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01.19.10
Soundtracks
Remember Trainspotting, anyone? A friend of mine sent me this link recently, and wow, I’d forgotten what a great song this was. Danny Boyle’s film is one of my top twenty cinematic faves, the British band Underworld is still going strong,
01.04.10
Soundtracks
I am a fresh convert. I recently started tutoring an eleven-year-old girl who speaks fluent ‘Edward,’ and little else. Upon first meeting my young charge, I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Her mother informed me that her
11.29.09
Soundtracks
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1968 film by Jacques Demy (who, incidently, was married one of my favourite filmmakers, Agnes Varda), and is remarkable in that every single line in the script, even the most casual conversation, is sung! A
11.26.09
Soundtracks
This is the final instalment of an extra-long interview conducted between Taien and me as we attempted to wade through the often-murky and varied ground of film soundtracks. As the film curator, Taien was in a very good place to speak
11.26.09
Soundtracks
To wrap up our extended look at music and film this month, I'll be looking at my favourite musicals! Of course, there are the classics: Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music, all of which I've
11.23.09
Soundtracks
In deference to that ubiquitous cold that's been going around, here's something easy to watch, goes well with cough medicine, and is a high energy diversion to get you up on your feet! In 2005, David LaChapelle -- famous for his
11.23.09
Soundtracks
An archive is a repository for objects that have either gained value over time, or that are now recognised to contain value. I think some of the thoughts-or memories that we store in our subconscious can also act
11.20.09
Soundtracks
GraceAnne: I like it when music and/or 'musical sound' is used creatively and is incorporated as another 'character' in the film. Can you think of any experimental film that is based entirely on the sounds-musical or otherwise, and in which the
11.20.09
Soundtracks
Taien Ng-Chan: What are your favourite film soundtracks, ones that you own the soundtrack to, and you listen to them over and over? Here, I want to exclude musicals, movies about music or musicians (I’ve already compiled a list of Zeitgeist
11.20.09
Soundtracks
Taien Ng-Chan: What are your favourite film soundtracks, ones that you own the soundtrack to, and you listen to them over and over? Here, I want to exclude musicals, movies about music or musicians (I’ve already compiled a list of Zeitgeist
11.20.09
Soundtracks
In one of my previous posts I wondered “Where is technology taking us these days” Naxos Music Library is one of the web-sites that makes me wonder the same thing. This library, a subscription based service, is an archive of over
11.17.09
Soundtracks
GraceAnne: I like it when music and/or 'musical sound' is used creatively and is incorporated as another 'character' in the film. Can you think of any experimental film that is based entirely on the sounds-musical or otherwise, and in which the
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