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July 23, 2015 - Film, Music, Sound

View our Flipboard Magazine – handpicked articles about sound, music and the moving image.

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Listening To Stanley Kubrick

June 13, 2015 - Film, Music

In ‘Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films’ (Scarecrow Press), Christine Lee Gengaro provides an in-depth exploration of the music that was composed for Kubrick’s films and places the pre-existent music he utilized into historical context. Gengaro discusses the music in every single…

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Hitchcock’s Ear

June 11, 2015 - Film, Music, Sound

For a director who’s career began in the silent film era, his uncanny ability to select the perfect music for his images was almost unparalleled. Obviously we can’t ignore the formidable contribution of his composers, such as Bernard Hermann (Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest) and…

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The Music of ‘There Will Be Blood’

June 10, 2015 - Film, Music

Having recently re-watched Paul Thomas Anderson’s film There Will Be Blood (2007) I thought I’d take a look back at this film’s unique marriage of sound and image. This a tale of a misanthropic oil man Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) in California at the turn…

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