FilmEar Episode 24: Favorites of 2016

In 2016 the Voice reigned supreme in my choices for favorite scores, wither in TV’s Game of Thrones, the Irish band film Sing Street, or musicals both live action (La La Land) or animated (Moana).  That’s not to say there weren’t any scores without them that I didn’t like (just check out John Williams’ The BFG), it’s just that the human voice played a role in most of my favorites.  I play clips and we hear from composers that made my list last year like Michael Giacchino and the wizard Danny Elfman!  We also have a few new comers that I hope to hear from in the future.  All in all it was another good year for scores with an array of films from Arrival to Swiss Army Man, so sit back and listen to my favorites from last year… the year that many of us wanted to forget.

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FilmEar Episode 20: Jason’s Jam

In this Episode we meet Jason Beghtol, a music educator, musician and friend.  We discuss his trombone prowess and why bass is better than tenor.  He confesses his love of the Dave Matthews Band along with the musical Wicked.  Biases in music are talked about as well as the benefits of listening to live Music.  Lettuce, Johan de Meij, John Williams and yes, Danny Elfman come up to name a few…
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Note: the David Maslanka symphony that Jason refers to is his 4th, not his 3rd.

FilmEar Episode 18: Favorites of 2015

FilmEar is now over a year old and to commemorate that achievement I record my first solo episode looking back to 2015 and picking my favorite scores. Join me as I talk about the usual suspects of John Williams, Danny Elfman, Ennio Morricone and a slew of others. I play samples from each and there are a few other non-score surprises as well!

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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 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 4: E2 – Rise Of The Ernesto

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves a FilmEar retrospective of the Terminator and Mission: Impossible franchises.

With the release of new entries into both series this year we discuss each film and it’s music with Ernesto as guest – dipping our toes into the TV series of both as well.  We talk about how great Danny Elfman is (having scores in both) and play clips from all ten films.  The contributions of Brad Fiedel , Michael Giacchino, Marco Beltrami, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Joe Kraemer are also discussed.

We then move onto a couple of new score releases including Henry Jackman’s “Pixels,” Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami’s “Fantastic Four”, Danny Elfman’s “The End of the Tour,” the groovy Daniel Pemberton score for “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and the delightfully eclectic soundtrack for the “Attack On Titan” movie by Shiro Sagisu.  So join Natrebo, Justin and Ernesto as we jump through time and take on Double Agents in this exciting installment of FilmEar!

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