Jan
28

At the Movies

This is slightly tangential, but given that anything seems to go when it comes to blogging, I think this is acceptable. I recently came across a scoring assignment for one of my favorite composers, James Horner (I’m a huge film score buff) called The 33.  It turns out that this is a film about the events surrounding the 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile, from which all 33 men trapped underground were rescued and came out alive. I’m hopeful that the film will be of a quality worth watching.

Actually, the Courrières catastrophe inspired the critically acclaimed 1931 film Kameradschaft. It received the National Board of Review’s award for Best Foreign Film of 1932. This was essentially the equivalent of winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (The Oscars did not begin until 1929, and the foreign language category was not added until the 1940s).