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“If this lot were seals or whales, you'd all be up in bloody arms. But they're not, are they? No, no they're not. They're just ordinary common-or-garden honest, decent human beings. And not one of them with an ounce of bloody hope left”. – Danny, Brassed Off
One of the things that I love about a certain subset of contemporary British comedies is their core of steel. That, hiding underneath some often very hefty belly laughs, there’s a political story, a foundation of social outrage, and a desire to address through cinema issues that often get swept under the carpet. It’s what keeps such films in my mind, long after the latest R-rated comedy screen filler has »
With the resurgence of vinyl, and many classic game soundtracks seeing a re-release on the format, the Flickering Myth writers look back at some of their favourites; next up is Emma Withington with 1995’s Panzer Dragoon…
Turkey Dinosaur fueled junkie that I was in my early years (with a penchant for rusks), I latched onto the Sega Saturn like a limpet, quickly becoming obsessed with the demo for Panzer Dragoon Zwei at the age of four – playing Episode 3 over and over again. Something about it was hugely engaging and I needed, not wanted, needed more. After obtaining and completing Panzer Dragoon Zwei it wasn’t long before the original Panzer Dragoon entered the building and along with it a soundtrack so powerful it is permanently embedded within my earliest memories.
From Team Andromeda, Panzer Dragoon is set in a post apocalyptic world in which humans live in tribal communities and dangerous, »
- Emma Withington
The sensational, overlooked film scores from the years 1990 to 1999 that really are well worth digging out...
The movies went through tumultuous and exciting changes in the nineties. Quentin Tarantino exploded onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs, Generation X gave rise to slacker marvels like Clerks, and blockbusters like The Matrix put the awe back into special effects.
However, the 90s was also a sensational decade for film music, gifting us classics including the likes of Jurassic Park, Titanic, Total Recall, Braveheart and countless others. But the sheer quality of these soundtrack treasures shouldn’t overshadow those undervalued hidden gems that demonstrate the extraordinary range and versatility of our finest film composers, ones that may have passed you by. So here’s our selection of those incredible works: ranging from the earworming to the unsettling, the melodic to the chaotic, these are the scores that simply demand your attention. »
3 items from 2016
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