Category: scores

Philip Glass and The Hours (2002)

He’s prolific and complicated, an influential American composer, a genius whose distinctive style of creating melodic patterns of diatonic harmonies transfers from the operatic to symphonic, from concertos to film scores. Critics over the decades have disliked his repetitive sequences of notes or his… Continue Reading “Philip Glass and The Hours (2002)”

Rooster Cogburn vs. Two Mules for Sister Sara

What’s interesting about Rooster Cogburn (1975) and Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)? Not the plot or even the acting. These are four legends playing their iconic selves transcending any conceived character on a script. Through the lens of hindsight, we can see similarities beyond the obvious–these films… Continue Reading “Rooster Cogburn vs. Two Mules for Sister Sara”

Nuns in Film

Get thee to a nunn’ry, why woulds’t thou be a breeder of sinners? –Hamlet Act 3, scene 1, 120 -121 There have been a lot of films which depict convents, nuns, and the women men think should go there. Here are some of my… Continue Reading “Nuns in Film”