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Movie composers worth listening to, part 6

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This list continues from part 5. David Arnold Arnold scored the 5 James Bond movies between Tomorrow Never Dies and Quantum of Solace — John Barry recommended him to the producers. Casino Royale (2006) African Rundown Quantum of Solace Time to Get Out Sherlock (with Michael Price) The Game Is On Stargate Stargate Overture Tomorrow […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 5

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This list continues from part 4. Carter Burwell Burwell has a great relationship with the Coen brothers, and has also written a couple of scores for Spike Jonze. Upcoming work includes The Founder and Wonderstruck. It Could Happen to You The Search Mr. Holmes Mr. Holmes True Grit (2010) River Crossing Where the Wild Things […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 4

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This list continues from part 3. Peter Best Best may have retired, as he hasn’t scored a movie since 2004. His Crocodile Dundee soundtrack is, like the movie, unique and wonderful. Crocodile Dundee Opening Titles Theme from Crocodile Dundee Overture from Crocodile Dundee Mychael Danna When directors want something a little different in their music, […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 3

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This list continues from part 2. Burt Bacharach Bacharach is mostly focused on his pop music career but he scored a few movies. The James Bond spoof Casino Royale was a ridiculous movie but the music was glorious. Casino Royale (1967) The entire album, especially Casino Royale (Main Title) Angelo Badalamenti Badalamenti has scored movies […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 2

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This list continues from part 1. Klaus Badelt Badelt’s one soundtrack on the list is one that I love. Upcoming work includes Ballerina and Warrior’s Gate. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (with Hans Zimmer) The entire album, especially He’s A Pirate Christophe Beck Beck wrote some brilliant music for the TV […]

Movie composers worth listening to, part 1

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Here’s the big list of movie composers. I’ll list their soundtracks, and specifically which tracks are worth listening to — on their own, not within the movie. Some of these soundtracks could be better than I realize — if I listened to them all the way through I might add more track(s) to my list. […]

Planet of the Apes

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The next Planet of the Apes movie isn’t coming out until next year but this list is ready so I’m posting it. I read the original novel by Pierre Boulle years ago and enjoyed it a lot. I read some fairly recent graphic novels by┬áDaryl Gregory and┬áCorinna Bechko and enjoyed them too. Ape fever was […]

Why I didn’t watch the debate

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The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump happened on Monday (September 26th). I watched a few minutes of it but then stopped. I had a feeling that I couldn’t immediately name. The next day I named it — no one should have to watch a debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It’s […]

The problem with Donald Trump

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There is certainly an important way in which Donald Trump is the ultimate expression of things that have been happening in the Republican Party for years. But there is another way in which Trump is different from any other presidential candidate. No matter how laughable or horrible any other presidential candidate has been, they have […]

The problem with the Republican Party

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This post is about the Republican Party pre-Donald Trump — I’ll talk about him in a separate post. In the old days the Republicans and the Democrats worked together to get things done. But in the past 8 years that’s not what’s happened. And anyone who thinks this is the Democrats’ fault, their brain is […]