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  • Media Log 2014   6 days 12 hours ago

    The Doors is also a pretty damn good "sidekick" to Black Saint & The Sinner Lady. They're pretty much neck and neck in overall emotional significance and consistency until Black Saint surpasses it at some point, probably around or during the last 1/2 of the 4th track (I absolutely agree that is one of the most awe-inspiring, dizzying, invigorating sequences in all of music).

  • Every animated movie ever created (alphabetical)   1 week 10 hours ago

    i have been looking for this anime for a long time but cannot find it. i think it was called sky soldiers. it has floating islands that are being destroyed and a kid learns to fly in a wing suit. later he meets a girl building a plane and he starts to use it. eventually the find out it is a robotic fish that is destroying the islands. i cannot find it though

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 13 hours ago

    In case it wasn't clear, I agree with you that Black Saint might as well be the greatest work of art in history, and 10/10 -- or -- "11/10". It's close enough for me that, as of today, I am still strongly considering upgrading it from 9.4/10 to 9.5/10. I re-listened to Shostakovich's 15th and Verdi's Requiem last night and it's a close call... very difficult to directly compare it to Shostakovich's 15th (which is pretty much its opposite) and Verdi's Requiem which is an hour and a half of emotionally devastating operatic vocals and sudden, furious climaxes the likes of which may never be matched. It's difficult to directly compare the overall degree of emotional significance I derive from each so I'm twiddling my thumbs a bit... Its climactic, relentless, dizzying fury might manage to just barely surpass those two -- maybe -- but probably not quite on the level of Mahler's 9th which might be 9.6/10.

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 13 hours ago

    For some reason it's not loading for me right now, but I'll try it later tonight. Sounds pretty interesting thats for sure.

  • Songs based on Pachelbel's Canon   1 week 22 hours ago

    It may be hard to hear, but it's definitely in chorus for Sign by FLOW.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpi9YXaChHI

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 23 hours ago

    Are you familiar with any multimedia? I've discovered this guy Aldo Tambellini, who did what in the early 60's they called "expanded cinema", the film genre side of what was then called mixed media (and then multimedia). He claims a large influence on Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable shows with the Velvet Underground (I could elaborate later). Check this 1965-1966 "Black" series out, especially (if I remember correctly) "Blackout" (1965, but supposedly premiered in 1967, could be a typo): http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=aldo+tambellini. If you could imagine being in a room with a huge screen or two of just this...so intense right?!

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 1 day ago

    Well, I've been listening to it for about 12 years or so and it never loses its luster and never gets any less intense than that, so yes, you may have to develop a new echelon of ratings, "above" perfection/the ultimate ideal :-)

    In my recent listens, it has been "making a case" that it might worthy of 9.5/10 and as high as #4 or maybe even #3 (on the greatest works of art list). Though that ratings benchmark is so exalted and incredible I have to be very sure before I add a work to it. Which leads me to: your only possible "antidote" to an obsession with Black Saint is probably to assimilate and experience works such as the ones I have rated above it. Black Saint is probably the summit of focused, vigorous intensity in all of art, so these won't match it there (except some of them in spurts), but they probably achieve a greater, overall emotional transcendence. Each of them are 11.1/10 I suppose :-)

    Or, if you're looking for masterpieces that have similar drive/focused intensity, there's probably nothing that quite matches it, but the following might hold you over:

    -5th Symphony - Beethoven ...make sure it's Karajan's, especially his 1975-77 symphony cycle (his 63 rendition is also incredible and any recordings of it during, say, the 63-77 period should suffice) ... Here's the (very) famous first movement, not sure if the rest exists on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGQW_54xwII
    -4th Symphony - Brahms ... it's emotionally despondent/searching in parts but also reaches herculean levels of "architectural" intensity (you'll get what I mean if you listen to it) ... the last movement in particular achieves a summit of emotional coalescence and climax that very few works of art have ever attained... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxB5vkZy7nM
    -Communications - Michael Mantler/Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) (aka "Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Michael Mantler") ...It's not quite as focused or compositionally perfect as Black Saint but it's not far off, and it reaches peaks that may never be surpassed (possibly including Sister Ray) ... I wouldn't be surprised if it slid into your #2 slot ahead of WL/WH...

