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All Things Thriller

A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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Ten Killer Thriller Needle Drops and Soundtracks (5-1)

Once upon a time movies were silent and a pianist or organist would play popular songs of the day or improvise as an accompaniment to the film. In major metropolitan areas an entire orchestra would sometimes play. Then in 1927 The Jazz Singer became the first feature length, commercially viable film to break the sound […]

Ten Killer Thriller Needle Drops and Soundtracks (10 – 6)

We all have our favorite cinematic moments where the music swells and our feelings soar with joy, sorrow, terror or humor. When (and where) the film director uses pre-recorded¬† music to inspire emotion it’s called a needle drop. Case in point, the scene depicted in the above image from Reservoir Dogs, a scene so iconic […]