The television show Twin Peaks (David Lynch & Mark Frost, 1990-1991) is known for its music. Its otherwordly soundtrack transports the audience into a universe where retro nostalgia meets the fantastic. In this video, I look at how musical set-pieces are used to illuminate the character of Leland Palmer, father of murdered teen Laura Palmer.
In the past, I have loosely touched on what makes an auteur an auteur. It’s a tricky title to nail down due to the subjective nature of what it means to have complete control over the vision of your art. It becomes even trickier when you try and apply the same theory to something outside… Read more »
Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films. Today, however, I sit down and talk to a composer with an upcoming performance at the IU Cinema.
Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I l dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films. Please press play. Let’s go back. The year is 1975 and relatively unknown actor Sylvester Stallone has just finished writing the first draft of Rocky in three days. He was inspired by… Read more »
Welcome to Score Keeping. A feature where I l dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films. Please press play. The film score as a tool can serve many purposes. Among these many utilities the most common would be to elevate and support the action on screen. Meaning the… Read more »
The IU Cinema has had a great track record hosting live accompaniment and composers for its presentation of silent films. Films such as Blackmail, Metropolis and The General have all gotten the live orchestral treatment under the IU Cinema roof. However, this past year the cinema invited a group of musicians that had a little… Read more »