R.I.P. Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis (March 29 1943 – May 17 2022), creator of the immortal soundtracks for Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire.
January 23 1944 – July 19 2019
Mozart Requiem, Introitus
The Island (2007) was introduced to me a few months ago, and is probably the best Christian/religious movie I’ve ever seen. From the IMDB summary:
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
Directed by Pavel Lungin, screenplay by Dmitry Sobolev, lead character played by Pyotr Mamonov. The full movie with English subtitles is available on the T’Oobs and can be found pretty easily. (I won’t link directly to it because the movie is so recent.)
Giovanni Mirabassi (piano) channels Bill Evans in this live performance of the the theme from Howl’s Moving Castle, “Merry-Go-Round of Life,” by Joe Hisaishi. Daniele Mencarelli on bass and Louis Moutin (?) on drums.
From the opening sequences of Dirty Harry (1971). Music by the great Lalo Schifrin.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of the Sister Act movies sooner for my Sunday specials, but anyway, it seemed to work OK last Sunday so I think I’ll keep running with it. “Salve Regina” from Sister Act (1992), with Whoopi Goldberg.
Things have taken a more rigorously scientific turn over at the Blog of Funny Names.
It’s a True Detective mash-up.
Haunting theme from the movie Bagdad Cafe (1987).