The blu-ray for William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (1977) is astoundingly beautiful. Every shot is full of so much detail and colour, it’s unreal. It really makes me lament how flat and overly-digital so many big films look today, because every single shot in this is so full of texture. I could share countless other shots that are equally, or even more, amazing looking. That’s how consistently vibrant a film it is. On top of that it’s simply gripping, tense, and tragic. Even though this completely failed at the time it’s one of the best films of the 70’s. This may even be my favourite Friedkin film. The Tangerine Dream score is really great too. I can’t get over how great a film it is, with this new blu-ray I hope more people get to see it and it gets cemented as a classic.
Edgar & Monique Froese, cover artwork for Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream, 1971. Ohr / Metronome Records, Germany. This album is dedicated to all people who feel obliged to space. Via discogs
This album was my starting point into electronic music. Edgar Froese, one of the most influential names in German rock music, died this week in Vienna, 70 years old. He also composed the score for Grand Theft Auto V. Froese once said “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address”. So be it.