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Next week Intrada will present the first-ever commercial CD release of Bruce Broughton's glorious score for YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, a two-disc set that will include alternate cues not featured in the super-rate composer promo, and a re-recording titled THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET: GREAT FILM MUSIC BY MIKLOS ROZSA, featuring Allan Wilson conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Kritzerland is re-releasing their out-of-print, two-disc edition of Hugo Friedhofer's score for Marlon Brando's only feature directorial effort, 1961's ONE-EYED JACKS.

Varese Sarabande has announced upcoming CD releases for three brand-new scores: OCULUS, a horror film about an evil mirror, co-starring Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff, with music by The Newton Brothers (High School, Detachment, Linsanity); THE QUIET ONES, a new, 70s set horror film produced by the recently revived Hammer Films, with music by Lucas Vidal (Furious 6, The Raven, The Cold Light of Day); and the period drama BELLE, scored by Oscar winner Rachel Portman.


Breathe In - Dustin O'Halloran - Milan
Creepshow - John Harrison, various - La-La Land
The Film Music of Miklos Rozsa
 - Miklos Rozsa - Chandos
Noah - Clint Mansell - Nonesuch
The Right King of Wrong
 - Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande


Awakened - Kenneth Lampl, Darren Tate
Big Men - Nathan Larson
Boys of Abu Ghraib - Dan Marocco
Breathe In - Dustin O'Halloran - Score CD on Milan
Cesar Chavez - Michael Brook
It Felt Like Love - no original score
Just a Sigh - Raf Keunen
No God, No Master - Nuno Malo
Noah - Clint Mansell - Score CD on Nonesuch
The Raid 2 - Joseph Trapanese - Score CD due April 29 on Spacelab2
Rob the Mob - Stephen Endelman - Score CD-R on Lakeshore
Sabotage - David Sardy


April 1
Draft Day - John Debney - Lakeshore
The Man in Half Moon Street: Great Film Music by Miklos Rozsa - Miklos Rozsa - Intrada
Under the Skin - Mica Levi - Milan
Young Sherlock Holmes - Bruce Broughton - Intrada
April 8
Immagini Di Un Convento - Nico Fidenco - Kronos
Only Lovers Left Alive - Josef Van Wissem, Squrl - ATP
Rio 2 - John Powell - Sony
Sette Baschi Rossi
- Gianni Marchetti - Kronos
Vita Di Michelangelo
- Bruno Nicolai - Kronos
April 15
Divergent - Junkie XL - Interscope
Need for Speed - Nathan Furst - Varese Sarabande
Walk of Shame - John Debney - Lakeshore
April 22
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Hans Zimmer - Sony
Bates Motel - Chris Bacon - Varese Sarabande
House of Cards: Season Two - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
Joe - Jeff McIlwain, David Wingo - Milan
Oculus - The Newton Brothers - Varese Sarabande
The Quiet Ones - Lucas Vidal - Varese Sarabande
April 29
Grand Piano - Victor Reyes - MovieScore Media/Kronos
The Raid 2 - Joseph Trapanese - Spacelab2
May 13
Belle - Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknow
A Pugni Nudi
- Franco Bixio - CSC
The Best of John Barry: The Definitive Collection (re-recordings)
- John Barry - Silva
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman - Intrada
The Comfort of Strangers
- Angelo Badalamenti - Quartet
Concorde Affaire 79
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Cuore di Cane
- Piero Piccioni - Beat
- Bruno Nicolai - Beat
I Tre Del Colorado
- Carlo Savina - Beat
Il Mio Nome E' Shanghai Joe
- Bruno Nicolai - GDM
Il Pistolero Dell'Avemaria
- Franco Micalizzo, Roberto Pregadio
In Einem Wilden Land [In A Wild Country]
-  Karim Sebastian Elias - Alhambra
La Bella Societa
- Paolo Vivaldi - Beat
Le Avventure Di Pinocchio
- Fiorenzo Carpi - Digitmovies
L'Etat Sauvage/Le Grand Frere
- Pierre Jansen - Music Box
L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora
- Riz Ortolani - Digitmovies
- Andrea Morricone - Beat
L'Ultimo Cacciatore
- Franco Micalizzi - CSC
Ocho Apellidos Vascos
- Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
One-Eyed Jacks (re-release)
- Hugo Friedhofer - Kritzerland
Orgsasmo Nero
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Partners - Georges Delerue - Quartet
Placido Rizzotto
- Agricanto - Intermezzo Media
Professione Figlio
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
7 Volte 7
- Armando Trovajoli - GDM
- Howard Shore - Music Box
Three Days (of Hamlet) 
- Jonathan Beard - Buysoundtrax
Tom at the Farm
- Gabriel Yared - Quartet
Toto E Peppino Divisi A Berlino
- Armando Trovajoli - Digitmovies
Victor Young at Paramount
- Victor Young - Kritzerland
Zombi Holocaust
- Nico Fidenco - Beat


