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Intrada released two new CDs this week -- Laurence Rosenthal's score for the 1989 TV movie THE FORGOTTEN, directed by James Keach and starring Keith Carradine and Steve Railsback (who also co-wrote the script); and a remastered, slightly expanded version of Jerry Goldsmith's re-recording of his own score for the 1964 Western RIO CONCHOS, including his prologue music for The Agony and the Ecstasy.


Varese Sarabande has announced two new score CDs to be released on September 3rd - ADORE (formerly titled Two Mothers), a drama about two women (Naomi Watts, Robin Wright) who have affairs with each other's adult sons, directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) and scored by fan favorite Christopher Gordon (Mao's Last Dancer, Master and Commander, Moby Dick, On the Beach, Daybreakers ); and the horror TV series HEMLOCK GROVE, scored by Nathan Barr (True Blood, Hostel 1 & 2). 


The latest CD from Kriterland features John Williams' offbeat, striking score for the famously unsuccessful (but surprisingly watchable) 1976 Marlon Brando-Jack Nicholson Western THE MISSOURI BREAKS, featuring both Williams' LP re-recording (previously released on CD by Ryko and Varese Sarabande) with the previously unreleased original score tracks).


Quartet has announced two upcoming, imminent score CDs -- the first-ever release of Michael Kamen's score to CRUSOE, the 1988 film version of the Daniel Defoe classic Robinson Crusoe, with Aidan Quinn as the eponymous castaway, directed by one of the world's greatest cinematographers, Caleb Deschanel; and a CD pairing two scores previously released only on CD -- Michael Kamen's score for Neil Jordan's excellent romantic noir MONA LISA, which earned Bob Hoskins a much-deserved Best Actor Oscar nomination, and Stanley Myers and Hans Zimmer's score for Nicolas Roeg's true-life drama CASTAWAY, starring Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe.


La-La Land has announced several upcoming CDs, including the first commercial release of Shirley Walker's Christmas-themed thriller score for TURBULENCE (July 16) and Alan Silvestri's score for the imminent sequel RED 2 (July 30), as well as such in-development releases as a two-disc THE MATRIX RELOADED (Don Davis), POLICE ACADEMY (Robert Folk) and THE WARRIORS (Barry DeVorzon). 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Blondy 
- Stelvio Cipriani - Quartet
Byzantium
 - Javier Navarrete - Silva (import)
Cicciolina Amore Mio
 - Gianni Marchetti - Beat
Copperhead 
- Laurent Eyquem - Varese Sarabande
The Far Horizons/The Secret of the Incas
 - Hans J. Salter, David Buttolph - Kritzerland
The Forgotten - Laurence Rosenthal - Intrada Special Collection
Game of Thrones: Season Three - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower
Il Tigre 
- Fred Bongusto - GDM
Io La Conscevo Bene
 - Piero Piccioni - Beat
La Banca Di Monate
 - Carlo Rustichelli - Digitmovies
La Grande Notte Di Ringo
 - Armando Trovajoli - Digitmovies
La Leggenda Della Pianista
 - Ennio Morricone - Digitmovies
Leonor
 - Ennio Morricone - GDM
Pacific Rim - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower [CD-R]
Rio Conchos/The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada
Stark System
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat
Timanfaya
 - Stelvio Cipriani - Quartet
Waiting for Lightning - Nathan Furst - Lakeshore [CD-R]


IN THEATERS TODAY

Fruitvale Station - Ludwig Goransson
Grown Ups 2 - Rupert Gregson-Williams
The Hot Flashes - Marcelo Zarvos
The Hunt - Nikolaj Egelund
Pacific Rim - Ramin Djawadi - Score CD-R on Watertower
Still Mine - Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke, Michelle Willis


COMING SOON

July 16
Beneath - Fall on Your Sword - Milan
The Conjuring - Joseph Bishara - La-La Land
The Legend of Korra - Jeremy Zuckerman - Nickolodeon/Sony
Only God Forgives
 - Cliff Martinez - Milan
Turbo - Henry Jackman, songs - Relativity Media
Turbulence - Shirley Walker - La-La Land
Young Justice - Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter - La-La Land
July 23
The Hangover Trilogy 
- Christophe Beck - Varese Sarabande
The Lone Ranger - Hans Zimmer - Intrada/Disney
The Smurfs 2 - Heitor Pereira - Varese Sarabande
White House Down
 - Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser - Varese Sarabande
July 30
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land
Red 2 - Alan Silvestri - La-La Land
The Wolverine - Marco Beltrami - Sony
August 6
Elysium - Ryan Amon - Varese Sarabande
Planes - Mark Mancina - Disney
Prince Avalanche - David Wingo, Explosions in the Sky - Temporary Residence
August 13
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das - J. Mascis, Devadas - Varese Sarabande
August 20 
Kick-Ass 2 - Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson - La-La Land
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Atli Orvarsson - Milan
September 3
Adore - Christopher Gordon - Varese Sarabande
Hemlock Grove - Nathan Barr - Varese Sarabande
The Vikings - Trevor Morris - Sony (import)
September 10
The X-Files, Vol. 2 - Mark Snow - La-La Land
Date Unknown
Arthur of the Britons
 - Elmer Bernstein, Paul Lewis - Silva
Crusoe
- Michael Kamen - Quartet
The Hour
- Daniel Giorgetti, Kevin Sargent - Silva
I, the Jury - Bill Conti - La-La Land
The Missouri Breaks - John Williams - Kritzerland
Mona Lisa/Castaway
- Michael Kamen, Stanley Myers/Hans Zimmer - Quartet
Once Upon a Time: Season Two - Mark Isham - Intrada
The Paradise
- Mario Malagnini - Silva
Revenge - iZLER - Intrada
Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope
 - Blake Neely - Buysoundtrax
Star Trek: Music from the Video Games
 - various - Buysoundtrax
Wyatt Earp - James Newton Howard - La-La Land


