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Intrada has released two new CDs this week -- a remastered version of one of Pino Donaggio's finest and most popular scores, for Brian DePalma's 1984 erotic thriller BODY DOUBLE, with the new edition adding Jonathan Elias's original music for the film's trailer; and a second volume of Alan Silvestri's Emmy-winning music for COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY.


The latest limited edition CD from Varese Sarabande's Varese 500 series, already sold out from the label's website, is a rerelease of Bernard Herrmann's score for the lavish 1959 film version of Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Body Double - Pino Donaggio - Intrada Special Collection
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Vol. 2 - Alan Silvestri - Intrada Special Collection
The Dark Tower - Tom Holkenborg - Sony
Doctor Who - The Daleks
 - Tristram Cary - Silva
The Handmaid's Tale 
- Adam Taylor - Lakeshore
Il Relitto
 - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra
The Italian Key
 - Tuomas Kantelinen - Caldera
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Bernard Herrmann - Varese Sarabande
Peyton Place/Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
 - Franz Waxman - La-La Land
Romancing the Stone
 - Alan Silvestri - La-La Land
Tokyo Ghoul 
- Don Davis - Shochiku 
Waterworld 
- James Newton Howard - La-La Land


IN THEATERS TODAY

Beach Rats - Nicholas Leone
Birth of the Dragon - H. Scott Salinas, Reza Safinia
Bushwick - Aesop Rock - Score CD due Sept. 1 on Lakeshore
Crown Heights - Mark De Gli Antoni
Death Note - Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross
Deep - Fernando Velazquez
Ghost House - Rich Ragsdale
Leap! - Klaus Badelt
Planetarium - Rob - Score CD on Music Box
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman - Nathan Halpern
Red Christmas - Helen Grimley
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Benoit Charest
Unleashed - Jenny Scheinman, Mark Orton

COMING SOON

September 1
Bushwick - Aesop Rock - Lakeshore
Castlevania - Trevor Morris - Lakeshore
Wind River 
- Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Lakeshore
September 8
Bunyan & Babe
 - Zoe Poledouris-Roche, Angel Roche Jr. - Notefornote
Twin Peaks: The Event Series - Angelo Badalamenti - Rhino
September 15
American Assassin
 - Steven Price - Varese Sarabande
Doctor Who - Survival - Dominic Glynn - Silva (import)
Hellraiser 
- Christopher Young - Lakeshore
Mr. Robot vol. 3 - Mac Quayle - Lakeshore
Woodshock - Peter Raeburn - Milan
September 29
Cello - Randy Kerber - Varese Sarabande
Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Ramin Djawadi - WaterTower
Loving Vincent - Clint Mansell - Milan
Popeye - Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson - Varese Sarabande
Super Dark Times - Ben Frost - The Orchard
October 6
Jane - Philip Glass - Sony
Victoria - Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett - Sony (import)
October 13
Black Mirror: Nosedive - Max Richter - Deutsche Grammophon
Goodbye, Christopher Robin - Carter Burwell - Sony
October 27
Rage - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Milan
Date Unknown
Annabelle: Creation
 - Benjamin Wallfisch - Silva
Betting on Zero - Pete Anthony - Kritzerland