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 1 day ago

    So I just listened to Black Saint and the Sinner Lady again as well. And I'm just stunned all over again. Especially because of the fourth track. The last few minutes in particular are like the most dizzying action sequence ever. How am I going to be able to listen to anything else now??

    I think I'm gonna raise my rating from 10/10 to 11/10 :D

  • Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists   1 week 3 days ago

    Angus should be way higher but Malcolm should be up there too, way under-rated, and way better than Richards, by his ( Keiths) own admission.

  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1st Ed. ) (My Quest)   1 week 4 days ago

    Do you have a list for hard to find movies?
    That would be useful for making a list of resources like Scarecrow.com where they might be found.

  • Top 200 critically acclaimed movies from the last 5 years   1 week 4 days ago

    Update 19/10-14:
    Out Beyond the Hills ("Dupa dealuri") - In Gone Girl
    Out J. Edgar - In Tony Benn: Will and Testament
    Out The Interrupters - In Two Days, One Night ("Deux jours, une nuit")

    Update 7/8-14:
    Out Locke - In Guardians of the Galaxy

    Update 31/7-14:
    Out X-Men: Days of Future Past - In Boyhood

    Update 10/7-14:
    Out Blancanieves - In Life Itself

    Update 27/6-14:
    Out Joe - In How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Update 22/6-14:
    Out Parkland - In Edge of Tomorrow
    Out Tracks - In Locke
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Update 28/4-14:
    Out Into the Abyss - In Calvary
    Out Bless Me, Ultima - In The Raid 2
    Out Cloud Atlas - In Joe

    Update 4/4-14:
    Out Disconnect - In The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Out Monsters University - In Omar

    Update 19/2-14:
    Out Much Ado About Nothing - In All Is Lost
    Out The Place Beyond the Pines - In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Out Prometheus - In Tim's Vermeer
    Out Salt - In Big Bad Wolves
    Out Searching for Sugar Man - In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Out Secretariat - In Stranger By the Lake ("L'inconnu du lac")
    Out Tabloid - In The LEGO Movie

    Update 20/1-14:
    Out The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - In The Broken Circle Breakdown

    Update 5/1-14:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Saving Mr. Banks
    Out Kinyarwanda - In Wadjda
    Out The Last Mountain - In Searching for Sugar Man
    Out Oslo, August 31 ("Oslo, 31. august") - In Secretariat
    Out Louder Than a Bomb - In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Update 1/1-14 (New year update):
    Out A Prophet ("Un prophete") - In Rango
    Out Avatar - In We Need to Talk About Kevin
    Out Up in the Air - In Bullhead ("Rundskop")
    Out The White Ribbon ("Das Weisse Band") - In The Interrupters
    Out Inglourious Basterds - In Potiche
    Out The Secret in Their Eyes ("El secreto de sus Ojos") - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out An Education - In At Any Price
    Out District 9 - In Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes")
    Out A Serious Man - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Up - In Flipped
    Out The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ("Män som hatar kvinnor") - In Into the Abyss
    Out The Hangover - In Hereafter
    Out I am Love ("Io sono l'amore") - In American Hustle
    Out Fish Tank - In Tabloid
    Out Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - In Blue Valentine
    Out Invictus - In Hanna
    Out Broken Embraces ("Los abrazos rotos") - In Resurrect Dead: Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out (500) Days of Summer - In The Wind Rises ("Kaze tachinu")
    Out Star Trek - In Kinyarwanda
    Out In the Loop - In The Way, Way Back
    Out The Messenger - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out Capitalism: A Love Story - In The Spectacular Now
    Out Fantastic Mr Fox - In Once Upon a Time In Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da")
    Out Sin Nombre - In Dark Horse
    Out Coraline - In Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo")
    Out The Maid ("La Nana") - In Spring Breakers
    Out Public Enemies - In To the Wonder
    Out White Material - In Restrepo
    Out Coco Before Chanel ("Coco avant Chanel") - In Beyond the Hills ("Dupa dealuri")
    Out Moon - In J.Edgar
    Out Crazy Heart - In The Last Mountain
    Out The Informant! - In Oslo, August 31 ("Oslo, 31. august")
    Out Mother ("Madeo") - In Blancanieves
    Out The Princess and the Frog - In Louder Than a Bomb
    Out Lebanon ("Levanon") - In Parkland
    Out Soul Kitchen - In Tracks
    Out Nine - In Bless Me, Ultima
    Out The Road - In Cloud Atlas
    Out A Single Man - In Disconnect
    Out This Is It - In Monters University
    Out Away We Go - In Much Ado About Nothing
    Out Brüno - In The Place Beyond the Pines
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In Prometheus
    Out The Secret of Kells - In Salt

