His Dark Materials series... read the books growing up, loved them, and some of my friends played in the sessions too
If you're a fan of campy grindhouse films this was pretty great. Sadly it was Johann Johannsson's last score.
getting back into a lot of Japanese art house.
Life of Oharu was amazing if you like that sort of stuff. highly recommended.
A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society, Kenji Mizoguchi had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable...www.criterion.com
Have you ever come across something new to you and you think to your self - How on earth have I missed this ?
A few years ago I bought a load of Blu-ray movies pretty cheaply, and amongst them was this little Italian film. I hadn't even worked out the translation of film's the name. So it sat on my shelf, still in the cellphone wrapper - and there it sat unwatched - until yesterday afternoon.
I found my self on my own with a couple of hours to spare. My wife and kids had gone out to do some Christmas shopping, whilst I stayed at home to get all the software installed on my new laptop.
So I finally got around to watching this disk. It was The Legend of 1900, and the incredible score was by Ennio Morricone. I'd heard some of the music before, but oh boy, when it was put to the picture...
I was instantly transfixed.
Several hours later I was a complete mess, the laptop forgotten as I let this beautiful film wash over me like a soft, warm blanket. If you haven't seen this movie, then do so right now.
Take the phone off the hook, lock the doors and let the world go hang while you remember what it is that cinema can be...