Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films.
Entries by David Carter
Onscreen personas — I love ’em, and I suspect many of us do or else we wouldn’t go to see movies featuring our favorite A-list actors and cult commodities at the drop of a dime. There’s something comforting yet inherently fascinating to the idea of an actor or actress playing a character on top of… Read more »
At the beginning of the making of the documentary for Isao Takahata’s final film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, someone behind the camera (presumably one of the two directors of the documentary) asks Takahata “What kind of movie are you trying to make with Princess Kaguya?” Takahata sits fidgeting on a couch, hand combing through… Read more »
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 »
Have you listened to A Place for Film yet? Well, it’s the official IU Cinema podcast, a podcast that I have nagged and bugged the powers-that-be to resurrect after it ended a great four-year run with 169 episodes. Thanks to WIUX and our producer Matt, my co-host Elizabeth Roell (IU Cinema House Manager and usher)… Read more »
SPOILERS for the movie Annihilation. Apocryphal or disproven science is fun to think about. For example, for much of our lives we truly believed we only use 10 percent of our brains. Similarly there’s another pop science factoid that gets a good amount of play around the internet, this one being that the process of… Read more »