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  1. FalkirkBairn wrote
    And if you thought that the previous review was unusual, here's a re view to a film I know nothing about by a composer I know practically nothing about - La Belles des Dames by Jim Birkett.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … m-birkett/

    This may be of interest to someone, perhaps Martijn?

    Jim Birkett contacted me on my blog page and provided a link to the short film, La Belles des Dames:

    http://vimeo.com/31049516

    I've not had a chance to watch it yet...
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
    Yeah, I saw.
    I thought it was a nice, but a bit of a strange reaction, given your negative review.
    And no explanation on the odd title (which I can now definitely rule out to be a grammatical error of sorts as it's actually a French-Canadian production). sad
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  2. It is a strange reaction. I was telling Anne about it and she said that it sounded like just a standard response to ANY comments.

    I'll watch the film and see if it affects my opinion on the score.

    Also, I've had an interesting discussion with Hybrids composer Sam Hulick on the subject of reviewing, rating systems and peoples' perceptions of ratings vs the reviews themselves. He seems like a really nice guy.

    I find it such a great thing to review the work of composers who are happy - sometimes even keen - to contact me about the reviews of their music.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
    La Belles? uhm

    FalkirkBairn wrote
    I find it such a great thing to review the work of composers who are happy - sometimes even keen - to contact me about the reviews of their music.

    That's cool Alan! I also think you are one of the few that actually regularly reviews these smaller and obscure scores, and build a name for yourself, which is great. Niche in niche.
    Kazoo
  3. If anyone is interested I have added a few comments to my review of Jim Birkett's score for La Belles des Dames:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … m-birkett/

    Watching the film certainly adds an appreciation of what the composer was trying to do with the music. It doesn't really add much to the enjoyment of it away from the film though!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  4. A new review:

    Bad Kids - Jacob Rosati

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … ob-rosati/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2013
    Glad to see you back in the saddle again. You seem to have found a nitch with the short films.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
  5. sdtom wrote
    Glad to see you back in the saddle again. You seem to have found a nitch with the short films.
    Tom

    Short films are, well, short. I can use these to get back into doing the reviews after being out of it for such a while. The films are (usually) viewable on YouTube or Vimeo and so I can watch them with the music - important to many people.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  6. A new review:

    Ellen - Gareth Coker

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … eth-coker/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  7. Last review for a couple of weeks:

    Jens Jensen, The Living Green - Sam Hulick

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/ … am-hulick/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  8. A new review:

    The Candidate - Zack Hemsey

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2013/08/ … ck-hemsey/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  9. I've bitten the bullet and put together a few nominations for a blog awards. Listed are several categories filled with scores that I think are particularly noteworthy 2013 scores.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2014/01/ … -nominees/

    Hope you like the lists!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  10. I do! And your lists are great. I'll have to see if I can find some of those. Looking forward to seeing your picks for winners.
  11. It's amazing what a bit of publicity will do!

    Lorne Balfe commented on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that I had nominated his game score BEYOND: Two Souls in my 2013 awards and now today I've had the largest number of views on the blog, 452 and counting!

    And I had the producers of the Spanish TV show, El Tiempo Entre Costuras, contact me after reading that I had nominated César Benito's score in the TV category wanting a bit more information on my awards as they wanted to "communicate" the nomination! I think that they may have thought that the awards were a bit more substantial than just someone with an interest putting together an informal couple of lists of their favourite soundtracks.

    Blog view count now 457!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2014
    Excellent stuff Alan applause
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  12. Timmer wrote
    Excellent stuff Alan applause

    Cheers Tim!

    Ended up 3 views short of 500 for Saturday. Can't believe it!

    All I need to do now is to build on this and write some stuff for the blog.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2014
    I read your review of Victor Young's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and it got me to get out my recording which is the Stanyan CD conducted by Ray Heindorf. A very nice piece from Young.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2014
    I did do a review of this one but it went with the demise of Golden Scores.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
  13. Very, cool, Alan. You've helped me discover some great music this year, and some artists I was unaware of. I think your awards are really great for highlighting some of the less talked about, yet high-quality, music from the year.
  14. Cheers everyone.

    Tom, shame that your older stuff is no longer available. I did read your review of the Young tribute release you did.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2014
    Congrats Alan!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2014 edited
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Cheers everyone.

    Tom, shame that your older stuff is no longer available.


    No kidding. How comes those reviews just didn't move from Golden Scores to your blog? Golden Scores was a great site.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  15. I'm back!

    Check out my review of Nik Sakellarides' llow-key score for the 2014 South African drama Faan Se Trein at my Reel Music blog:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2014/01/ … ellarides/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  16. Erik Woods wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Cheers everyone.

    Tom, shame that your older stuff is no longer available.


    No kidding. How comes those reviews just didn't move from Golden Scores to your blog? Golden Scores was a great site.

    -Erik-


    And a very necessary one.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  17. PawelStroinski wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Cheers everyone.

    Tom, shame that your older stuff is no longer available.


    No kidding. How comes those reviews just didn't move from Golden Scores to your blog? Golden Scores was a great site.

    -Erik-


    And a very necessary one.


    Indeed. With regret I deleted the bookmark today after realizing that "We'll be back soon" is not going to happen after all.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
  18. A new review:

    NONAMES - Takeshi Furukawa

    An independent film from 2010. A low-key score from Furukawa that has a theme that's a bit too Thomas Newman in style to be truly original.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2014/01/ … -furukawa/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2014
    Couldn't agree with the assessment more.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
  19. Another review of some obscure music:

    American Tintype - Hanan Townshend

    Townshend's score for a 5-minute documentary on the subject of Harry Taylor, a US tintype photographer.

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2014/01/ … townshend/
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2014
    worth a watch and a listen. As I commented on the blog it needs an explanation in the tintype process.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
  20. Thanks for the interest and comment Tom.

    With these short films I am not sure what how the limiting factor on the time is set. Perhaps a specific format, a limit set by the filmmaker or just letting the camera roll for as long as it takes to say what needs to be said. Perhaps there was a time constraint of maybe the director wanted to focus on Henry Taylor's passion for the artform. If the latter then perhaps more detail on the process would not have been appropriate for him?

    I did have to Google/Wikipedia what's involved in tintype photography.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn