Tag Archive: psychological thriller

Feb 11

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (11th Feb) – Memento

In short, I’d say this is an underrated score. Julyan caresses his synthesizers with a soft  touch, yet what oozes out of them is music that sounds truly disturbed by its own lack of detail. It has all the dark fuzziness of our brain damaged friend. And I think that’s a remarkable achievement, especially considering …

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Jun 11

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (11th June) – The Thing (2011)

The frustrated female lead does some roasting

Last year, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr decided to direct a prequel to the 1982 horror cult favourite, The Thing. Confusingly, he gave this new movie the same title, The Thing. It tells the tragic tale of a bunch of American and Norwegian scientists who discover a shape-shifting alien in the Arctic, which …

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May 07

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (7th May) – Eyes Wide Shut

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut

Stanley Kubrick’s swansong Eyes Wide Shut, the so-called erotic thriller, perhaps more aptly described as a ‘psychological rape’ of a movie, was released in 1999 only a handful of days before the director’s death. In it, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (who were married at the time of filming) play a couple who’s love and …

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Apr 16

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (16th April) – Identity

Still from Identity

Alan Silvestri, fairly well-known for his scores for things like the Back To The Future trilogy and Forest Gump, has his greatest work hidden away in cult treasures like Death Becomes Her, or this little gem that I recently discovered, Identity. Many of the man’s scores are interesting, if formulaic, but this one really grips you …

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