Let's spend a little time discussing something to which we often don't pay enough attention to when it comes to adult filmmaking -- the musical component.
When it comes to the importance of soundtracks, Bernard Herrmann, the legendary composer behind Citizen Kane, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, said it best: "Music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience."
GPS for the Soul
Culture & Arts
Yann Tiersen's performance is a unique live music experience that will take you completely out of the present, only to put you right back in at the moments when you can truly appreciate his talent.
Kings of Leon wrote a song for "August: Osage County."
"Space Jam" (1996) Billboard peak: No. 2 Most memorable songs: Seal - "Fly Like an Eagle," R. Kelly - "I Believe I Can Fly
Culture & Arts
It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.
Lana Del Rey has unveiled a new video for "Young and Beautiful," her entry on the star-studded "Great Gatsby" soundtrack
Do you ever buy CDs or download music used in movies? Great scores like Out of Africa, Harry Potter, Chariots of Fire, the Batman series?
In the span of his six-decade career, Ennio Morricone has scored over 500 films and television shows, including Fistful of Dollars (1964,) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1967,) and Danger: Diabolik (1968.)
Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.
What "Om" signified in Resul Pookutty's speech on Oscar night was something much deeper than its use in any entertainment context in the past.
I'm trying to pretend The Darjeeling Unlimited isn't happening. It's easier with this perfect movie, perfect soundtrack to get me through.