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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FilmEar Episode 8: Back to 1985

The big adventure begins on this bracket busting episode of FilmEar as Natrebo and Justin take 64+ of the biggest movies and scores of 1985 and make them duke it out to crown a supreme winner.

We have 2 Stallone sequels in the Rocky and Rambo franchises fighting for supremacy over films with scores composed by the likes of Alan Silvestri (apologies), Henry Mancini, James Horner and Bruce Broughton (just to name a few).  Spielberg and Woody Allen go purple as we discuss about the dark kid bombs of Return To Oz, Santa Clause: The Movie and The Black Cauldron.  Of course we bring up the work of Jerry Goldsmith and Danny Elfman – I know you are but what am I.

The bounty of comedy scores and films are never ending in 1985 as we talk about everything from Real Genius, Weird Science, and Brewster’s Millions to Clue, The Breakfast Club and Better Off Dead.  We even argue the merits of Fletch and play clips in this cocoon wrapped Thunderdomed sized episode of FilmEar.  So throttle it up to 88 MPH and Wolf Out with Freddy, Jason, Big Bird, the Care Bears and so much more!

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FilmEar Episode 7: Enter the Net with Justin

This time on FilmEar I, Natrebo, interview Justin about his musical journey, but before that we dive head first into the Internet to find great YouTube film music covers and interesting podcasts.  Ant-Man once again raises it’s tiny head to bring us Christophe Beck and his daughter’s performance of the theme.

We walk with the dead and listen to Sonya Belousova of Player Piano take on Bear McCreary’s Walking Dead theme, the Piano Guys takes us on a Batman journey from Danny Elfman to Hans Zimmer, Corey Vidal sings of his love of Star Wars using John William’s themes from his other famous scores and we listen to Tom Grosset drum along to Zimmer’s Man Of Steel.

After that I discuss a few Podcasts that I’m loving right now…  Rebel Force Radio’s great survey by David Collins of William’s music for a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars Oxygen is mentioned as well as Eban Schletter’s scoring live to Paul F. Tomkins’ Improv on Spontaneanation and I even try to get Justin into Modern classical music with Public Radio’s Meet The Composer with Nadia Sirota where we play clips featuring composers Caroline Shaw and Andrew Norman.

We finish the connection with me interviewing Justin and we learn about his early encounters with music and where he is at right now.  It’s just Natrebo and Justin on this Web filled episode of FilmEar!

If you have any questions, comments, corrections or hate mail be sure to make it funny and send it along to us on twitter @filmears (everyone with me WITH AN ‘S’)  and via email at nat@filmear.com.

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FilmEar 6: Three Boobs Talk Tube with Nic Returning

Join me Natrebo, Justin and Nic as we dive into the world of TV and discuss the Emmy nominations in the music categories.  We discover great music from Abel Korzeniowski  (Penny Dreadful), Jeff Beal (House of Cards & The Dovekeepers), Maurizio Malagnini (The Paradise) and the surprisingly great music from Chef’s Table by Duncan Thum.

We sing through Alan Menken’s Galavant and find great things in Orphan Black (Amon Tobin & Trevor Yuile), Wolf Hall (Debbie Wiseman) and genre TV programming.  Then we find a Boomerang in our Didgeridoos  as we offend every nationality possible through terrible accents and worse impressions.

Laughs abound  as we fall completely apart at the end but we do learn that Wolfman indeed has nards!  The Boob Tube, the name Bruce Broughton and Hilarity awaits on this episode of FilmEar.

Contact me @filmears (with an s) on twitter and nat@filmear.com if you have any questions, corrections, comments, or insults – remember to keep them funny and STICK IT IN YOUR EAR!

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FilmEar Episode 5 (Byte): Emmy Given Sunday

FilmEar Byte: TV Preview Show

In this mini ‘byte’ episode of the FilmEar podcast Natrebo and Justin run down some of the Emmy nominated TV series (comedy and drama) as well as the nominations for best main title music and best series score. Our larger TV episode, full of clips, is on the way so don’t touch that dial.

If you have comments, questions, suggestions or hate mail, remember to make it funny and send to nat@filmear.com or @filmears on twitter.

Join us next time… same Nat time, same Nat channel!

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