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Quartet has announced two new upcoming CDs: the LP tracks from John Addison's lovely score for the 1965 period comedy THE AMOROUS ADVENTURES OF MOLL FLANDERS, starring Kim Novak, Richard Johnson and Angela Lansbury; and the first-ever soundtrack release to the 1995 satirical comedy CANADIAN BACON, about a U.S. war against our neighbor to the north, starring John Candy and Alan Alda. Canadian Bacon is the only non-documentary directed by Oscar winner Michael Moore, and featured a score composed by the great Elmer Bernstein and his son Peter Bernstein, and conducted by Elmer.


The next CD from Kritzerland brings together the surviving score tracks from three previously unreleased Franz Waxman scores for Paramount films: the Ceylon-set romantic drama ELEPHANT WALK, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Finch; the high-seas adventure BOTANY BAY, starring Alan Ladd and James Mason; and Billy Wilder's WWII comedy-drama STALAG 17, which earned William Holden the Best Actor Oscar.


Intrada plans to release two CDs next week.


On June 15, the Golden State Pops Orchestra will present a concert of "Music from the Star Wars Universe," including classic John Williams pieces such as "The Asteroid Field," "The Forest Battle" and "Luke and Leia" as well as music from Joel McNeely's Shadows of the Empire concept album and cues from Star Wars video game scores.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Before Midnight - Graham Reynolds - Milan
Dark Skies - Joseph Bishara - Void
The Killer Likes Candy (Un Killer Per Sua Maeasta)
- Gianni Marchelli - GDM
I Malamondo
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
Il Richiamo Del Lupo (The Great Adventure)/Tre Per Una Grande Rapina (Le Mataf)
- Stelvio Cipriani - GDM
Too Late Blues
- David Raksin - Kritzerland


IN THEATERS TODAY

Hannah Arendt - Andre Mergenthaler
Hello Herman - Jeff Beal
The History of Future Folk - Tim Williams
The Internship - Christophe Beck
Much Ado About Nothing - Joss Whedon
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Mark Degli Antoni
The Prey - Noko
The Purge - Nathan Whitehead
Rapture-Palooza - Joachim Horsley
Tiger Eyes - Nathan Larson
Violet & Daisy - Paul Cantelon
Wish You Were Here - Tim Rogers


COMING SOON

June 11
After Earth
- James Newton Howard - Sony
Blood - Daniel Pemberton - MovieScore Media
Fringe: Season 5 - Chris Tilton - Varese Sarabande
Hammer of the Gods - Benjamin Wallfisch - MovieScore Media
The Last Exorcism Part II - Michael Wandmacher - ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
The Last Stand - Mowg - Red River
The Last of Us - Gustavo Santaolalla - Sony
Man of Steel - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Man of Steel: Deluxe Edition - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Metsan Tarina - Panu Aaltio - MovieScore Media
Stuck in Love - Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott, songs - Varese Sarabande
Warm Bodies - Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders - Red River
June 18
Charmed - J. Peter Robinson - La-La Land
Despicable Me 2 - Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira - Back Lot
Into the West - Geoff Zanelli - La-La Land
Monsters University - Randy Newman - Disney
World War Z - Marco Beltrami - Warner Bros.
June 25
Copperhead - Laurent Eyquem - Varese Sarabande
The Hangover Trilogy - Christophe Beck - Varese Sarabande
The Lone Ranger - Hans Zimmer - Disney
July 2
The Vikings - Trevor Morris - Sony (import)
July 9
Byzantium - Javier Navarrete - Silva (import)
Game of Thrones: Season Three - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower
July 16
Only God Forgives - Cliff Martinez - Milan
Turbo - Henry Jackman, songs - Relativity Media
July 23
Romeo and Juliet - James Horner - Sony (import)
The Wolverine - Marco Beltrami - Sony
Date Unknown
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders - John Addison - Quartet
Arthur of the Britons
- Elmer Bernstein, Paul Lewis - Silva
Black Widow/The Star Chamber/The Driver - Michael Small - Kritzerland
Canadian Bacon - Elmer Bernstein, Peter Bernstein - Quartet
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land
Elephant Walk/Botany Bay/Stalag 17: Franz Waxman at Paramount
- Franz Waxman - Kritzerland
I, the Jury - Bill Conti - La-La Land
Young Justice - various - La-La Land