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

August 25 - Ray Heindorf born (1908)
August 25 - Leonard Bernstein born (1918)
August 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for Bachelor Flat (1961)
August 25 - Harry Manfredini born (1943)
August 25 - Zoe Poledouris born (1973)
August 25 - Elvis Costello born (1954)
August 25 - Jack Nitzsche died (2000)
August 26 - Humphrey Searle born (1915)
August 26 - Alan Parker born (1944)
August 26 - Mark Snow born (1946)
August 26 - Ralph Vaughan Williams died (1958)
August 26 - Branford Marsalis born (1960)
August 26 - John Williams records his score for the Lost in Space pilot episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965)
August 26 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain" is recorded (1968)
August 26 - John Frizzell begins recording his score for Alien Resurrection (1997)
August 27 - Eric Coates born (1886)
August 27 - Sonny Sharrock born (1940)
August 27 - Miles Goodman born (1949)
August 27 - Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale" (1963)
August 27 - Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score to 36 Hours (1964)
August 27 - Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Execution” (1968)
August 27 - John Williams begins recording his score for 1941 (1979)
August 27 - Geoffrey Burgon begins recording his score for The Dogs of War (1980)
August 27 - Johnny Mandel records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "One for the Road" (1985)
August 27 - Craig Safan begins recording his score for Remo Williams: the Adventure Begins (1985)
August 27 - John Altman wins the Emmy for RKO 281; Joseph LoDuca wins for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode “Fallen Angel;” W.G. Snuffy Walden wins for The West Wing main title theme (2000) 
August 28 - Ustad Vilayat Khan born (1928)
August 28 - Annette Focks born (1964)
August 28 - Laurence Rosenthal wins his third consecutive Emmy, for The Bourne Identity; Lee Holdridge wins his first Emmy, for the Beauty and the Beast pilot score (1988) 
August 28 - Bruce Broughton wins his sixth Emmy, for Glory & Honor; Christophe Beck wins the Emmy for his Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode score “Becoming: Part 1” (1998)
August 28 - Richard Hartley wins the Emmy for his Alice in Wonderland score; Carl Johnson wins for the Invasion America episode score “Final Mission;” Martin Davich wins for his main title to Trinity (1999) 
August 29 - Anthony Adverse released in theaters (1936)
August 29 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Miniver Story (1950)
August 29 - Victor Young begins recording his score to The Tall Men (1955)
August 29 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Charlie X" is recorded (1966)
August 29 - Recording sessions begin for Richard Rodney Bennett's score for Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
August 29 - James Horner begins recording his score for Gorky Park (1983)
August 30 - Conrad Salinger born (1901)
August 30 - John Phillips born (1935)
August 30 - Axel Stordahl died (1963)
August 30 - Sol Kaplan's score for the Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine" is recorded (1967)
August 30 - Emil Newman died (1984)
August 30 - Bruce Broughton wins his fifth Emmy, for O Pioneers!; Bruce Babcock wins for the Matlock episode score “The Strangler” (1992) 
August 30 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his replacement score for The River Wild (1994)
August 30 - Bernardo Bonezzi died (2012)
August 31 - The Sea Hawk is released in theaters (1940)
August 31 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Swan (1955)
August 31 - Alexander Courage's score for the Star Trek  episode "The Naked Time" is recorded (1966)
August 31 - Robert Drasnin records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Forbidden World" (1966)
August 31 - Walter Scharf records his final Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “The Bank” (1967)
August 31 - Jeff Russo born (1969)
August 31 - Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Killer” (1970)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

BASKIN - Ulas Pakkan
 
"Chief among Evrenol’s obvious influences is Clive Barker, whose 'pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain' ethos heavily informs the events of the film’s latter half. If Dimension ever decides to properly reboot its 'Hellraiser' franchise (whatever’s going on with the newest installment doesn’t count), it would be wise to give him a call. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves: The film opens with a child being menaced by a disembodied undead arm after sneaking out of his room to eavesdrop on his mother having sex. Lit in bold Dario Argento-esque jewel tones and scored with propulsive John Carpenter-style synths -- both techniques used throughout the film -- the scene could have been pulled from any number of ’80s horror movies."
 
Katie Rife, The Onion AV Club

"Perfs are adequate, albeit hemmed in by one-dimensional characters, while design aspects are resourceful if derivative. Tech contribs are pro. A hardworking, retro 1980s score applied wall-to-wall tries to maintain tension even as the film devolves into the kind of nightmare one wants to wake up from not so much because it’s terrifying, but because it’s grown tedious."
 
Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Working with cinematographer Alp Korfali and production designer Sila Karakaya, Evrenol creates a densely soupy chiaroscuro visual field high on mood and atmospherics, amping up the dread with big-ass synth scoring by techno duo Ulas Pakkan and Volkan Akaalp, billed as JF. The textured look makes terrific use of unnerving tight close-ups on skin, hair, cloth and such details as the chief's fingers working overtime on his worry beads."
 
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
 
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART - Yoshihiro Hanno
 
"At this point in his career, Jia has set such a high bar for himself that it’s hard not to hold each new project up to a perhaps impossible standard of excellence. And even when it falters, 'Mountains May Depart' is never less than a work of soaring ambition and deeply felt humanism, as Jia longs not so much to turn back the hands of time, but to ever so slightly slow them down. (If we don’t really know where we’re going, the film seems to ask, how will we ever know when we get there?) It is also, like most of Jia’s work, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, with cinematographer Yu not only varying the image size but the color palette from one section to the next, starting with intensely saturated hues and gradually working towards steely blacks, blues and grays. With each cut, Jia and editor Matthieu Laclau aim to give us some new information about the characters and the world they inhabit. Returning once more to the Jia fold, composer Yoshihiro Hanno ('Platform,' '24 City') provides a suitably plaintive piano and strings score."
 
Scott Foundas, Variety

"Jia's masterful command of melodrama, aided by Yoshihiro Hanno's tender score, continues as Tao delivers a wedding invitation to Liangzi and he bitterly informs her he's leaving town for good. This farewell scene is one of the film's most wrenching, with Tao's face for the first time revealing the full extent of her pain; she appears already aware that she's making the wrong choice. Zhao's emotional transparency is matched by the soulful pride of Liang's sensitive characterization, which deepens further into melancholy in the central section."
 
