Monthly Archives: November 2012

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David Mansfield Performs “Heaven’s Gate Waltz”

Michael Cimino’s 1980 Western Heaven’s Gate, a film that was unfairly tarnished and quickly recut into a less-coherent version after it opened in the U.S., featured a memorable score that was arranged by David Mansfield, who also performed most of … Continue reading

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Soundtrack Update: The Complete ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Score

CONAN THE BARBARIAN Composed and Conducted by BASIL POLEDOURIS INTRADA MAF 7123 3-disc set featuring the complete score and more on sale here. From Intrada Records website: “At last!  Complete soundtrack by Basil Poledouris to John Milius epic with Arnold … Continue reading

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Best Visual Effects Oscar 2012 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Best Visual Effects Oscar was recently announced.  The 10 films in the running are: The Amazing Spider-Man Cloud Atlas The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey John Carter Life of Pi The Avengers Prometheus … Continue reading

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‘The Hobbit’ IMAX Posters

One of the few remaining highly anticipated films of 2012 for me is Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens on December 14th.  The first part of a motion picture trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” (yes, … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Costume Design

The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Costume Design Costume design is essential to every motion picture.  It can make or break a film; if done correctly it can make the viewer believe in the authenticity of … Continue reading

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Nightline Report

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Zero Dark Thirty, which opens in N.Y. and L.A. on December 19th, is the upcoming Kathryn Bigelow film about the decade-long manhunt of Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11th attacks of 2001.  It features a cast that … Continue reading

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Official Synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

UPDATE 12/3: Teaser poster now included below! UPDATE 12/6: Teaser trailers now included below! One of the most anticipated films of 2013 for me is the new J.J. Abrams film Star Trek Into Darkness.  As a life-long Star Trek fan, … Continue reading