Jane Birkin and John Barry (1965) John Barry's a special figure here at Cinebeats. Now that he's left this earth I can comfortably refer to him as one of the blog's many Patron Saints. Remind me to make a list of the others some day... Barry composed some of my favorite soundtracks and I was … Continue reading John Barry 1933-2011
Composer Les Reed One of the best things about Jack Cardiff's 1968 film The Girl on a Motorcycle is the terrific score created by the award winning British composer and songwriter Les Reed. Les Reed was one of the most prolific members of the mid-60s London music scene and he's probably familiar to most people … Continue reading Girl On a Motorcycle: The Soundtrack
Cover art for the new Boom! soundtrack release Apologies for the lack of updates. I've been extremely busy lately and I expect to be busy all summer long but hopefully I'll find some free time to update a bit more in the coming weeks. In the meantime I wanted to let fans of the Oscar … Continue reading John Barry’s BOOM! Soundtrack
Joseph Losey's Boom! (1968) is one of the most famously criticized and misunderstood films from the late sixties. Its original $3.9 million dollar budget ballooned into 10 million by the time shooting stopped and that money was mainly used to pay the enormous salaries of the film's two stars (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) and … Continue reading Joseph Losey’s Boom! (1968)
This is the final part of my 30 Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 list that I’ve been slowly putting together. You can find Parts I. and II. HERE. Please keep in mind that these are all official NTSC Region 1 DVDs of films originally released between 1960 and 1979 and the numerical order means absolutely … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 – Part III.