I want to take a moment to tell you all about some music I love. I am a devotee of movie soundtracks. I am particularly fond of two movie scores by Eliot Goldenthal.
Alien 3 (which I’ve been thinking about lately because of this)
Amazing scores. Do stick with Titus after the famous bit at the start. The rest of the score is equally good.
I also adore George Fenton’s music for Mary Reilly.
I’m using these scores (on a loop) along with some others (Hans Zimmer’s music for The Dark Knight Rises and Nicholas Hooper’s gorgeous score for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
) while trying to write a fiction project I’ve currently got on the boil. I really don’t know why I’m telling you this, except that I like to share nice things.
By the way, the films I’ve mentioned are all particular favourites of mine (apart from The Dark Knight Rises, which is a bloated, pompous, incoherent fascist nightmare of a movie). Yes, I like Alien 3 and Mary Reilly. In fact, I love them. And Half Blood Prince is a genuinely good movie (god knows how they managed to make a genuinely good movie out of a such a wretched novel).
My fiction project is basically a ‘serious’ reworking of a comic strip called Planet of the Hedgehogs that I wrote – and drew! – between the ages of 9 and 11.
I am about to have a baked potato.
I’m reading a book called Shades of Grey that was recently sent to me as a gift by the lovely Lucy McGough. No, not 50 Shades of Grey, just Shades of Grey. So far, it’s fun.
Pardon this silly post but I’m clambering out of a bit of a pit at the moment, and this is a way of saying “hello again world”. Bye.
Oh, and R.I.P. (Rest in Perversity) H.R. Giger.