Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm & Feb. 6 at 8:30 pm | The Magic Lantern
Poster design by Joe Preston
War and poverty force Gulzar to run away from Kashmir with his best friend. But they discover a mysterious woman braving curfew to research their dying lake. As Gulzar falls for her, rivalry and jealousy threaten his boyhood friendship and their plans of escape.
Hosted by Vandana Asthana and A.C. Shukla (Feb. 4 Only)
Here’s a cool movie poster by a Spokane designer. The Spokane International Film Festival had 21 artists design 21 film posters for the event.
This was not an easy mix to piece together. I had to cut a few songs to make it work. The three that were cut had too upbeat of a build and downplayed the mood of the whole set. A lot of the pieces are connected by minimal piano or the droning sound of subconscious undertones.
After I submitted this mix late Saturday night, I went to bed. I woke up with 47 new emails of people commenting and liking this playlist. I was shocked. I went to the main website for 8tracks and soon I realized my mix was under “hot playlists”. That explains a lot.
By 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the mix received 50 likes and over 200 listens.
The theme to this mix demonstrates the contrasting sound of Save the Moon classic. It’s the music I’d listen to on headphones, full blast. You want to fall into the music even if it’s darker for some to handle.
1. Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces (There Will Be Blood)
2. Kronos Quartet - Samuel Barber’s Adagio (Winter Was Hard)
3. Alexandre Desplat - Good & Evil (The Tree of Life)
4. A Silver Mount Zion - Stumble Then Rise On Some Awkward Morning (He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms)
5. Clint Mansell - Death is the Road to Awe (The Fountain)
6. Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries (Moon)
7. Alexandre Desplat - Fathers and Sons (Syriana)
8. Cliff Martinez - First Sleep (Solaris)
9. Michael Nyman - The Morrow (Gattaca)
10. Philip Glass - The Hours (The Hours)
11. Ludovico Einaudi - Fuori Dal Mondo (Fuori Dal Mondo)
12. Alexandre Desplat - Awakening (The Tree of Life)
13. Zbigniew Preisner - Lacrimosa (Requiem For My Friend)
Music Mix: Cinema Whatever
My weekly routine used to mean that I would compile the best mix of music possible for listeners. They never knew what to expect except some sounds were just so - me. Since that stint in my life is over, I’ve listened to less music. That’s so wrong.
At home, we refer to two version of Save the Moon Radio. Classic or nouveau. Classic meant it was whatever music I felt comfortable listening to no matter who was around and noveau meant whatever was new and charting possibly on college radio stations.
When left to my own devices, I will blast Ennio Morricone or even the Russian Red Army Choir.
I need to blow some steam when it comes to music. Here’s some music I put together that I think you might like if you’re into the same thing.
The above album cover is my little toy tank figurine that I photographed in my backyard and added some edgy textures and whatever else I felt like.
1. Erich Kunzel & the Cincinnati Pops - The Magnificent Seven (Triple Feature)
2. Ennio Morricone - L’estasi Dell’oro (The Good, The Bad & the Ugly)
3. Elmer Bernstein - Main Titles (The Great Escape)
4. Malcolm Arnold - Colonel Bogey March (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
5. John Williams - Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
6. David Arnold - Kasuf Returns (Stargate)
7. Philip Glass & Yo-Yo Ma - Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi)
8. Basil Poledouris - Theme (The Hunt for Red October)
9. Leonard Rosenman - Chekov’s Run (Star Trek IV)
10. James Horner - The Katra Ritual (Star Trek III)
11. Hans Zimmer - Leave No Man Behind (Black Hawk Down)
12. Trevor Jones - Promentory (The Last of the Mohicans)
13. Mark Isham - Haunted By Waters (A River Runs Through It)
I should write movie plot teases for a living
I’m writing a quick event preview for a showing of Alien happening tomorrow at the Magic Lantern Theater. Here’s my plot description for the upcoming movie Prometheus:
Scientists discover a “star map” leading to a planet of an advanced humanoid civilization. Of course Weyland Corp. funds the adventure and everyone has a whale of a time trying to avoid certain death.
It was probably a moment a taxi driver in downtown Spokane didn’t expect when he woke up this morning. He pulled up alongside the vacant Ridpath Hotel and began to talk with us on the sidewalk.
“This used to be one of the busiest cab stands in town,” he said. He paused and looked straight at a tall man with blondish hair. It was Matthew Modine, an actor known locally for his main role in Vision Quest. He also was featured in the films Full Metal Jacket and Memphis Belle and later this year you can see him in The Dark Knight Rises.
“Is that Matthew Modine?” he asked. “Is he making Vision Quest 2?”
When we heard that Matthew Modine was coming to down, there was the instant clickity-clatter of googling. While we were at it, why not check out the image search? We found some conservative head shots and then this: Modine holding pink undergarments on the set of his upcoming movie Batman: The Dark Knight Rises with no real explanation.
While we were packed like human sardines in Kalae Chock’s minivan for Thursday’s ride-along, the images of pink unmentionables came up in conversation.
“I put my hands in my pockets because it was cold. I said, “What’s this?” I took it out and it was a pair of pink panties. And there were paparazzi all over the set,” Modine said. “There I am getting caught holding pink panties.”