The Soundtrack Series marches on, this time turning its gaze towards Martin Scorsese. His appreciation for the Rolling Stones is certainly famous, but that a list like this could be filled out with only one Stones selection proves that he’s not a one-trick pony. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to suggest that Scorsese’s use of music in his films in the early 1970s revolutionized film. Here are a several examples of his best soundtrack efforts. Continue reading
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Martin Scorsese celebrated his 70th birthday a few weeks ago. Even though it’s almost a month later, it wouldn’t feel right unless his birthday was properly acknowledged here at TDYLF. After all, the man is a national treasure, both for his efforts to preserve classic cinema and for his own tremendous films. To honor the man who’s been as important as anyone to film history in his 70 years on earth, I’ve finally given him the infographic treatment. Continue reading
We all have specific film soundtrack moments that we love. Maybe it’s The Pixies bellowing out “Where’s My Mind” at the end of Fight Club. Maybe it’s Eric Clapton’s “Layla” as the corpses are revealed in Goodfellas. Maybe it’s… well, pick any moment from a Wes Anderson movie. Everyone has at least one. What often gets neglected in these discussions is the use of classical music in film. Too often, classical music is swept under the rug by popular music. Today, classical music gets to shine. Here are my 11 favorite uses of classical music in film. Continue reading
If pop culture can give us breakfast food like C3PO’s and E.T. Cereal, I think they can do better. C3PO and E.T. might sell a tasty cardboard-like product to kids, but what about for the adults? Don’t we eat cereal as well? Here’s my proposal for some cereals that revolve around Martin Scorsese films:
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.