Fiction: Evel Knievel and the Fat Elvis Diner By Richard Wall

The man stared through glass at the immense, dark thunderhead that filled the horizon.             Cumulonimbus.             Impressive.             Towering like a huge anvil in the vast Oklahoma sky.             Even at this distance he could see the grey curtain of rain beneath it; see threads of lightning poking at the earth like the antagonistic…

Bernard Herrmann: That Sinking Feeling by Richard C. Walls

Bernard Herrmann was the first great modernist film scorer . During a period (’40s and ’50s”) when the form was dominated by devisers of late-Romantic pastiches and slight variations on established emotional cues, Herrmann forged his own filmic language, one which depended as much on its internal voicing as it did on its melodic lilt…