Salò (1975) and the Potential for an Adornian Film (Pier Paolo Pasolini).

Reading through some of the writing of Frankfurt school philosopher, Theodor Adorno, it becomes extremely clear that mass culture is what he believes to be the fault of many of the world’s problems as well as symptom of them too; a false enlightenment perhaps, which is the product of simply being unable to accept a … Continue reading Salò (1975) and the Potential for an Adornian Film (Pier Paolo Pasolini).

Berberian Sound Studio – Sound And Music As Narrative (Part 1)

Introduction Peter Strickland’s 2012 film Berberian Sound Studio is the first popular film quite possibly since Stanley Donan’s Singing In The Rain (1952)[i], to focus its narrative around sound as a concept in cinema.  As a visual medium, sound and music is often taken for granted; an assumed norm of film since the 1930s that … Continue reading Berberian Sound Studio – Sound And Music As Narrative (Part 1)

Musical Emphasis on Visual Words (François Truffaut and Pier Paolo Pasolini)

The relationship between sound and vision in film is one that is complex and almost indefinable in a broad sense due to each director and composer treating such relationship in different ways.  The two examples about to be discussed are almost reverse images of each other’s effects; the same method has been applied but for … Continue reading Musical Emphasis on Visual Words (François Truffaut and Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Video Interview With Richard Kaufman And Patrick Russ.

Here's a video interview with two giants of Hollywood music; Richard Kaufman and Patrick Russ. Richard was the musical director of MGM for over twenty years and is now one of the most prolific conductors in Hollywood.  He's worked closely with John Williams as well many of the giants of Hollywood film music. Patrick is … Continue reading Video Interview With Richard Kaufman And Patrick Russ.