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Jan 8 14 5:22 PM
Priestess of the Sex God
Jan 28 14 12:02 AM
LexiCrowegrapher to the
the next named winter storm to come along will be maximus. i'm entertained.
i'd rather regret the things i've donethan the things i did not do.
Jan 28 14 9:51 AM
Jan 28 14 10:42 AM
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I don't care what it is called ......I don't want it!!!!!! I see here in my small city they are starting to truck the piles of snow away so you can see around corners before you venture out onto the street.
and today it feels like - 31 but...... the sun is out.
Jan 28 14 11:38 AM
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Feb 2 14 1:54 PM
watching the puppybowl (can't stand football). there's a boxer pup named maximus whose dream is "to have russell crowe play him in 'puppybowl - the movie'". i laughed out loud!
Feb 2 14 3:03 PM
Feb 3 14 3:54 AM
becks' post rendered you speechless, did it?
Feb 26 14 7:34 AM
Feb 26 14 1:42 PM
I am watching it on AMC this afternoon. Can never watch it too many times.
Feb 27 14 11:42 PM
Can never watch it too many times.
Can never watch it too many times.
Feb 28 14 8:35 AM
Mar 3 14 3:20 AM
Hey, I'm not even counting all the part-watches I did when making sure I got the sequences/POV's/dialogue right when I was writing 'Lucilla's Diary'!
BTW......did you notice Maximus was included in one of tonight's Oscars montages of Heroes? Of course!
Mar 16 14 10:12 AM
Was on AMC again yesterday and yes I watched it again.
from his twitter search.
Maximus, Maximus, Maximus.
Apr 27 14 5:41 PM
Jun 21 14 6:26 PM
Gladiator Live at the Royal Albert Hall: Swords, sandals and a stunning score
By Mayer Nissim
Thursday, May 29 2014, 8:17am EDT
We've banged on in the past about how 'silent film' was never really silent. But when we finally cracked the challenge of joining sound and pictures, live accompaniment naturally fell by the wayside.
It's made something of a niche comeback for revivals of silent movies - from the Pet Shop Boys doing Battleship Potemkin to Minima taking on Nosferatu - and in recent years there's also been an increasing amount of live accompaniment to the talkies.
Asian Dub Foundation made a splash with their 2001 live score for La Haine and the Royal Albert Hall has become the venue of choice for full orchestral concerts alongside a screening. There can be few better examples of how wonderfully this can work than Gladiator, Ridley Scott's 2000 epic.
We're not here to review the film. You know the (ahem) score. But to quickly summarise: They don't make 'em like they used to, except - from nowhere - someone did.
The Last Great Epic. Russell Crowe rightly wins an Oscar for his career-defining performance as soldier turned gladiator turned revolutionary Maximus Decimus Meridius, but is outshone by a remarkable Joaquin Phoenix. A perfect movie, capped by Oliver Reed's heartbreaking final role.
"We often forget that before sound and film were married on celluloid, we all watched movies with a live music soundtrack. To have the immediacy of a real orchestra as accomplished as the Philharmonia in the room offers an unparalleled dimension to the experience of watching Gladiator. As with all the composers I've worked with, Hans's music has played a very important role in my films and it's a pleasure to see this element of the filmmaking process celebrated in this way." - Director Ridley Scott
As well as the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus - conducted by Justin Freer - we get as guest vocalist none other than Dead Can Dance-r Lisa Gerrard, the singer and composer who co-wrote the original score with Hans Zimmer.
And what a score. One of the bestselling in history and not just because of the brilliance of the movie to which it's attached. From war in Germania, to the backwater gladiatorial skirmishes to glorious Rome, Zimmer and Gerrard's music captures, enhances but never overshadows what you see.
The score, and this performance of it, aren't about in-your-face bombastic numbers hogging the attention and distracting from the film, but working instead in perfect harmony as a central part of it.
Rather than side-stage or in the pit, the orchestra and massive chorus take center-stage. All of the stage, in fact. The screen (obviously way bigger than your telly, but smaller than the biggest movie screens) is above the stage, but cleverly positioned to avoid neck-ache for all but those in the most unfortunate seats.
If you live in your dreams and speak sincerely from your heart through your work, miracles can happen, never doubt that. The Royal Albert Hall is a venue of all that is quintessentially English. For me to walk onto the hallowed turf of this sacred space is one of the most significant and endearing moments of my oracle existence. If you see me levitating slightly and happen to experience a similar sensation, don't be alarmed, it's just that you are at the Royal Albert Hall.
In an age of eye-popping high-resolution transfers and IMAX it perhaps isn't the most immaculate version you've ever seen projected, it's still more than good enough.
CineConcerts have opted to subtitle the film - an understandable if curious decision. With the aural focus obviously on the in-the-flesh orchestra you can see the thinking. The last thing anyone would want is for the band to rein it in to stop people whining that they can't hear the dialog.
But the words are always audible and the orchestra never strays into the red, though now and again we wouldn't mind if it did. The subtitling draws your eyes towards it on occasion, taking you away from the action happening both above on the screen and below on the stage. Though, such is the quality either side of the words that it is rare you notice them.
In fact, there's no greater praise for either Scott's film or the orchestra's work tonight that for most of the film you all-but forget that its music is there being played live right in front of you, so engrossing is the action and so perfectly is the stunning score composed and performed.
Aug 11 14 3:05 PM
Found on his twitter search.
Aug 11 14 4:37 PM
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