Thursday, April 05, 2007
Who says you can't mix film music and the current holiday season?
Today we launch a special new feature which focuses on film music tied to films based on the Bible - FAITH AND FILM MUSIC - PART I
"There it sits on many-a night-stand - just as dusty as my father's old Ben Hur records. At least one Bible probably sits on the shelf of every screenplay author or studio executive. The Bible, of course, makes a great deal of sense as movie-material. It is veritable treasure trove of complete stories and even more story seeds. Many of these are full of the two, magic, Hollywood ingredients: sex and violence. Further, the Bible is public domain, so no royalties, no contracts, no one has to pay a thing for portraying any of these tales in whatever manner they so choose (or will they?). Composers have benefited as well. What a platform from which to unleash an orchestra on for an epic confrontation or divine miracle! And that they did."
Included in the feature are all-new reviews for: BEN HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST, PASSION: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Also updated reviews for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and JESUS: THE EPIC MINI-SERIES.
Read more here!