Scene & Heard

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SCENE & HEARD: ‘Jersey Boys’

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for ‘The Dark Knight,’ or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun,’ there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

Clint Eastwood is probably the last name you’d expect to see flash up onscreen on a cinematic adaptation of a musical about the Four Seasons. But lo, the great man …

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SCENE & HEARD: ‘Star Wars’

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for ‘The Dark Knight,’ or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun,’ there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

Earlier this week, the producers of the new Star Wars trilogy finally announced their main cast. After over 18 months of frenzied speculation, this was the first piece of concrete …

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Scene & Heard: ‘Man of Steel’

Writing about Man of Steel now, even in the wake of that Comic-Con announcement, feels almost belated. Until the revelation that Superman would be teaming up with his comic book cohort Batman for the sequel, it seemed that buzz had died down on the film (and unsurprisingly so, as it turned out to be a very ordinary experience). I’ve seen more discussion of Man of Steel than of any recent superhero movie, most of it stemming from the film’s decision to root a hero traditionally associated with joy and hope and optimism in a kind of gloomy, brooding, …

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SCENE & HEARD: The Great Gatsby

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

The Great Gatsby seems to have become the first great tragedy of the summer movie season. Baz Luhrmann’s uproarious adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has been met with a …

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SCENE & HEARD: Iron Man 3

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

What kind of music do you think of when you picture Tony Stark? Leaving aside the various band tees the man has sported in his four cinematic outings to date, …

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SCENE & HEARD: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn, Part 2

For many, the passing of the Twilight franchise on film (for now anyway) will be something of a relief, if not a cause for celebration. Yet for this sad little loser, it was an emotional affair. I may not have the excuse of having grown up with the books, but I do remember the series being the first one in a long time that I really loved, precisely because it was so improbable and silly. I was weaned on the outrageously awful Australian soap opera Home and Away as a child, so when my brain saw something with just as …

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SCENE & HEARD: Frankenweenie Unleashed

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

There’s something rather quaint about the fact that Tim Burton’s upcoming Frankenweenie is a remake of his own 1984 short. The director has been repeating the same format in live …

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Scene & Heard: The Raid: Redemption

It’s unusual, at this stage of the year, to feel like 2012 has already reached its cinematic peak. No, I don’t mean The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers – although both were pretty terrific. I’m talking about the fabulous Indonesian martial arts movie that appeared out of nowhere to take the movie world by storm earlier this year. The Raid: Redemption (or just The Raid in my neck of the woods) is, quite simply, one of the finest films to come along in years and the certainly the best action film of recent years. It’s violent, it’s messy, and …

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SCENE & HEARD: The Dark Knight Rises

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

If you have a suggestion for a film we should cover on Scene & Heard, please contact us by emailing utgjames@gmail.com.

It’s been a while since I visited this column …

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SCENE & HEARD: “The Avengers”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

If you have a suggestion for a film we should cover on Scene & Heard, please contact us by emailing utgjames@gmail.com.

Superhero movies from big studios tend to come laden …

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SCENE & HEARD: “The Hunger Games”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

If you have a suggestion for a film we should cover on Scene & Heard, please contact us by emailing utgjames@gmail.com.

The Hunger Games, the latest literary sensation to take …

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SCENE & HEARD: “Tron: Legacy”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

If you have a suggestion for a film we should cover on Scene & Heard, please contact us by emailing utgjames@gmail.com.

Given the intensely cult following that the original Tron