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 7 - Charles Strouse born (1928)
June 7 - Don Peake born (1940)
June 7 - David Raksin begins recording his score for A Lady without Passport (1950)
June 7 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
June 7 - Daniele Amfitheatrof died (1983)
June 7 - Billy Goldenberg records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Amazing Falsworth" (1985)
June 8 - George Antheil born (1900)
June 8 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Wild North (1951)
June 8 - Jean Wiener died (1992)
June 8 - Herschel Burke Gilbert died (2003)
June 9 - James Newton Howard born (1951)
June 9 - Geir Bohren born (1951)
June 9 - Louis Gruenberg died (1964)
June 9 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Shades of Grey" (1989)
June 10 - Don Costa born (1925)
June 10 - Randy Edelman born (1947)
June 10 - Hugo Friedhofer begins recording his score to Above and Beyond (1952)
June 10 - David Shire begins recording his score to Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
June 11 - Carmine Coppola born (1910)
June 11 - Alexander Balanescu born (1954)
June 13 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fortune Cookie (1966)
June 13 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Last Rites (1988)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AFTER EARTH - James Newton Howard

"As if to counterbalance the outsize dynasty-building ambitions of the movie’s producer/co-star, Shyamalan scales back at key moments. Will Smith’s centerpiece monologue, for instance, is composed in chiaroscuro static shots, which lends the scene ambiguity. The crash sequence plays out without any music; when James Newton Howard’s score does come in, it’s frequently modernist and dissonant -- not exactly the sort of music you’d expect in a father-son bonding movie. Shyamalan’s sensibility may not be enough to turn 'After Earth' into a great (or even very good) film, but it does yield interesting -- and at times strikingly realized -- results."

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion

"There are any number of other quibbles one might make regarding 'After Earth,' from its second-rate CGI to its generic score to its empty references to 'Moby Dick.'"

Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

THE EAST - Halli Cauthery (score), Harry Gregson-Williams (themes)

"From d.p. Roman Vasyanov’s widescreen cinematotraphy to Andrew Weisblum’s and Bil Pankow’s editing to Halli Cauthery’s pulsing score (with themes credited to Harry Gregson-Williams), the production feels crisply tuned in all departments."

Justin Chang, Variety

NOW YOU SEE ME - Brian Tyler

"But Leterrier -- who previously did such over-the-top actioners as 'Clash of the Titans,' 'The Incredible Hulk' and two 'Transporter' films -- can't seem to sit still, particularly when he's sitting behind the camera. He's constantly, pointlessly, swooping all over the place, turning everything into a vertiginous blur. Add to that a brassy score by Brian Tyler that's so atrociously corny I hoped it was ironic, a pointless car chase, real-life 'illusions' that are more like impossibilities and a third-act twist that just makes nonsense of most of what's already happened and -- well, the movie may think it's pulling a rabbit out of a hat. But it's more like a turkey."

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"Composer Brian Tyler’s big, brassy, Lalo Schifrin-esque score stands apart from an otherwise serviceable tech package."

Scott Foundas, Variety

"'Now You See Me' is a superficially diverting but substance-free concoction, a would-be thriller as evanescent as a magic trick and one that develops no suspense or rooting interest because the characters possess all the substance of invisible ink. Propelled by hyperkinetic action, constantly swooping camera moves and a techno score that never quits, this attractively cast caper makes such a big point of things not being what they seem that, by process of elimination, you can hardly help guessing who's really behind everything."

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

SHADOW DANCER - Dickon Hinchliffe

"The gray-green color palette (offset only by the bright red trench coat Collette wears throughout the movie, the one touch of the femme fatale accorded to this otherwise unglamorous spy) and the spare, defiantly unbombastic score by Dickon Hinchliffe (who also scored 'Red Riding' and 'Project Nim') suit the project’s mood."

