July 29th, 2007

Serling (Twilight Zone) (by mimisoliel)

Looking at Heaven

As I had watched Death Rides a Horse last night, I pulled Ennio Morricone's score off the shelf and was playing it earlier today... then, when I went out to get the wireless router (and printer as well, more on that one I have it set up), I checked the mail and the copy of Bruce Broughton's score for Roughing It, which I had ordered in preparation for the Broughton western mix I'm planning. You can't ask for a greater contrast than these two scores!

The score for Roughing It was a whole lot of fun. I want to listen to it a few more times before I will be making any selections, but I've already come across a few tracks from this bouncy score that I know will end up on the mix... and a few others I'd love to shoehorn in there if I can. The film looks like it might be interesting as well, if for no other reason than James Garner playing Samuel Clemens sounds like great casting to me. Netflix has a listing for it, but the disc is not available at present.

While the rousing Silverado theme which is often heard at sporting events and had an Oscar nomination is more iconic, I'm going to instead go with the more muscular one from Tombstone. It's one of those themes that you know had to have been written after they made the film, because if it was heard beforehand, the casting sessions would required one of those clowns you see in amusement parks... you know, the ones that say "You must be at least this tall to be permitted on this ride." Only the clown would have a twelve inch ruler and say "Your penis must be at least this long to be permitted to stride to this theme."

jailnurse found this whilst prowling about on the WebTV-like Wii internet feature.


WORK SAFE
McCroskey (Airplane!)

Fields

I had a conversation with jailnurse about LJ as he was showing me the Web features of the Wii (as I commented earlier, it is very similar to WebTV). We discussed the fields one fills out when creating a post; he doesn't bother using them for anything other than as a gag, while I tend to try to be as accurate as possible.

Very early on in the life of this journal, I was dressed down by waystone for not having filled out the music section of a post. While what I wrote was technically accurate, it wasn't particularly interesting. Ever since, if I am not listening to anything while posting, I list the last thing I had been listening to. For example, I am not currently listening to anything, but I listed Bruce Broughton's Tombstone under "Original Score" as I was listening to it earlier. I have actually found this to be a fairly useful tool to observe patterns in my own music listening habits; it certainly shows whenever I'm on a particular musical kick whether I'm writing about it or not.


With the mood I try to fill it out as straightforwardly as possible because I never really thought not to. Every once and a while I enter in something different (most commonly, jenvargas' friend Kanoa's term "Chillax") but for the most part what you read there is going to be a fairly accurate description of the mood that I was in while making the post. While this may mean little or nothing to anybody else (particularly given the nature of what I'm usually posting about) I have found this to be rather useful for the "journal" aspect of the blog. And I like the little dragon.

My tags are, of course, very deliberate and carefully maintained. While this may offer some sort of benefit to the reader, my primary interest in keeping them so well-sorted is to make the journal more easily navigational for myself.

This brings us to the location field, or "setting." One is supposed to put their current street address in there, and it shows up as a link once the entry has been posted that goes to Google Maps. If you don't know where I live or work and want to, you may ask and I will decide whether I will tell you or not. Why I would want to post my exact address in a public blog post is beyond my comprehension, so instead I simply list the location as text.
  • Current Music
    Bruce Broughton: Tombstone
Gordon (Batman Begins)

Everybody's posting it, but here it is again...

I know that lehah had posted it but that the listing he had was removed. I guess Warner Brothers has given up, though because, now there are several different places where you can get this on YouTube...


I'm not going to lie, I found this trailer to be pretty damn exciting. While there isn't much revealed, it seems that the tone is going to be just right ("...you crossed the line first, sir; you hammered them, and in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand") ... sounds just about right.

It's also nice to see a sequel again that doesn't use a variation on the previous film's title for its own. Making these trilogy mixes has shown that movie series titling just tends to either dull (movie title + number) or retarded (First Blood, followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II, followed by Rambo III is an example).
Gaff (Blade Runner)

"Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about... your mother."

The link below leads to a Yahoo page that features four clips from the the upcoming Blade Runner release, a part of the "Dangerous Days" documentary, the "final cut" version of the Zhora chase, unicorn vision and a extended version of the exterior to Taffy Lewis' club. I'm not sure how I'll feel about the "final cut" version until I see it, but the set will also include all previous versions of the film (including the workprint, if you get the five disc set). However, I have to admit that I am quite intrigued by this footage.


Los Angeles, November 2029

The transfer looks like it's going to be pretty damn good, too. I guess I should have expected that after the eye-popping DVD of Alien in the "Quadrillogy" set... but very significant given that this is one of the most visually stunning motion pictures ever made.
  • Current Music
    Jeremy Soule: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (game)
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