July 11, 2020

This review is another result of Covid-19. Even though, we are now allowed to meet more people, I am still sitting in my home office, okay with a bigger screen now, but it is still annoying. I found the CD of “Silver Screen” when I ordered another couple of CDs, and th...

June 6, 2020

The idea to talk about “Hampstead” was developed last year. I was looking for a nice score for my December review. I had no time to watch “The Grinch” with James Horner’s score and then chose “Hampstead”, as a nice and unspectacular score because I just like the main t...

May 10, 2020

This week, I want to talk about a nearly forgotten composer: John Cacavas. He composed the music for two of the famous “Airport”-movies, also for the last Hammer-Dracula called “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” (1973) and for the Horror-Kult “Horror Express” (1972). Cacav...

April 10, 2020

The idea to talk about this score was a result of a harsh argument with a fan of the score on Facebook. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” is one of my all-time favourites, “Psycho 2”, however, I did not like from the beginning: The movie had some great ideas, but in the end,...

March 23, 2020

The only good aspect about these crazy CVSID - Corona Virus Self Isolation Days - is that I have time to update my blog. So, let’s talk about another Bill Conti score: “Gotcha!”. At first, I wanted to talk about Stephen Warbeck’s “Hamsted”, a movie I saw on a family tr...

December 1, 2019

There is only one reason, I wanted to talk about “Lock Up” on my blog, the track “First Down!”, one of the typical action tracks, only Bill Conti can compose, and the only reason, I bought the soundtrack to this movie. So, let’s look at “Lock Up” this week.

The movie

“Lo...

November 2, 2019

This week, another score by Danny Elfman on my blog. Before Hans Zimmer became the regular composer for Superhero movies, it was Danny Elfman who was mostly hired. His first score for the “Spider-Man” franchise is one of his best soundtracks, so it is worth to have a d...

October 20, 2019

After a longer break, another classic score and another one of my all-time favourite movies: “RoboCop” (1987). Especially when watching the remake, you can see how sophisticated and visionary the original oneis. Directors such as Paul Verhoeven are highly missed these...

February 17, 2019

As my first review for this year, I decided to start again with my favourite composer Jerry Goldsmith. Jerry would have been 90 years old on February 10 this year, and as you can read all over the internet, he is greatly missed. I chose a soundtrack which is perhaps no...

December 22, 2018

This week I will talk about “Henry V”. I was not able to watch “Thor” to discuss Patrick Doyle’s music because of the usual Christmas craziness, private issues and longer working hours. Also, I thought that the music for “Henry V” is a much nicer score for the Christma...

October 27, 2018

This week finally the review of Jerry Goldsmith’s “Fierce Creatures” (1997), a fabulous and unusual score in many ways and worth to discover again.

The movie

The huge success of “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988) caused a kind of problem. I guess the cast - John Cleese, Jamie...

August 27, 2018

Today just a short post and the reason why I did not post so much in the last months. I finally finished my book about 50 Best Soundtracks and added also the interview with Michael J. Lewis in this book. 

I rewrote all the reviews in this book, added more material and c...

June 23, 2018

Even though I still think the original trilogy will be the best Star Wars movies ever, I always look forward to a new one being released. It is astonishing how big the franchise has become, and I also think that the new Star Wars directors are creating better movies th...

May 26, 2018

This week another classic score by Bernard Herrmann for one of the few comedies by Alfred Hitchcock. Even though I prefer Bernard Herrmann as conductor of his own music, I will discuss the album with the complete soundtrack, conducted by Joel McNeely, and performed by...

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