Dana Stevens, Slate.com

"Much of this opening stretch is wordless, with Dickon Hinchliffe’s score -- melancholy strings trellised by repetitive guitar and piano lines -- serving as connective tissue."

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion

"Dickon Hinchliffe’s score nicely enhances the sense of unraveling mystery."

Justin Chang, Variety


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

June 7
DR. STRANGELOVE (Laurie Johnson) [LACMA]
GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL (Dimitri Tiomkin), I WALK ALONE (Victor Young) [UCLA]
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (John Carpenter, Jim Lang) [SIlent Movie Theater]
MR. FREEDOM (Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg) [LACMA]
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Bernard Herrmann), ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (Mario Nascimbene), THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (Jerome Moross) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SPACE JAM (James Newton Howard) [Nuart]
SPRING BREAKERS (Cliff Martinez, Skrillex), ENTER THE VOID (Thomas Bangalter) [New Beverly]
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Bernardo Bonezzi), MATADOR (Bernardo Bonezzi) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 8
AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (Nachum Heiman) [Silent Movie Theater]
APOCALYPSE NOW (Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (Bernard Herrmann), CLASH OF THE TITANS (Laurence Rosenthal) [Cinematheque: Aero]
RED DESERT (Giovanni Fusco) [LACMA]
SPRING BREAKERS (Cliff Martinez, Skrillex), ENTER THE VOID (Thomas Bangalter) [New Beverly]
SUMMER SCHOOL (Danny Elfman) [New Beverly]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [LACMA]

June 9
EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (Mischa Bakaleinikoff) , FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (Laurie Johnson)[Cinematheque: Aero]
LA DOLCE VITA (Nino Rota) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE LEOPARD (Nino Rota) [UCLA]
MON ONCLE (Franck Barcellini, Alain Romans)[UCLA]

June 10
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (David Buttolph), MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (Roy Webb) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 11
BADLANDS (George Aliceson Tipton) [Arclight Hollywood]
FEMALE ON THE BEACH [LACMA]
LIFEBOAT (Hugo Friedhofer) [Silent Movie Theater]
TENDER FLESH, BLOODEATERS [New Beverly]

June 12
DOGTOOTH, I STAND ALONE [New Beverly]
THE NEVERENDING STORY (Klaus Doldinger, Giorgio Moroder) [Arclight Hollywood]

June 13
BLAZING SADDLES (John Morris) [Arclight Hollywood]
BUFFET FROID (Philippe Sarde) [Silent Movie Theater]
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Vangelis) [Cinematheque: Aero]
DOGTOOTH, I STAND ALONE [New Beverly]

June 14
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Wendy Carlos) [LACMA]
HEAVENLY BODIES [Silent Movie Theater]
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION (Ralph Burns) [AMPAS]
OUT OF THE PAST (Roy Webb), CROSSFIRE (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
PRIVILEGE (Mike Leander) [LACMA]
RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT, RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (Harry R. Betts) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [New Beverly]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Lennie Hayton) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPICE WORLD (Paul Hardcastle) [Nuart]
YOUNG AND INNNOCENT [Silent Movie Theater]

June 15
EARTHQUAKE (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Francis Seyrig), MURIEL (Hans Werner Henze) [Cinematheque: Aero]
OUT OF THE PAST (Roy Webb), CROSSFIRE (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
PETER PAN (Oliver Wallace) [AMPAS]
THE SCALPHUNTERS (Elmer Bernstein), CASTLE KEEP (Michel Legrand) [UCLA]

June 16
BIG JAKE (Elmer Bernstein), RIO GRANDE (Victor Young) [Cinematheque: Aero]
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (John Williams), GOLDFINGER (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE KID [Silent Movie Theater]

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Thanks, as always, for the great work you do putting these posts together, Scott. Just one small correction.

"Metsan Tarina - Palo Aalito - MovieScore Media"

It should be Panu Aaltio

Thanks, as always, for the great work you do putting these posts together, Scott. Just one small correction.

"Metsan Tarina - Palo Aalito - MovieScore Media"

It should be Panu Aaltio


Thank you for the compliment and the correction, will fix. Even though I have one or two of his CDs, I almost certainly managed to combine his name with the California city Palo Alto.

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