Charlie Brigden, Film School Rejects

Charlie Brigden

Film School Rejects

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Past articles by Charlie:

How 'Cobra Kai' Teaches Us to Learn from the Past

We look at how 'Cobra Kai' revisits scenes from the 'The Karate Kid' movies to show history repeated but also recontextualized. → Read More

The Best Movie Scores of 2020

Let us celebrate the wonderful movie music that this year has blessed us with. Here are the best movie score soundtracks of 2020. → Read More

'Star Trek: Discovery' Retrofits Starship Registry Numbers

We look at the history of 'Star Trek' Starship registry numbers and why the Discovery-A might be a controversial addition to the canon. → Read More

Out of the Shadows: Scoring Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity

Billy Wilder's 'Double Indemnity' is considered the quintessential film noir. Find out why the movie's music is so unique within the genre. → Read More

'Bill & Ted' Composer Mark Isham Literally Faces the Music

What went into the creation of the 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' score? Find out in our interview with the Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham. → Read More

The Emperor's New Score: The Story of the Return of the Jedi Music

Just how would John Williams musically close the 'Star Wars' trilogy? Here's our deep dive into the Return of the Jedi score. → Read More

How John Williams Struck Back

John Williams had an impossible task with the follow-up to Star Wars but he was certainly up to the challenge. We explore the Empire Strikes Back score. → Read More

What Makes The 'Star Wars' Score Timeless

Strap yourself in as we jump to lightspeed with our new column that takes a look at the music of the greatest franchises around! → Read More

The Best Movie Scores of 2019

Check out the cream of 2019's film music talent... → Read More

Mandalorian History 101

'The Mandalorian' is all about mystery, so join us as we ignore Baby Yoda for a parsec and look at the part of that galaxy far, far away that the Mandos reside in. → Read More

Regenerating the 'Doctor Who' Theme

It's been terrifying children for generations, but how did the Doctor Who theme come about? → Read More

Looking Back at the Music of 'The Motion Picture'

"I was miserable," admitted Jerry Goldsmith. Four months from the December 7th, 1979 release date of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the composer only had a limited amount of footage and had to begin recording in a month. It was hardly an ideal situation, and it would get worse before it got better, but Goldsmith's score would go on to become an iconic part of Gene Roddenberry's creation. → Read More

Beyond The Infinite: Charting The Music of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

The saga of the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is a long one. So grab a cushion. → Read More

The Importance of 'Godzilla' Cannot Be Overstated

Godzilla is known throughout the world as the Hulk Hogan of monster wrestling, but the original film that started it all is a deep allegory, taking its inspiration from a dark place in world history. → Read More

Ranking The 'Star Trek' Themes

An exploration of the best of the 'Star Trek' music that has gone before... → Read More

'Watership Down' Review: Rabbits Run Rampant In Rousing Reinterpretation

Cover your eyes as we dive into Netflix's new adaptation of the classic British novel. → Read More

The Real Reason Jóhann Jóhannsson's 'Mandy' Score is Ineligible For an Oscar

We reached out to the Academy for clarification on the disappointing technicality. → Read More

The Best Movie Scores of 2018

2018 has been a vintage year for film scores. Here are the best of them. → Read More

Making Clint Cool: Exploring Lalo Schifrin's 'Dirty Harry' Titles

How Lalo Schifrin used jazz moods to turn Eastwood into the king of cool. → Read More

How John Williams Changed Superhero Movies in 5 Minutes

The iconic main title overture of 'Superman: The Movie' is still one of the best starts to a film franchise. → Read More