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The latest release from Intrada is the first volume of music from the popular science TV series COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri, who won two Emmys for his contribution to the series.


On Saturday, June 24, Brian Tyler will be signing copies of his CD for THE MUMMY at Creature Features in Burbank, CA, at 2:00 p.m., with a Q&A hosted by Daniel Schweiger.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Cars 3 - Randy Newman - Disney
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic
 - Elmer Bernstein - Tadlow
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, vol. 1 - Alan Silvestri - Intrada Special Collection

Duel in the Sun (re-recording) 
- Dimitri Tiomkin - Tadlow/Prometheus
Scott of the Antarctic (re-recording) - Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dutton
State of Grace
 - Ennio Morricone - Quartet 


IN THEATERS TODAY

All Eyez on Me - John Paesano
The Book of Henry - Michael Giacchino
Can Hitler Happen Here? - Michael A. Levine
Cars 3 - Randy Newman - Score CD on Disney
Dawson City: Frozen Time - Alex Somers
47 Meters Down - tomandandy
From Hollywood to Rose - Joel Diamond
Jasmine - Shie Rozow
Kill Switch - Seven League Beats
Long Live the King - Michael McCormack
Maudie - Michael Timmins
Moscow Never Sleeps - Roman Litvinov
Once Upon a Time in Venice - Jeff Cardoni
Pray for Rain - Jamie Christopherson
Rough Night - Dominic Lewis
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe - Tobias Wagner

COMING SOON

June 23
Baywatch - Christopher Lennertz - La La Land
The Big Sick - Michael Andrews - Varese Sarabande
The Mummy
- Brian Tyler - Backlot
June 30
...Continuavano A Chiamario Trinita
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies
Dawn of War III - Paul Leonard-Morgan - Sumthing Else
Generation Iron 2 - Jeff Rona - Milan
The Handmaid's Tale - Adam Taylor - Lakeshore
House of Cards: Season 5 - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
Il Sesso Della Strega
 - Daniele Patucchi - Digitmovies
It Comes at Night 
- Brian McOmber - Milan
Rabbit & Rogue (ballet score) 
- Danny Elfman - Sony
July 7
A Ghost Story - Daniel Hart - Milan
John Williams: Themes and Transcriptions for Piano  John Williams - Varese Sarabande
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Michael Giacchino - Sony
War for the Planet of the Apes - Michael Giacchino - Sony
July 14
Black Mirror: San Junipero
- Clint Mansell - Lakeshore
2:22 - Lisa Gerrard, James Orr - Varese Sarabande
War Machine
 - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
July 21
American Gods - Brian Reitzell - Milan
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Alexandre Desplat - Europacorp
July 28
Genius - Lorne Balfe - Milan
August 4 
The Dark Tower - Tom Holkenborg - Sony
Free Fire - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibury - Lakeshore
Wind River - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
September 8
Twin Peaks: The Event Series - Angelo Badalamenti - Rhino
Date Unknown
Il Relitto - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra
La Morte Vestita Di Dollari
 - Carlo Savina - Kronos
Le Bureau Des Legendes
 - Rob - Music Box
Le Hasard et la Violence
 - Michel Colombier - Music Box
L'Homme en Colere/Un Papillon Sur L'Epaule
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box
Nikola Tesla
 - Alfo Kabiljo - Kronos
Nude...Si Muore
- Carlo Savina - Beat
Puppet on a Chain
 - Piero Piccioni - Silva
Sono Pazzo Di Iris Blond
- Lele Marchitelli - Beat
Un Reietto Delle Isole
 - Mario Nascimbene - Kronos


