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 The latest release from Intrada is a 2-disc set featuring music from four episodes from the long-running STARGATE SG1, composed by genre movie veteran Richard Band.


I uploaded this column a few days ago before leaving on vacation, so if anything important happened since then... (picture me shrugging).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

...Continuavano A Chiamario Trinita - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies
Dawn of War III - Paul Leonard-Morgan - Sumthing Else
Generation Iron 2
 - Jeff Rona - Milan
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 
Stargate SG1
- Richard Band - Intrada Special Collection


IN THEATERS TODAY

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography - Paul Leonard-Morgan
Baby Driver - Steven Price - Song 2-CD set on Columbia
Despicable Me 3 - Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira - Song CD on Sony featuring 4 min. Pereira score suite
Food Evolution - William Kingswood
Good Fortune - Ryan Michael Demaree
Harmonium - Hiroyuki Onogawa
The House - Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau - Song CD on Varese Sarabande with 2 brief score cues
Inconceivable - Kevin Kiner
The Little Hours - Dan Romer
Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge - Bruno Coulais
Okja - Jaeil Jung
The Ornithologist - Severine Ballon
A Stork's Journey - Eric Neveux - Score CD Richard the Stork on Quartet
13 Minutes - David Holmes

COMING SOON

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
The Sun Also Rises - Joe Hisaishi - Milan (import)
July 14
The Basil Poledouris Collection vol. 2 - Basil Poledouris - Dragon's Domain
Black Mirror: San Junipero
 - Clint Mansell - Lakeshore
Finding Oscar - John Stirrat, Paul Pilot - Decor (import)
Sky Pirates - Brian May - Dragon's Domain
Transformers: The Last Knight - Steve Jablonsky - La-La Land
2:22 - Lisa Gerrard, James Orr - Varese Sarabande
War Machine
 - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
July 21
American Gods - Brian Reitzell - Milan
Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer - WaterTower
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Alexandre Desplat - Europacorp
War for the Planet of the Apes 
- Michael Giacchino - Sony
July 28
The Emoji Movie - Patrick Doyle - Sony (import)
Genius - Lorne Balfe - Milan
The Handmaid's Tale - Adam Taylor - Lakeshore
August 4 
The Dark Tower - Tom Holkenborg - Sony
Free Fire - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibury - Lakeshore
Robin Hood - George Bruns - Disney
Wind River - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
August 11
Good Time - Oneohtrix Point Never - Warp
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
Nikola Tesla
 - Alfo Kabiljo - Kronos
Nude...Si Muore
 - Carlo Savina - Beat
Papillon
 - Jerry Goldsmith - Quartet
Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre - Chuck Cirino - Kritzerland
Sono Pazzo Di Iris Blond
 - Lele Marchitelli - Beat
Un Reietto Delle Isole
 - Mario Nascimbene - Kronos


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 30 - Tony Hatch born (1939)
June 30 - Stanley Clarke born (1951)
June 30 - Paul Dunlap records his score for Lost Continent (1951)
June 30 - Hal Lindes born (1953)
June 30 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Boys from Brazil (1978)
June 30 - Guenther Kauer died (1983)
June 30 - Craig Safan begins recording his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Wedding Ring" (1986)
June 30 - Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Flight of the Intruder (1990)
July 1 - Sigmund Krumgold born (1896)
July 1 - Anton Karas born (1906)
July 1 - Hans Werner Henze born (1926)
July 1 - Andrae Crouch born (1942)
July 1 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score for The Robe (1953)
July 1 - Roddy Bottum born (1963)
July 1 - Seamus Egan born (1969)
July 2 - Jeff Alexander born (1910)
July 2 - Fabio Frizzi born (1951)
July 2 - Nicholas Carras records his score for High School Caesar (1959)
July 2 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Plymouth Adventure (1952)
July 2 - Frederic Talgorn born (1961)
July 2 - Nathan Van Cleave died (1970)
July 3 - George Bruns born (1914)
July 3 - Jean Prodromides born (1927)
July 3 - Robert O. Ragland born (1931)
July 3 - David Shire born (1937)
July 3 - Peer Raben born (1940)
July 3 - Michel Polnareff born (1944)
July 3 - The Great Escape opens in Los Angeles (1963)
July 3 - Delia Derbyshire died (2001)
July 4 - Fred Wesley born (1943)
July 4 - Larry Herbstritt born (1950)
July 4 - Nathan Furst born (1978)
July 4 - Astor Piazzolla died (1992)
July 4 - Benedetto Ghiglia died (2012)
July 5 - Robbie Robertson born (1943)
July 5 - Robert J. Kral born (1967)
July 5 - Jerry Fielding's score for the Star Trek episode "Spectre of the Gun" is recorded (1968)
July 5 - RZA born as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (1969)
July 5 - David Ferguson died (2009)
July 5 - David Fanshawe died (2010)
July 5 - Fonce Mizell died (2011)
July 6 - Hanns Eisler born (1898)
July 6 - Bernardo Bonezzi born (1964)
July 6 - John Ottman born (1964)
July 6 - Ron Goodwin begins recording his score to Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
July 6 - John Williams begins recording his score for Superman (1978)
July 6 - Frank Cordell died (1980)
July 6 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Stay Tuned (1992)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA - Roque Banos

"Howard's filmmaking is conventional to a fault, (aside from a handful of oddball forced-perspective shots, like one inexplicably peering up young Nickerson's pant leg as he licks water from an island's rocks), and that unchallenging prestige tastefulness informs every level of the production, which presents a simple progression of digitally enhanced events, then relies on Roque Baños' frantic, insistent score to provide them with some emotional weight. There is no point in the movie in which the audience will wonder what they're supposed to be feeling; the violins screaming at them tell more of a story than the dialed-down performances. Most of the actors' effort appears to go into maintaining their Nantucket drawls, though Hemsworth in particular has trouble not slipping back into his vaguely British Thor accent."
 