March 28 - Alf Clausen born (1941)
March 28 - Arthur Bliss died (1975)
March 28 - Carmen Dragon died (1984)
March 29 - William Walton born (1902)
March 29 - Richard Rodney Bennett born (1936)
March 29 - Vangelis born (1943)
March 29 - Franz Waxman wins his first of two consecutive score Oscars, for Sunset Blvd. (1951)
March 29 - John Williams wins his second Oscar and his first for Original Score, for Jaws (1976)
March 29 - Jerry Goldsmith wins his only Oscar, for The Omen score (1977)
March 29 - John Williams wins his third Oscar, for the Star Wars score (1978)
March 29 - Vangelis wins his first Oscar, for the Chariots of Fire score (1981)
March 29 - Dave Grusin wins his first Oscar, for The Milagro Beanfield War score (1989)
March 29 - Alan Menken wins his fifth and sixth Oscars, for the Aladdin score and its song "A Whole New World" (1993)
March 29 - Maurice Jarre died (2009)
March 30 - Luis Bacalov born (1933)
March 30 - Eric Clapton born (1945)
March 30 - Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscar for High and the Mighty score (1955)
March 30 - Ennio Morricone, inexplicably, doesn't win the Best Score Oscar for The Mission, which was pretty much the only score album anyone in Hollywood listened to during the late '80s; Herbie Hancock wins Oscar for Round Midnight score instead (1987)
March 30 - Alan Menken wins his third and fourth Oscars, for Beauty and the Beast's score and title song (1992)
March 31 - Michael Gore wins his first two Oscars for Fame's score and title song (1981)
April 1 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Until They Sail (1957)
April 2 - Serge Gainsbourg born (1928)
April 2 - Marvin Hamlisch wins Oscars in all three music categories, for adapting The Sting, and for The Way We Were's score and title song (1974)
April 2 - Clifford "Bud" Shank died (2009)
April 3 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco born (1895)
April 3 - Edward Ward born (1900)
April 3 - Marvin Hatley born (1905)
April 3 - Jungle Book released in U.S. theaters (1942)
April 3 - Richard Bellis born (1946)
April 3 - Ferde Grofe died (1972)
April 3 - Lionel Bart died (1999)


BLOOD TIES - Yodelice

"While many of the movie’s visual details are right, the music -- including generic imitations of ’70s styles -- isn’t. Even an original hit recording, Janis Ian’s 'At Seventeen,' which belongs in a softer and gentler movie, is misused."

Stephen Holden, New York Times

THE FACE OF LOVE - Marcelo Zarvos

"There's an accelerated, Bernard Herrmann-ish pulse rate to a lot of the music in writer-director Arie Posin's 'The Face of Love,' an acknowledgment, perhaps, that we've been here before. Nikki (Annette Bening) certainly has: Five years after her husband (Ed Harris) has drowned, she spots his spitting image (also Ed Harris) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a place her husband used to frequent, too. And where nobody, apparently, ever noticed two guys who looked just like Ed Harris."

John Anderson, Newsday

"'The Face Of Love' provides itself with countless similar opportunities for emotional sweep, and squanders most of them by being workmanlike and unambitious, presuming that a story and a string score are enough to carry a movie."

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion AV Club

LE WEEK-END - Jeremy Sams

"Hanif Kureishi wrote it, Roger Michell directed; they collaborated on the creepy drama 'The Mother,' and neither is a squishy humanist. But they’re working with actors whose firm masks yield glimpses of desperate, capacious souls. Jeremy Sams’s modest jazz score takes the edge off the severity, mellows it, signals a middle ground between hope and despair."

David Edelstein, Vulture

"'Le Week-End' gets yet more stilted when Meg and Nick retire to an absurd dinner party (one guest is an expert on Proust; another is an 'economist at Le Monde') and start bellowing their problems in long, implausibly well-structured audition pieces. Meanwhile, an immature passion for French bohemian glamour is hurtling through the film’s swelling veins. Accordions compete with faux-Miles toots on Jeremy Sams’s -- admittedly rather nice -- score. A final tribute to a key scene in Jean-Luc Godard’s 'Bande à Parte' comes across as pretentious and unimaginative. One can’t help but wonder how the script would play out if relocated to Hazelmere or Burton-on-Trent. There’s be nothing left."

Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

"In addition to its unsentimental observation of the compromises of marriage, Kureishi’s screenplay gives poignant consideration to midlife nostalgia for youthful promise and idealism, a thread nourished by the use of songs by Bob Dylan and Nick Drake. Ending on a note of irresolution that's calculatedly whimsical yet irresistible, the movie is modest but affecting, enhanced by the cool strains of Jeremy Sams’ mellow jazz score and by Nathalie Durand’s unfettered camerawork. But its chief distinction is the intelligence and heart of its central performances."

