In our 200th episode, we felt it appropriate to end with one of our favorite Kathryn Bigelow cyberpunk thrillers. Released in the mid-90s, we love the film's grittiness, in addition to making MiniDiscs really go mainstream. Celebrating the turn of the millennium, this scene comes at the end when Lenny (Ralph Fiennes) and Mace (Angela Bassett) come together during the infamous new year's countdown. While many thought it was going to be end of the world at the time, there is a weird nostalgia present here, and we feel this is one of Graeme Revell's best work. Many of the themes heard in this film was later used in 'Red Planet', which he also scored.
Regardless, enjoy this one and have a great New Year.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/strange-days/
Listen to the soundtrack: https://music.apple.com/us/album/strange-days-music-from-the-motion-picture/960681256
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