D.A.R.Y.L.

Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Graphic Design

My original memory of D.A.R.Y.L. was actually reading the novelization – I don’t think I saw the film for years after that. One of the movie’s memorable aspects was the thematic score by Marvin Hamlisch, culminating in the Teddy Pendergrass song, “Back Where I Belong”.  Flash forward to 2013, and we’re finally going to be putting out an album for the film. Working on D.A.R.Y.L. was smooth sailing – everything was sourced from the original stereo 1/4″ reels, and we even had …

A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project

Dan Goldwasser Websites

Just launched the website for A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project.  The brainchild of composer Christopher Lennertz, the idea was to take 25 film composers and create a symphonic work based on a traditional Haitian melody. Proceeds from sales of the resulting album will be sent to the Hands Together charity to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.  I built the site with a WordPress framework, and heavily modified a pre-existing template. The biggest challenge on the site was to connect …

The Informant!

Dan Goldwasser Movie Reviews

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald’s novel The Informant concerns the true – and bizarre – story about ADM executive Mark Whitacre’s role as an FBI informant in a price-fixing case.  Reportedly, when director Stephen Soderbergh read the script for the film, he thought it was so absurd that it was hard to imagine it was all true – so he envisioned it as a comedy.  In The Informant!, Whitacre (played amazingly by Matt Damon) approaches the FBI with information that the company where …

Bondfest 2006: The Spy Who Loved Me

Dan Goldwasser Bondfest 2006

Now that I’ve seen Casino Royale, I’m continuing with Bondfest 2006, but it’s just gonna be slow and steady from here on out. The Spy Who Loved Me: What is better than a secret evil base? An underwater secret evil base! Yes, Bond takes on Karl Stromberg, a man with an evil plan to destory the world through nuclear war, and force humanity to live beneath the sea. Or something like that. It’s a Cold War morality tale, as the …