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Bezigheidstherapie

For which there’s no usable English translation. Things to keep me busy, I suppose. One of my guilty pleasures are Asian movies, particularly from the hands of directors like Kim Ki-Duk, Akira Kurosawa, Il-Gon Son, Takashi Miike, Yojiro Takita and many more. I won’t go too deep into what triggered my affection to these genres, but suffice to say such movies keep me glued behind my TV screen for hours at end. I watch them like reading books.

Perhaps it’s the cinematography. Perhaps it’s the story lines. Perhaps it’s the psychology behind the characters. Perhaps it’s minimalism, extremism or even existentialism. Who knows, it’s however meant for an entirely different conversation. But it can surely be fun to take mental snapshots, which I do often. So here’s a little memory game I devised for myself..just a start, there’s much more coming. Single lines that mean something, anything, to me or to you perhaps also.  Continue reading

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Score!

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Almost forgot! During my extended stay in Buffalo, NY this winter, I was lucky enough to find the 1995 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD at the Record Theatre for US$ 2.99. Talk about random. If you’re ever in that area, pay them a visit. Vinyl, tape, DVD, CD, VHS..you name it they have it, and they’re rather cheap. I think they have an eBay store as well. And I’m sorry..as good as the 2012 movie was, the original 1995 with Sylvester Stallone is IMHO still the best, by far. Over-the-top, brought-to-life comic..it’s all bad and that’s why it’s so good.

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Have a listen to (part of) the original score composed and directed by Alan Silvestri:

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And there you have it..an old piece of 1995 orchestral music composed for a soundtrack, not even complete, just a shard of it, is removed almost before the upload is complete. Copyright infringement. Ah well. I guess you just have to look the damn thing up yourself then. You can listen to some tracks via the MP3 button. Bullshit intelligent software. Reminds me of when I uploaded a home made movie to Facebook..which identically swiftly got removed followed by a legal letter stipulating how to contest this decision (for a fee, obviously) and a life-time ban on uploading video. Yeah..Facebook is such a nice place to be..

What I CAN show you is the Judge Dredd OST from the Judge Dredd game for SNES by Acclaim. Also 1995, and also fun:

Anyway, back to the original CD. This is the track listing:

  1. Dredd Song – The Cure
  2. Darkness Falls – The The
  3. Super-Charger Heaven – White Zombie
  4. Need-Fire – Cocteau Twins
  5. Release the Pressure – Leftfield
  6. Judge Dredd Main Theme – The Sinfonia of London
  7. Judgement Day – The Sinfonia of London
  8. Block War – The Sinfonia of London
  9. We Created You – The Sinfonia of London
  10. Council Chaos – The Sinfonia of London
  11. Angel Family – The Sinfonia of London
  12. New World – The Sinfonia of London

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