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I Hate Hollywood
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Phil Silvers deserves more respect than posterity has awarded him. He should be ranked with the great comedians of the mid-20th century, at the top of the list with Groucho Marx and Lucille Ball. His lower profile resulted from lack of starring roles in memorable movies, or spotty syndication of his signal accomplishment, which occurred in television rather than on film. Perhaps the release of hi...
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I Hate Hollywood
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Soundtrack

Until the arrival of Gone Girl: Soundtrack from the Motion Picture, I had no memory of the music from the film. And that, arguably, is a good thing. A school of thought could be erected around the idea that soundtrack music should be felt and not heard—providing subtle emotional support without showing off or intruding on the story. The Gone Girl music was composed by Trent “Nin...
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I Hate Hollywood
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Ry Cooder is a virtuoso, a stellar guitarist, master of many stringed instruments and enthusiastic ethnomusicologist. In the ‘60s he recorded with Captain Beefheart, Taj Mahal and The Rolling Stones, and in the ‘70s began issuing a long string of solo albums. In the ‘80s he became a prolific soundtrack artist. In 1985 and ’86, he recorded soundtracks for no less than four films. Those four...