    Update 17/12-13:
    Out Rango - In Her
    Out We Need to Talk About Kevin - In Inside Llewyn Davis
    Out Bullhead ("Rundskop") - In The Past ("Le passe")
    Out The Interrupters - In Prisoners
    Out The Blind Side - In The Great Beauty ("La grande bellezza")
    Out Potiche - In Nebraska
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In The Wolf of Wall Street
    Out At Any Price - In A Hijacking ("Kapringen")
    Out Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes") - In Rush

    Update 14/11-13:
    Out Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki") - In Gravity
    Out Flipped - In Short Term 12
    Out Into the Abyss - In Captain Phillips
    Out Hereafter - In 12 Years a Slave
    Out Tabloid - In Philomena
    Out Baaria - In Blue is the Warmest Colour ("La vie d'Adele")
    Out Blue Valentine - In Dallas Buyers Club
    Out Hanna - In Enough Said

    Update 20/8-13:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Fruitvale Station
    Out Kinyarwanda - In Blue Jasmine
    Out Knowing - In Only God Forgives

    Update 20/7-13:
    Out How to Train Your Dragon - In Twenty Feet from Stardom

    Update 24/6-13:
    Out Where the Wild Things Are - In This is the End

    Update 30/5-13:
    Out Garbo: The Spy ("Garbo: El espia") - In Stories We Tell
    Out Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da") - In Mud
    Out Dark Horse - In Star Trek Into Darkness
    Out Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di renjie") - In Before Midnight

    Update 24/5-13:
    Out To the Wonder - In At Any Price

    Update 24/4-13:
    Out Watchmen - In To the Wonder

    Update 2/4-13:
    Out Restrepo - In In the House ("Dans la maison")

    Update 15/3-13:
    Out J. Edgar - In Side Effects
    Out The Last Mountain - In Stoker

    Update 6/2-13:
    Out Oslo, August 31st ("Oslo, 31. august") - In The Gatekeepers

    Update 12/1-13:
    Out Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - In Rust and Bone ("De rouille et d'os")
    Out Life During Wartime - In The Hunt ("Jagten")
    Out Louder Than a Bomb - In Headhunters ("Hodejegerne")
    Out Cloud Atlas - In No
    Out Prometheus - In War Witch ("Rebelle")
    Out Salt - In Kon-Tiki

    Update 8/1-13:
    Out Searching For Sugar Man - In Arbitrage
    Out Secretariat - In Oslo, August 31st ("Oslo, 31. august")

