Monthly Archives: February 2017

3 things about Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Nocturnal Animals [2016] 1. It’s a Renaissance painting and then she turns over and answers the phone; it’s her mother calling. 2. “‘Who? Who?’ Are you an owl?” 3. A second drink grows watery. She realizes.

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3 things about Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT

Moonlight [2016] 1. He picks up the crack pipe and examines it curiously. 2. The breeze. 3. Grandma rules.

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’ CASABLANCA

Casablanca [1942] 1. “Only one answer can take care of all our questions.” 2. A trio of coupe glasses on top of the piano. 3. Their footprints reveal puddles on the tarmac. 3 other things.

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3 things about Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I Am Not Your Negro [2016] 1. Apology montage. 2. Gary Cooper, Doris Day, lynchings. 3. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story.”

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3 things about Robert Rossen’s LILITH

Lilith [1964] 1. Passionate embrace/water flashes. 2. “Principles, Mr. Bruce, must be examined.” 3. He catches the two women in a barn.

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Behind the sounds of ROY’S WORLD.

Over the weekend I had the immense pleasure of working with a brilliant ensemble of musicians to lay down the score for Roy’s World. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to collaborate in this way: working with … Continue reading

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Run through.

A few shots from last night’s rehearsal. We head into the studio today!

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s COMPULSION

Compulsion [1959] 1. He tries, and fails, to put the eyeglasses on the corpse. We never see the corpse. 2. The suspects in adjoining rooms. 3. “God had nothing to do with it.” Frustrating. A pretty good movie that could … Continue reading

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3 things about Charlotte Zwerin’s THELONIOUS MONK: STRAIGHT NO CHASER

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser [1988] 1. Turning around and around at the airport. 2. He admires the new pair of pants. “Those are some bad motherfuckers.” 3. Playing around with his handkerchief while he’s playing.

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3 things about Michael Apted’s GORKY PARK

Gorky Park [1983] 1. A car without a heater. 2. He gets the sables riled up. 3. Snap! The empty rings against the wood.

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