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Following May screenings of their giallo-inspired feature Sororal at the Fantaspoa Film Festival in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the team at Nakatomi Pictures announce the release of the film's soundtrack, marking the milestone with the unveiling of the official poster artwork.
From the Press Release:
In aspiring to produce Australia’s first neo-giallo thriller, writer-director Sam Barrett was aware from the outset that the score would be critical to successfully creating the surreal parallel universe in Sororal.
He put the challenge in front of composer Christopher de Groot.
“A lot has been said about the beautiful imagery in hallmark giallo films, but there is no over-estimating the importance of music in the genre. The best giallo scores can take you away to a strange dream world that is beautiful, erotic, and frightening, a world which Chris has definitely sculpted for Sororal,” says Barrett. “True, we used a dizzying array of references as a starting point, »
- Debi Moore
In the summer of 1989, Dead Poets Society was in theaters making moviegoers laugh, cry, and learn Latin. The Best Picture nominee earned an Oscar for screenwriter Tom Schulman, as well as nods for director Peter Weir and Robin Williams, who stars as English teacher John Keating—the man who taught more than just his prep-school students the meaning of the phrase carpe diem (“seize the day”). It was also the breakout film for Robert Sean Leonard (tortured Neil Perry), Ethan Hawke (shy Todd Anderson), and Josh Charles (romantic Knox Overstreet). Charles discussed some of his fond memories in an interview with EW. »
- Mandi Bierly
Today on Trailers from Hell, Jesus Trevino talks John Carpenter's creepy 1982 cult classic "The Thing." In contrast to Howard Hawks' trim and efficient "The Thing from Another World" released in 1951, John Carpenter's 1982 remake is an effects-heavy affair that generates most of its suspense from the startling permutations of Rob Bottin's alien make-ups. Kurt Russell delivers another squint-eyed, Clint Eastwood-inspired performance and he’s helped by a supporting cast (including Wilfred Brimley and Richard Dysart) that give convincingly anxiety-ridden turns. Ennio Morricone provides an eerie score (though Carpenter was compelled to add a few musical passages of his own to the soundtrack). »
- Trailers From Hell
In contrast to Howard Hawks' trim and efficient The Thing from Another World released in 1951, John Carpenter's 1982 remake is an effects-heavy affair that generates most of its suspense from the startling permutations of Rob Bottin's alien make-ups. Kurt Russell delivers another squint-eyed, Clint Eastwood-inspired performance and he's helped by a supporting cast (including Wilfred Brimley and Richard Dysart) that give convincingly anxiety-ridden turns. Ennio Morricone provides an eerie score (though Carpenter was compelled to add a few musical passages of his own to the soundtrack).
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- TFH Team
For the countless fans of the Leone-spangled, Morricone-adorned legacy of the great Spaghetti Westerns, it’s tough to accept that the revolver-toting sub-genre of decades past has died a death. Given a fitting and wonderful send-off by Eastwood’s Unforgiven, Andrew Dominic’s immaculate The Assassination of Jesse James and a classy remake of the 3:10 to Yuma have still failed to reignite a widespread interest in the days of saddles and frontiers. It’s rather sad, but the fact is people just aren’t that interested in cowboys any more. I don’t see them coming back any time soon, either, and A Million Ways to Die in the West certainly hasn’t convinced me otherwise.
- Dominic Mill
I talk in pictures, not in words
-- "And Through the Wire" by Peter Gabriel
Welcome to Sounds Like Film, Slackerwood's new monthly feature on music in local and independent film.
Music plays an integral role in film. Whether it's a well-placed song with lyrics to enhance a mood or scene or a film score that evokes an emotional response, the audience's experience is heightened by music. Studies have demonstrated that music stimulates several areas of the brain: the auditory, limbic and motor regions as well as the less-understood orbitofrontal cortex which is thought to be key in sensory integration.
