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Nicholas Monks
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Attended Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
Lived in Denver, CO
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Just discovered the "Optigan Musical Instrument"...had no idea that's what kicked off this tune.  The minute I heard the "sample" from that disc I recognized and thought, "wait...isn't that the beginning of Michael Penn's...?"  

Musical pop genius, this man.  Always interesting, compelling, insightful and fun.  This tune always makes me think of the L.A. never quite being what you expect...
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What's a Jita?  A giant Ikea in space.
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Branagh can be genius when it comes to Shakespeare, but this entire effort is simply poor.  He's replaced a powerful existential crisis of inaction with an overconfident know-it-all.  He starts the speech with a tone more in reference to the crisis of the "State" at the time (politics) before somehow sliding in to a vaguely personal line reading about how suicide would be bad, mmm, k?...and then finishes it with a veiled threat to Claudius...who he shouldn't even know is behind the mirror (at least not before Ophelia's dishonesty exposes him.)

It's too much.  He wanted to cover all the bases but ended up with a convoluted version that lost the emphasis on character and failed to tie in the relationship between the chaos of Denmark's monarchy and the Fortinbras' opportunism.

His King Harry was poorly paced but well characterized.  His Much Ado set the standard for Shakespearean comedy on film.  His Hamlet, however, is a hot mess.
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I respectfully disagree with you. I can't watch many of the others because they seem wildly overracted and overemotional. Hamlet here believes that he's by himself; most of the turmoil is supposed to be inside his head, not through wild gesticulation for a perceived audience.
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WHAT a CHORUS!
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Assistant Director
Employment
  • Swank AV
    Assistant Director, 2010 - present
  • North Hollywood Sound
    Engineer, 2005 - 2009
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Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Phoenix, AZ - Lancaster, PA - Needingworth, UK - Austin, TX - Kansas City, KS - Alconbury, UK
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Introduction
I make tunes.  Lots o' tunes.  
I like beer.  Lots o' beer. 
I dig stars.  Lots o' stars.
I heart cities.  Certain cities.
I grok tech.  Quite a bit of tech.

Earth is cool.
Bragging rights
Bragging rights? I'm incredibly good looking. I have two ears. I find yeast useful.
Education
  • Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
    Audio Engineering and Production, 2004 - 2005
  • Peoria High School
    1991 - 1993
  • Alconbury High School
    1987 - 1991
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