Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Author's details

Name: Matt Hall
Date registered: August 30, 2011

Biography

London-based composer musician, professional typist, blogger, philosopher, environmentalist.

Latest posts

  1. Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (17th June) – Misery — June 17, 2013
  2. This Week’s Film News — June 8, 2013
  3. Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (3rd June) – The King’s Speech — June 3, 2013
  4. This Week’s Film News — May 25, 2013
  5. Matt’s Film Soundtrack Of The Week (20th May) – Synecdoche, New York — May 20, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (2nd Jan) – Almost Famous — 7 comments
  2. Free Creativity #3: Audacity — 6 comments
  3. Syncing – The Film Composer’s Least Favourite Word — 6 comments
  4. Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (23rd Jan) – Monsters Inc — 6 comments
  5. Matt’s Film Score of the Week (12th Sep) – Angels and Demons — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 17

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (17th June) – Misery

Second only to The Shining in the canon of Stephen King film adaptations, Misery tells the story of a writer who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan”, a psychotic nurse who then holds him prisoner until he writes a new ending for one of his books. Aside from some ankle and …

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Jun 08

This Week’s Film News

catwoman

LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.

Now You See Me

Appearing in theatres next month, from Louis Leterrier, Now You See Me will star Jesse Eisenberg as part of a team of illusionists who commit crimes (including a massive bank robbery) as part of their act, handing …

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Jun 03

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (3rd June) – The King’s Speech

"Not bad Lionel.... could do with a bit more bass on the left channel."

The King’s Speech is not nearly as dull a film as its premise might suggest. Aside from being a uniquely-made historical take on the events of George VI’s life, it is also a simple and powerful drama that gets into the skin of its the main character, his highness. The music is very, very well-equipped to …

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May 25

This Week’s Film News

LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.

The World’s End

Hitting cinemas next month is the latest installment from the Wright/Pegg/Frost team behind Sean Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, bombastically titled The World’s End. The movie’s recently released trailer sets up the premise of a …

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May 20

Matt’s Film Soundtrack Of The Week (20th May) – Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York is made of the stuff that even film bloggers don’t understand (including us). It is a decidedly ‘multiple viewings needed’ film about a playwright, Caden Cotard, injecting his existential fears about death and loneliness into an increasingly large-scale autobiographical play, within which the same character puts on the same play, within which……

This …

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May 11

This Week’s Film News

LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.

Gravity

Space movie lovers will be highly anticipating this new film from Alfonso Cuarón, in which astronauts George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (I know, a bit of a stretch) are left drifting around in space with chunks of their exploded …

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May 06

Matt’s Film Soundtrack Of The Week (6th May) – Goldfinger

With many people claiming that Skyfall is “the best James Bond film since Goldfinger“, I thought I’d revisit the Sean Connery classic this week and examine its musical merits. There are plenty.

With Goldfinger, the third in the series, John Barry, king of the Bond score, gave us not only the best song but the best (and …

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Apr 27

This Week’s Film News

LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.

Guys & Dolls Remake?

Fox are looking into rebooting the hit musical with its Sinatra/Brano duo replaced by the much more alive Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Nothing is set in stone but, in an era when the centuries-old Les …

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Apr 22

Matt’s Film Soundtrack Of The Week (22nd April) – Doubt

Streep and Hoffman begin their battle

Howard Shore is not my favourite film composer thanks to his occasionally committing the John Williams crime of noodling around in a particularly “pleasant” soundworld and not delivering any substance or development. I know that film music isn’t the same as concert music but, if you’re capable of doing interesting things, whatever the context, you …

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Apr 08

Matt’s Film Soundtrack Of The Week (8th April) – Moonrise Kingdom

The clueless adults

Released last year to modest acclaim, this Wes Anderson gem slipped past mainstream moviegoers without much of a fuss; a shame, since it’s probably the director’s highest achievement so far. The clean, square look of the film, with its bright colour and child-like treatment of the story, works perfectly with its music, composed by Andre …

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