    Update 1/1-13 (New year's update):
    Out The Hurt Locker - In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
    Out Slumdog Millionaire - In Pariah
    Out Let the Right One In ("Låt den rätte komma inn") - In Please Give
    Out Waltz With Bashir ("Vals im Bashir") - In Four Lions
    Out Precious - In The Karate Kid
    Out The Dark Knight - In Polisse
    Out Milk - In Brüno
    Out Frost/Nixon - In Win Win
    Out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out Wall*E - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out Gomorrah ("Gomorra") - In X-Men: First Class
    Out The Wrestler - In Frankenweenie
    Out The Reader - In Excision
    Out Happy-Go-Lucky - In The Imposter
    Out Changeling - In The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut")
    Out The Class ("Entre les murs") - In Room 237
    Out Anvil! The Story of Anvil - In The Secret of Kells
    Out Departures ("Okuribito") - In Somewhere
    Out I've Loved You So Long ("Il y a longtemps que je t'aime") - In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Out Trouble the Water - In Rango
    Out Gran Torino - In We Need To Talk About Kevin
    Out Synecdoche, New York - In The Interrupters
    Out Summer Hours ("L'heure d'ete") - In Potiche
    Out Doubt - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out Man on Wire - In Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes")
    Out Ponyo ("Gake no ue no Ponyo") - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Everlasting Moments ("Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick") - In A Simple Life ("Tao jie")
    Out 35 Shots of Rum ("35 rhums") - In Flipped
    Out Frozen River - In Into the Abyss
    Out Revolutionary Road - In Hereafter
    Out Iron Man - In Tabloid
    Out Shine a Light - In Baaria
    Out Rachel Getting Married - In Blue Valentine
    Out A Christmas Tale ("Un conte de Noël") - Hanna
    Out Of Time and the City - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out Cloverfield - In Kinyarwanda
    Out The Baader Meinhof Complex ("Der Baader Meinhof Komplex") - In Knowing
    Out Goodbye Solo - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out Julia - In Where the Wild Things Are
    Out Trucker - In Garbo: The Spy ("Garbo: El espia")
    Out Revanche - In Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da")
    Out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - In Dark Horse
    Out Wendy and Lucy - In Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di Renjie")
    Out Forgetting Sarah Marshall - In Watchmen
    Out Disgrace - In Restrepo
    Out Skin - In J. Edgar
    Out In Bruges - In The Last Mountain
    Out Che - In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    Out Me and Orson Welles - In Bullhead ("Rundskop")
    Out Standard Operating Procedures - In Life During Wartime
    Out We Live in Public - In Louder Than a Bomb
    Out Sugar - In The Blind Side
    Out Il Divo - In Cloud Atlas
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M. - In Prometheus
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Salt
    Out Food, Inc - In Searching for Sugar Man
    Out Hunger - In Secretariat

    Update 30/12-12:
    Out Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - In West of Memphis
    Out Pariah - In The Impossible ("Lo imposible")

    Update 18/12-12:
    Out Pineapple Express - In Django Unchained
    Out Please Give - In Les Miserables

    Update 14/12-12:
    Out Four Lions - In Zero Dark Thirty
    Out The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom") - In The Intouchables
    Out The Great Buck Howard - In Moonrise Kingdom
    Out The Karate Kid - In Barbara
    Out Polisse - In A Royal Affair ("En kongelig affære")

    Update 3/12-12:
    Out Brüno - In The House I Live In
    Out Tropic Thunder - In Life of Pi

    Update 23/11-12:
    Out Arbitrage - In Love ("Amour")
    Out Win Win - In The Master
    Out Waiting For 'Superman' - In Holy Motors
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In Skyfall
    Out X-Men: First Class - In Lincoln
    Out Frankenweenie - In The Sessions
    Out Bolt - In Silver Linings Playbook
    Out Burma VJ - In Flight

    Update 7/11-12:
    Out Holy Motors - In Argo
    Out The Imposter - In Frankenweenie

    Update 10/10-12:
    Out Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie") - In Looper
    Out The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut") - In End of Watch
    Out The Secret of Kells - In Arbitrage
    Out Somewhere - In The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Out Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - In Holy Motors

