Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Interlude: Sultry Summer Nights

Santa Monica Pier (1920). Image Source: Scent Hive.

Nothing says summer like a simmering, Lynchian Film Noir soundtrack. Below the jump, a sampler of some musical pieces, Noir or not, that conjure up lanterns on the boardwalk down by the waterfront, a late night walk home from the jazz fest, early hours at a 24-hour café, and catching the last taxi cab home.

taxi parisien II Avenue de l'Opéra, Paris (15 July 2005) by Phil Hilfiker. Image Source: Flickr.

Experiment in Terror Soundtrack (RCA: 1962). "Title Theme" by Henry Mancini. Video Source: Youtube.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Soundtrack (Lionsgate: 2009/2010). "The First to Five Souls" by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. Video Source: Youtube.

Bernard Herrmann, theme from Cape Fear (1962). Video Source: Youtube.

Last Exit to Brooklyn Soundtrack (Vertigo/Warner: 1989). "As Low as It Gets" by Mark Knopfler. Video Source: Youtube.

Blue Velvet Soundtrack (Varèse Sarabande: 1986). "Main Title" by Angelo Badalamenti. Video Source: Youtube.

Body Heat soundtrack "Main Title" (1981) by John Barry. Video Source: Youtube.

Blue Velvet (Atlantic: 1950) by Wayne / Morris sung by Lana Del Rey (2013). Video Source: Youtube.

Love theme from Chinatown (Varèse Sarabande: 1974) by Jerry Goldsmith. Video Source: Youtube.

Dark City Soundtrack (TVT: 1998). "Sway" sung by Jennifer Connelly (original film cut sung by Anita Kelsey; Director's Cut sung by Connelly). Video Source: Youtube.

Angel Heart soundtrack "Harry Angel" (1987) by Jones / Pine. Video Source: Youtube.

The Usual Suspects soundtrack "Main Theme" (1995) by John Ottman. Video Source: Youtube.

Jade soundtrack "The Mystic's Dream" (1995) by James Horner based on a song composed by Loreena McKennitt. Video Source: Youtube.

Image Source: Wichita on the Cheap.

Copyrights of these musical pieces and photographs reside with their respective composers and owners. They are reproduced here solely for non-profit discussion and review. Some videos, like Del Ray's Blue Velvet, have been updated in this post since its original publication here at HOTTC in 2011.

See my earlier post on summer music here.
See all my posts on music.

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