Articles tagged soundtrack, film, nick cave, warren ellis, the road, cormac mccarthy, john hillcoat

‘It’s the Pictures That Got Small’ Tells of Hollywood’s Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

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“A Million Stars” From ‘The D Train’ Soundtrack (video) (Premiere)

Pop-savvy musical minds from fun. and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) come together in this contribution to the new Jack Black comedy The D Train.

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15 Apr 2015 // 10:00 AM

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

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‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.

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Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo: Prince Avalanche OST

Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo's score for David Gordon Green's comeback film Prince Avalanche avoids the well-known stylistic trappings of the former's ebb and flow post-rock sound.

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Various Artists: Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album

Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album is thoughtfully assembled, a solid album that transcends just serving as a soundtrack.

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: 1 April 2013 - Chicago

April Fool's Day 2013 in Chicago didn't belong to practical jokes; it belonged to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw: You Have Already Gone to the Other World

Albuquerque Europhiles A Hawk and a Hacksaw have recorded an imagined soundtrack to Sergei Parajanov's classic film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, with intoxicating and challenging results.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores Minimalism in Video Games

This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?

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Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.

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Cannes 2012: Day 4 - ‘Lawless’ + ‘Antiviral’ + ‘La noche de enfrente’

Cannes continues with John Hillcoat's Depression-era Lawless, first time director Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, and a special screening of legendary Chilean director Raoul Ruiz's La noche de enfrente.

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17 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Husband: Husband

First effort from a deep, dark soul.

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Mike Patton: The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Original Soundtrack)

Intriguing in both the quality of the music and the execution of its concept, this is an excellent soundtrack that can be enjoyed without seeing its source material, though it is not without its own quirks.

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The Comics Writer and the Fall of the Superpowers

We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.

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Ellis’ Superb Mastery of the Art of Pop

In "Subland Empire", Warren Ellis takes the reins of Secret Avengers and shows the hidden depths and complex mastery required to make popculture artifacts works of lasting art.

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2 Sep 2011 // 2:59 AM

Is It Just Us?

Imagine a weird ending to Back to the Future where Doc Brown never shows up and Marty McFly convinces himself it was all just a dream. The sequel is just Marty living an everyday life. Now ask yourself what are your expectations of the DC reboot.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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The Piano Bares Its Teeth: Reversals and Redemption in Nick Cave’s ‘90s Albums

Through a series of reversals -- of sound, of focus, of theme, of our expectations -- Nick Cave, ever the demonic circus hawker, turned his sights onto something different as he emerged from the '90s: Himself.

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The Changing Nature of the Nature of Art

As artists have become less concerned with telling stories and more concerned with creating emotional connections and mimicking experiences, art has shifted from creating beauty to expressing the heady nature of 'truth'.

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The Chemical Brothers: Hanna (Soundtrack)

Based on the themes presented, you'd think that an elementary-school-aged kid was at the center of the narrative, rather than a junior-in-high-school-aged one.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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