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The event was filmed and this footage was later incorporated into the assault on Las Vegas scene in Mars Attacks! 7. DANNY ELFMAN’S SCORE WAS A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCI-FI CINEMA. Elfman—who’d provided the soundtrack for every previous Tim Burton film with the exception of Ed Wood (1994)—gave Mars Attacks! some decidedly old-school background music. “The goal was to invoke the ‘50s and that sci-fi sound that Tim and I both grew up on,” he told Vulture . To pull this off, he made liberal use of one of history’s first electronic instruments , the theremin. Invented by (and named after) Russian scientist Leon Theremin, it produces an eerie, humming wail. Throughout the 1950s, film composers embraced the aural gadget as a perfect mood-setter for science fiction and horror pictures. Due to its usage in such movies as The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Thing From Another World (both released in 1951), the public came to associate theremins with stories about extraterrestrial visitors.
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Mashable
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We didn't see this parody coming, but now that it's here it seems like a very obvious mashup that needed to happen. Of course, we could easily see Deadpool being the star of his own musical. And of course, the song "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast is a perfect fit for Deadpool to proclaim his own Deadpool-ness. Yet another unnecessary parody that is necessary now that it's been made. Read more... More about Mashup , Parody , Gaston , Deadpool , and Beauty And The Beast
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A high-quality fan-made parody of "Beauty and the Beast" turns the song "Gaston" into a raunchy ode to Deadpool.
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The friendly, upbeat late night host James Corden doesn't seem difficult to work with, but this video of life behind the scenes of the Late Late Show would suggest otherwise. SEE ALSO: James Corden makes a stunning Belle in a Beauty and the Beast' crosswalk musical In the video above, Corden takes us through a Hugh Grant pitch meeting and it's awkward from the get go. After boasting his refined taste in niche British film, Corden challenges his writing staff to come up with a swoon-worthy sketch for Hugh Grant. The hilarious video escalates quickly after Corden fires a writer for infringing upon his spotlight. Common sense would suggest Corden is nothing like his mockumentary alter-ego, but he does play the diva with surprising facility. Read more... More about Pitch Meeting , Mockumentary , Hugh Grant , James Corden , and Late Late Show
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Josh Gad, otherwise known as LeFou from the new Beauty and the Beast movie, made an appearance on James Corden's Late Late Show on Wednesday. But he didn't just want to be a guest on the show. He wanted to be a co-host. Of course, James Corden wasn't too happy about that idea. But Gad came prepared to plead his case in the form of a slew of songs from Beauty and the Beast, with all the lyrics changed to reflect why Corden's show needs a dose of Gad. What results is a spectacular musical number, complete with backup dancers and confetti. Read more... More about Late Late Show , Late Night , Beauty And The Beast , Josh Gad , and James Corden
Open Culture
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What do you imagine when you hear the phrasecat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A relative of My Neighbor Totoro ’s cat bus ? Or maybe you picture a piano that contains several caged cats who shriek along an entire scale when keys are pressed that slam sharpened nails into their tails. If this is your answer, you might find people slowly backing away from you at times, or gently suggesting you get some psychiatric help. But then, imagine that such a perverse oddity was in use by psychiatrists, like the 18th-century German physician Johann Christian Reil, who—reports David McNamee at The Guardian —“wrote that the device was intended to shake mental patients who had lost the ability to focus out of a ‘fixed state’ and into ‘conscious awareness.’” So long, meds. See you, meditation and mandala coloring books….
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How does the state of entropy change between when someone is focused versus when they are daydreaming or forgetful? From here, we get the question, do different states of consciousness correspond with different levels of entropy? Future experiments will include a bigger participant pool but also measuring the brain while a subject tries to tell the difference between two musical tones, or while navigating a labyrinth. The results of these experiments may help us determine what consciousness really is, a question which has stumped great thinkers for thousands of years. This research may also help us better understand how consciousness works and what characteristics it has. Besides examining people in different states, these research teams will need to take precise measurements in different regions of the brain to determine the thermodynamic state of each.
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He’s directing and taking the lead role of Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express . Michael Green has penned the screenplay, and the cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Dame Judi Dench and seemingly half of RADA. Expect a release towards the end of 2017. 31. The Greatest Showman On Earth Founder of the Barnum Bailey Circus, politician and all-round showman PT Barnum's getting his own movie, which stars Hugh Jackman as the 19th century impresario. Bill Condon co-wrote this one, and he's the bloke who brought us the magnificent Gods And Monsters - one reason why we're looking forward to this musical biopic. That, and the sight of Hugh Jackman singing and waving his arms in front of an elephant, of course. 30. It They all float down here. We have to admit, we were more in a lather when Cary Fukunaga was involved in this new, big-screen telling of Stephen King's It , but the story's such a magnetic one that we're looking forward to the new treatment anyway.
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sure the tickets end up in the right hands or whether this requires a bigger solution across the whole of the primary and secondary markets? Mr Kelly? I recollect Hamilton musical and so far we have.
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This needs to be made into a full-length version.
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Paris Jackson is no stranger to disappointment. The 18-year-old's first Tonight Show interview got a bit too real when she revealed her first concert was also the first time she was really "heartbroken." On Monday's show, Michael Jackson 's daughter admitted to being a big High School Musical fan, noting that High School Musical Live was "first concert that I actively wanted to see." But the live event ended up being quite "depressing" for Paris, because the film's leading man Zac Efron was missing from the show. Yeah, we'd be pretty heartbroken too... Photo: Paris STUNS In Harper's Bazaar & Talks Growing Up With Michael As the Star actress recalled, Efron was too busy filming "the movie with the horses" -- a.k.a. The Derby Stallion , an actual movie that exists -- to make the concert. His replacement was Drew Seeley , Zac's singing voice in the first Disney Channel movie, and notably NOT the real Troy Bolton.
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If this isn't doing the rounds on Broadway by the end of the year, there's something seriously wrong with the world. SEE ALSO: James Corden records himself traveling after the Muslim ban, makes a powerful point For a segment on The Late Late Show , James Corden teamed up with Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer to create a Trump-themed parody of Matilda's "When I Grow Up". Come for the harmonies, stay for Minchin's spectacularly creepy impression of the president. Read more... More about Uk , The Late Late Show , Musical , Donald Trump , and Abigail Spencer
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Veteran music broadcaster David Rodigan talks about how the music industry has changed and why if you don't "get" a musical genre, it's because it's not made for you. (March 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
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We can hold a tune just fine, but we don't always start out on the same exact pitch, which is a degree of freedom that [Sufficiently Advanced]'s system doesn't have to worry about, assuming it only responds to one ocarina. If you're questioning the security of locking and unlocking your actual apartment by playing Zelda's Lullaby from outside your window, you either overestimate the common thief or you just don't get the joke. The use case of calling (and hopefully finding) a cell phone is reason enough for us to carry a bulky ocarina around everywhere we go! Thanks [Itay] for the tip, via Sploid . Filed under: home hacks , musical hacks , Raspberry Pi
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Luke Evans and Josh Gad stop by to tell us what kind of music the 'Beauty and the Beast' characters would listen to today. Read more... More about Classic , Characters , Guilty Pleasure , Songs , and Playlists
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