• Composer Series,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Exclusive: Interview (Part II)…Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Talks Tony Scott, Hans Zimmer and His Career

    A veteran of the film music world Harry Gregson-Williams has composed scores for more than 50 films including The Town, the Shrek series, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many, many others (including the Metal Gear Solid video game series), in addition to a slew of Tony and Ridley Scott films which make up a large portion of his career. In Part I of our exclusive interview we talked about his recent film The East and learned that the success and bulk of the score was less to do with him and more his assistant Halli Cauthery getting his big break on an amazing film. Harry was extremely open to this interview and touched…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The East

    Hot off the success of Sound of My Voice Zal Batmanglij and his partner in crime Brit Marling take their focused engaging narrative/shooting style and apply it to The East, a throwback to the classic 70’s style thrillers. The East follows Sarah (Brit Marling), an operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose first assignment is to infiltrate this eco-terrorism cell known as “The East”. Their plan is to attack guilty parties (companies who are responsible for oil spills, selling untested pharmaceuticals, toxic dumping, etc.) and their latest string of “jams” is to give these high and mighty CEO’s a taste of their bad medicine by bringing these crimes to light. Over the…

  • Composer Series,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Exclusive: Interview (Part I)…Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Discusses Scoring ‘The East’

    As much as we love films at GST, we love film scores just a little bit more. Zal Batmanglij’s amazing follow up to his stunning debut effort Sound of My Voice, The East resembles a smart ’70s styled throwback thriller that is smart, engaging and dripping with cool. One fine element in the cog of that brilliant machine is the score, well themes really, from the one and only Harry Gregson-Williams. I was extremely excited to take a phone call from Harry to talk about The East as well as his astonishingly diverse and accomplished career. This was an amazing hour long interview and because of the breadth of topics I…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Reverent Salute To Director Tony Scott

    No matter the time, place or cause, it seems that icons of the film world are always gone far too soon. With equal amounts of shock and sadness we we learned that maverick director and visionary Tony Scott was also taken from us. For decades he’s given us memorable films, truly one of a kind stories and a look that really was all his own. In the very touching video below, created by Nick Bosworth of  JoBlo compiles this rather heartfelt tribute to Scott. So put on your aviators (to hide the tears) and enjoy this reverent trip down memory lane… “His death affected me deeply as I consider myself to be partly…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun' Dead At 68 – UPDATED

    It’s never a pleasant thing to report on the death of anyone but today the film world weeps as the news of Tony Scott’s departure spreads across the web. Brother of Ridley, half of their Scott Free Production company and director of some of the most beloved and iconic films in the last few decades, Scott has reportedly taken his own life at 68. The maverick director took us to the Danger Zone, showed us what True Romance is and put us in the shoes of a Beverly Hills (well Detroit really) Cop in addition to helming multiple pulse-pounding films for Jerry Bruckheimer. What is perhaps a little more difficult to swallow is the reason behind…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Promo) Trailer…'Japan In A Day'

    Nearly a year ago a devastating earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan on March 11th 2011. In memory of the disaster, Fuji Television, in cooperation with Ridley and Tony Scott’s production company Scott Free London, will be producing Japan In A Day, a follow-up to the documentary A Life In A Day. Similar in structure, this will be a 24-hour self-portrait of Japan filmed by the public using any recording device. Additionally 200 cameras will be donated by Fuji for the documentary and will go to people in those areas most affected by the events. Once the footage has been submitted, Fuji TV will select the best material to comprise the feature which…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Unstoppable

    Half of the iconic Scott Free Productions, Tony Scott, in this run away train movie, provides plenty of action and fast paced tension. Really, for a movie about a train, it’s a lot better than you’d expect. Unstoppable makes for an enjoyable time even if it confines itself to the trappings of most actioners: 2 men, 1 task, a race around the clock, yadda yadda yadda. Yes it’s an old formula but it still works. It still it feels like Tony is always making films that try to be like his big brother Ridley’s but he always seems to fall short in terms of graneur and scale. As Ridley goes the more…