Witchfinder General

The Top Soundtracks

Earlier this year, the soundtrack composer James Horner was killed in a plane crash, and we lost one of Hollywood’s finest composers working. I always play soundtrack music as I write, and his scores often feature in my daily playlist. The top soundtracks get voted on by the public every year. This year the top […]

Face-To-Face Time

Last night I was in Covent Garden at the London Film School, where I had chosen the film ‘Witchfinder General’ for the Speakeasy Cinema Club, an event that hosts a guest speaker, a favourite film, dinner and discussions afterwards. I can’t say what we talked about because it operates under Chatham House Rules, but the […]

Seeing Music 2

Films can be saved by music. Try watching the opening sequence of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ with the sound off – it’s like seeing someone’s terrible home movies. But with the John Barry score in place, it’s transformed to something special. This year, the excellent score to ‘Inception’ lifted the visual elements and showed […]

The Return Of Mr Cool

Poking about in the musty basement of Vinmag House in Brewer Street yesterday, I came across this flyer and presumed it was for a long-gone event, but NO! It’s not yet happened! Having already had lunch with Hilary Dwyer from ‘Witchfinder General’ (and probably frightening the life out of her by reciting her dialogue lines […]