Top Five Classical Symphonies of All Time

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (1822) – The best use of licensed music in the history of cinema is this in Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” then in “Die Hard” and legions of imitators afterwards. Every movement is stunning, and like a great literary work, the fourth movement’s “Ode to Joy” with choir tops them all. Also,…

HYPERION & THEIA: VOLUME ONE: SATURNALIA

A Roman noble and a warrior-turned-slave venture into the territory of a Queen of Ancient Egypt in my fantasy adventure tale SCRIPTO INFERIOR. James Dorr, Tyler Bourassa, B Morris Allen and I will thrill you with NEW short fiction in the inaugural issue of the anthology magazine HYPERION & THEIA, edited by Elizabeth O. Smith…

Halloween Viewing – Week Four

Reviewed: “Stir of Echoes,” “The Innocents,” “The Devil’s Backbone” “Carnival of Souls,” “The Crow.” Final week of our #31DaysOfHalloween movie marathon. “Stir of Echoes” (1999) – A wonderful ghost story by Richard Matheson gets the big-screen treatment by David Koepp. The women characters and licensed music could have used more work, and the homage to…