The Untouchables

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

My latest project is the 25th Anniversary release of Ennio Morricone’s Grammy-winning soundtrack to one of my favorite films, The Untouchables.  This two-disc set features the entire film score (on disc 1), the original album (remastered) and bonus tracks – including a surprising find: Randy Edelman singing a song demo he wrote based on one of Morricone’s themes! The artwork for The Untouchables was a challenge to do, in that we had a lot of liner notes, and only a 24-page booklet …

Fat Man and Little Boy

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Another album that was just released from La-La Land Records as part of their end-of-the-year package is Ennio Morricone’s score for 1989’s Fat Man and Little Boy.  Directed by Roland Joffe, the film was the next collaboration the two worked on after The Mission, and is a highly underrated dramatic retelling about the story of Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project. In the film, it seemed like there wasn’t much music – so it was a pleasant surprise to find that …

Inglourious Basterds

Dan Movie Reviews

World War II movies tend to be either one of two things: incredibly depressing, or incredibly inspiring.  It can be a sensitive subject to tackle, depending on the approach of the filmmaker, and with Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino takes us on a somewhat cathartic journey right down the middle.  Starting out in Sergio Leone fashion with a title card that says “Once Upon a Time…. in Nazi-occupied France”, Tarantino immediately sets the tone for the majority of the film – …