Carl Orff is a composer I had never heard of until about 2003. But Orff is now a composer I am unlikely to forget. On a shopping trip with my brother one Saturday morning, we ventured to the local shopping centre. Both of us are interested in pop culture, ie music and film, so our … Continue reading Carl Orff. O Fortuna through the ages.
Why John William's classic Superman theme tune is a key part of the character (and why it would of helped Man of Steel)
So, Marvel recently unveiled the trailer for the next Thor movie. I've got to say it's looking pretty cool so far. The use of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song is definitely a nice little reference to the comic characters roots in Norse Mythology. https://youtu.be/F7ayGFHGqeQ The song itself has references to Valhalla alongside singer Robert Plant howling, … Continue reading “Immigrant Song” is perfect for the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer
By Steven Casey (@stevenkcblog.wordpress.com) With the sad passing of singer-songwriter Chuck Berry recently, I thought I would use this time to pay tribute to the musician. To be honest, when the news broke that Berry had passed away, my first thought was, why does that name sound so familiar? It took a few days but … Continue reading Chuck Berry: You never can tell.
By Kealan McCormack https://soundcloud.com/johnwilliamsofficial/main-theme-from-star-wars-1 John Williams is mostly acknowledged as the man behind the famous tune that blares out as the title and a small summary slowly pan up the screen in the opening credits of Star Wars. Yet many people are not aware of just how many popular movie soundtracks he has had a … Continue reading John Williams: Greatest composer ever?
As in my first blog, this piece will pay tribute to Quentin Tarantino. But, it is in his choice of Music Director for the motion picture, Django Unchained and the Hateful Eight that we will concentrate on. Ennio Morricone was 87 years young when he won best Musical Score at the Oscars in 2016 for … Continue reading Come back Django!
By Steven Casey (@leglesstweets) Does anyone remember the Blade trilogy from back in the mid-90's? Wesley Snipes played the Titular fanged hero, alongside Country & Western singer Kris Kristofferson. The opening scene from the first movie features a guy following a girl to an underground rave in what seems to be a meat packing factory. During the … Continue reading Making his Mark in Music.
By Kealan McCormack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Div0iP65aZo Music is important in films. It evokes feelings and emotions from the audience watching and often helps us remember scenes due to a successful match of song with it. This is a fact many people know. What you might not know is that just as a song can capture a scenes … Continue reading Why music is important in film trailers
By Steven Casey K-Billy's Super Sounds of the 70's is a fictional radio programme created for the 90's cult classic "Reservoir Dogs". The film was directed by Quentin Tarantino who went on to direct, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and the Kill Bill volumes. All of these films were accompanied by amazing soundtracks. So why is this important? … Continue reading Super Sounds of the 80’s