    Update 20/9-12:
    Out Rango - In The Imposter

    Update 6/8-12:
    Out We Need To Talk About Kevin - In The Dark Knight Rises

    Update 13/7-12:
    Out The Interrupters - In Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Update 24/6-12:
    Out Potiche - In Polisse

    Update 19/5-12:
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In Marley
    Out Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki") - In The Avengers
    Out Flipped - In The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut")

    Update 17/4-12:
    Out Into the Abyss - In Monsieur Lazhar

    Update 6/2-12:
    Out The Secret Life of Bees - In Coriolanus

    Update 1/2-12:
    Out Hereafter - In We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Update 27/1-12:
    Out Tabloid - In Footnote ("Hearat Shulayim")
    Out Baarìa - In In Darkness ("W ciemnosci")
    Out Blue Valentine - In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Update 25/1-12:
    Out Hanna - In Pariah

    Update 20/1-12:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Pina
    Out Burn After Reading - In Potiche

    Update 6/1-12:
    Out Ballast - In Bridesmaids
    Out I.O.U.S.A. - In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Update 4/1-12 (New year's update):
    Out No Country For Old Men - In A Single Man
    Out There Will Be Blood - In The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Out The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Le scaphandre et le papillon") - In My Week With Marilyn
    Out 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days ("4 luni, 3 saptamini si 2 zile") - In This Is It
    Out Persepolis - In Margaret
    Out Atonement - In Alice in Wonderland
    Out Juno - In Project Nim
    Out Into the Wild - In Warrior
    Out Michael Clayton - In Four Lions
    Out La Vie en Rose ("La môme") - In The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom")
    Out Eastern Promises - In Animal Kingdom
    Out Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In The Help
    Out Ratatouille - In The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito")
    Out The Kite Runner - In Like Crazy
    Out The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")
    Out The Bourne Ultimatum - In Food, Inc.
    Out The Band's Visit ("Bikur Ha-Tizmoret") - In Away We Go
    Out Lust, Caution ("Se jie") - In Higher Ground
    Out Taxi to the Dark Side - In Hunger
    Out Zodiac - In Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    Out Control - In Pineapple Express
    Out Sicko - In Please Give
    Out American Gangster - In The Great Buck Howard
    Out The Savages - In The Karate Kid
    Out Lars and the Real Girl - In Brüno
    Out The Darjeeling Limited - In Tropic Thunder
    Out The Counterfeiters ("Die Fälscher") - In Win Win
    Out You, the Living ("Du levande") - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out In the Shadow of the Moon - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out In the Valley of Elah - In X-Men: First Class
    Out The Great Debaters - In Bolt
    Out Mongol - In Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie")
    Out Paranormal Activity - In The Secret of Kells
    Out The Visitor - In The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Out Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - In Somewhere
    Out I'm Not There - In Rango
    Out Hairspray - In The Interrupters
    Out No End in Sight - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out Charlie Wilson's War - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Chop Shop - In Flipped
    Out The Edge of Heaven ("Auf der anderen Seite") - In Into the Abyss
    Out Starting Out in the Evening - In The Secret Life of Bees
    Out 12 - In Hereafter
    Out Across the Universe - In Tabloid
    Out Waitress - In Baaria
    Out The Lookout - In Blue Valentine
    Out King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - In Hanna
    Out Silent Light ("Luz silenciosa") - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out Gone Baby Gone - In Burn After Reading
    Out My Winnipeg - In Ballast
    Out The Brave One - In I.O.U.S.A.
    Out Knocked Up - In Burma VJ

