Fantastic old article from 5 Chicago on the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet – a soundtrack so off-the-wall it had to be described as ‘electronic tonalities’ rather than music in the credits, with sound effects completely indistinguishable from music within the film. Sixty-eight years on, it’s still a fascinating listen.
The annual best albums chart is something I’ve been doing for the past few years, if nothing else to remind me what I’ve been listening to in years gone by, but also because I’m so anal that I can’t resist getting in on the action during List Season. And apparently at least three people might […]
What a great post from film.com – every Saul Bass movie poster he ever designed. There’s some wonderful stuff in here.
What a great site They Draw & Travel is… artists submit hand-drawn maps from around the world. Some are accurate and could feasibly be used to find your way around, others are more figurative interpretations of the place. Lots of them are great! Take a look at the world map first and navigate around to […]
At last I’ve got round to producing the latest in my infrequent series of krautrock/spacerock mixes on Mixcloud. It’s a good one, featuring Cluster, Can, Legendary Pink Dots, Stereolab and lots more obscure stuff, so tune in: Summer Spacerock by The Spiderhill on Mixcloud
An infographic to finish off Bond season – some facts, figures and ratings from all 23 films…
Having rewatched all 23 Bond films, I undertook a little mapping exercise to see where in the world our intrepid secret agent has visited, and which parts of the world are relatively untouched by international espionage and world domination plots. The map’s colour-coded by Bond. As you might expect, particularly among the earlier Bonds we’re […]
Bond: Craig Locations: Istanbul, London, Shanghai, Macau, Scotland. Bond girl name double entendre factor: Just Moneypenny and Severine. 0/10. Villain: Javier Bardem is awesomely menacing and creepy as Silva. Only the fact that he’s not a crackpot after world domination keeps him off full marks. 9/10. Best line: Either Bond’s ‘a gun and a radio? Not exactly Christmas, […]
Bond posters through the ages, from Daniel Craig’s slick blockbusters to the brilliant hand-drawn Connery cheesefests.