For the film’s score, director Jim Jarmusch enlisted his friend, the musician and songwriter Tom Waits.… Read More The Good Old World: Tom Waits’ Soundtrack for “Night on Earth”
A new series on my blog in which I write a little about a record I have chosen to soundtrack my housekeeping chores for the week.
A soundtrack mixing George Auric’s folkloric melodies with electronic composer Daphne Oram’s sound design disorientates and terrifies.… Read More Electronica Victoriana: The Soundtrack of “The Innocents”
High school girls are cheering, yelling, laughing as they take part in a game of volleyball, an everyday scene that could be taking place in any high school, anywhere. The girls are seemingly confident; strong and resilient. That is, all the girls bar one, whom we soon learn is named Carrie (Sissy Spacek). After she… Read More Telekinetic Tunes: Pino Donaggio’s Score for Brian De Palma’s “Carrie”
At least once a year I find myself revisiting My Own Private Idaho, Gus Van Sant’s narcoleptic rent boy road movie. I’m an avid River Phoenix fan, yes (I have devoured anything and everything related to the broody actor since my teens, an obsession that amuses and confuses my friends and family), but it’s the beautiful… Read More Movie Double: My Own Private Idaho & American Honey
A look at the haunting soundtrack on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.… Read More Heavenly Harmonies: The Soundtrack of Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire”
Growing up, I had certain expectations about how an older woman should look and behave. These expectations were largely informed by the only old ladies I knew, my Grandmothers. My maternal Grandmother was a professional seamstress and very opinionated as to how women should dress or what was good or bad about a particular outfit.… Read More The Wild Old Woman of Riverton