Days of Thunder

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Days of Thunder features a pretty kick-ass score by Hans Zimmer, which was strangely never released.  The 1990 car racing flick features a power-anthem score with rock elements and emotional beats, and a really catchy theme, which was adapted into the song “The Last Note of Freedom”, which Zimmer wrote with Billy Idol. The audio assets for Days of Thunder came from analog tapes in the Paramount archives, which were transferred by Johnny Dee Davis at Precision AudioSonics.  I then cut …

Deja Vu

Dan Movie Reviews

Tonight I went to see a screening of Deja Vu, which has been out in theaters since Thanksgsiving – I just never got a chance to see it until now. Directed by Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Top Gun) the film is a romantic murder mystery with a splash of science fiction, covered in a Jerry Bruckheimer wash. ATF Agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is investigating the domestic terrorist attack on a New Orleans ferry, when something odd pops up: …

Man on Fire

Dan Movie Reviews

“Creasy’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.” Based on the novel of the same name, Man on Fire is a tale of life and revenge, as seen through the eyes of Creasy (Denzel Washington). Mexico City is in the midst of a rash of kidnappings, and Creasy is hired to protect Pita, a young girl. Initially suicidal and alcoholic, Creasy starts to rediscover the joys of life through Pita, and their friendship blooms – until it is …