My Favourite Scores – 1925


The Battleship Potemkin Dmitri Shostakovich Unreleased Sergei Eisenstein’s silent propaganda film The Battleship Potemkin has had several scores composed for it over the years. In fact, I’ve read that the director himself wanted a score written for the film every 20 years. Back in the mid-70s Russian officialdom took sequences from several of Dmitri Shostakovich’s…

Ten Tracks Today – 18th June 2011


Trying out some new headphones on the PC: a pair of Sennheiser HD 205 cans. Not sure if it is the cans themselves (most reports say they are good though are a bit muddy with classical music) or the processing of my Dell Inspiron with its SRS Premium Sound process, but they don’t sound nearly…

IL PRIMO INCARICO – Donatello Pisanello


Original Review by Alan Rogers The beauty with the increasing availability of digital media outlets for soundtracks is being able to hear music that you would not normally expect to hear from films you would not normally expect to come across. Il Primo Incarico (The First Assignment) is an Italian movie from 2011 which follows…

Cue-by-cue – EXISTENZ (Howard Shore)


Howard Shore’s score to David Cronenberg’s movie eXistenZ is one of my favourite. RCA Victor’s release of the score in 1999 is typical for a non-speciality label’s release of a soundtrack. Unlike speciality labels such as Film Score Monthly and Intrada whose releases usually features an in-depth run-down of each track (including a summary of…

TALL SHIPS: THE PRIVATEER LYNX – David James Nielsen


Original Review by Alan Rogers (First uploaded at maintitles.net) Tall Ships: The Privateer Lynx is the first in a series of documentaries dedicated to some of America’s greatest sailing ships. This documentary follows the experiences of a group of individuals on – what is essentially – a floating museum, learning about American history through active…

SOURCE CODE – Chris Bacon


Original Review by Alan Rogers (First uploaded at maintitles.net) Source Code is the sci-fi thriller follow-up movie from director Duncan Jones. Jones made his mark with the critically-acclaimed Moon and his second film has also been favourably received. The film centres around decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body…