The Terminator franchise starts and ends with Terminator 2: Judgement Day for me. It might be a generational thing, but I remember seeing the sequel first and it ruining the first film for me.
Even still, Slate’s investigation into the time signature of the Terminator theme is a fun read.
From the article:
To create the Terminator theme, he first set up a rhythm loop on one of the primitive, early-’80s devices he was using. (In those days, Fiedel was firing up a Prophet-10 and an Oberheim.) He recorded samples of himself whacking a frying pan to create the clanking sounds. Then he played melodic riffs on a synthesizer over the looped beat.
All to create an ominous, and foreboding opening theme.
Two episodes in and HBO’s new dramatic series True Detective is spreading its dark and mysterious narrative wings wide. I’m not sure I know where the show is going, but I’m certainly in for long haul.
Art Of The Title conducted an illuminating interview with the show’s creative director Patrick Clair. Clair breaks down the development and production process the designers undertook to create the densely evocative set of images — currently my favorite title sequence on television.
Watch the title sequence below, and read the full breakdown on Art of the Title.
via Fincher Fanatic
Werner Herzog, Phillip Glass, and others map the career of Errol Morris’ films, obsessions, and friendships.
"I think your first film should be made with your own blood." — Jean-Pierre Melville
(via this interview)