Tasha Robinson, The Verge

"It's got all the necessities -- a ripping true story on the high seas, a whale that could punk those dinosaurs from 'Jurassic World,' a hot young star, a connection to a literary classic, some splashy special effects -- and it's still flounders around in the shallows. It's a placeholder until 'Star Wars' drops next week, counterprogramming for those who like their adventures grounded in historical fact, not faraway galaxies. Even there, in what should be its strength, the amazing tale of the Whaleship Essex, the filmmakers water everything down and create a supermonster instead of letting the facts do the work. There was more than enough action for three movies  once the Essex went around the horn and started chasing whales across the Pacific -- it was 'Mutiny on the Bounty' with cannibalism -- but not for Ron Howard. The A-list journeyman, master of no recognizable style, reverted to Show It, Then Say It, Then Show It Again storytelling after momentarily breaking free with the tough, streamlined 'Rush.' Howard makes sure his audience knows what's coming through blatant foreshadowing and musical cues, which make the inevitable feel like a letdown when it arrives."
 
Jeff Baker, The Oregonian

"Yet the movie can’t resist the temptation to bellow sentimental and environmental 'we should respect the creatures of the sea'themes. After the first whale is slain in the film’s first spectacular action sequence, the characters -- who kill whales for a living, mind you -- suddenly show remorse for what they have done in a moment of unconvincing regret, replete with twinkling melancholy music and a drizzling rain of whale’s blowhole blood."
 
Rodrigo Perez, IndieWire
 
"Apart from one brief stretch on an unoccupied island that will surely spell the men’s doom if they remain too long, the two boats remain adrift for months, and the sense of a movie lost in its own creative doldrums is palpable. There’s nothing cathartic or even particularly stirring about the sight of these whalers slowly wasting away, despite the strenuous plucking of every heartstring by Roque Banos’ score, the actors’ persuasive display of weight loss, the excellent scorched-skin makeup effects, and the anguished cutaways to the older Nickerson, still crazed with guilt over what he had to do to survive. Whishaw’s Melville looks on with strained pity in these scenes, and you can just about see the gears in his head spinning away as he tries to figure out how to turn this by-the-numbers jumble of set pieces into the Great American Novel."
 
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: EgyptianArclightLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

June 30
BEAT THE DEVIL (Franco Mannino), THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (Jerry Goldsmith) [UCLA]
INTERSTELLAR (Hans Zimmer), 2010 (David Shire) [New Beverly]
L'ATLANTE (Maurice Jaubert) [Silent Movie Theater]
POLTERGEIST (Jerry Goldsmith) [Nuart]
1776 (Sherman Edwards, Ray Heindorf) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE SHINING (Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (Lubos Fiser, Jan Klusak) [Silent Movie Theater]

July 1
INTERSTELLAR (Hans Zimmer), 2010 (David Shire) [New Beverly]
JAWS (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE LAST STARFIGHTER (Craig Safan) [New Beverly]
VIDEODROME (Howard Shore) [New Beverly]

July 2
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (David Newman), BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY (David Newman) [Cinematheque: Aero]
JAWS (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE LAST STARFIGHTER (Craig Safan) [New Beverly]

July 3
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore) [Arclight Hollywood]

July 4
DIE HARD 2 (Michael Kamen) [Arclight Culver City]
RED DAWN (Basil Poledouris), FIREFOX (Maurice Jarre) [New Beverly]

July 5
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

July 6
STOP MAKING SENSE (David Byrne) [Cinematheque: Aero]

July 7
DESPERATE LIVING (Chris Lobinger) [Nuart]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Ennio Morricone) [Cinematheque: Aero]
NETWORK (Elliot Lawrence) [UCLA]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]

July 8
THE BEST MAN (Mort Lindsey), SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (Jerry Goldsmith) [UCLA]
EVE'S LEAVES [Silent Movie Theater]
THE FLY (Howard Shore) [New Beverly]
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [New Beverly]
LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (Blossom Toes, Giorgio Gomelsky) [Silent Movie Theater]
RAPA NUI (Stewart Copeland) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]

July 9
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Nick Cave, Warren Ellis) [Cinematheque: Aero]
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [New Beverly]
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (Benjamin Frankel), REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (Toshiro Mayuzumi) [UCLA]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]
SNOWPIERCER (Marco Beltrami), LIFEFORCE (Henry Mancini) [New Beverly]
ZODIAC (David Shire), THE ZODIAC KILLER [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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