This concept relates to our movie experience in many ways, as familiar songs or scores can evoke a particular emotion or memory. In my own experience, there are many film-related compositions that can do just that -- Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" in The Breakfast Club, Ennio Morricone »
- Debbie Cerda
Ennio Morricone’s Injury Force Cancellation Of U.S. Concert Dates Complications from a back injury have forced Ennio Morricone to cancel his planned concerts in the U.S. next month. The composer, who has five Academy Award nominations and a 2007 Honorary Oscar to his credit, was to conduct a 200-piece ensemble of musicians and singers performing selections from his film scores. Morricone, 85, had planned give his first-ever Los Angeles performance on June 15 at the Nokia Theatre and only his second career NYC show on June 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He suffered the back injury in March, leading to the cancellation of shows scheduled into June, but had hoped to make the U.S. dates. His attorney said the injury prevents him from conducting or flying. Said the Italian composer, “I apologize to my fans for having to cancel these shows, and hope that I am able to make it back soon. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
By Fred Blosser
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On a windy night, a black-clad stranger rides into Daugherty City, Texas. He flips a coin to a scruffy drunk who is strapped for the price of a drink. He exposes a crooked dice game in the local saloon, where most of the townsfolk seem to be congregated. Then he departs. In the meantime, down the street, a gang of acrobatic robbers breaks into the bank and heists a safe containing $100,000 in Army payroll money. The getaway crew escapes town before a wounded trooper can raise the alarm, but out on the trail they run into the stranger, Sabata, who picks them off with a tricked-out rifle and recovers the stolen money.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Criterion has announced their upcoming August 2014 titles, which will begin on August 12 with John Cassavetes' Love Streams in which Cassavetes stars alongside Gena Rowlands as middle-aged brother and sister who find themselves caring for one another after the other loves in their lives abandon them. The film has been fully restored, comes with a new audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura, a video essay, interviews and more. Next is Alfonso Cuaron's Y tu mama tambien, the Mexico-set road story starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal that put Cuaron on the map. Set for release on August 19, the 2K digital restoration was supervised by director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki and approved by Cuar?n and comes with two new making of features, an interview with philosopher Slavoj ?i?ek, deleted scenes, Carlos Cuaron's 2002 short film You Owe Me One and more. Also on August 19 comes Pedro Almodovar's Tie Me Up! »
- Brad Brevet
In January, Quentin Tarantino unleashed a tirade on the movie industry over someone from his inner circle leaking the script for his planned Western The Hateful Eight. Now he has decided to resume work on the script, though its fate still remains undetermined. On Saturday, he hosted a stage reading of the first draft of the script in Los Angeles at a Film Independent–sponsored event.
See Peter Travers' Top 10 Movies of 2013
The cast was filled with numerous actors who have worked with Tarantino in the past: Samuel L. Jackson, »
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new clip from Preservation, release details for Lfo, App, the first photo from Altergeist, an interview with Felissa Rose, and much more:
First Clip from Preservation: “Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director’s chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire). Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike’s wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the “closed” sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, they immediately turn on each other. But the hunted »
- Tamika Jones
Dorota Kedzierzawska's strange film, in which a love-starved girl snatches another child, eschews the horror of the situation
Before watching Mark Cousins's cine-essay A Story of Children and Film, I was unaware of one of the weirdest movies he references: Wrony, or Crows, made in 1994 by Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska. In Crows, it is not clear if what we are watching is fundamentally innocent or fundamentally tainted. A young girl nicknamed Crow (Karolina Ostrozna) is neglected by her single mum, who is always leaving her alone in the flat, or locking her out of the flat while she is having sex. Angry, lonely and confused, the girl wanders the city she is at one stage chased and menaced by a creepy male figure on the seashore. Then she kidnaps a toddler from someone's front garden and takes her away, insisting that the infant must call her "mummy", and »
- Peter Bradshaw
Director: Michael Anderson
Running Time: 88 minutes
This 1977 cash in on Jaws could have just changed the animal and ran with it. Instead it goes for something a lot deeper and poignant. Philosophical themes are interwoven throughout the film and before you know it you’re gripped. From legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, the man who produced pretty much everything from Federico Fellini classics to the Hannibal Lecter films, he knew when a specific genre was popular, he knew how to exploit it, but he also knew to make it its own.
