An ode to joy.
An ode to joy.
- Although this film was driven more by director Oliver Stone’s obsession with the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy — and focused more on the trials and travails of Jim Garrison, the New Orleans-based district attorney who found that everyone but Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK — Stone’s apparent admiration of the President shines through in the leitmotifs composed for this three-plus-hour epic by John Williams. The score is carefully crafted as to evoke the mythic imagery of Camelot crashing into the upheaval that would be the 1960’s, when three leaders — JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy — would ultimately be felled by assassin’s bullets, shattering any sense that was left of a Pax Americana.
Life Of Pi (2012)
“What Are You Going To Do When You Aren’t Saving The World?”
Man Of Steel (2013)
12 Years A Slave (2013)
raining in baltimore | counting crows
strange currencies | r.e.m.
sometimes you can’t make it on your own | u2
the only living boy in new york | simon & garfunkel
If you’ve ever gone to class without your homework, or to a meeting without your project notes whilst the CEO begins to introduce you, and if in those moments you started to panic, dreading the eventual outcome of being totally unprepared, just know that it happens to the best of us. Even the greatest concert pianists in the world. Exhibit A: Maria João Pires, playing with the Amsterdam Philharmonic, as she realizes they’ve launched into a different Mozart concerto than what she was prepared to play. Doubled over with anxiety and seeming helplessness at first, then unbowed as she begins to play from memory. Magical… and human.(via The Telegraph)
“Turns out, rock’s Prince of Darkness was, secretly, a mensch.”
With the Velvet Underground and in his solo career, Reed changed rock forever.
This story is super awesome. And also, for the amount of heroin he did in his 20’s, Lou Reed really lived a long life.
The Ohio State marching band did something cinematically awesome this weekend. Watch and listen and see how many movie scores you can identify. (via Deadspin)
R.I.P. Lou Reed, dead at 71. (Photo: Chad Batka / The New York Times)
in the sun | michael stipe & chris martin