Hopefully there are one or more films from Tommy Lee Jones’ catalog that you have not yet seen. She spent most of her childhood staying in an orphanage while her mother worked acting jobs in Hollywood.
The Academy Awards, better known as The Oscars, are a ceremony where Hollywood’s best performers of the year are rewarded with praise and little gold statues. Most of the attention goes to categories such as Best Picture, Best Actor, or Best Actress, however, music plays a huge role in movies and fans of music (who isn’t?) may anticipate hearing who the winner is for Best Original Song.
Yes a hockey movie makes the list. Paul Newman fights it out on ice as he leads a rag tag minor league hockey team. It is old time hockey at its best and a real “guys” film.
Never in the history of movie themes and musical scores in a film has it ever made the moviegoer shudder in complete fear and terror over a specific sound. That particular sound is the slow alternating notes of E and F from a tuba (of all instruments) alerting the audience of impending doom. Eventually the two notes escalate with a full orchestra by adding further suspense then it comes to a clash with the appearance of the shark. Every time I hear that music my heart starts racing. John Williams composed the theme and musical score. It 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Music (Original Score).
In Big Whiskey, gunfighter English Bob and his biographer arrive also seeking the $1000 reward. Little Bill cleverly disarm old English Bob and beats him in the street, to set an example for other reward hunters. English Bob is kicked out of town on his ass, but his biographer stays to observe and take notes regarding another legend Little Bill.
Your next two films are the final two chapters of “The Twilight Saga” known as “Breaking Dawn.” Since you were not involved in the first three movies, what is your mindset going into this one as the new guy? Do you want to create that parallel universe like you talked about from scratch or do you feel more limited by the work that came before you and by what fans of the series are expecting?
Carly Simon may have had a huge hit with her song “You’re So Vain” back in 1972 (through current times), but it was the song “Let The River Run” that won her an Oscar. The song was both written and performed by Simon for the movie Working Girl, which stars Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, and Joan Cusack. Those three named actresses were all also nominated for Oscars for their roles in Working Girl, however, Carly Simon the singer was the only one to take home a statue.
Gattaca is another film that I highly recommend for science fiction fans. I don’t want to give away plot line details for those who have not seen it, but this is one of the better science fiction movies of the 90s.