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one of those things

on saturday we rewatched the classic true lies (1994), which holds up really well (despite references to things like sally jesse raphael) [and i've been thinking recently about things which don't hold up well and how dismaying that can be] {for c. it was probably the first rewatch ever since 20+ years ago, for me far from the first but first in maybe eight years}.

then on sunday we watched {both of us for the first time ever} the oscar-winning classic children of a lesser god (1986), which was really quite excellent,and very relatable for us since we both have taken sign language classes (c. to a much higher level and with much greater proficiency).

so as it turned out both films were conducted and orchestrated by shirley walker, one among very few women [says wiki] who regularly composed scores for hollywood films and television projects at the time. what are the odds? [definitely not that high considering that the movies were randomly selected and her career spanned chiefly the mid-eighties to mid-nineties and was not especially voluminous].

and of course i only observed this connection because i am the type of person who actually watches (with whatever varying level of attention dependent on the day) the credits. [my entire life i have always (when time was not otherwise of the essence) stayed for the full credits at movie theatres as well]. and so whilst watching the credits for children, i thought momentarily that perhaps mrs. walker had also provided her services for the founder before deducing that it had been true lies (not knowing at the time that she had unfortunately passed away in 2006).


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Feb. 2nd, 2017 06:11 am (UTC)
aw, i didn't know she had passed away. i remember first noticing her name on batman: the animated series, and the only other thing i noticed that she did was final destination. there was a commentary track with her on the dvd, in addition to a track of the isolated score.
Feb. 9th, 2017 04:50 am (UTC)
my memory not being what it was i truly can't remember whether i've listened to her commentary track -- i feel like i would remember it if i had but not with a lot of confidence. yes, she seems to have had a very cool group of projects that she worked on like the animated stuff. we just finished season 9 of x-files, will be posting soon on that.
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