notes on film scores

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Impulse Purchase!

Ridiculous impulse purchase. O, buyer's regret!

Dark City (Jones)
Ravenous (Nyman)
The Powerpuff Girls: The City of Soundsville
American Journey - Winter Olympics 2002 (Williams)

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Desperate Measures Already Forgotten

Brief note on Desperate Measures by Trevor Jones. I cannot remember a solitary thing about it except there was an annoying song at one point. It was mostly pretty dreary drones in the suspense style. No doubt functional. I'll listen again to see if I just failed to pick up on the point.

Neither Love Or Money Satisfactory

a brief note on Love or Money - This was a frustrating listen. The main body of the music is taken up with a trivial tune noodled on sax in the smooth "lite radio" idiom.Only a few hints of interesting orchestration kept me from taking it out of the CD player immediately. The frustration lies in that there are scattered throughout the score many isolated examples of Broughton's talent for melody. The overall effect is what might result if Bruce Broughton was hired to score your cousin's wedding reception.

Sunday, June 09, 2002

CDs Purchased

Bought used:

Lover's Prayer (Joel McNeely)
Men With Guns (Mason Daring)
The Portrait of a Lady (Wojcieck Kilar)
The World Is Not Enough (David Arnold)
For Love or Money (Bruce Broughton)
Desperate Measures (Trevor Jones)

Saturday, June 08, 2002

Spines Printed

Made spines for those pesky uninformative and/or illegible CDs:

Ginny Brings Back Spoils from the Hunt!

A garage sale find:
Remains of the Day (Richard Robbins)

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

CDs Arrive

Dogma (Howard Shore) and Gormenghast (Richard Rodney Bennett) arrived today.

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Whither the Fly II?

My on-again off-again search for the Fly II (Young) was on again last night. I think it might be off again for a little while. (update But see here.)

Reordered The Game (out of stock!)

Had to re-order The Game (Shore). Also ordered, at long last, A.I.** (Williams).
* received 20020610 ** received 20020614

Monday, June 03, 2002

CD Arrives

Impulse purchase of White Man's Burden (Howard Shore) arrived today. Some merely OK songs but mostly drivel. Howard kindasorta owes me one.

CD Purchased

Picked up a used copy of Elfman's Planet of the Apes.