Mail from our readers
The Sound of Music
I just want to say thanks for your breathtaking cover of the beautiful Celine Dion (#422, March 13). She is a truly amazing singer and a big reason for the huge success of the Titanic soundtrack.
After seeing Titanic, I drove in a zombielike daze to the nearest music store to buy the soundtrack. Since this was the first mainly instrumental CD I had ever purchased, I wondered what else might be out there for me to discover. Thanks to Ty Burr for the road map of great composers to get me started on my new musical expedition.
I was thrilled to see your interview with Danny Elfman. At last, the genius who put so many of director Tim Burton’s outlandish visions to music is getting his due.
How could you possibly have omitted the very talented Michael Nyman (composer of The Piano)?
…Maurice Jarre, for such films as Lawrence of Arabia, A Passage to India, and Witness?
…Alan Menken, for his Oscar-winning work on Disney features like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules?
…Howard Shore (The Fly and Silence of the Lambs) and George Fenton (Dangerous Liaisons and The Madness of King George)?
…Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future and Forrest Gump)?
Thanks for the ”’70s vs. ’80s” article. While the ’80s had a lot of great things going for it, the ’70s are definitely my favorite decade. Your article really made it painfully clear to me that man, the ’90s really do suck!
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Let me get this straight: T.J. Hooker over Steve McGarrett and Hawaii Five-0? What in the world were you guys thinking? Hooker‘s best day can not even come close to topping the most mediocre episode of Five-O. You might have done a better job comparing Jack Lord’s hair to William Shatner’s!
Seth R. Rayman
A Really Big Show
Just a note of thanks for Chris Nashawaty’s spread on Godzilla. Finally a film I can really look forward to! Now, if we can just keep Mayor Giuliani from banning Godzilla from NYC on the grounds that he jaywalks.
New York City
Dark and Handsome
Thanks for your Rufus Sewell article. His work in Dark City has made me a devoted fan. His acting ability, beauty, and unusual voice are irresistible. Your story only adds to his appeal by revealing him to be irreverent, humorous, and candid. Add my name to that list of biddies exclaiming ”Ooooh, you’ve got lovely curly hair!”