Bernard Herrmann – Symphony

Everyone knows at least something from Bernard Herrmann’s work as a film composer. His concert works deserve to be wider known than they are. [Read more...]

A Polite Bribe (and Send Me Father)

Larry Hurtado blogged about the NYC premier of Robert Orlando’s movieĀ A Polite Bribe, and Mark Goodacre mentioned that the movie will also be coming to his area. So what can I share? Not only that there are plans for the movie to be screened in Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 4th, but also that Orlando has [Read More...]

Jerusalem in the First Century

This digital recreation of first century Jerusalem was shared by the Huffington Post together with a large number of real photos from modern Israel, all of which I understand are from the long-awaited IMAX movie about Jerusalem. Many of the photos are breathtaking, and so do click through and take a look!   [Read more...]

The Humanities by Any Other Name

Via Tom Bolin on Facebook [Read more...]

Freedom of Speech = Freedom to Insult, to Criticize, and to Apologize

Many of the recent discussions about “free speech” in connection with the internet video about Islam called “Innocense of Muslims,” the violent reactions to it, and the apologies for it, seem to me to miss the point. In our democracy, within limits to ensure that the safety of people is safeguarded, people can express themselves [Read More...]

Favorite Science Fiction Music: Deep Impact

James Horner’s film music is fairly well known, but like most film composers, there is incredible music by him that is less well known than it deserves to be. Here are some samples from the science fiction film, Deep Impact.   [Read more...]

Favorite Science Fiction Music: Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country

There are a lot of soundtracks that I love – not only science fiction ones, I might add, and perhaps I will share some of my favorites non-sci-fi film music at some point. But there is a lot of science fiction music that is simply excellent, and which deserves to be better known. If I [Read More...]

Moses and the Screenwriter

Non Sequitur HT Kristian Petersen [Read more...]


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