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Intrada has announced three brand new CD releases -- the first-ever release of the original score tracks to Henry Mancini's classic BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, which won the composer Oscars for his score as well as for the original song "Moon River"; Bruce Broughton's score for the cult hit comedy thriller SO I MARRIED AN AX MURDERER, starring Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthonly LaPaglia and Alan Arkin; and a CD pairing two TV scores by Craig Safan -- MISSION OF THE SHARK, which told the true story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the tale made famous by Robert Shaw's monologue in Jaws, and the unsold pilot for the proposed TV series version of REMO WILLIAMS.


I am on vacation for much of the period surrounding Thanksgiving, so the latest news in film music will have to wait (and I won't get to the backlog of Did They Mention the Music? entries like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World and Philomena until much later in December.)


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Henry Mancini - Intrada Special Collection
Frozen - Christophe Beck - Disney
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 
- James Newton Howard - Universal Republic
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Alex Heffes - Decca
Remo Williams/Mission of the Shark - Craig Safan - Intrada Special Collection
So I Married an Ax Murderer - Bruce Broughton - Intrada Special Collection


IN THEATERS TODAY

Bettie Page Reveals All - Gary Guttman
Black Nativity - Raphael Saadiq, Laura Karpman - Song CD on RCA
Homefront - Mark Isham
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Alex Heffes - Score CD on Decca
Oldboy - Roque Banos - Score CD due Dec. 10 on Varese Sarabande
Reaching for the Moon - Marcelo Zarvos


COMING SOON

December 10
Bonnie and Clyde - John Debney - La-La Land
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Howard Shore - Watertower
Hours - Benjamin Wallfisch - Varese Sarabande
Oldboy - Roque Banos - Varese Sarabande
Person of Interest: Season Two - Ramin Djawadi - Varese Sarabande
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman - Disney
December 17
47 Ronin - Ilan Eshkeri - Varese Sarabande
January 21
I, Frankenstein - Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil - Lakeshore
Date Unknown
Aegis (re-release) 
- Trevor Jones - Island
Agalja - Zbigniew Preisner - Quartet
Airport (re-release) - Alfred Newman - MCA (import)
Airport 1975 (re-release) 
- John Cacavas - MCA (import)
American Friends
 - Georges Delerue -Music Box
The Angel Trilogy 
- Craig Safan/Christopher Young/Eric Allaman - Buysoundtrax
The Best of Silent Hill
 - Akira Yamaoka - Perseverance
Delitto A Porta Romano
- Franco Micallizzi - Digitmovies
The Doll Squad - Nicholas Carras - Monstrous Movie Music
Escape from The Dark (The Littlest Horse Thieves)
- Ron Goodwin - Quartet
Exploding Sun 
- James Gelfand - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Frida (re-release)
 - Elliot Goldenthal - Universal (import)
F/X 2 - Lalo Schifrin - Quartet
Il Terrore Di Notte
- Francesco De Masi - Saimel
Jurassic Park (re-release)
 - John Williams - MCA (import)
La Lunga Spiaggia Fredda
- Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies
La Ragazza Con La Valigia
- Mario Nascimbene - Quartet
Ladyhawke - Andrew Powell - La-La Land
The Little Wizard
 - Panu Aaltio, Mark Timon Barcelo, Miguel Cordeiro - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Lolita
 - Ennio Morricone - Music Box
The Mongols
- Mario Nascimbene - Digitmovies
Music from The X-Files: 20th Anniversary Celebration (re-recordings) 
- Mark Snow - Buysoundtrax
Patrick - Pino Donaggio - Quartet
Recycling Lily
 - Phillip Schweidler, Moritz Schneider - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Rollercoaster (re-release)
 - Lalo Schifrin - MCA (import)
Saladino
 - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Kronos
A Secret/Menachem & Fred - Zbigniew Preisner - Quartet
Shine (re-release)
 - David Hirschfelder - Phillips (import)
Taps/The Only Game in Town - Maurice Jarre - Kritzerland
Thief 
- Tangerine Dream - Perseverance
Un Dollaro Bucato
 - Gianni Ferrio - Digitmovies
Valeria Dentro E Furio
- Franci Bixio - Saimel
The World Is Not Enough (re-release)
 - David Arnold - MCA (import)


