Sunday, May 08, 2005

Shelia Chandra, vocalist

Beautiful, eerie, Indian influenced music: Shelia Chandra Official Site, Shelia Chandra at Amazon. She was featured on the soundtrack of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", the "Breath of Life" track. Other tracks I've enjoyed:

"Speaking in Tongues III" - Moonsung 1999

"Speaking in Tounges I", "Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean" - Weaving My Ancestors' Voices 1992
"Lament", "Strange Minaret" - The Struggle 1985
"Ever so Lonely"- Third Eye (Monsoon) 1982

"Notorious", a film by Alfred Hitchcock

with Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Claude Rains creepy mother is credited as Madame Konstantin, a perfect name for the part.

Hitchcock and Bergman.

One of the greatest films ever, story by Ben Hecht (who also wrote "Front Page"). The scene on the staircase at the end is marvelous.

On the staircase.

At the track.

The elegant Criterion DVD cover

What was in the coffee?