    Update 1/1-12 (not the new year update, yet):
    Out A Single Man - In Page One: Inside the New York Times
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M - In Buck
    Out My Week With Marilyn - In Shame
    Out This is It - In Goodbye Solo
    Out Alice in Wonderland - In Julia
    Out Warrior - In Trucker
    Out Death Proof - In Across the Universe
    Out Planet Terror - In Silent Light ("Luz Silenciosa")
    Out Four Lions - In Take Shelter
    Out The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom") - In Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    Out The Orphanage ("El Orfanato") - In Disgrace
    Out Animal Kingdom - In My Winnipeg
    Out The Help - In Skin
    Out The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito") - In The American
    Out Like Crazy - In Che
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Standard Operating Procedure
    Out Food, Inc. - In A Dangerous Method
    Out Away We Go - In Terri

    Update 20/12-11:
    Out Higher Ground - In Hugo
    Out Hunger - In The Kid with a Bike ("Le gamin au vélo")
    Out Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - In War Horse
    Out Pineapple Express - In My Week With Marilyn
    Out Please Give - In The Help
    Out The Great Buck Howard - In The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito")

    Update 12/12-11:
    Out The Karate Kid - In A Separation ("Jodaeiye Nader az Simin")
    Out A Mighty Heart - In 13 Assassins ("Jusan-nin no shikaku")
    Out Brüno - In The Artist

    Update 26/11-11:
    Out Paranoid Park - In In the Loop
    Out Tropic Thunder - In Paranormal Activity
    Out Win Win - In Four Lions
    Out Waiting For 'Superman' - In The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom")

    Update 22/11-11:
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In The Descendants
    Out X-Men: First Class - In Le Havre

    Update 12/11-11:
    Out Bolt - In Melancholia

    Update 5/11-11:
    Out Burma VJ - In Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Out The Aerial ("La Antena") - In Like Crazy

    Update 17/10-11:
    Out Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie") - In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Out The Secret of Kells - In The Ides of March
    Out Somewhere - In Drive
    Out Rango - In Warrior

    Update 13/10-11:
    Out In the Loop - In Moneyball
    Out King of California - In 50/50

    Update 7/9-11:
    Out Love in the Time of Cholera - In Life, Above All
    Out Molière - In Higher Ground

    Update 18/8-11:
    Out You Kill Me - In The Guard

    Update 4/8-11:
    Out Flipped - In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    Out The Secret Life of Bees - In Super 8

    Update 16/6-11:
    Out Hereafter - In X-Men: First Class

    Update 5/6-11:
    Out Disgrace - In The Tree of Life

    Update 26/5-11:
    Out Goodbye Solo - In Midnight in Paris

    Update 8/5-11:
    Out Julia - In Meek's Cutoff

    Update 25/3-11:
    Out Trucker - In Win Win

    Update 14/3-11:
    Out Baaria - In Rango
    Out Blue Valentine - In Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ("Loong Boonmee raleuk chat")

    Update 27/2-11:
    Out Burn After Reading - In Barney's Version

    Update 27/1-11:
    Out Across the Universe - In Incendies
    Out Vicky Cristina Barcelona - In In a Better World ("Hævnen")

    Update 23/1-11:
    Out How To Train Your Dragon - In Biutiful
    Out Where the Wild Things Are - In Blue Valentine

    Update 7/1-11 (correcting the years of release):
    Out Once - In Hereafter
    Out The Host ("Gwoemul") - In Disgrace
    Out This is England - In Goodbye Solo
    Out Lake of Fire - In Julia
    Out Offside - In Trucker
    Out Away From Her - In Baaria ("Baaria - La Porta del Vento")
    Out Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne") - In Burn After Reading
    Out Live and Become ("Va, vis et deviens") - In Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Out 300 - In Across the Universe
    Out I Served the King of England ("Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále") - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out An Unreasonable Man - In Where the Wild Things Are