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

November 29 - Chuck Mangione born (1940)
November 29 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Moonfleet (1954)
November 29 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold died (1957)
November 29 - Russell Garcia begins recording his score for Atlantis the Lost Continent (1960)
November 29 - Alexander Courage's score to the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before," is recorded (1965)
November 29 - George Harrison died (2001)
November 30 - Gordon Parks born (1912)
November 30 - Edward Artemyev born (1937)
December 1 - Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score to Heart Like a Wheel (1982)
December 1 - Stephane Grappelli died (1997)
December 2 - Harry Sukman born (1912)
December 2 - Eddie Sauter born (1914)
December 2 - Milton Delugg born (1918)
December 2 - Artie Butler born (1942)
December 2 - Gerald Fried's score to the Star Trek episode "Shore Leave" is recorded (1966)
December 2 - Aaron Copland died (1990)
December 3 - Nino Rota born (1911)
December 3 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to McQ (1973)
December 3 - Hoyt Curtin died (2000)
December 3 - Dee Barton died (2001)
December 4 - Alex North born (1910)
December 4 - Richard Robbins born (1940)
December 4 - Benjamin Britten died (1976)
December 4 - Harry Sukman died (1984)
December 5 - John Altman born (1949)
December 5 - Richard Gibbs born (1955)
December 5 - Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the Room 222 pilot (1968)
December 5 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Coma (1977)
December 5 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Outrageous Okona" (1988)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AFTERMATH - Jan Duszynski

"It’s mildly irksome that it takes a Yankee convert to finally unearth 'justice for all,' and Jan Duszynski’s emphatic score too often evokes slasher-movie melodrama. But with its slow-burn pacing and horrifying reveals, 'Aftermath' remains a deeply compelling puzzle."

R. Kurt Osenlund, Time Out New York

"'Aftermath' becomes a more conventional thriller (complete with a booming, overwrought score) as the brothers uncover more secrets."

Sam Weisberg, Village Voice

"Employing a jarringly intense score that’s too thriller-ish for such historical-inquiry material, writer-director Pasikowski stages his action as a whodunit in which Jozek and Franek snoop about and discover clues that suggest the area’s Jews were murdered by those closest to them, all while the duo is forced to confront mounting resistance -- and anti-Semitic slurs -- from citizens who would prefer their awful secrets to remain buried."

Nick Schager, The Dissolve

"Inspired by Jan Gross’ book 'Neighbors,' about the 1941 massacre of a Polish village’s Jewish population by their Catholic neighbors, Wladyslaw Pasikowski's 'Aftermath' retools the material into a fast-paced “backwater burg with a dark secret” quasi-horror film, complete with spooky lighting, ominous music, unexplained phenomena and hostile townfolk. Writer-director Pasikowski, co-scenarist of Andrej Wadja’s 'Katyn' and helmer of several successful thrillers, has a foot in both the arthouse and commercial camps. Pawel Edelman, lenser of Polanski’s 'The Pianist,' navigates the woodlands in atmospheric fashion; Jan Duszynski’s score cannily ratchets up the tension while Jaroslaw Kaminski’s kinetic cutting keeps action flowing briskly."

Ronnie Scheib, Variety


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

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

November 29
CASABLANCA (Max Steiner), THE MALTESE FALCON (Adolph Deutsch) [New Beverly]
MEAN GIRLS (Rolfe Kent) [Nuart]
THE SHINING (Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind), ROOM 237 (William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Lennie Hayton) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Silent Movie Theater]

November 30
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (George Gershwin, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
CASABLANCA (Max Steiner), THE MALTESE FALCON (Adolph Deutsch) [New Beverly]
THE CROODS (Alan Silvestri) [LACMA]
HEAVEN'S GATE (David Mansfield) [Silent Movie Theater]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

December 1
THE FIGHTER (Michael Brook) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PACIFIC RIM (Ramin Djawadi), HELLBOY (Marco Beltrami) [New Beverly]

December 2
AMERICAN PSYCHO (John Cale), THE MACHINIST (Roque Banos) [Cinematheque: Aero]

December 3
BYE BYE BIRDIE (Charles Strouse, John Green) [LACMA]

December 4
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

December 5
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (Ennio Morricone) [Cinematheque: Aero]

December 6
ALL THAT JAZZ (Ralph Burns), CABARET (John Kander, Ralph Burns [Cinematheque: Aero]
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (Michel Legrand), LA POINTE COURTE (Pierre Barbaud) [LACMA]
HOME ALONE (John Williams) [Nuart]
PSYCHO II (Jerry Goldsmith) [Silent Movie Theater]
WONG FEI-HUNG: THE WHIP THAT SMACKS THE CANDLE, THE STORY OF A DISCHARGED PRISONER [UCLA]

December 7
LE BONHEUR (Jean-Michel Defaye) [LACMA]
LIONS LOVE (AND LIES...) (Joseph Byrd) [LACMA]
STAR 80 (Ralph Burns), LENNY (Ralph Burns) [Cinematheque: Aero]

December 8
A CITY OF SADNESS [UCLA]
KISS KISS BANG BANG (John Ottman) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (Paul Williams, Miles Goodman) [UCLA]

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