Part 1: Celebrating Music in the Movies

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." – Plato Plato’s description is certainly romanticised, but I do agree with it, particularly in relation to film scores. The right music can enhance a scene, adding another level of emotion – be it love, anger or... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Hedwig’s Theme

It's time to feel festive! I'm not sure why but the Harry Potter series always reminds me of Christmas. The films don't specifically feature Christmas, though, so I'm not sure why it reminds me of the festive season. It is mentioned, of course, as the films do follow a year (or thereabouts) in Harry's life.... Continue Reading →

Howard Shore returns for The Hobbit

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our composer. Inbetween the avalanche of casting news, I have spotted this little gem of information about The Hobbit. Howard Shore has confirmed that he will be creating the score. Speaking to Canadian newspaper The Province, Shore said: "We've talked about making these movies for many years, at least since... Continue Reading →

Thursday night is Tron night

At midnight on the evening of Thursday 16th December I will have three film-related firsts. Admittedly, it's not anything too exciting - I'm not meeting Leo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet - but I am excited nonetheless. I will be going to my first advance screening. I'll be spending the wee early hours in a cinema.... Continue Reading →

Favourites Friday – The Last Unicorn

I thought I'd introduce a regular feature into my blog and so, every now and again, I'm going to explain why I love a particular film. Call it  'Favourites Friday' if you will. First up is a film I have loved for a long, long time... The Last Unicorn (1982) Directors: Jules Bass and Arthur... Continue Reading →

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