds and music. Built the atmosphere up perfectly in the cinema.
While I merely enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man 2, I fell for the soundtrack.
Not content with compiling just a list of my favourite films of the year, I’ve felt the need to compile yet another film related list. My favourite film scores of the year.
This year’s been more miss for me than hit with film scores. Some of the big films failed massively with their scores and then there were some unexpected films which had fantastic pieces.
In fact, there’s only five films I can pick out of the cinematic releases this year (That I’ve seen. I can’t listen to a film score when I haven’t seen the film!) where the score has made an impact on me.