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...

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...

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...

December 2, 2017

Jerry Goldsmith’s first score to the “Star Trek”-franchise is also one of his best, and the new main theme he created works as a benchmark how good a movie theme should be. The love theme is one of his finest, and the soundtrack was at that time mind-blowing because of...

July 2, 2017

Jerry Goldsmith’s “Poltergeist” (1982) is another famous score of this composer, another score of my all-time favourites and another example what film music can achieve if you have a such gifted composer such as Jerry Goldsmith. I will not mention the remake and also n...

April 15, 2017

This week one of my favourite Jerry Goldsmith scores, a score that is also in my Top 10, and one of the few examples of having a great score for a very good movie. So, these good reasons to discuss this score this week.

The movie

Michael Crichton directed this movie base...

February 12, 2017

This week, because of Jerry Goldsmith’s 88th birthday at February, 10th , just some very personal notes.

Without doubt, Jerry Goldsmith is the most gifted film music composer ever! Hans Zimmer might be more popular, John Williams composed for more popular movies, John B...

January 15, 2017

Jerry Goldsmith’s „Under Fire“ has a very special place in my heart. I was very lucky to see this movie in a movie theatre in my small hometown and it was the first movie with a Jerry score I ever saw in the theatre. “Gremlins 2” was the second one, and “Looney Tunes:...

October 2, 2016

This week finally my favorite Jerry Goldsmith score, the first soundtrack CD I ever bought, the second Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack I ever bought and the score because of Jerry Goldsmith became my favorite composer. Pretty important score for me…

The movie

“Explorers” (198...

June 27, 2016

This week another Goldsmith score and another favorite one: Jerry Goldsmith „The Mummy“.

The movie

Stephen Sommers directed this action-adventure horror movie based on his own screenplay and established a very successful franchise. The sequel, again written and directed...

February 13, 2016

This week a soundtrack for a lousy movie, and even though this soundtrack is none of Jerry Goldsmith’s best ones, I like it very much because of its lovely main theme.

The movie

Rent-a-Cop is a 1988 action comedy starring Burt Reynolds and Liza Minnelli. Reynolds plays a...

December 26, 2015

For the last week of 2015, another of my favorite scores, Jerry Goldsmith’s “Link”.

The movie

"Link" is a 1986 British horror film starring Elisabeth Shue and Terence Stamp along with a trio of simian stars which consist of Locke as Link, Jed as Imp, and Carried as Voodo...

October 24, 2015

"Gremlins 2“ is not only one of Jerry’s best scores, it is without doubt one of the best soundtracks ever composed. With the score to the first “Gremlins”, Goldsmith already created one of his most beautiful themes, and with the “Gremlin Rag” one of his most popular tr...

September 19, 2015

This week one of my favorite scores from Jerry Goldsmith, “Ransom aka The Terrorists”.

The movie

"Ransom", known in North America and some countries as "The Terrorists", is a 1974 action thriller starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane and directed by Finnish director Casp...

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