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Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

A swelling of strings, a triumphant booming of horns, a delicate cascade of woodwinds, and a great percussive thunder, all bookended with soaring choirs and vocals. These are the old guard of film music, still as essential and iconic as ever. Even under barrages of parodies and imitators, this tried and true method of composing the accompanying music to almost every film in… Read more »

11 May 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Too often Harmony Korine is dismissed as a mere provocateur, the dubious character behind films like Gummo and Trash Humpers that are aesthetically, well, trashy. Detractors account for his success by referring to an experimental visual style and subjects that tend to be, as Variety called the Humpers, “riveting beyond rationality.” At the beginning of his career he reinforced the… Read more »

11 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists