“Shall we play a game?” This weekend marks the 31st anniversary of WarGames (rent it on iTunes), one of pop culture’s favorite movies. Debuted in theaters on June 3, 1983, WarGames stars Matthew Broderick (The Producers, Deck The Halls, Wonderful World), Dabney Coleman (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Ally Sheedy (Welcome To The Rileys, The Breakfast Club). Released by Lakeshore Records, Wonderful World (rent it on iTunes) is scored by Craig Richey and Welcome to the Rileys is scored by Marc Streitenfeld.
Matthew Broderick in a scene from Wonderful World.
Directed by John Badham (The CW’s Supernatural), WarGames hypothesized what would happen if a teen wiz kid could accidentally hack into the ultimate video game. He soon realize that his online war game might actually be real. The film was made during the Cold War, when the thought of a Soviet threat was a looming dread for many.
Download these soundtracks by Composer Craig Richey:
“Richey’s embodies a bicycle as driven by Venus herself, full of peddling, uptempo rhythm, bell-ringing percussion and effortlessly gliding melody that knows just how to hit its sneaky, jokey bumps in the right fashion, while also playing some hurt hearts.” (Daniel Schweiger, AssignmentX) Read the full article at AssignmentX.
Craig Richey’s latest soundtrack album, Girl On A Bicycle, is about an Italian tour bus operator, Paolo (played by Vincenzo Amato) who proposes to his true love, Greta (played by Nora Tschirner). Due to a series of unfortunate and comical events, including a guilty conscience, Paolo ends up caring for a French girl, Cécile (played by Louise Monot), with whom he grew an infatuation and subsequently runs into with his tour bus. The fact that she is a single mother with two children only complicates the matter further.