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY - Mark Mothersbaugh
 
"There's still some charm here - a morning-wake-up ritual that feels like a "Wallace and Gromit' cartoon writ large, a score which draws on old-fashioned soundtrack tropes, a mostly unfamiliar cast who plays it straight (and Manganiello, who deliciously camps it up). But try as hard as he does -- and he's working it, here -- Reubens mostly earns just polite smiles. It's like one of the so-so 'Muppets' movies, where you're happy to see the characters back on screen again, yet slightly impatient that they've forgotten to bring without enough jokes."
 
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

ZOOLANDER 2 - Theodore Shapiro
 
"As a director, Stiller attempts to dazzle by employing the smoke-and-mirrors school of filmmaking -- fabulous locations, a thunderously dramatic score, endless cameos, boundless insanity -- but Derek himself would be able to discern that it’s merely a desperate distraction, glossing over the movie’s numerous flaws. 'Zoolander 2' is not entirely without merit and the widely advertised return of Mugatu (Will Ferrell) comes as a blessed relief at the eleventh-hour, although even this proves patchy. By then anyway it’s a case of too little too late, for a comedy with this few laughs, that squanders this much talent, is a sad thing indeed."
 
Emma Simmonds, The List

"The movie boasts lots of eye-catching locations in the Italian capital -- Bieber gets mowed down by the Pantheon; Alexanya's HQ is the Fascist architectural landmark, Palazzo della Civilta; and her hot-ticket Incredi-Ball takes place at the Baths of Caracalla. It's all shot with vigor and a glossy paintbox by Dan Mindel, fresh off 'The Force Awakens,'and it's drenched in a thunderous score by Theodore Shapiro. But like a cute little outfit burdened with too many accessories, 'Zoolander 2' is a victim of overkill."
 
David Rooney, 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.

August 25
CREEPSHOW (John Harrison), CAT'S EYE (Alan Silvestri), CREEPSHOW 2 (Les Reed) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DARK STAR (John Carpenter), THE THING (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
FREUD (Jerry Goldsmith) [UCLA]
HALLOWEEN II (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Nuart]
VIVA LA MUERTE [Silent Movie Theater]
WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Toru Takemitsu), THE FACE OF ANOTHER (Toru Takemitsu) [Cinematheque: Aero]

August 26
CISCO PIKE, ALOHA, BOBBY AND ROSE (Jaime Mendoza-Nava) [UCLA]
CUJO (Charles Bernstein), PET SEMATARY (Elliot Goldenthal), GRAVEYARD SHIFT (Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DARK STAR (John Carpenter), THE THING (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (John Wiliams) [New Beverly]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [New Beverly]
TOKYO STORY (Takanobu Saito), AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (Takanobu Saito) [Cinematheque: Aero]

August 27
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Santa Monica]
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (John Wiliams) [New Beverly]
MISERY (Marc Shaiman), THE DARK HALF (Christopher Young) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Mark Knopfler) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PRIZZI'S HONOR (Alex North), THE DEAD (Alex North) [UCLA]
RED STATE, TUSK (Christopher Drake) [New Beverly]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Silent Movie Theater]

August 28
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Santa Monica]
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
RED STATE, TUSK (Christopher Drake) [New Beverly]

August 29
THE DINNER GAME (Vladimir Cosma) [Silent Movie Theater]
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [Arclight Hollywood]
A STAR IS BORN (Ray Heindorf) [LACMA]

August 30
THE BIRDCAGE (Jonathan Tunick), HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Dave Grusin) [New Beverly]
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (John Williams) [Arclight Hollywood]

August 31
THE BIRDCAGE (Jonathan Tunick), HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Dave Grusin) [New Beverly]
200 MOTELS (Frank Zappa) [Silent Movie Theater]

September 1
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS [New Beverly]
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Gordon Zahler) [Silent Movie Theater]
PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD (Michael Small) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (Akira Ifukube), FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (Akira Ifukube) [New Beverly]

September 2
MUPPETS FROM SPACE (Jamshied Sharifi) [New Beverly]
SCARCROW (Fred Myrow) [Silent Movie Theater]
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (Akira Ifukube), FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (Akira Ifukube) [New Beverly]

September 3
JACKIE BROWN, OUT OF SIGHT (David Holmes) [New Beverly]
MUPPETS FROM SPACE (Jamshied Sharifi) [New Beverly]
THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK [Silent Movie Theater]

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