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

NEED FOR SPEED - Nathan Furst

"Not to be a killjoy, but if filmmakers are going to embed pixel mayhem in the photo-real world, then they're inviting us to ask if this sh*t is sociopathic. Especially when you use real cars, real wrecks and layer this nonsense with a dramatic, weepy score that sounds like a drama about a dog with cancer."

Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly

"Directed by Scott Waugh, a stunt guy/actor, turned producer in the aughts and then finally director with 'Act of Valor' in 2012, he brings the same in-your-face immersive intensity to the action sequences. And with a bigger budget, the action isn’t all hand-held headcam first-person-shooter dynamics. But he’s still challenged as far as anything resembling acting, narrative, plot or emotion. Though, thanks to the slathered on, comically epic score by Nathan Furst ('Act of Valor'), Waugh does understand the emotion of melodrama. So much of the movie is pitched to a (sometimes pleasurably silly) do-or-die 11 soundtrack that it feels like it’s ripped from the pages of stadium-sized rock and the equally hilariously over-the-top music videos that accompany them (some hilariously bad and XTREME modern covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aerosmith and Bob Dylan are misused as well.)"

Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"But what makes Waugh's film so uniquely catastrophic is how none of this melds, how maddeningly disconnected each sequence feels from the last, which is entirely the fault of the director, who also serves as co-editor. The film would have been much more palatable if the filmmakers had refrained from toggling so rapidly between the giddily dumb and the oppressively histrionic, the latter of which owes quite a lot to Nathan Furst's shrilly sincere score. One has to almost marvel at the way the cast and crew power through this ludicrous material, despite the fact that the wheels come off 'Need for Speed' well before Tobey and Julia even get on the road."

Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE - Junkie XL

"Scored by Junkie XL, the film is mercifully free of the propulsive, big-beat electronica the Dutch composer is known, but the score is as anonymous as it would have been if written by any number of the faceless Hans Zimmer disciples who usually crank out such work."

Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"Not that anyone should expect realism from an ancient-world war epic whose look and feel are utterly contemporary. Although the actors are less digitally altered than in '300,' the movie relies heavily on computer-generated backdrops, effects and 'camera movements.' And its overamplified wounds, blows and cries are woven into a score by Dutch electronicist Junkie XL.

Mark Jenkins, NPR

"Three visual effects houses and two vfx supervisors share credit for the movie’s seamless integration of the real and the virtual. Also making a major contribution: the Dutch electronica composer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, whose throbbing, muscular score seems to be echoing forth from some distant place in the cosmos."

Scott Foundas, Variety

"More than in the original, it's often easy to tell where the small foreground sets occupied by the actors end and the digitally created backgrounds begin. The score by Junkie XL is predictably orotund, although some unusual and arresting moments emerge here and there."

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter


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

March 28
AKIRA (Shoji Yamashiro) [Nuart]
JENNY LAMOUR (Francis Lopez), ANGELS OVER BROADWAY (George Antheil) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (Stelvio Cipriani) [Silent Movie Theater]

March 29
GYMKATA (Alfi Kabiljo) [Silent Movie Theater]
SOUTHSIDE 1-1000 (Paul Sawtell), ROADBLOCK (Paul Sawtell) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE TOXIC AVENGER, CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH (Michael Lattanzi), TROMEO AND JULIET (Willie Wisely), RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH VOL. 1 (Kurt Dirt) [Cinematheque: Aero]
AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (Bill Conti) [Silent Movie Theater]

March 30
DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (Oliver Wallace), THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER (Bernard Herrmann) [New Beverly]
IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (Ernest Gold) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MAN OF THE WEST (Leigh Harline), THE TIN STAR (Elmer Bernstein) [UCLA]
TENSION (Andre Previn), ALIAS NICK BEAL (Franz Waxman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

March 31
DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (Oliver Wallace), THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER (Bernard Herrmann) [New Beverly]

April 1
THE APARTMENT (Adolph Deutsch) [Arclight Hollywood]
DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (Oliver Wallace), THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER (Bernard Herrmann) [New Beverly]

April 2
FRENCH TWIST (Manuel Malou), A FRENCH GIGOLO (DJ Kore) [Cinematheque: Aero]
OSSESSIONE (Giuseppe Rostai) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 3
HARDLY A CRIMINAL (Julian Bautista), ONE WAY STREET (Frank Skinner) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 4
THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (Mark Isham), BIRDY (Peter Gabriel) [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 5
ADAPTATION (Carter Burwell), RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell) [Cinematheque: Aero]
LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III (Jim Manzie, Patrick Regan) [New Beverly]
NIGHTFALL (George Duning), AND HOPE TO DIE (Francis Lai) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 6
THE GODFATHER (Nino Rota) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
M (Michel Michelet), THE HITCH-HIKER (Leith Stevens) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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