Bernard Herrmann

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Six Horror-Movie Soundtrack Essentials

    Friends, the greatest time of year is upon us once again. It's getting a little bit chilly outside (for Texas), the nights are getting just a little bit spookier, and the magic of Halloween is in the air! I don't know about you, but I get excited for it every year. One of my favorite parts of all th ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    The Silence of the Hams

    Jabber-free, The Artist joyfully resurrects Hollywood's past.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Happy Birthday Leon Theremin: His Invention's Greatest Hits

    You wish.​Today marks the 115th birthday of Russian inventor Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin, one of the eeriest and ookiest instruments created in this past century. Mr. Theremin celebrated quietly with family and friends in his native Russia. Just kidding, he died in 1993. The ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Last Night: Primus At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Primus Verizon Wireless Theater May 23, 2011 The most important thing Curtis Armstrong, who would also appear that year as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, tells Tom Cruise in 1983's Risky Business is this indispensable piece of advice: "Every now and then, say 'What the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    ​It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Alley Theatre Plays Alfred Hitchcock For Laughs

    ​It's a mashup of Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python, designed to scare the poop out of its audiences (or at least set them on the edge of their seats) while making them laugh.The Alley Theatre is bringing in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, a two-time Tony award-winning show offering a cast of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Jason and the Argonauts

    Ray Harryhausen's special-effects groundbreaker had a little T&A mixed in between the fight scenes

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    From the Stacks: DJ Shorty's Faves

    DJ Shorty, somewhat cryptically, selects a few favorites: 1. Can, Monster Movie 2. Sun-Ra, Heliocentric World, vols. 1 & 2 (“I’ll let you raid my Sun-Ra if you’re willing to pay the price - I’ve got 35 Sun-Ra records”) 3. Banco, first album (“The Italian King Crimson”) 4. Goblin, S ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 29, 2001

    He Scores

    Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films

  • Film

    June 13, 1996