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 16 - Bebe Barron born (1926)
June 16 - Fred Karlin born (1936)
June 16 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his additional music for Beau Brummell (1954)
June 16 - Psycho opens in New York (1960)
June 16 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Justine (1969)
June 16 - James Horner begins recording his replacement score for Wolfen (1981)
June 16 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Peak Performance” (1989)
June 17 - Jerry Fielding born (1922)
June 17 - Martin Boettcher born (1927)
June 17 - Dominic Frontiere born (1931)
June 17 - Barry Manilow born (1943)
June 17 - George S. Clinton born (1947)
June 17 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score to How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
June 17 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Career (1959)
June 17 - Paul Giovanni died (1990)
June 17 - David Newman begins recording his score for Coneheads (1993)
June 17 - Shirley Walker and John Carpenter begin recording their score for Escape from L.A. (1996)
June 18 - Johnny Pearson born (1925)
June 18 - Paul McCartney born (1942)
June 18 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score to Blue Denim (1959)
June 18 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
June 18 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for Three Days of the Condor (1975)
June 18 - Frederick Hollander died (1976)
June 18 - Basil Kirchin died (2005)
June 18 - Ali Akbar Khan died (2009)
June 19 - Leon Klatzkin born (1914)
June 19 - Johnny Douglas born (1920)
June 19 - Maurice Jaubert died (1940)
June 19 - Bruce Broughton records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mr. Magic" (1985)
June 19 - Joseph Mullendore died (1990)
June 20 - Carmen Dragon begins recording his score for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
June 20 - Recording sessions begin for Elmer Bernstein’s score to The Buccaneer (1958)
June 20 - Jeff Beal born (1963)
June 20 - Robert Rodriguez born (1968)
June 20 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Westworld (1973)
June 20 - Jaws opens in New York and Los Angeles (1975)
June 20 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Night Crossing (1981)
June 21 - Lalo Schifrin born (1932)
June 21 - Philippe Sarde born (1945)
June 21 - Nils Lofgren born (1951)
June 21 - Paul Dunlap records his score for Hellgate (1952)
June 21 - Piero Umiliani begins recording his score for Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
June 21 - Dario Marianelli born (1963)
June 21 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to 7 Women (1965)
June 21 - Gerald Fried's score for the Star Trek episode "Catspaw" is recorded (1967)
June 21 - Chinatown released in Los Angeles and New York (1974)
June 21 - John Ottman begins recording his score to Cellular (2004)
June 22 - Todd Rundgren born (1948)
June 22 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for It’s a Dog’s Life (1955)
June 22 - The Guns of Navarone opens in New York (1961)
June 22 - Darius Milhaud died (1974)
June 22 - Rene Garriguenc died (1998)
June 22 - James Horner died (2015)
June 22 - Harry Rabinowitz died (2016)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

CREED - Ludwig Goransson

[opening paragraphs of review] There are several things that demonstrate the deftness with which director Ryan Coogler handles even the hoariest tropes of Sylvester Stallone’s 'Rocky' franchise, but the most prominent is his approach to Bill Conti’s iconic theme song, a marriage of orchestral pomp and brass-driven disco that topped the Billboard Hot 100 at around the same time that Stallone’s underdog boxing saga staged its own upset victory at the 1977 Academy Awards. Though reworked versions of Conti’s theme appear in the five sequels (four of them directed by Stallone) over the next three decades, it receives a more playful overhaul in 'Creed,' Coogler’s surprisingly thoughtful and stylish reboot-slash-generational-torch-passing. Along with its inevitable use as a sample in a hip-hop track, trace elements recur throughout Ludwig Goransson’s score, which is unusually restrained for a movie that otherwise strives to hit all the beats required of a Hollywood sports drama. Indeed, Conti’s blustery fanfare doesn’t arrive in full force until Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) approaches the ring for the climactic fight wearing a pair of stars-and-stripes shorts, just like his dad Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in 'Rocky' I (1976), II (1979), III (1982) and IV (1985). It reappears one last time in a quieter, jazzier incarnation as Adonis and Rocky make their inevitable journey up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. By this time, Coogler has had many more opportunities to impress, having revitalised a seemingly decrepit movie property and elicited a little grace from the old Expendable himself, who gives a much richer performance as the elderly Rocky than he did in 'Rocky Balboa' (2006), his own stab at a franchise coda and potential restart."
 
Jason Anderson, Sight and Sound

"Okay, Donny's rush from nowhere to taking on the current champ, 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan -- played by real-life Brit boxer Tony 'Bomber' Bellew -- is the purest of fantasy. But who cares? Donny has Rocky in his corner. And Stallone grabs us from his first, 'how you doin'?' The big fight, held at Liverpool's Goodison Park, is as pow as you'd expect. The score by Ludwig Goransson has a righteous, right-now feel, only topped when Bill Conti's iconic theme pops in at just the right moment.  And it's just plain shameless to see Rocky on those Philly steps one more time. But the beating heart of the movie comes when Donny and Rocky mix it up. So irresistible is Stallone's blend of tough and tender that Oscar should give him points. You heard me. Yo, Academy!"
 
