What makes film noir film noir? Like Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart making his famous pronouncement on obscenity, we can honestly claim to know it when we see it. But what elements, exactly, do we only see converge in the high, undisputed levels of the film noir canon?
Your outfits may be ready and your pencils sharpened, but no one can ever plan to avoid the growing pains of school. It is during these times, when you learn that awkwardness is built into hallways and classrooms, that teachers work wonders. Although neutral instructors exist, this week on The Score, we will be profiling those benevolent teachers who guide students through school.
From 1960's Planet of the Apes to Christopher Nolan's recent Interstellar, futuristic films often deliver somber and urgent messages. Fortunately, audiences are relieved from filmmakers' prophesies by imaginative settings and unexpected scores.
Tune in this Saturday to hear composers set futuristic films to music as familiar as Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and as distant as the synth in Bladerunner. ... See MoreSee Less
How would you make a break for it? Although we can't imagine why you would need to do so, we do know what your break could sound like! Allow us to refer you to our forthcoming episode of The Score, "Prison Breaks", to pique your imagination.
Tune in this Saturday, May 13 at 2pm to hear from films like Shawshank Redemption, Papillon, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? ... See MoreSee Less