Beautiful Boy and Burning: How Music Can Make or Break a Film

Sparse bass motifs or grandiose saccharine melodies, quietly panting beats or loud, steady, pounds, melodies that barely claw their way out of the background or melodies that hammer out irony. The way music interacts with moving image is vital to a cohesive understanding of any dramatic story. Music acts as a call-and-response to the action of the story, helping to create an immersive atmosphere that … Continue reading Beautiful Boy and Burning: How Music Can Make or Break a Film

Phantom Thread: A Match Made in Heaven

I’ll take a gourmet dinner with a side of poison, please. In a world of lavish gowns and pure opulence there lies a man who lives for perfection, for control over all of his surroundings, even those he loves. And inside that world we find a woman who does not want to succumb to every perfection he seems to thrust upon her. Love is complicated. … Continue reading Phantom Thread: A Match Made in Heaven

A Musical Dream is the Heart of Call Me By Your Name

And I would say I love you But saying it out loud is hard So I won’t say it at all And I won’t stay very long   By now, you’ve probably seen that Call Me By Your Name has received numerous nominations, widespread praise, and general adoration from moviegoers and critics alike. It’s an artfully shot indie film that made it to the big-name … Continue reading A Musical Dream is the Heart of Call Me By Your Name