Sunday, 18 May 2014

Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 3 - The Name's Del Toro, Jake Del Toro

Welcome back to another instalment of the Movie Matters [Music] podcast -- the spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. Whether you're a film score connoisseur or simply a casual fan of film music, this is the show for you.

On this third volume, Lee is delighted to introduce guest co-host Jake Del Toro (Q Branch - A James Bond Podcast). In honour of having our first listener appearance on the Movie Matters [Music] format, we begin with some brief background into Jake's experiences and tastes pertaining to film music. We then discuss a variety of composers work as we share a selection of chosen tracks from some of our best loved film scores.

As is our custom, we've deliberately omitted the track listing from this post in an attempt to keep the soundtrack choices a surprise. On that note, beware of reading the "links for reference" below if you do not wish to see any potential spoilers. However, the curious can find full details via iTunes by clicking the "i" icon -- including information about additional music and audio clips featured in this episode. (Alternatively, send us an email and we can provide you with a full breakdown.)

Feedback from our listeners is always welcome and appreciated. So please feel free to get in touch -- -- and let us know your thoughts on this episode/the film music we featured. Moreover, why not request a track you'd like to hear on a future Movie Matters [Music] instalment? Please include details of the composer, the track name, the film/soundtrack the piece is from and most importantly why you like it. Many thanks in advance.

Created, edited and with music/audio selection by Lee Howard
Additional music selection and editing by Jake Del Toro
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Disclaimer: All music used in this podcast is for preview/evaluation purposes and we urge you to purchase the tracks you liked or better still the full motion picture scores.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Movie Matters #25 - William Friedkin Double Bill

In the latest episode of the Movie Matters podcast, returning to the airwaves after a brief hiatus, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie explore the work of maverick director William Friedkin through two distinctly different films: 2006's chilling shocker BUG, starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, and the 1985 crime thriller TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., starring William Petersen and Willem Dafoe. In addition, we also provide an overview of Friedkin's career as a director and recount our own relationships with his output.

The music in this episode is sampled from KILLER JOE by Tyler Bates, THE EXORCIST by Mike Oldfield, SORCERER by Tangerine Dream, JADE by James Horner and TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. by Wang Chung.

Created by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Music/audio selection by Michael Mackenzie & Lee Howard
Edited by Michael Mackenzie


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