Charlie Brigden

Charlie Brigden is the author of many fine soundtrack liner notes and Blu-ray booklet essays and some call him a film music expert. He also recorded a commentary for Howard the Duck. You can find him on Twitter here: @brigdenwriter. (He/Him)
Return Of the Jedi Score

The Emperor’s New Score

By Charlie Brigden 

Just how would John Williams musically close the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy?

Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

How John Williams Struck Back

By Charlie Brigden 

The composer had an impossible task with the follow-up to ‘Star Wars’ but he was certainly up to the challenge.


What Makes The ‘Star Wars’ Score Timeless

By Charlie Brigden 

Strap yourself in as we jump to lightspeed with our new column that takes a look at the music of the greatest franchises around!

Rewind Best Movie Scores

The Best Movie Scores of 2019

By Charlie Brigden 

Check out the cream of 2019’s film music talent…


The Lost Jedi

By Charlie Brigden 

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is showing across the galaxy, but exactly how does it treat the controversial previous episode?

Mandalorian History

Mandalorian History 101

By Charlie Brigden 

‘The Mandalorian’ is all about mystery, so join us as we ignore Baby Yoda for a parsec and look at the part of that galaxy far, far away that the Mandos reside in.

Doctor Who Opening Tardis

Regenerating the ‘Doctor Who’ Theme

By Charlie Brigden 

It’s been terrifying children for generations, but how did the ‘Doctor Who’ theme come about?

Red Helmet

Beyond The Infinite: Charting The Music of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

By Charlie Brigden 

The saga of the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is a long one. So grab a cushion.

Godzilla Toho

The Importance of ‘Godzilla’ Cannot Be Overstated

By Charlie Brigden 

Godzilla is known throughout the world as the Hulk Hogan of monster wrestling, but the original film that started it all is a deep allegory, taking its inspiration from a dark place in world history.