AMC’S THE TERROR Is one of most awaited show of 2018,produced by SCOTT FREE(RIDLEY SCOTT) And David W.Zucker and adapted from Dan Simmons novel is based on 1848 circa true Events [The real ships HMS TERROR AND HMS EREBUS were discovered just 4 years ago THE GUARDIAN],so watching this outstanding terrific crafted series is like read a history horror book and everything deliver a great sense of dread,mixing gruesome deaths with a sort of nautical lucid nightmare.This story is seasoned with top notch acting [Remarkable parts by JARED HARRIS,CIARIN HINDS AND TOBIA MENZIES] ,Production design [outstanding job by Jonathan McKinstry] and a stunning use of music. About that last clue there are a couple of finds that are milestones of the music and really help to deliver the fear and despair of those bunch of people trapped in that sort of frozen hell. FROM EPISODE# 2 THE GORE SOME SCOUTING EXPEDITIONS DISCOVERS THAT THERE’S NO HOPE – FROM 1972 TANGERINE DREAM’S ALBUM ZEIT PLAYS BIRTH OF LIQUID PLEJADES FROM LAST EPISODE #10 WE ARE GONE WAS USED ROBERT FRIPP’s Abandonment To Divine Providence,THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TITLE OF EVER.
A NOTE FROM ALAN HOWARTH : The final score as it is heard in the film is actually an amalgamation of Morricone’s original orchestral music, his subsequent electronic material (the pulsating “Thing Theme”), and the droning ambiences created by Howarth and Carpenter. “Other than that one session I really didn’t have that much involvement with it,” said Howarth. “I just helped John make those cues, and then it was really up to John to sit down and cut all that stuff in and say I want it here and I want it there.” Click on the image below for buy the double vinyl
REVIEW :SOUND QUALITY 5/5 ARTWORK AND PACKAGING 4/5
MY FAVS/Best Tracks:
SIDE ONE 01.Main Title 02 Despair
SIDE TWO Humanity 03 Burn It 04 Solitude
SIDE THREE 01 Fucks – 02 To Mac’s Shack*
SIDE FOUR 01 Eternity 02 Contamination 03 Bestiality
In my view the pulsating TRACK“Thing Theme” Here available and named AT SIDE ONE TRACK 2 MAIN THEME – DESOLATION – TRACK 3 HUMANITY II [Originally IS JUST HUMANITY II TRACK 8 OF MCA’s CD] IF compared to the previous material from original MCA Album is a little bit different AT FIRST HEARING AND IT could not be so great on SOUND MATTER,SPECIALLY electronic beats but have something of good and improved in to orchestral arrangements,this KIND OF feature IS reflected in every orchestral part of this new edition.Instead The electronic droning ambiences tracks created by Alan Howarth and John Carpenter are amazing,powerful,deafening and ARE the real core of the SENSE OF DREAD AND TERROR OF THE movie as we heard in THEATERS IN TO 1982 ,so in my part this LP is a must have.
2017 Bring one of best movie never seen since years , I need movie like this , peace and enjoyment for my eyes and yes ,speaking about futuristic AI subjects, I’m one of those people that did not like BLADE RUNNER 2049; this one GHOST IN THE SHELL from Rupert Sanders is far better in my view, has the same charm of Alex Garland ‘s EX Machina and contains unforgettable moments (like the jellyfish scene ) but really the experience is boosted starting from a linear well written story(forgivable in little parts) and OUTSTANDING Top notch Craft and continuing with casting choices, I LOVE Scarlett globally talking as I loved the choices of Juliette Bionche,Takeshi Kitano and the short uncredited cameo of Michael Wincott ;so let’s quote again the special EFX from Weta and other crew (Art Dept,Make up,Practical and CGI) , Academy Award Jan Roelfs at Production Design , AMAZING Jess Hall BSC Cinematography dealing with Alexa 65 and “Super Panavision 70” shot at 65mm 5-perf film , and the bloody Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe and Clint Mansell(Grab Here) and last but not the least of Course Rupert Sanders Direction(And yes I hate Snow White and the Huntsman) so If you HAVE NOT GIVE YOUR CONSENT at Theaters please take your copy of BLU RAY everywhere and Enjoy the outstanding Experience of GHOST IN THE SHELL.
Scarlett Johansson plays Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.
ABOVE MY BLURAY(EUROPEAN MARKET )AND BELOW A GALLERY OF GHOST IN THE SHELL PICTURES
My friend based L.A. Director DANNY MIGUEL included in THE ENTRY special thanks creditS my name , I’m proud be part of his artistic world as “musical ADVISOR” and I’m quite thrilled to see the final result of this short FILM CO-PRODUCED BY JERRY CUNNINGHAM and premiered at 4th Annual Culver City Film Festival,Let’s wish all the best.Kudos
I HAVE THE LUCK TO FIND A BRAND NEW VHS PLAYER[Philips VR910] SO HERE A GEM FROM AN OLD VHS TAPE THAT I OWN;TAPE HIDDEN IN MY DRAWERS AND GAVE ME TO MICHAEL MANN’S ITALIAN BIOGRAPHER MY FRIEND PIER MARIA BOCCHI[MANY YEARS AGO].THIS IS THE MAKING OF LUCKY STAR AN ADVERTISMENT COMMISSIONED BY MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2002 TO PROMOTE THEIR SL500 AUTOMOBILE. STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO AND ANA CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA IS DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MANN BUT HE WAS UNCREDITED FOR HIS WORK[The Guardian 9 July 2002] ,NOW IN 2017 I CAN SEE HOW THIS OUTSTANDING ADV. SHAPED , LIKE A SORT OF FORWARD-LOOKING PRE PRODUCTION, COLLATERAL  MIAMI VICE & BLACKHAT; LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST I’M STILL HOPING THAT LUCKY STAR MIGHT BECOME A REAL MOVIE AFTER ALL.ENJOY.
After many years of research, polishing ,second thoughts,twist and turns I would show my WEBSITE about Michael Mann use of music,it was an hard and long job,and still now I’m “not Totally” satisfy but I think it could be a good readings(in to a very fluent english thanks to my friend Maria Lucia Stroppa’s translations ), so enjoy