All tagged Jerry Goldsmith

Review: L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL should have won Best Picture for 1997. Curtis Hanson’s adaptation of the James Ellroy novel about corruption and greed is one of my favorite movies ever made. Why? It really comes down to two things: a terrific ensemble cast and the ability of Hanson and co-screenwriter Brian Helgeland to adapt a mammoth novel into a film that actually works.

Goldsmith Deconstructed

Because STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME was such a spectacular success, attention quickly turned to another sequel. Due to contractual obligations, the job of directing STAR TREK V was handed over to William Shatner, who also wrote the initial concept for the film. Drawing inspiration from the televangelist phenomenon, Shatners initial outline, subtitled "An Act of Love," dealt with a holy man on a quest to find God.