Apr 14, 2017
In the 1980’s there was a flurry of
fantasy based movies that seemed to be in every theater, year
round. From "Labyrinth" to "Willow" and in between, audiences just
couldn’t get enough. Ridley Scott lent his talents to one such
movie, “Legend”. Ridley showcased a young Tom Cruise, just before
his brother, Tony Scott, gave him the lead role in “Top Gun”.
"Legend" lived within the Tangerine Dream soundtrack that included
Bryan Ferry and Jon Anderson from the group Yes. That soundtrack
lifted "Legend" above other fantasy films for young viewers like
Matt and I met in the early 90s through mutual acquaintances. We had worked with a lot of the same musicians over the years and developed a dialog. His love for music gave him the ride of his life when he became the drummer for Shadowbox Live, where he held that role for over 20 years. When I asked what his film would be there was no hesitation from this self-proclaimed nerd. “Legend” remained in his conscience particularly for the music. It is a fun fantastical ride that takes you beyond this time and land. Moving Music explores the imagination of Matt Buchwalter as he explains how this film influenced him.