Archive for the 'Soundtrack Enthusiast' Category

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

If the below description of this lost blaxploitation flick’s soundtrack doesn’t pique your interest then I would wager you have never watched Dolemite, The Mack and Superfly back-to-back (which, I might add, comes highly recommended if you’re feeling funky and happen to have an afternoon to kill.) “He was a pusher that became a preacher. […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Earlier this month Goldenfiddle reminded us that the latest Wes Anderson addition to the Criterion Collection DVD series is due out November 25th. Anderson’s first feature film, Bottle Rocket, is finally getting the all-star, deluxe, two-disc reissue treatment complete with: Eleven deleted scenes, commentary by Wes Anderson and co-writer/actor Owen Wilson, the making of Bottle […]

Friday, August 15th, 2008

“Stay on the road, stay away from the Moors and beware of the moon.” Sage advice, indeed. Filmmaker John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London (1981) is a lot of things; a maverick comedy, a gratuitous horror flick, an Oscar winner, and one of my favorite examples of the juxtaposition of music and it’s use […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Still one of my favorite films, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey both turned me on to its accompanying soundtrack, as well as the works of its author, Arthur C. Clarke, who passed away today, at the age of 90, in his adopted home of Sri Lanka. Excerpts below; read the Associated Press obit, here… […]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Originally titled Season of The Witch, Mean Streets is both an accomplishment in film in its own right, as well as a blueprint for the themes and motifs Martin Scorsese would later expand on and finesse for the next three decades. It’s all here: Cosa Nostra, religious devotion an doubt, moral contradiction, loyalty, family, and […]