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

July 12 - James Bernard died (2001)
July 12 - Benny Carter died (2003)
July 12 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Who Mourns For Adonais?" is recorded (1967)
July 12 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Elaan of Troyius" is recorded (1968)
July 13 - Ernest Gold born (1921)
July 13 - You Only Live Twice opens in New York (1967)
July 14 - Michel Michelet born (1894)
July 14 - J.A.C. Redford born (1953)
July 15 - Geoffrey Burgon born (1941)
July 15 - Bill Justis died (1982)
July 16 - Fred Myrow born (1939)
July 16 - Stewart Copeland born (1952)
July 17 - Wojciech Kilar born (1932)
July 17 - Peter Schickele born (1935)
July 17 - Stanley Wilson died (1970)
July 17 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Babe (1975)
July 17 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score to Eloise at Christmastime (2003)
July 18 - David Shire records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Hell Toupee"(1985)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

THE LONE RANGER - Hans Zimmer

"With tips of the 10-gallon chapeau to old Hollywood westerns (the John Ford vistas) and to spaghetti westerns (the Ennio Morricone-like soundtrack twang), Verbinski's opus oater looks beautiful, and plays smart. And yes, they even work kemosabe in there. Hi-yo, Silver! Away!"

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"When 'The William Tell Overture,' the Ranger’s theme song since his radio days in the 1930s, finally blares on the soundtrack after being sneakily withheld for much of the picture, the effect is so rousing that you levitate in your seat a little bit. Made at a reported cost of a whopping $250 million, 'The Lone Ranger' certainly looks wonderful, with beautiful John Ford-style vistas, a score inspired by Ennio Morricone and action set pieces that minimize the use of CGI whenever possible."

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

"And as satisfying as it is to hear snatches of Rossini's 'William Tell Overture' and hear a stirring 'Hi-Yo, Silver,' it's just as sad to report that although this Lone Ranger is good at helping strangers, rescuing his own film is beyond even him."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"While the movie does indeed have all sorts of potentially objectionable fun with the Lone Ranger ideal, put forward so seriously in the old television series, the fact of the matter is that the revival of the character here is merely a pretext to allow Verbinski and company to pay goofy tribute to pretty much every Western ever made. I hope someone made sure to pay Ennio Morricone residuals on the leitmotif from the score of 'Once Upon A Time In The West' that Hans Zimmer's score quotes from so frequently."

Glenn Kenny, MSN.com

"Presumably, the myth will be burnished in future installments, although it’s difficult to foresee ‘The Lone Ranger’ becoming an international hit. No doubt the baby boomers who grew up with the original forms will smile when the ‘William Tell Overture’ kicks in during the film’s climactic sequence, but director Gore Verbinski’s strenuous efforts to inject enough violence, spectacle and action to make ‘The Lone Ranger’ comprehensible to foreign audiences wind up making way too much of way too little."

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post


"Adding insult to injury, racism isn't even 'The Lone Ranger''s only problem. There's also its bloated length; its score, which dares to introduce an Ennio Morricone homage into a film Sergio Leone wouldn't line his gatto's litter box with; its waste of some great character actors (Barry Pepper, William Fichtner); its assumption that having random characters ask the Lone Ranger 'What's with the mask?' over and over is the funniest joke ever; and its failure to follow through on its few inventive elements -- that herd of Monty Python-inspired rabbits, for example."

Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Still, there's no denying that Verbinski is good at this stuff. When the train is speeding along, and the Lone Ranger is riding his white horse on top of the train, and Tonto is dancing to avoid bullets, and a bridge the size of Hoover Dam is about to be blown up, and 'The William Tell Overture' is finally -- finally! - budda-bump budda-bumping away, your heart races a little bit, and you realize: This is why I wanted to see this movie!"


Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"There are some shameless thefts from Sergio Leone's great 'Once Upon a Time in the West,' which include not only the railroad-baron plot but specific sound effects. (The soundtrack even occasionally apes Ennio Morricone's brilliant score.)"

