Thursday, August 12, 2010

Interview with Author Sean Williams

Interview:  Sean Williams
Recorded August 6, 2010
Published August 12, 2010

SEAN WILLIAMS, author of the novelization of STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED, the recently released, STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – FATAL ALLIANCE, shares about his recent works, his passion for film music and what he listens to when writing. He also shares about some of his all-time favorite soundtracks, why the year, 1981, is such an important year and how he faced the difficult choice between writing and composing music.

Episode Highlights

00:26 - Introduction
02:30 - Living and Working in Adelaide, Australia
03:49 - Writing in the Star Wars universe
14:00 - What do you listen to while writing?
14:00 - Inception reception
16:37 - Your favorite Film Scores
22:30 - Choosing between Writing and Composing
26:49 - 1981:  The Pinnacle of Sci-fi and Music
31:32 - Thoughts on Film and Game Music Today


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 - "The Sarlacc Unleashed" (The Force Unleashed) Mark Griskey
10:22 - "March" (Knights of the Old Republic) by Mark Griskey
15:14 - "The Passage of Time" (Battlestar Galactica) by Bear McCreary
17:00 - "Main Theme" (Alien) by Jerry Goldsmith
20:51 - "The Grace of Undomniel" (LOTR: Return of the King) by Howard Shore
30:00 - "Main Titles " (Blade Runner) by Vangelist
39:24 - "Main Theme" (The Force Unleashed) Jesse Harlin




Friday, August 6, 2010

SoundCast Episode 17 - Flash Over Substance

Episode 17: Flash Over Substance

Recorded August 3, 2010
Published August 6, 2010


Flash Over Substance:  the crew gets back into compilations, Inception, Tron: Legacy, Predators, and the trend of big, Hollywood films focusing on flashy visuals at possibly the expense of everything else...including the music.



Episode Highlights

00:30 - Intro and Google Voice invasion
01:44 - Expecting the Expendables
04:00 - Compilation continuation
10:30 - Torchwood Talk + eMusic
14:00 - Inception reception
25:20 - Tron: Pre-Legacy
34:33 - Predator:  The Return of Helen San
41:59 - Pillars and Schmuks
43:59 - Flash Over Substance


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

10:35 - "What's Occuring" (Torchwood: Children of Men) Ben Foster
15:56 - "Half-Remembered Dream" (Inception) by Hans Zimmer
32:56 - "Predator Attack"
34:33 - "Hanzo's Last Stand" (Predators) by John Debney
42:38 - "Preluce to a Schmuk" (Dinner for Schmucks) by Theodore Shapiro
45:30 - " " (Prince of Persia) Harry Gregson-Williams
46:12 - "Earthbenders" (The Last Airbender) James Newton Howard
47:31 - "Prologue: Book II..." (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) by John Williams
49:30 - "Autobots" (Transformers) by Steve Jablonsky
54:40 - "There's a God in You" (Clash of the Titans) by Ramin Djawadi
55:38 - "Bioluminescence of the Night" (Avatar) James Horner