Film Music on Overthinking It

Going to Brass

So, let’s talk about Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another World, or rather THE THING, From Another World. (Thank you, Netflix!) In many ways, it’s a stupid movie. It’s based on Who Goes There, a smart and deeply horrifying (at … Continued

I bear the weapon Excalibur!

I bear the weapon Excalibur!

I just got through watching John Boorman’s 1981 film Excalibur (thank you Netflix). What a weird-ass movie. Not least because you get to see young Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart (already bald), Gabriel Byrne, and Ciaran Hinds, most of … Continued

There Will Be Radiohead

There Will Be Radiohead

So let’s talk about the music. As you probably know, the score is by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (the musical equivalent of stunt casting) and it’s gotten a lot of press for that reason alone. But Greenwood has serious chops … Continued