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John Carpenter vs Harold Faltermeyer

Notice the similarities between John Carpenter’s score for Escape From New York (1981) and Harold Faltermeyer’s music in Beverly Hills Cop II.

Listen to Carpenter’s track when the Duke arrives at the library:

It was also used in the trailer:

Now listen to Faltermeyer’s track for the opening bank robbery in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987):

Very similar don’t you think?

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Interview: Robyn Hitchcock on Rachel Getting Married

Robyn Hitchcock in Rachel Getting Married

Rachel Getting Married is a drama about a young woman named Kym (Anne Hathaway) who returns home from rehab for her sister Rachel’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding.

It was written by Jenny Lumet and directed by Jonathan Demme in a naturalistic, documentary style.

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters who also appears in the film as part of the wedding band. 

He has collaborated with Demme before on the 1998 concert film Storefront Hitchcock and released many acclaimed albums throughout a distinguished career. 

I spoke with him recently in London about Rachel Getting Married:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Robyn_Hitchcock_on_Rachel_Getting_Married.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Rachel Getting Married is out now at selected UK cinemas

Download this interview as an MP3 file
Rachel Getting Married at the IMDb
> Official site for Robyn Hitchcock 

[Image:  Sony Pictures Classics  © 2008]

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Slumdog Millionaire – Paper Planes DFA Remix

The video for Paper Planes DFA Remix, performed by MIA, which features in the new film Slumdog Millionaire.

> Find out more about MIA at Wikipedia
> The Pathe and Fox Searchlight YouTube channels
> Listen to Danny Boyle discuss Slumdog Millionaire