FilmEar Episode 17: Epic Sci-Fi with Allen

The sound quality is not perfect as I visit my brother-in-law Allen on this episode and we geek out over Star Wars and other epic Sci-Fi scores.  We discuss the mastery of John Williams and his journey though a galaxy far, far away including The Force Awakens.
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 That carries us into thoughts on James Horner, Craig Safan, Stu Phillips and John Carpenter with films like Star Trek II, The Last Starfighter and Big Trouble In Little China.  After the episode is a small conversation we had as we looked through some of his massive Star Wars collection.  So may the force be with you as you remember 4-LOM, not Zuckuss, is the droid (action figure alert)!
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FilmEar Episode 16: Fan Portraits with Tanya Kang

On this episode I interview the wonderful Tanya Kang about her Pearl Jam Fan Portrait project and how she captures a fan base’s favorite lyrics in photographs.  We talk about her journeys and delve into her background as we make detours through live concert life and the soundtracks that she loves.  With more concerts coming up and a book on the way, we will keep you updated on her progress.

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Please check out her work on Facebook, Instagram @pearljamfanportraits & @fanportraits and on twitter @fanportraits

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FilmEar Episode 15: B-E-N, I spell it Ben

On this episode I interview Ben, a musician and all around great guy who has a Star Trek the Next Generation podcast on our network.  We discuss his early guitar and piano influences and bounce around from Michael Jackson to Nirvana, The Dillinger Escape Plan to Danny Elfman and the films of Miyazaki and the Coen Brothers.  We even talk Mr. Rogers and Loony Tunes in this episode that is filled with clips and cool stories from a life in music, so sit back and stick it in your ear!

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FilmEar Episode 14: 1995 A Look Back – Part 2, Ben’s Turn

Musician and great guy Ben joins us in our second installment of the 1995 bracket.  This time Justin, Ben and Natrebo discuss the busy year of James Newton Howard, again how incredible Danny Elfman is and we even have a split decision winner of the overall bracket that is 1995!

Films debated will be Outbreak, Waterworld, Mr. Holland’s Opus and Dead Presidents along with John William’s Nixon and the George S. Clinton score and popular song to MORTAL KOMBAT!  All this and more hilarity ensues in this episode of  FilmEar.

If you missed our first part, please go back to episode 13!  In the next episode we will learn more about our guest commentator Ben so check in next time.

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FilmEar Episode 13: 1995 A Look Back – Part 1

Christopher joins Justin and Natrebo this time in the first half of our 1995 retrospective.  We discuss Powder and First Knight from Jerry Goldsmith, Apollo 13 and Jumanji from James Horner and continue to see how Danny Elfman is the man with Dolores Claiborne and To Die For.

12 Monkeys adds a South American flair and Eliot Goldenthal with the help of the Kronos Quartet turns up the Heat. 32 films and scores are listened to and debated as we find the first finalist that will take on the winner in the Part 2 of the 1995 bracket that will follow.

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FilmEar Episode 12: Crossing Over with Chris from WTHWYC

In this off the rails crossover episode of FilmEar we welcome back Chris from the Why The Hell Would You Care podcast to discuss Liam Neeson and the Taken movies as well has having drinks thrown in your face.  We jump back on track with thoughts on our favorite Bar and Action movies in which Chris defends the awesomeness of Commando!

Natrebo, Justin and Chris also speak on their more memorable Movie Theater experiences and we delve into using Big Trouble in Little China as a date movie.  So grab your gun, drinks and prepare to be taken!  Also please listen to Chris’s wonderful podcast, Why The Hell Would You Care – there are great life stories both serious and funny to be had.

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FilmEar Episode 11: Kamen to Party with Chris

Chris of the Why The Hell Would You Care Podcast sits in with Natrebo and Justin as we go through the life and career of the great Michael Kamen.

We start with his New York Rock and Roll Ensemble beginnings and pass through his scoring heights of Highlander, Die Hard trilogy, Lethal Weapon and Robin Hood.  We take minor detours through Lenny Kravits, Attack of MichaelKamenSmall2the Killer Tomatoes and dueling Sean Connery impressions as we wax poetic on Hudson Hawk, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Mr. Holland’s Opus, landing heroically with the Iron Giant.

Listen as Band of Brothers brings out stories of our grandfathers in WWII and Justin even kills a spider!  So be prepared to jump into your X-Men jet – for there can be only one… FilmEar!  You can visit the late Michael Kamen’s website at www.michaelkamen.com if you want to hear and read more about this great composer’s work.

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FilmEar Byte: Emmy Given Sunday – Ernesto TV

 

On this “little” episode of FilmEar we bring a conclusion to our Emmy Awards coverage and discuss Jeff Beal and House of Cards as well as the other winners.  We talk about the very funny writing on Veep and Tatiana Maslany’s wonderful turn on Orphan Black and delve infetvlogo copyto our TV watching habits and the Walt Disney two-part documentary on PBS.

We decide that Bill Murray has never given a bad performance as Ernesto,  Justin and Natrebo weigh in on what we are watching.  So tune in and rip the knob off after you stick it in your ear!

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FilmEar Episode 10: Murphy’s Law 2 – Mickey’s Revenge

FilmEarOn a special episode of FilmEar Natrebo and Justin welcome Mickey (father of Natrebo) as he sits down to talk about growing up in rural Mississippi as well as his love of Jerry Lee Lewis and Country music.  He explains his affinity for Gunsmoke on Radio and TV and living in an age where you could see 3 feature films for a dime!

We discuss the films of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne and a little bit on the music of composers Max Steiner, Lennie Niehaus, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Ennio Morricone and even Allan Gray.  Later we are joined by Nic and we all reminisce about growing up Murphy.

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FilmEar Episode 9: Electric Dan-Man vs. Bane

We trip the life electrical on this episode of FilmEar and welcome a new guest, Dan to the podcast and learn of his love of dance music, MTV in the 90s and the world of Tron.

We are joined by past guest Chris and interrupted by the new extra-special guest, Bane who has escaped the darkness to pester Dan, Justin and I as we barrel on.  Later, I, your humble host Natrebo quickly zooms through the history of electronic instruments and their uses in the history of cinema.  From the Theremin to Sequencers, Forbidden Planet to Tron: Legacy and beyond we fly this ship called FilmEar in, out and through the electric haze of this strangest of episodes.

So sit back, grab your Identity Disc and power-up your lightcycle and let the music of Daft Punk, Wendy Carlos, Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis and others send you through the computer!

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