    New year update 5/1-11:
    Out The Lives of Others ("Das Leben der Anderen") - In Crazy Heart
    Out Pan's Labyrinth ("El Laberinto del Fauno") - In Never Let Me Go
    Out The Queen - In A Single Man
    Out The Departed - In The Stoning of Soraya M
    Out Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - In This Is It
    Out Little Miss Sunshine - In Alice in Wonderland
    Out Babel - In Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Out Volver - In Death Proof
    Out United 93 - In Planet Terror
    Out Letters From Iwo Jima - In The Orphanage ("El Orfanato")
    Out The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - In Animal Kingdom
    Out Apocalypto - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")
    Out Days of Glory ("Indigènes") - In Food, Inc.
    Out Dreamgirls - In Away We Go
    Out Little Children - In Hunger
    Out Children of Men - In Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    Out Flags of Our Fathers - In Pineapple Express
    Out A Prairie Home Companion - In Please Give
    Out Inland Empire - In Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne")
    Out The Death of Mr Lazarescu ("Moartea domnului Lazarescu") - In The Great Buck Howard
    Out Shut Up and Sing - In The Karate Kid
    Out Superman Returns - In A Mighty Heart
    Out Black Book ("Zwartboek") - In Brüno
    Out Notes on a Scandal - In Paranoid Park
    Out The Painted Veil - In Tropic Thunder
    Out The Wind That Shakes the Barley - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out Casino Royale - In Live and Become ("Va, vis et deviens")
    Out Neil Young: Heart of Gold - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out V For Vendetta - In 300
    Out The Last King of Scotland - In Bolt
    Out Thank You For Smoking - In Burma VJ
    Out Blood Diamond - In I Served the King of England ("Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále")
    Out Marie Antoinette - In The Aerial ("La Antena")
    Out The Science of Sleep ("La science des rêves") - In Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie")
    Out An Inconvenient Truth - In The Secret of Kells
    Out Cars - In Somewhere
    Out World Trade Center - In In the Loop
    Out Hollywoodland - In King of California
    Out Half Nelson - In Love in the Time of Cholera
    Out The Ground Truth - In Molière
    Out God Grew Tired of Us - In An Unreasonable Man
    Out The Heart of the Game - In You Kill Me
    Out Water - In Flipped
    Out The Devil Wears Prada - In The Secret Life of Bees

    Update 1/1-11:
    Out Crazy Heart - In True Grit
    Out Never Let Me Go - In Rabbit Hole

    Update 24/12-10:
    Out A Single Man - In I am Love ("Io sono l'amore")
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M - In Mother ("Madeo")
    Out Brick - In The Fighter
    Out This Is It - In Carlos

    Update 11/12-10:
    Out Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - In Black Swan
    Out Death Proof - In The King's Speech
    Out Planet Terror - In Monsters
    Out The Orphanage ("El Orfanato") - In Of Gods and Men ("Des hommes et des dieux")
    Out Animal Kingdom - In Soul Kitchen
    Out Quinceañera - In White Material
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Shutter Island

    Update 25/11-10:
    Out Food Inc - In 127 Hours
    Out Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - In Another Year

    Update 23/11-10:
    Out Please Give - In Lebanon ("Levanone")

    Update 1/11-10:
    Out Away We Go - In The Social Network
    Out Hunger - In The Town
    Out Pineapple Express - In Never Let Me Go

    Update 28/10-10:
    Out Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne") - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")

    Update 15/9-10:
    Out For Your Consideration - In Scott Pilgrim vs The World

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 4 days ago

    It's such a depressed song that I listen to it only once a year.

    Was this better? :)

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 5 days ago

    Thanks :) Re: Ring Cycles, that's quite a statement!

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 5 days ago

    Yeah, I understand that. I was in a similar boat, filling up a lot of my time with classical music and neglecting other genres, which is partly why it's so nice to be returning to these pieces. BTW, re: the albums I mentioned--Coltrane/Jackson, Getz/Gilberto--I don't think these albums have what you look for in art, in terms of awe inspiring emotion, etc but they are very solid, beautifully crafted albums that are quite wonderful to listen to... And I would take them over any of the Ring cycles!..

