Category Archives: Sean Wilson

The legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Anyone who grew up with the wonderful stop-motion effects in the likes of Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans will know the name Ray Harryhausen. Last week, the stop-motion maestro sadly passed away – but he leaves behind a rich legacy of work that continues to inspire today’s blockbusters.

Danny Elfman: master of the musical macabre

Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is currently proving magical at the box office – and it also features another wondrous score from Danny Elfman. I take a look back at the remarkable career of the endlessly inventive composer – one of the most creative individuals in the world of film music.

Year In Review: Discoveries (Film Score)

Every year, I list three film score discoveries – in other words, film scores I’ve come across for the first time. In 2012, I was swept away by the scores for The Russia House, The Luzhin Defence and Something the Lord Made.

Year in Review: Worst Films of 2012

While many movies soared in 2012, just as many dismal releases crashed and burned. Now’s the time when I stick the boot into this year’s disappointing releases.