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Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

#Skyfall

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An hour-long continuous mix of some of the best film music of 2012.

To best experience this mix, listen through it in one piece and see what you recognize. If you wish to refer to the credits to identify a piece, see the tracklist below.

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00:00 - Benh Zeitlin & Dan Romer / End of the World / BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD / 01:33 - Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson / Compulsive Cartography / ROOM 237 / 05:58 - Jeremy Schmidt / BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW / 09:20 - Broadcast / BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO / 11:17 - Luis Bacalov / La Corsa / DJANGO UNCHAINED / 13:36 - Dario Marianelli / Curtain / ANNA KARENINA / 15:23 - Hans Zimmer / On Thin Ice / THE DARK KNIGHT RISES / 18:15 - Howard Shore & Metric / Rat Men / COSMOPOLIS / 22:41 - Michael Sterns / Pagan / SAMSARA / 24:55 - RZA & Howard Drossin / Jungle Village / THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS / 26:02 - Thomas Newman / The Chimera / SKYFALL / 27:40 - Alexandre Desplat / Ali / RUST AND BONE / 29:31 - Alexandre Desplat / Seals Take Off / ZERO DARK THIRTY / 31:59 - R.L. Burnside / Let My Baby Ride / HOLY MOTORS / 35:06 - John Williams / The People’s House / LINCOLN / 38:40 - Harry Gregson-Williams / Life / PROMETHEUS / 41:03 - David Holmes / Looking for Clues / HAYWIRE / 42:35 - Mychael Danna / Leaving India / LIFE OF PI / 43:46 - Alexandre Desplat / The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt. 1: A Veiled Mist / MOONRISE KINGDOM / 46:55 - Nathan Johnson / Everything Comes Around / LOOPER / 49:27 - Jonny Greenwood / Sweetness of Freddie / THE MASTER / 52:47 - Tom Tykwer / End Title / CLOUD ATLAS

A compilation of film scores from 2012. Includes some of my favorite pieces from ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ and ‘The Master.’ I was especially happy to hear “Let My Baby Ride” from ‘Holy Motors.’

Perfection.

Best of 2012

1) Silver Linings Playbook

2) Django Unchained

3) The Dark Knight Rises

4) Beasts of the Southern Wild

5) Lincoln

6) Zero Dark Thirty

7) Skyfall

8) The Master

9) Perks of Being a Wallflower

10) Looper

11) End of Watch

12) The Hunger Games

13) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

14) Moonrise Kingdom

15) Flight

Two Icons Hit Cinemas This Weekend

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Two icons, Abraham Lincoln and James Bond, make triumphant appearances this week in movies with more in common than you’d expect. True, Lincoln is a titan of history, liberator of slaves and as such an adversary of Western colonialism, while 007 is an outlandish stereotype embodying white male Western authoritarian power. But the makers of these films do a sterling job of testing their respective subjects in front of our eyes — before pronouncing them fit to carry on in our collective imagination.

— David Edelstein reviews the films, Lincoln and Skyfall

Photos courtesy of Francois Duhamel/Sony Pictures and David James/DreamWork

“So, this one is a completely new story. He’s not just dark—he’s got all sorts of other things as well. That’s kind of the idea. And we weren’t making decisions about the story over the way things have been or the way things should be. It’s like we just wrote the best script we could—well, [screenwriter] John Logan certainly did—and we put it together the best way we could. So, we didn’t get overly literary about it, I promise you. We took the piss out of it and just kept it as light as possible.”

Daniel Craig talks Bond in Vanity Fair

Skyfall is here. 

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“So, this one is a completely new story. He’s not just dark—he’s got all sorts of other things as well. That’s kind of the idea. And we weren’t making decisions about the story over the way things have been or the way things should be. It’s like we just wrote the best script we could—well, [screenwriter] John Logan certainly did—and we put it together the best way we could. So, we didn’t get overly literary about it, I promise you. We took the piss out of it and just kept it as light as possible.”

Daniel Craig talks Bond in Vanity Fair

“The glorious thing about him is he has a great sense of humor. That’s essential—the whole essence of Bond is that he doesn’t take himself so seriously.”
-Judi Dench on Daniel Craig in Vanity Fair

“The glorious thing about him is he has a great sense of humor. That’s essential—the whole essence of Bond is that he doesn’t take himself so seriously.”

-Judi Dench on Daniel Craig in Vanity Fair


James Bond: Everyone needs a hobby
Raoul Silva: What’s yours?
James Bond: Resurrection

Did you see the latest trailer for Skyfall?!?!  Because I did and I completely lost my mind.  
It’s going to be so awesome, I may not be able to take it. 

James Bond: Everyone needs a hobby

Raoul Silva: What’s yours?

James Bond: Resurrection

Did you see the latest trailer for Skyfall?!?!  Because I did and I completely lost my mind.  

It’s going to be so awesome, I may not be able to take it. 

Country… England

Gun… Shot

Agent… Provocateur

Murder… Employment

SKYFALL looks AWESOME!

James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back in “Skyfall”.  Ready to fight for Queen and Country.


All right. By the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since you’re first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect Queen and country. You know, former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. 

- Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back in “Skyfall”.  Ready to fight for Queen and Country.


All right. By the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity: hence that chip on your shoulder. And since you’re first thought about me ran to “orphan,” that’s what I’d say you are. Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect Queen and country. You know, former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches

- Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

New Stills from “Skyfall” with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris.  

The film also stars Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench as M, Helen McCrory, Albert Finney, and Ben Whishaw as Q.  

Directed by Sam Mendes, I have more confidence in this latest Bond because my hero John Logan is one of the screenwriters. Logan, multiple Oscar nominee, adapted “Coriolanus” and “Hugo” last year.  He also wrote screenplays for “The Aviator” and “Gladiator.” 

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