The art of storytelling is something that we’ve cherished since people first gathered around a fire by their caves. Over the millennia, the stories have changed, but not our love of a well-crafted tale. At this time of year, as Halloween approaches, tales of the supernatural, of ghosts and ghouls get us together once again as we feel the icy chill of the wind… and perhaps something more… tingling our spines. Now available for your listening enjoyment: two classic tales by Edgar Allen Poe, just right for the season. ... See MoreSee Less
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: we feature music to movies that showcase a few rather odd people who share communities in some Hollywood films, including The Addams Family, Monsters vs Aliens, Let the Right One In and more. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Saturday, October 21st at 2pm. www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
The Snowman had potential to be a good whodunit but failed to live up to that potential. A serial killer is mutilating his victims and taunts a talented but alcoholic police detective to solve the crimes. The movie was as bleak as the icy setting in Norway.
Clocking in at nearly two hours the film was overly long. There were multiple sub plots that made the film drag and revealed the denouement too early to keep the suspense alive. Even with the film’s length, several plot lines that could have aided the movie were not fully developed, and the characters were so one-dimensional I found it hard to like any of them.
The one saving grace was the score by Marco Beltrami, which helped propel the movie. It was appropriate to the mood, giving it tension and texture that the script lacked. ... See MoreSee Less