Music in Film: Batman Special

As part of our Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises series I was going to simply sing my praises of the Danny Elfman Batman score, which I find to be one of cinema’s most memorable and downright awesome blockbuster soundtracks ever created, but when I thought back to the music in the various cinematic incarnations of the character I realised that most of...

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Music in Film: Legend (1985)

Artist/Composer: Tangerine Dream Produced and Arranged by: Brandon K. Verrett Duration: 73 min Label: BuySoundtrax This review is actually a case of good timing for our Ridley Scott extravaganza rather than a carefully planned post. I’ve been in touch with a specialist promotions firm I’m going to start working with to review soundtracks on my blog...

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How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song [Soundtrack Preview]

Our buddy Gary King (New York Lately, Death of the Dead) keeps on diving from genre to genre so I suppose it only makes sense that at some point a filmmaker like that is going to tackle a musical. King seems to be attacking this one with gusto and a visual flair not often seen in indie film making. How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song features all original...

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Music in Film: Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento’s Suspiria is justly celebrated for its bright, bloody set-pieces and flamboyant use of color, but it’s hard to imagine the movie being nearly as assaultive without the nearly omnipresent overwhelming score from the progressive band Goblin, who also provided the score for several of Argento’s other films. They recorded the music...

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Music In Film: Rap das Armas (Elite Squad)

For this week’s Music In Film I thought I would highlight one of the first things that came to mind when I thought of use of an existing song (as opposed to a composed score) which kicks things off and sets the tone for the action to come. In this case it’s “Rap das Armas” (aka Rap of Weapons) by Brazilian rap duo Cidinho and Doca (it...

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Music In Film: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Warning: SPOILERS lay within. For our first entry in our new Music In Film series I thought why not highlight what is probably my favourite film score of all time? Composed by the great duo of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – who also did The Proposition and The Road – the score for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward of Robert Ford is a...

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