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"But above all, 'Creed' is rooted in the present, and Coogler finds plenty of ways to make his story feel fresh both technically and thematically. The camerawork is light-years ahead of what director John G. Avildsen attempted back in 1976. Rocky's first fight in the original is shot simply, from right outside the ropes. Adonis' first real bout is shown in a taut single shot that circles around the fighters as they deliver blow after blow. For another, the score, composed by 'Fruitvale Station' veteran Ludwig Göransson, moves back and forth seamlessly between the original Bill Conti fanfare and present-day hip-hop, interpolating tracks by artists like Future and Meek Mill."
 
Kwame Opam, The Verge

"At a recent screening of 'Creed,' as the familiar fanfare of Bill Conti’s beloved 'Rocky' score signaled the start of the final round of the big fight, the audience burst into spontaneous applause. This was no sneak-preview crowd, primed with free admission and popcorn, but a room full of critics and journalists armored in professional skepticism. A cynic might say that the cheering was a Pavlovian reflex set off by a piece of commercial entertainment in the hands of a skilled, manipulative director. This cynic, however, was too busy choking up and clapping to form the thought. 'Creed' is a dandy piece of entertainment, soothingly old-fashioned and bracingly up-to-date. The punches fly, the music soars (hip-hop along with Ludwig Goransson’s variations on the old Bill Conti brass) and the ground is prepared for 'Creed II.' We’ll see how that goes. But for now it is sweet to have this lesson in the importance of fast footwork, brute power and brotherly love."
 
A.O. Scott, New York Times
 
"Where 'Creed' TKOs most other sports dramas, though, is in Coogler’s direction, Maryse Alberti’s cinematography (she also did 'The Wrestler'), and the editing of Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver. My god, the training montages! Anyone making a 'Rocky' movie in 2015 must grapple with this requirement, the series having made such montages both iconic and clichéd. 'Creed'’s montages (and I counted no less than three) are masterfully crafted, each one building upon the last. They provide the perfect melding of music (a combination of hip-hop bravado and swelling movie orchestration), rejuvenating imagery of an impeccably sculpted body at work, and no shortage of emotional investment, thanks to the truly galvanizing filial dynamic between Stallone and Jordan. In these montages, Coogler goes big, and the results are nothing short of inspiring -- and I write this as someone who rolls her eyes at the tropes of sports dramas."
 
Aisha Harris, Slate.com
 
"Coogler knows exactly when to hit us with a training montage or an emotional speech -- don’t worry, this Philly steak is still packed with plenty of cheese -- but he also throws some unexpected punches. When we’re all primed for Donnie’s first big fight, the action stalls so he can empty his bowels, and the iconic 'Rocky' score is held off until late in the game, the soft rock replaced with tracks by the likes of Nas and Meek Mill. The fight scenes are also thrilling: one plays out in a silky single take with the camera swaying and bobbing with the jabs and hooks."
 
Jamie Dunn, The Skinny

"'Creed' doesn’t forget to pay homage to 'Rocky' touchstones, either: the iconic steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art get a sweet, poignant nod at the end, and Bill Conti’s soaring fanfare makes an appearance. But an attempt at giving Adonis his own training montage crescendo, surrounded during a street run by bikers doing wheelies, doesn’t quite work."
 
Robert Abele, The Wrap
 
"While one hopes Coogler won't stay in franchiseville after 'Creed,' he can feel good about having made an honorable, heart-tugging crowd-pleaser that should attract a more diverse crowd to the series while satisfying older fans with the best 'Rocky' movie since 'Rocky.' The last half-year has seen films like 'Jurassic World,' 'Terminator: Genisys,' and 'Spectre' so busy paying homage to their forebears that any new tricks they might have get upstaged. Coogler perfectly threads the needle between innovation and reverence, keeping the familiar 'Rocky' signposts -- the Conti theme, the training montages, those museum steps -- present, but recontextualized."
 
Chris Klimek, NPR

"The score by Ludwig Goransson and a varied array of musical samples gives the score a very different feel from that of the 'Rocky' sextet, although an echo of Bill Conti's famous theme floats through at one point. Philly's Rocky Steps also make a key appearance at the end."
 
