The Addams Family

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

I’ve always loved Marc Shaiman’s delightfully fun score to The Addams Family.  The thematic score is immensely hummable, and when it was clear that we were able to do a new expanded soundtrack release of the music, I immediately dove right in.  We got the bulk of the music from DATs, but there were a few cues that were on analog sources which we had transferred.  What that meant was that we not only had the full score, but we also …

The Bucket List

Dan Movie Reviews

Rob Reiner’s latest drama, The Bucket List, focuses on the end of the lives of two different men: mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) and corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson). When both men are stricken with cancer, they end up sharing the same hospital room. When it turns out they both are terminal, they decide to spend the remaining time they have doing all the things they have ever wanted to do in life, but had no opportunity to do …

Hairspray

Dan Movie Reviews

John Waters’ 1988 Hairspray took place in 1962’s Baltimore, and starred Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight hyperactive teenager who just wants to dance, and has a progressive view on integration. Her mother Edna was played by the cross-dressing Waters regular Divine, and the story focused on Tracy’s dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a locally-broadcast dance show. But soon she’s caught up in the civil rights movement, and tries to get the show integrated. The film …