The Final Countdown - John Scott - Soundtrack Review

This week, I decided to talk about a composer who is not so well-known among film music fans, but I think we should also do not forget his contribution to the film music universe. I have two soundtracks of him, “The Final Countdown”, and “Lionheart”, Scott's score for a not so bad Jean-Claude van Dame movie. I decided to introduce John Scott with “The Final Countdown” (1980) and will talk about “Lionheart” later. Let’s start with some basic comments about John Scott The composer John Scott is an English film composer who has collaborated with directors such as Richard Donner, Norman Jewison, Irvin Kershner and many others and is well-know for his collaboration with the French explorer Jacque

Psycho - Bernard Herrmann - Soundtrack Review

This week finally „Psycho“ on my website. “Psycho” is a masterpiece in a lot of ways: It was the first slasher movie in history, it totally shocked the audience in a lot of ways, the shower murder scene holds the record as the movie music scene that is most discussed, and Bernard Herrmann’s score is considered as the ultimate score for a horror movie. There is so much to say about this movie and the music that it is really difficult to write just two pages. Here is the official trailer: The movie American writer Robert Bloch (1917 – 1994) is one of the best writers for crime and horror novels. He has a wicked sense of humour and his short stories are famous for the surprising twists in the e

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