We follow Richard Harris as Captain Nolan, a hard drinking Irishman who loves to hunt the beasts of the ocean. Despite this, his character has a dramatic arc and one that is completely believable thanks to Harris’ nuanced performance. He’s disgusted after an »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!
Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »
- Jerry Smith
One of the most controversial American films of the 1980s, Samuel Fuller's White Dog (1982) was withheld from release in the States at the time and has rarely been seen since. This head-on examination of racism remains a riveting and startlingly powerful film experience, with superb performances and a brilliant score by the great musical master, Ennio Morricone. To celebrate the film's Dual Format release this Monday (31 March), we have Three copies of White Dog to give away, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment and Masters of Cinema. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!
10.) Re-animator (1985)
- Jerry Smith
Focus Features has released the first trailer for its upcoming release "The Signal." The film, which premiered in January at Sundance, stars veteran actor Laurence Fishburne opposite up-and-comer Brenton Thwaites (also the star of The Weinstein Company's adaptation of Lois Lowery's dystopic young adult novel, "The Giver," which is slated for release in August.) "The Signal" marks William Eubanks' return to the director's chair after four long years. Although Eubanks has a considerable number of credits, most are as a cinematographer. Eubanks made his directorial debut back in 2011 with "Love" -- also a curious mind-bending drama that draws heavily from science-fiction lore. Just over two minutes in length, the trailer for "The Signal" presents a stunning montage of scenes from the film, accompanied by an ethereal soundtrack reminiscent of Ennio Morricone's haunting theme for John Carpenter's 1982 remake of "The Thing." In terms of premise and plot, however, the trailer leaves us with. »
- Shipra Gupta
Written and Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
As an avowed Marxist, homosexual, and atheist, Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini may seem to some a dubious choice to have made one of the most austere, faithful, and simply one of the best films about the life and death of Jesus Christ. But, with The Gospel According to Matthew, from 1964, that’s exactly what the controversial filmmaker, poet, novelist, and theorist did. This gritty and unpolished depiction of the life of Christ contains many of the narrative hallmarks featured in other film versions of the same story: the virgin birth, the early miracles, the apostles, Christ’s persecution and, ultimately, the crucifixion. However, no other cinematic depiction of this well-known chronicle looks, sounds, or feels quite like this one.
- Jeremy Carr
Giuseppe Tornatore - Scotland in his sights
The director who made one of Italian cinema's best loved films, Cinema Paradiso, is to shoot part of his next film Scotland later this year. Described as a "romantic drama" The Correspondence follows the love affair between a professor and a younger woman. Tornatore and his team have been scouting locations in Edinburgh for the film at the same time as is his first English language feature The Best Offer with Geoffrey Rush as an auctioneer obsessed with a reclusive heiress receives its UK premiere screenings as part of the 21st edition of the Italian Film Festival.
Rosie Ellison, film manager at Marketing Edinburgh said: "Tornatore is an exciting director and we are delighted to welcome him to Edinburgh."
The project will reunite many of the collaborators from The Best Offer, including composer Ennio Morricone and the production company Paco Cinematografica. The Best »
- Richard Mowe
Exclusive: Cinema Paradiso director reunites with The Best Offer team on upcoming film.
Romantic drama The Correspondence, the director’s first film to shoot in the UK, will follow the love affair between a professor and a younger woman working in the same field.
The film will reunite many of the collaborators on Tornatore’s latest effort The Best Offer, including regular collaborator Ennio Morricone, producer Paco Cinematografica, distributor-producer Warner Bros’ Italy and sales outfit uMedia International.
The director has been in Scotland this week scouting locations for the film, which is due to shoot in Edinburgh, York and parts of Yorkshire before finishing shoot in Italy.
Casting is being kept under wraps with a “well-known” male lead close to signing on.
Warner Bros Italy is due to release the film on January 1, 2015, the same date it released Tornatore’s 2013 drama »
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