Also below are some youtube clips of the man himself, live in concert…
As we pause to take time to reflect on an action packed year of movie podcasting, here’s a countdown of our most downloaded episodes:
10. Audition (1999) dir Takashi Miike (Jap)
9. Labyrinth (1986) dir Terry Jones (US/UK)
8. Festen (1998) dir Thomas Vinterberg (Den/Swe)
7. Wake In Fright (1971) dir Ted Kotcheff (Aus)
6. To Live And Die In LA (1985) dir William Friedkin (US)
5. The 39 Steps (1935) dir Alfred Hitchcock (UK)
4. Kindergarten Cop (1990) dir Ivan Reitman (US)
3. Singin’ In The Rain (1952) dir Stanley Donen (US)
2. The Unbelievable Truth (1989) dir Hal Hartley (US)
1. Top Gun (1986) dir Tony Scott (US)
Although the movie itself fiercely divided critical opinion, one thing all rational beings agreed on is that Cliff Martinez’s score to The Neon Demon was pretty fucking great. Reminiscent of ’80s Tangerine Dream with a sprinkling of Eno’s ambient works, it’s a proper treat for any discerning movie listener.
An early member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martinez began scoring in the late eighties and first came to our attention with his excellent collaborations with Steven Soderbergh. He’s been consistently great ever since. Sadly it was recently announced that he will no longer to be scoring the upcoming Logan movie – the somewhat bland Marco Beltrami will take his place – hopefully this doesn’t mean that the movie itself has been similarly defanged.
In any event, here’s about 25 minutes of the Neon Demon to enjoy:
The ‘Burbs was featured in Episode 25 and Morricone’s score for The Hateful Eight was a 3 Men favourite of 2016. Here’s the splendid scene from Joe Dante’s movie using Morricone’s score from My Name Is Nobody, with lots and lots of Leone-esque camera moves.
As discussed during our New Year Special. Here’s why we’re all very much looking forward to Jason Momoa’s turn as Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League movie.
Part of the excellent DP/30 series of interviews on YouTube, Ethan discusses his career – beginning with the highs and lows of his experience auditioning for Explorers, making the movie, and living with its subsequent failure.
Well worth a look, even if you’re not an Ethan Hawke maniac like Mitch.
Peter Sellers always maintained that the secret to his chameleon-like performances was that he had no discernible personality of his own.
Here he is appearing on UK talk show Parkinson in 1974, demonstrating those impeccable impersonations but also talking candidly about his upbringing, The Goons and Sophia Loren amongst many other topics.
Not only is Paul Thomas Anderson a film-maker of genius, he’s also an engaging, charming and insightful interviewee.
Here he is talking to Vice’s Meredith Danluck:
A brief but amusing piece shedding light on the making of A League of Their Own.
Read it HERE
Few Hollywood careers have had as many ups and downs as that of John Travolta. Blow Out was most definitely a high, along with the likes of Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.
Read a more comprehensive overview from Simon Brew at Den Of Geek HERE