{STYLE WISE} Jake Gittes, “Chinatown” (1974)

Man with Knife: You’re a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses . . . + The scene almost comes out of nowhere, but its an integral piece of the puzzle in what is arguably one of the best…

{MUSIC MINUTE} “Sunset Boulevard / Main Titles” by Franz Waxman

{circa. 1950} It has come to my attention that there may be people out there who have no idea about Sunset Boulevard – only one of the best films of all time by iconic director Billy Wilder. This disturbs me slightly, so here’s a glimmer of that inspiration in guise of one of our classic {MUSIC…

Music Minute: Krzysztof Komeda “Rosemary’s Baby Interlude”

“A chance to sit quietly and find out who you are; where you’ve been and where you’re going.” -Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby {published in 1967}   I called this an interlude because of its sauntering sweet nature between the high stakes and drama that is”Rosemary’s Baby”. Polanski’s iconic film had many claiming he had beckoned the…