Official Brian Blessed impersonator Charlie Brigden could previously be found waxing lyrical at websites such as C.H.U.D. and Den of Geek, mostly about his two great loves: film scores and horror movies. His favourite movie is Blade Runner, he worships daily at the altar of Jerry Goldsmith, and is fully unrepentant in his love for both Star Trek 5 and Jaws 3-D.
Website URL: http://twitter.com/sharksarecool
Song For Marion is an odd bird. One-half film score, one-half original cast recording, it mixes in instrumental pieces with diegetic selections from the soundtrack as sung by the choir from the film. This is not always effective, but if you've ever wanted to hear Porkpie from Desmond's singing 'Love Shack', here's your chance.
If you asked me what I thought of the music of Cloud Atlas, I would say it's fascinating, beautiful, ambitious, emotional, and brilliant. It's an evocative and thoughtful work, perhaps atypical of your average mainstream sci-fi scoring, and Tom Twyker, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil have created a score that really speaks to you.
And just like that, we're back! Apologies for the break but it's amazing how hard it is to do a simple thing like sit down and write when your back is keeping you in constant agony. Funny that! But ignore my suffering and get ready to cast your eyes over this week's soundtrack selections, because before long you'll no doubt be able to absorb words intravenously through iTunes. Enjoy!
Danny Elfman has come a long way. Breaking free of the shackles of his work under Tim Burton, he's established himself as the go-to man for a whole host of movies, regardless of genre. Despite this, it appears that the makers of Hitchcock just said to him, "Go be Danny Elfman."