November 10th, 2003

yiddo

Music to Movie

The "Current Music" section of _megalomania_'s last post inspired me to put on an Aimee Mann CD.

Do you people understand what a magnificent singer/songwriter this woman is?

Most music pales beneath the emotional intensity of her melodies/lyrics/voice.

The lyrics in particular are poetry at its most divine.

Rant, rant, rant.

Go listen to some Aimee Mann, and while you're at it watch Magnolia, which is an amazing example of a film adaptation of songs - the songs of Aimee Mann. Just in case any of you screenwriting students were sceptical when this possibility was raised in last week's discussion of adaptation.

Can anyone think of any other movies adapted from songs/music?
Pink Floyd's The Wall
Hurricane (I think this is based on a book, actually - Carter's personal account? Anyone? Anyone?)
  • Current Music
    Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
yiddo

Ripper

I'm really interested in making livejournal icons, and I was trawling the web (unsuccessfully) for some decent pictures of "The Gentlemen" (possibly the creepiest demons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and cursing the fact that even with Google it is actually quite hard to find suitable source pictures for icons. Then I remembered my mother's computer (which she gave to my sister), and that having a DVD player it was possible to rip pictures from movies on DVD. Aha! I have the episode in question (Hush) on DVD! But, sadly, I don't have a DVD player on my ancient computer (nor, would one work if attached to this dinosaur).

So, hands up who wants to let me come over and rip pictures on their computer.

(Heh heh, I made a pun in the subject).
  • Current Music
    Aimee Mann (still)