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Musical Notation: Laurie Anderson

8 Aug

In this episode, West plays music from two films directed by Laurie Anderson, for which she also wrote the music.

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Musical Notation: Jonny Greenwood & Paul Thomas Anderson

1 Aug

In this episode, West plays music from three films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson with music by Jonny Greenwood.

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Musical Notation: The Film Music of Isaac Hayes

25 Jul

In this episode, West plays music composed by Isaac Hayes for three blaxploitation films.

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Musical Notation: David Lean Epics – The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia

20 Jul

In this episode, West plays music from director David Lean’s first two cinematic epics, The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence Of Arabia (1962).

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Musical Notation: The Marvin Hamlisch Hat Trick

11 Jul

In this episode, West plays music from two films that won three Oscars in one year for Marvin Hamlisch.

Musical Notation: Danny Elfman & Tim Burton Part II

5 Jul

In this episode, West plays music composed by Danny Elfman for three more films directed by Tim Burton.

Music in this episode includes:

“Introduction” and “The Cookie Factory” from Edward Scissorhands (1990)

“Main Title” and “Selina Transforms” from Batman Returns (1992)

“Face To Face” written by Danny Elfman, Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, Jon Klein & Martin McCarrick; performed by Siouxsie And The Banshees

“Overture” from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

“This Is Halloween” performed by the Citizens of Halloween Town

“What’s This?” performed by Danny Elfman

“Town Meeting Song” performed by Danny Elfman and the Citizens of Halloween Town

“Sally’s Song” performed by Catherine O’Hara

“End Title”

All music and lyrics composed by Danny Elfman except where noted.

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Musical Notation: David Fincher’s Zodiac

27 Jun

In this episode, West plays music from David Fincher’s 2007 film Zodiac; also, he reviews Matt Schrader’s new documentary Score: A Film Music Documentary from the Musical Notation Action Newsdesk!

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Musical Notation: Manhunter

13 Jun

West likes soundtrack albums from the 80’s, and will occasionally play some of them at you! In this episode, West returns to the 80’s Soundtrack Corner to play songs from the first film appearance of Hannibal Lecter, Manhunter (1986).

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Musical Notation: Cameron Crowe’s Singles

6 Jun

In this episode, West plays music from Cameron Crowe’s second film, Singles (1992).

Musical Notation: The Shitty Beatles, Or: Sgt. Pepper in 4 Bad Movies

30 May

In this episode, West plays the 1967 Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as interpreted through the soundtracks of four bad movies. Also, a bulletin from the Musical Notation Action Newsdesk!