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"There are likable nods to 'Once Upon a Time in the West' (in particular a railroad subplot and the oscillating dramatic score), 'Little Big Man,' 'The Searchers,' and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai.' The final action sequence (also set on a train) proves to be as exhausting as the first was amusing, with the body count escalating unpleasantly and the 'William Tell Overture' -- used sparingly throughout most of the film—commencing to trample everything in its path."

Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

"There’s a terrific scene in 'The Lone Ranger' that reminds you it was directed by Gore Verbinski, the crazily inventive skipper behind the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies. While two runaway trains careen down parallel tracks toward a dynamited bridge, a masked lawman on a white stallion gallops through and atop the passenger compartments, a fearlessly gymnastic Indian leaps and swings between the locomotives, a damsel and her son evade pistol-packing outlaws from several directions, and the cavalry charges through the rugged canyons -- all to the rousing tune of 'The William Tell Overture.' Unfortunately, that scene is preceded by two hours of tedium."

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

THE WAY, WAY BACK - Rob Simonsen

"Let us assume this film's title refers to its young protagonist's self-assigned seat in the family station wagon, from which he bursts free to a heartstring-tugging music swell near the end."

Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly


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.

July 12
AMERICAN GIGOLO (Giorgio Moroder), LIGHT SLEEPER (Michael Been) [UCLA]
BADLANDS (George Aliceson Tipton) [Cinematheque: Aero]
CLUELESS (David Kitay)  [AMPAS]
EASY VIRTUE [LACMA]
FLASH GORDON (Queen, Howard Blake), BARBARELLA (Bob Crewe, Charles Fox) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE PLEASURE GARDEN [LACMA]
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (John DuPrez), TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: SECRET OF THE OOZE (John DuPrez) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 13
BLACKMAIL [LACMA]
CAT PEOPLE (Giorgio Moroder), DOMINION: PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST (Angelo Badalamenti, Trevor Rabin) [UCLA]
THE FARMER'S WIFE [LACMA]
KING KONG (Max Steiner) [AMPAS]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]
PUSHER (Povl Kristian, Peter Peter), WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS: PUSHER II (Peter Peter), I'M THE ANGEL OF DEATH: PUSHER III (Peter Peter) [New Beverly]RAGING BULL [Cinematheque: Aero]
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (George M. Cohan, Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld) [UCLA]

July 14
THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN, THE SONG OF SONGS [Cinematheque: Aero]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 15
DEAD POETS SOCIETY (Maurice Jarre), REALITY BITES (Karl Wallinger) [New Beverly]
HARDCORE (Jack Nitzsche), LIGHT OF DAY (Thomas Newman) [UCLA]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 16
DEAD POETS SOCIETY (Maurice Jarre), REALITY BITES (Karl Wallinger) [New Beverly]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]
LE SAMOURAI (Francois de Roubaix) [Silent Movie Theater]
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Laurence Rosenthal) [LACMA]

July 17
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (Mike Patton), BLUE VALENTINE (Grizzly Bear) [New Beverly]
RISKY BUSINESS (Tangerine Dream) [AMPAS]
X - THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (Les Baxter) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 18
THE FULLER BRUSH MAN (Heinz Roemheld) [Cinematheque: Aero]
LA VIE DE JESUS (Richard Cuvillier) [LACMA]
L'AVVENTURA (Giovanni Fusco) [Silent Movie Theater]
MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, DR. X [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (Mike Patton), BLUE VALENTINE (Grizzly Bear) [New Beverly]

July 19
BATHING BEAUTY (Johnny Green), TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME (Adolph Deutsch) [Cinematheque: Aero]
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Wendy Carlos) [Nuart]
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Miklos Rozsa) [LACMA]
ERASERHEAD (David Lynch) [Silent Movie Theater]
PATTY HEARST (Scott Johnson), AUTO FOCUS (Angelo Badalamenti) [UCLA]
POINT BREAK (Mark Isham) [AMPAS]
THE SALVATION HUNTERS [LACMA]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [New Beverly]
SOLARIS (Edward Artemyev) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Franz Waxman), ADAM'S RIB (Miklos Rozsa) [New Beverly]
WONDERWALL (George Harrison) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 20
BIG (Howard Shore) [AMPAS]
THE SACRIFICE, THE MIRROR (Edward Artemyev) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE (Dave Grusin), BUSTING (Billy Goldenberg), MACHO CALLAHAN (Patrick Williams) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE WITNESSES (Philippe Sarde) [UCLA]
WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Franz Waxman), ADAM'S RIB (Miklos Rozsa) [New Beverly]

July 21
AFFLICTION (Michael Brook), BLUE COLLAR (Jack Nitzsche)
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio), CORKY (John Parker, Jerry Styner) [Silent Movie Theater]
ENTER THE DRAGON (Lalo Schifrin) [Arclight Hollywood]
NOSTALGHIA [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE STING (Marvin Hamlisch), SLAP SHOT (Elmer Bernstein) [New Beverly]
U2 3D [Cinematheque: Aero]

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