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Daily Archives: June 18, 2016

Most Hollywood films have non-invasive scores, created by composers who like to stay in their post-romantic comfort zone. Sometimes it can also be ambient or post-minimalist, like Hans Zimmer’s score for “Interstellar”. That includes typical narrative motives, like epic horns in dramatic action scenes and heartbreaking strings in sentimental moments. It isn’t a bad thing – the music usually perfectly… Read more »

18 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

When Alien was released in 1979, cinema-going audiences had a similar reaction to the crew of the Nostromo when a phallic monster with sharp teeth burst suddenly from their crew-mate’s chest and scurried away: they were shocked. With its simple plot about a doomed crew of blue-collar astronauts being hunted by a horrible alien, its A-grade performances, top-notch production design,… Read more »

18 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists