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The latest release from Quartet is a two-disc set presenting for the first time the score for the 1986 historical romance LADY JANE, which gave Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes early starring roles and featured the kind of top-notch supporting cast you expect from British period dramas, including John Wood, Michael Hordern, Jill Bennett, Joss Ackland, Richard Johnson and Patrick Stewart as Henry Gray (sadly, for Next Generation fans, not Earl Grey). The film was one of the few directed by legendary theater director Trevor Nunn (his other two were Hedda and Twelfth Night), and the score was composed by Stephen Oliver, who also scored Nunn's acclaimed epic stage production of Nicholas Nickleby. Lady Jane was the only feature scored by Oliver, who died in 1992 at the age of 42. Quartet's Lady Jane features both the complete score as well as the sequencing planned for the never-released soundtrack LP.


Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just invited 774 actors, filmmakers and publicists to join their ranks, including the following Music Branch members: composers Mark Adler, Edesio Alejandro, David Amram, Craig Armstrong, Angelo Badalamenti, Nicholas Britell, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lisa Gerrard, Justin Hurwitz, Abel Korzeniowski, Mica Levi, Atli Orvarsson, Laurent Perez Del Mar, Jocelyn Pook, Laura Rossi, Philip Sheppard, Stephen James Taylor, Benjamin Wallfisch and Debbie Wiseman; songwriters Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Justin Timberlake; and music editors Nancy Allen, Jordan Corngold, and Todd Kasow.  


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

A Ghost Story - Daniel Hart - Milan
John Williams: Themes and Transcriptions for Piano  John Williams - Varese Sarabande
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
Sono Pazzo Di Iris Blond
 - Lele Marchitelli - Beat
Spider-Man: Homecoming 
- Michael Giacchino - Sony
The Sun Also Rises - Joe Hisaishi - Milan (import) 
Un Reietto Delle Isole
 - Mario Nascimbene - Kronos
Way to the Rebellion: A Star Wars Fan Film
- George Shaw - MovieScore Media


IN THEATERS TODAY

Austin Found - Ryan Franks, Scott Nickoley
A Ghost Story
- Daniel Hart - Score CD on Milan
Hickok - Andrew Joslyn
Santoalla - Andrew Becker
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Michael Giacchino - Score CD on Sony

COMING SOON

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
July 21
American Gods - Brian Reitzell - Milan
Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer - WaterTower
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Alexandre Desplat - Europacorp
War Machine
 - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
July 28
The Emoji Movie - Patrick Doyle - Sony (import)
Genius - Lorne Balfe - Milan
The Handmaid's Tale - Adam Taylor - Lakeshore
August 4 
Castlevania - Trevor Morris - Lakeshore
The Dark Tower - Tom Holkenborg - Sony
Free Fire - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibury - Lakeshore
Robin Hood - George Bruns - Disney
War for the Planet of the Apes 
- Michael Giacchino - Sony
Wind River - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
August 11
The Glass Castle - Joel P. West - Milan
Good Time - Oneohtrix Point Never - Warp
August 18
The Hitman's Bodyguard - Atli Orvarsson - Milan
September 8
Bunyan & Babe - Zoe Poledouris-Roche, Angel Roche Jr. - Notefornote
Twin Peaks: The Event Series - Angelo Badalamenti - Rhino
Date Unknown
Il Relitto - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra
Lady Jane - Stephen Oliver - Quartet
Les Chevaux Du Soleil
- Georges Delerue - Music Box
Liberte-Oleron/Grosse Fatigue
- Rene-Marc Bini- Music Box
Sharkanas Women's Prison Massacre - Chuck Cirino - Kritzerland


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

July 7 - Recording sessions begin for Frederick Hollander’s score for We’re No Angels (1954)
July 7 - Johnny Mandel begins recording his score for Point Blank (1967)
July 7 - Gerald Fried's score for the Star Trek episode "Friday's Child" is recorded (1967)
July 7 - Atli Orvarsson born (1970)
July 7 - Richard Hazard records his final Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “The Bride” (1971)
July 7 - Recording sessions begin on James Newton Howard's score for The Fugitive (1993)
July 8 - Bob Alcivar born (1938)
July 8 - Jay Chattaway born (1946)
July 8 - Lyn Murray begins recording his score for The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
July 8 - John Addison records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Pumpkin Competition" (1986)
July 9 - Richard Hageman born (1882)
July 9 - Earle Hagen born (1919)
July 9 - Paul Chihara born (1938)
July 9 - Harald Kloser born (1956)
July 9 - Conrad Salinger died (1961)
July 9 - Dickon Hinchliffe born (1967)
July 9 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for The Outfit (1973)
July 9 - James Horner records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Alamo Jobe" (1985)
July 9 - Ken Thorne died (2014)
July 9 - Michael Masser died (2015)
July 10 - Jimmy McHugh born (1893)
July 10 - Bruce Fowler born (1947)
July 10 - Paul Glass records his score for Lady in a Cage (1963)
July 10 - Recording sessions begin for Richard Rodney Bennett’s score for L’Imprecateur (1977)
July 10 - Georges Delerue begins recording his score for The Pick-Up Artist (1987)
July 10 - Robert Mellin died (1994)
July 11 - George Gershwin died (1937)
July 11 - David Baerwald born (1960)
July 11 - John Williams begins recording his score for Not With My Wife, You Don’t (1966)
July 11 - Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Maxie (1985) 
July 12 - Yasushi Akutagawa born (1925)
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 12 - Michael Small begins recording his score for Marathon Man (1976)
July 12 - James Bernard died (2001)
July 12 - Benny Carter died (2003)
July 13 - Ernest Gold born (1921)
July 13 - Per Norgaard born (1932)
July 13 - You Only Live Twice opens in New York (1967)
July 13 - Roger Edens died (1970)
July 13 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his unused score for Jennifer 8 (1992)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

ANOMALISA - Carter Burwell

"In disarmingly warm light, supported by composer Carter Burwell's inspired, empathetic string-based score (eight musicians, gorgeous results), we first see Michael on the plane into the city famous for its chili. Michael's a British transplant, somewhat at odds with LA and the parameters of his life, his wife, his son, himself. The character, based visually on co-director Johnson's ex-brother-in-law according to Johnson, is given the precisely right vocal inflections by David Thewlis. We learn soon enough, in a tetchy phone call home, that Michael has trouble connecting. Who will help the man who helps the people who help the customers? Kaufman's scripts for 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' 'Being John Malkovich' and 'Adaptation' and others put him on a level most other writers never will reach. You can teach craft, but you can't teach ideas, or how to express moods and feelings in surprising, honest ways. The hotel name 'Fregoli' contains a clue to Michael's psychic state. I Googled it: The Fregoli delusion refers to a paranoid belief that various people are actually the same person. Every puppet person in 'Anomalisa' looks like a member of the same, vaguely anonymous extended family. Tom Noonan provides the voice for each and every supporting player, from hotel desk clerk to cabbie to preteen female child. He's great; so is Carter's plaintive score, the best of the film year 2015."
 
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
 
"Written by Kaufman and directed with the aforementioned Johnson, (the animated 'Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole' series and the animation short, 'Beforel Orel: Trust'), it’s evident that the thematic concerns of the film are singularly Kaufman’s and the animation strengths come from Johnson. It’s a largely perfect marriage of sensibilities, and the stop-motion techniques of the film give the movie a tactile and handmade quality that make the sorrowful and anguished emotions feel all the more genuine and honest. Other aesthetic choices are ace too: Carter Burwell’s beguiling score is clutch, gently persuading out the underlying melancholy of the narrative and lead character."
 