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 5 days ago

    Not much in the last month or two -- but I often play the ones on my list (not always listed on my "top 10 of the week"). Right now, I feel more obligated to (finally) fill out my classical list a bit more first, because that was my original list of masterpieces anyway (before rock, before jazz, before films, before visual art, before discovering scaruffi's site and recommendations), and because it's, overall, my favorite art form. I'm a huge fan of Brilliant Corners and some other Monk works, and of course Dolphy, Coleman and Coltrane. It's been a couple years since I gave Ellington a spin but of course there are works by him I love as well. I will have to give your recommendation a shot -- soon I hope. Just right now, I'm starting to fill in my classical list and I'll probably stick with the paintings/visual arts list for a bit longer too (though I have taken a much needed breather on that one over the last few days).

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   1 week 5 days ago

    I am currently addicted to John Coltrane and Milt Jackson's Blues Legacy. I've been returning to a lot of jazz these days--Monk, Ellington, Dolphy, Coleman, Coltrane--and it's been very rewarding. Like speech after long silence..! I've found some albums, such as the aforementioned Bags & Trane, and Getz/Gilberto, opening up for me in a way they haven't before.

    Does much jazz find its way into your listening sessions these days?

  • Songs With Women's Names in the Title   1 week 6 days ago

    Abba did a song called Hey Hey Helen in '73 or '74.

  • Greatest Music Artists To Come Out Of The Los Angeles Area   1 week 6 days ago

    I've included all artists that have made music since the beginning of the Rock era, about 1955 on. Like Neil Young is from Canada, but moved to LA early in his carrier. Neil Diamond, while he made great music in LA, was already an established star before he came to LA, and has been left off the list. So, If you came from somewhere else and were not nationally known before you made to the area you can make the list.

    Also, The list goes geographically beyond The city and county limits. It includes The greater LA area which includes Orange county, The Inland Empire, Ventura and Santa Barbabra.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 6 days ago

    Wait, what? o.O

  • Music Ratings & Notes   2 weeks 13 min ago

    It makes The End sound like I Am the Walrus

  • Music Ratings & Notes   2 weeks 52 min ago

    What do you think of We Will Fall?

  • Music Ratings & Notes   2 weeks 53 min ago

    I've changed my mind: all the songs on Yes are essential! :D

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   2 weeks 9 hours ago

    Now that I've finished revisiting Klemperer's I'd say that it may very well surpass Barbirolli's 1st movement. However, although I really like how much character Klemperer seems to illuminate with each orchestral component (the recording of the instruments and their individuality is bordering on the miraculous), I do feel -- relative to Barbirolli's -- that it doesn't maintain the same momentum and cumulative impact; from the 2nd movement on it sort of gradually loses it's overall momentum and gravity that it built up so incredibly in the 1st -- even as it further and further individuates and illuminates the various orchestral components of the work (in other words, it's both a plus and a [mild] drawback).

    Barbirolli's 2nd and 3rd movements are a lot more efficient and are extraordinary fusions/collisions of choatic organization (almost precursors to Cecil Taylor's compositions), and in playing them this way, I think he really got what Mahler was after in his ambiguity, his indecisive effort/repulsion (simultaneously) towards the coming paradigm shifts in music between atonality/tonality, towards his life, towards his death.

    Klemperer's is still incredible though, one of the best recordings out there and worth having (understatement). It's a different, amazing take on the work, and I think I can see what you might favor about it. It's probably my 4th, 5th or 6th favorite: Barbirolli, Karajan, Bernstein, then Walter (though need to revisit), Klemperer and Horenstein

  • Ultimate Progressive House List   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Great list, thank you !

    Thanks for your help to find the name of the track ID (Before 2000 on Contact FM Radio):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLD106AqjA&list=UUeZKZWYMOPeN1U3BICWChvA

  • Ultimate Classic Trance List (1990-1995)   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Great list, thank you !

    Thanks for your help to find the name of the track ID (Before 2000 on Contact FM Radio):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLD106AqjA&list=UUeZKZWYMOPeN1U3BICWChvA