Favorite Film Scores (Part 2) – 1940s

Here’s Part 2 of my celebration of film composers and their contribution to the art of filmmaking. This post covers my favorite film scores of the 1940s. No score is too short or too grand, too old or too modern, too obscure or too well-known to be eligible for consideration: my wide-ranging selections for this […]

Favorite Film Scores (Part 1) – through 1939

Bride of Frankenstein. Double Indemnity. The Third Man. North by Northwest. Psycho. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Once Upon a Time in the West. Chinatown. The Godfather Part 2. Jaws. Taxi Driver. What do all these films have in common? For one thing, they’re some of my favorite films. For another, they all […]

Point Blank (John Boorman, 1967)

“You’re a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?” Shot and left for dead by a friend and partner in crime (John Vernon), gangster Lee Marvin, as Walker, returns from the brink of death (or is all a fantasy at the point of dying?) seeking […]