Rodrigo Perez, IndieWire

"Written by the ever-brilliant Charlie Kaufman, 'Anomalisa' is directed by Kaufman and Duke Johnson, incorporates a gorgeous musical score by Carter Burwell (who initi­ated the project a decade ago), and features the voices of David Thewlis, Tom Noonan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The latter gives the most touching rendition I have ever heard of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' followed immediately by the most ridiculous, which then segues into the Italian version. Life, silly and hopeful, overflows from her, where no life had seemed possible. I’d recommend that you go enjoy it -- which is more, sad to say, than Michael Stone can do."
 
Stuart Klawans, The Nation
 
"In terms of actual music, it’s surprising how little of Burwell’s music features into 'Anomalisa,' considering that the play was first staged in concert with a live orchestration. Surely this must be one of the typically melancholy composer’s gentlest scores, tinkling away ever so lightly in the background, subtly lifting the spirit of an otherwise heavy piece -- much as Leigh does with her voice."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety

CHI-RAQ - Terence Blanchard
 
"Sure, there are some stumbles. A few scenes, particularly early on, fall into the pattern that sank 'Red Hook Summer:' long conversations of soapboxing dialogue, pushily underscored by an overwhelmingly sad piano score, which are less drama than speechmaking. In those scenes, and scattered others, it seems odd that a filmmaker as visually arresting as Lee insists on telling rather than showing. And there’s still something unsettling about his recent, strange fascination with long church scenes, which seem to lean more into proselytizing than storytelling, oddly echoing the work of Lee’s nemesis Tyler Perry."
 
Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

"The man behind the sermon, of course, is really Lee, whose preferred dramatic method here is to cobble together a grab-bag of grievances and hurl them at the screen with sometimes witty, sometimes clumsy abandon. To watch 'Chi-Raq' is to feel as if you’ve stumbled into a hip-hop concert, a spoken-word recital and a gospel-choir performance rolled into one -- held together by a Terence Blanchard score, and peppered with up-to-the-minute references to our never-ending national nightmare: not just Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, but also Sandra Bland and the Charleston, S.C., church shootings ('Dylann Storm Roof / he’s the proof / post-racial … poof!')." 
 
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.

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]

July 10
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Arclight Hollywood]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]
SNOWPIERCER (Marco Beltrami), LIFEFORCE (Henry Mancini) [New Beverly]

July 11
THE GIRL FROM STARSHIP VENUS (John Shakespeare, Derek Warne), FLESH GORDON (Ralph Ferraro) [New Beverly]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]
VIVA ZAPATA! (Alex North) [LACMA]

July 12
THE BORDER (Ry Cooder), ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio) [New Beverly]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]

July 13
THE BORDER (Ry Cooder), ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio) [New Beverly]
SCUM [Silent Movie Theater]
TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (Ennio Morricone), THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER (Michael Nyman) [Cinematheque: Aero]

July 14
DEAR HEART (Henry Mancini), THE CATERED AFFAIR (Andre Previn) [UCLA]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
EL TOPO (Alejandro Jodorowsky) [Nuart]
RAW MEAT (Will Malone, Jeremy Rose) [Silent Movie Theater]
SUBWAY (Eric Serra), LE DERNIER COMBAT (Eric Serra) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WESTWORLD (Fred Karlin), RUNAWAY (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]
WILD AT HEART (Angelo Badalamenti), BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (Stu Phillips) [Cinematheque: Aero]

July 15
THE BIG BLUE (Eric Serra) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
FAT CITY (Marvin Hamlisch), WISE BLOOD (Alex North) [UCLA]
INNERSPACE (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]
MIDNIGHT COWBOY (John Barry), FRITZ THE CAT (Ed Bogas, Ray Shanklin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S [Silent Movie Theater]
RABID [New Beverly]
WESTWORLD (Fred Karlin), RUNAWAY (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]

July 16
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS (Maurice Jarre), SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION (Henry Mancini) [New Beverly]
INNERSPACE (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]
LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Gato Barbieri) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (George Bassman) [UCLA]
MIRACLE IN MILAN (Alessandro Cicognini) [UCLA]
THE PROFESSIONAL (Eric Serra), LA FEMME NIKITA (Eric Serra) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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