The Place Where Dreams Come True – RIP James Horner

With the sad, sad news of his untimely death, James Horner has brought tears to our eyes yet again. If you have heard the music from films like Glory, Aliens, Cocoon, or Apollo 13, Legends of the Fall, then you have an appreciation of Horner. Off the top of my head, I would remind you […]

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Best Film Score B-Sides

Oh how I would love to shove Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Gone Girl score down your throat. Or rather bursting through your ear drums. But, alas, on this occasion I don’t consider this a B-side as (like Gillian Fynn’s screenplay) this was up and around the top of the chart for months. The Academy […]

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Best Song Compilation B-Sides

Let me first start by saying the omission in the piece of Begin Again, which would be right up there, is purely due to Lost Stars (deservedly) being nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars. It remains one of the best soundtracks of the year. The following song compilations, albums, soundtracks, whatever you want […]

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Much More Than Belle and Sebastian The Movie

Somehow referencing the heights attempted by the likes of Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese with regards to the musical is in itself an example of being way off the mark when reviewing a movie like God Help The Girl. Also suggesting it is not cinematic, or that at times it looks like “poorly shot, low-budget music […]

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Sometimes Screenwriting Means Being A DJ

Listening to music can be more difficult than just listening to music. You’re chilling out on a Sunday afternoon and really fancy some classical. Or that little extra motivation you need to get up and clean the house is one of the great rock albums. Those, and a hundred and one other reasons why we […]

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Wrote A Movie Scene For Me, Pretty Much

Okay, so you are just walking to work, listening to music. Pretty standard. Leading into this let me just say that walking to (or from) work is actually a time when I do some of my clearest and / or creative thinking. No real distractions, and it is just me. And maybe some traffic. Or […]

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