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

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

June 16
FIGHT CLUB (Dust Brothers) [Nuart]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
GRINDHOUSE: DEATH PROOF [New Beverly]
MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY [New Beverly]
RAZZIA SUR LA CHNOUF (Marc Lanjean), THE NIGHT AFFAIR (Jean Yatove) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledoris), STARSHIP TROOPERS (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
TRON (Wendy Carlos) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WHICH WAY IS UP? (Mark Davis, Paul Riser) [Silent Movie Theater]

June 17
BUCK ROGERS: PLANET OUTLAWS [New Beverly]
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (George Fenton) [Silent Movie Theater]
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Miles Davis), LE MONTE-CHARGE (Georges Delerue) [Cinematheque: Aero]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE GIRL FROM STARSHIP VENUS (John Shakespeare, Derek Warne) [New Beverly]
POLTERGEIST (Jerry Goldsmith) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledoris), STARSHIP TROOPERS (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
SAFE CONDUCT (Antoine Duhamel) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE THING (Ennio Morricone) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 18
AN AMERICAN TAIL (James Horner) [UCLA]
BUCK ROGERS: PLANET OUTLAWS [New Beverly]
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
GATES OF THE NIGHT (Joseph Kosma) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY [New Beverly]
MOULIN ROUGE (Georges Auric), IN THIS OUR LIFE (Max Steiner) [UCLA]
SHOOT OUT (Dave Grusin), SHOWDOWN (David Shire) [New Beverly]
A VIEW TO A KILL (John Barry) [Arclight Hollywood]

June 19
CASQUE D'OR (Georges Van Parys), THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Paul Misraki) [Cinematheque: Aero]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
HOT FUZZ (David Arnold) [Arclight Hollywood]
MONTEREY POP [Silent Movie Theater]
SHOOT OUT (Dave Grusin), SHOWDOWN (David Shire) [New Beverly]
WE WERE STRANGERS (Bronislau Kaper), THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE (George Antheil) [UCLA]

June 20
DAMNATION ALLEY (Jerry Goldsmith), BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (James Horner) [New Beverly]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
LITTLE WOMEN (Thomas Newman) [LACMA]
MONTEREY POP [Silent Movie Theater]

June 21
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
HAROLD AND MAUDE (Cat Stevens) [Silent Movie Theater]
NO SMALL AFFAIR (Rupert Holmes), SWEET REVENGE (Paul Chihara) [New Beverly]
THE THING (Ennio Morricone) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 22
BLACK MOON [Silent Movie Theater]
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Joji Yuasa) [Silent Movie Theater]
NO SMALL AFFAIR (Rupert Holmes), SWEET REVENGE (Paul Chihara) [New Beverly]
THE ROAD WARRIOR (Brian May) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 23
THE DARK CRYSTAL (Trevor Jones) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
JENNIFER'S BODY (Theodore Shapiro, Stephen Barton) [Silent Movie Theater]
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]
KILL BILL VOL. 2 (The RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! (Harold Wheeler) [UCLA]
MONTEREY POP [Cinematheque: Aero]
X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (Les Baxter), THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (Joel Goldsmith) [New Beverly]

June 24
THE AFRICAN QUEEN (Allan Gray), HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALLISON (Georges Auric) [UCLA]
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Bucky Searles) [Silent Movie Theater]
BARBARELLA (Bob Crewe, Charles Fox) [New Beverly]
FLASH GORDON (Queen, Howard Blake) [New Beverly]
HAROLD AND MAUDE (Cat Stevens) [Silent Movie Theater]
QUADROPHENIA (Pete Townsend), TOMMY (Pete Townsend) [Cinematheque: Aero]
TRON  (Wendy Carlos) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (Les Baxter), THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (Joel Goldsmith) [New Beverly]

June 25
BAMBI (Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DON'T LOOK BACK [Cinematheque: Aero]
FLASH GORDON (Queen, Howard Blake) [New Beverly]
FREEWAY (Danny Elfman) [Silent Movie Theater]
MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY [Silent Movie Theater]
THE MISFITS (Alex North) [UCLA]
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Santa Monica]
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
SMILE, DIGGSTOWN (James Newton Howard) [New Beverly]

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