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Composer Benjamin Wallfisch Talks Composing Scores For Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness And Bitter Harvest

Musician Benjamin Wallfisch is redefining the way audiences hear the sounds and feelings of movie music.

His recent scores are Desert Dancer, Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness, Lights Out as well as upcoming films Annabelle 2 and Bitter Harvest, so understandably it’s been a busy time over the past few years for the British film composer.

Recently Wallfisch spoke about the elements of composing and the opportunity to tell stories through his music.

Coming from a family of musicians, and classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Wallfisch says it was a happy accident that he discovered the sounds that have been instrumental when composing scores. “I’d spend hours examining this fascinating sound and would experiment with it, while exploring other avenues as I was learning the craft and creating electronic sounds.” What sustained him through his years of schooling and training was his love of storytelling.
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Comic Book Review: Octal #1

Story By

Various

Art By

Various

Cover By

Various

Publisher

Octal (http://www.octalcomics.com/)

Cover Price:

$3.99 (Free if you are a publisher).

Release Date

Currently available at Comixology and Drivethru comics

Synopsis:

Octal is described as a “curated catalog of comic pitch packets”. What does that mean exactly? Well it’s a nifty way to say “hey here are pitch packets put together for publishers (Image, Marvel, DC, Idw, etc) to take a look at”. As described by series editor Mike Schneider (Known for his Steampunk Originals Anthology series at Arcana comics), what Octal is doing is getting together various publisher submission requirements, and with editor feedback creating a template for creators to follow so they can appease the most amount of publishers with one single pitch. While this pitch packet is currently in circulation amongst publishers (with story Sane6 already picked up for a summer release), I will
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Comic Book Release List – July 30, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Andrews McMeel

Fun With Kirk And Spock Hc, $14.95

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #212, $3.99

Steam Wars #5, $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie 1000-Page Comics Explosion Tp, $14.99

Archie Comics Digest #253, $4.99

Avatar Press

Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Final Frontier Cover), $3.99

Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Design Sketch Incentive Cover), Ar

Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99

Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Terror Cover), $3.99

Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #50 (Michael Dipascale Trophies Cover), $5.99

Crossed Badlands #58 (Christian Zanier Red Crossed Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Badlands #58 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #58 (Fernando Heinz Fatal Fantasy Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #58 (Ignacio Calero Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #58 (Tim Vigil Torture Cover), $3.99

Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres Leather Cover), $19.99

Extinction Parade War #1 Deluxe Collector Box Set, $99.99

George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of
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Steve Coogan can't escape Alan Partridge in The Look of Love

The actor's attempt to play Soho sex king Paul Raymond should have worked on paper – they share a similar look and mannerisms – but there is only one role he can play

Steve Coogan looks a bit like Paul Raymond; the two men even share the same adenoidal tic. So Coogan ought to be better placed to play Raymond in a biopic than, say, Meryl Streep was, to play Thatcher. Yet during The Look of Love, it's not the legendary entrepreneur of erotica who fills the screen: it's Alan Partridge.

The character's gestures, mannerisms and intonation hail from the Norwich ring road, not Walker's Court. More importantly, so does his soul. The Look of Love seeks to portray its protagonist as a libertine tragically confounded by doomed paternal love. Coogan's Raymond meets his daughter's demise with an agonised show of remorse; yet his pained expression doesn't have you reaching for your hanky.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Steve Coogan can't escape Alan Partridge in The Look of Love

The actor's attempt to play Soho sex king Paul Raymond should have worked on paper – they share a similar look and mannerisms – but there is only one role he can play

Steve Coogan looks a bit like Paul Raymond; the two men even share the same adenoidal tic. So Coogan ought to be better placed to play Raymond in a biopic than, say, Meryl Streep was, to play Thatcher. Yet during The Look of Love, it's not the legendary entrepreneur of erotica who fills the screen: it's Alan Partridge.

The character's gestures, mannerisms and intonation hail from the Norwich ring road, not Walker's Court. More importantly, so does his soul. The Look of Love seeks to portray its protagonist as a libertine tragically confounded by doomed paternal love. Coogan's Raymond meets his daughter's demise with an agonised show of remorse; yet his pained expression doesn't have you reaching for your hanky.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Daily Briefing. Marilyn, DVD/Blu-ray, Mark Dery

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James Wolcott's right on this one: "Even if, like me, you thought you never needed or wanted to read another votive offering to Marilyn Monroe, lay aside thy doubts and reservations and attend to Jacqueline Rose's essay in the London Review of Books, 'A Rumbling of Things Unknown,' a full-course meal of a meditation." He quotes a couple of passages, but the gist is this: "It is something of a truism for psychoanalysis that one member of a family can carry the unconscious secrets of a whole family, can fall sick, as it were, on their behalf. My question is: for whom or what in 1950s and early 1960s America was Marilyn Monroe carrying the can?"

More reading. Sean O'Hagan interviews William Klein for the Guardian.

DVD/Blu-ray. Dave Kehr reviews three releases for the New York Times this week, the first from Olive Films: "Often overlooked
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Release Date Set for Zombi's New Album

Release Date Set for Zombi's New Album
Fans of classic Euro-horror/giallo soundtracks and vintage synth-based progressive rock should rejoice at the announcement that Pittsburgh-based duo Zombi have just wrapped up work on their latest full-length album, entitled Escape Velocity. The follow-up to their 2009 release Spirit Animal is coming out this spring, and the band posted some interesting details about it. Hit the jump for more info – and to see the weird retro booty-tastic cover art! The team of Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra have drawn legions of fans with their homages to everything from the '70s Italian horror-movie themes of Goblin, Fabio Frizzi and Riz Ortolani, to electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream and prog-rock icons like Rick Wakeman and Keith...
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Music: Review: The Chemical Brothers: Further

For a duo so tied in the public mind to a specific time and place (circa 1997, when electronica didn’t become American pop’s next big thing), The Chemical Brothers have continued to reinvent themselves. Further, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons’ seventh album, sounds something like a return to the old school—meaning, in this case, the kind of take-you-on-a-journey albums common in early-’90s techno. There’s a sense of awe to these tracks, down to titles such as “Escape Velocity” and “Swoon”—like the Brothers were trying to recapture what it was like to take ecstasy for ...
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Cry Schroder & Let Slip the Hounds of Hell

Last seen getting blinded on the Fox Network's "24", journeying to the center of the earth on the Hallmark Channel, and battling the Andromeda Strain on A&E, Rick Schroder is now taking his silver spoons over to the Sci-Fi Channel to direct Hellhounds.

Set in 500 B.C., Hellhounds tells the tale of Kleitos, a Greek warrior who leads his companions on a mission to rescue his bride Hades and bring her back to life. Standing in their way are the guardians of the underworld, the hellhounds.

Shooting begins on Sunday in Romania on the film written by Paul A. Birkett (Escape Velocity, Crash Landing) with Schroder in the director's chair and Scott Elrod of the recently cancelled "Men in Trees" in the lead role.

Schroder is no novice behind the camera having made his directorial debut with the Native America boxing drama Black Cloud and is currently slated as one
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