Imagination Connoisseur, Gil Bavel, writes in with an audio observation after watching BLOOD SIMPLE … who wrote that music?

Dear Laser Bob (Did you hear what they did to Laser Bob?),

Last night, I watched BLOOD SIMPLE for the first time (since I might have seen it through the blurry Cinemax cable filter, you know what I’m talking about, we’re both old enough that we remember what that was like back in the day) …

One thing that was impressed upon me was that it seemed very much like the soundtrack was written by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, whose debut album wouldn’t come out for another five years. I know it was Carter Burwell, who scored most of the Cohen Brothers’ films, but, it sure sounds like Reznor, with his simple chord-and-3-fingers on a piano.

I’ve been a professional musician for 35 years, although I haven’t worked sound in films. Just goes to show you how a movie can take you out of suspension of disbelief if it’s bad, or can focus you right in if it doesn’t.

That’s all, I just wanted to mention that–have you ever watched an older film and found yourself thinking, “It can’t be so-and-so, this movie is too old for that”?

Thanks for all you do, and keep on keeping on, brother,
– Gil/Cardinal Sin

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