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Basta Guardarla - Franco Pisano - Beat
The Fourth Protocol
Lalo Schfirin - Buysoundtrax
House of Cards: Season Two
- Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
How to Train Your Dragon 2
- John Powell - Relativity Music
In Your Eyes - Tony Morales - Lakeshore [CD-R]
La Citta' Ideale
- Andrea Rocca - Beat
Le Cose Che Restano
- Marco Betta - Beat
Moj Nikifor
- Bartek Gliniak - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Red Krokodil
- Alexander Cimini - Kronos
The Reluctant Saint
- Nino Rota - Saimel
The Signal
- Nima Fakhrara - Varese Sarabande
Three Days (of Hamlet) 
- Jonathan Beard - Buysoundtrax
To-Day's Sound
- Piero Umiliani - Beat
- Christoph Zimbigl - MovieScore Media/Kronos
The White Queen
- John Lunn - Silva


The Amazing Catfish - Madame Recamier
Borgman - Vincent van Warmerdam
Coherence - Kristin Ohrn Dyrud
Hellion - Curtis Heath
Jersey Boys - Bob Gaudio - Song CD due June 24 on Rhino
The Last Sentence - Gaute Storaas
The Moment - Nathan Larson
The Only Real Game - Paul Brill
Think Like a Man Too - Christopher Lennertz - Song CD on Epic
Third Person - Dario Marianelli


June 24
The Addams Family - Marc Shaiman - La-La Land
Empire of the Sun - John Williams - La-La Land
The Lion King (expanded) - Hans Zimmer - Disney
July 1
Fargo - Jeff Russo - Sony
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower
Tarzan - David Newman - Milan
July 8
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Michael Giacchino - Sony
The Fault in Our Stars - Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott - Atlantic
Sabotage - David Sardy - BFD
July 15
I Origins - Will Bates, Phil Mossman - Milan
Planes: Fire and Rescue - Mark Mancina - Disney
July 22
Broken City - Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne, Leopold Ross - BFD
The Host - Antonio Pinto - BFD
Snowpiercer - Marco Beltrami - Varese Sarabande
2 Guns - Clinton Shorter - BFD
August 5
Into the Storm - Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
A Dio Piacendo
 - Marco Werba - Intermezzo
Bates Motel - Chris Bacon - Varese Sarabande
Come Il Vento
- Shigeru Umebayashi - Beat
Danger Diabolik/For a Few Dollars More (re-recording)
- Ennio Morricone - Intermezzo
Ennio Morricone: The Dollars Trilogy (re-recording)
- Ennio Morricone - Intermezzo
F.B.I. Operazione Vipera Gialla
- Francesco De Masi - Beat
The Film Music of Nino Rota: The Fellini Movies/The Godfather Trilogy (re-recording)
- Intermezzo
Grand Piano - Victor Reyes - MovieScore Media/Kronos
I Due Sanculotti
- Piero Umiliani - Digitmovies
Il Dolci Vizi...Della Casta Susanna
- Gianni Ferrio - Beat
Isabella: Duchessa Dei Diavoli
- Sante Maria Romitelli - Kronos
It's a Wonderful Life - Dimitri Tiomkin - Kritzerland
La Cieca Di Sorrento
- Carlo Savina - Kronos
La Monaca Di Monza/La Califfa
- Ennio Morricone - Quartet
New York Chiama Superdrago
- Benedetto Ghiglia - Digitmovies
Quando Le Donne Avevano La Coda
- Ennio Morricone - Digitmovies
Quentin Tarantino Unchained Music: The Complete Ennio Morricone Scores (re-recording)
- Ennio Morricone - Intermezzo
The River Murders
- Pinar Toprak - Caldera
The Thomas Crown Affair
- Michel Legrand - Quartet
The Two Faces of January
- Alberto Iglesias - Quartet
Vita Segreta Di Una Diciottenne
- Gianni Marchetti - Beat
Vulcano Figlio Di Giove
- Marcello Giombini - Kronos


June 20 - Jeff Beal born (1963)
June 20 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Westworld (1973)
June 20 - Chinatown released in theaters (1974)
June 21 - Lalo Schifrin born (1932)
June 21 - Philippe Sarde born (1945)
June 21 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to 7 Women (1965)
June 21 - Gerald Fried's score for the Star Trek episode "Catspaw" is recorded (1967)
June 21 - John Ottman begins recording his score to Cellular (2004)
June 22 - Todd Rundgren born (1948)
June 22 - The Guns of Navarone opens in New York (1961)
June 22 - Darius Milhaud died (1974)
June 23 - Howard Shore begins recording his score to The Fly (1986)
June 23 - Carlo Savina died (2002)
June 24 - David Rose born (1910)
June 24 - Jeff Beck born (1944)
June 24 - Patrick Moraz born (1948)
June 25 - Carly Simon born (1945)
June 26 - John Greenwood born (1889)
June 26 - Dave Grusin born (1934)
June 26 - George Bassman died (1997)


DORMANT BEAUTY - Carlo Crivelli

"Bellocchio’s movies often equate visual and moral ambiguity. Like 'Vincere,' the last Bellocchio film to get a Stateside release, 'Dormant Beauty' finds the director working with a reduced Eastwoodian palette dominated by thick shadows; at times, only the outline of a character’s face is visible against the blackness of the screen. As the lighting gets dimmer, Bellocchio’s direction becomes more focused, playing off Carlo Crivelli’s emotive neoclassical score to turn close-ups into arias."

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion AV Club

"Bellocchio modifies his approach slightly for each storyline. The Maria/Roberto and Rossa/Pallido scenes resemble soapy melodrama, while the Divine Mother segments play more like an operatic art-film (not unlike Bellocchio’s excellent 2009 historical drama 'Vincere'), and Senator Beffardi’s plot is rendered with deeper shadows and a more propulsive score, akin to a political thriller. Cinematographer Daniele Cipri and composer Carlo Crivelli have a lot to do with distinguishing the different parts of 'Dormant Beauty,' and editor Francesca Calvelli skillfully interweaves the pieces so that it all feels unified -- even when the movie veers into the odder world of Divine Mother. Bellocchio also connects the characters through his use of actual television reports from 2009, which play almost incessantly on screens in the characters’ homes and environs."

Noel Murray, The Dissolve

"D.p. Daniele Cipri once again proves his mettle, with richly supple camerawork and mature tonalities, while Bellocchio’s regular editor, Francesca Calvelli, effectively handles the intertwining stories. Marco Dentici’s production design is spot-on, from the sauna scenes to the opulent home of the Divine Mother, decorated with more roses than a funeral parlor. Few film composers can deliver sumptuous orchestrations as skillfully as Carlo Crivelli, and fewer helmers know as well as Bellocchio how to use them to further the mood within a scene, rather than to anticipate emotion."

Jay Weissberg, Variety

"Bellocchio’s excellent technical crew lead by director of photography Daniele Cipri (who directed Toni Servillo in the other Italian film in Venice competition, 'It Was the Son') gives the film a dark, rich look echoed in Carlo Crivelli’s moving dramatic score and its magical adaptation of David Bowie’s 'Abdulmajid.'"

Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

THE ROVER - Antony Partos

"'The Rover' is a bleak, brutal film; at times, its monotony can be draining. Ably aided by the jarring chords designed by composer Antony Partos (not unlike the unsettling work by Jonny Greenwood on 'There Will Be Blood') and cinematography by Natasha Braier that always places our characters in the context of a bleak landscape, Michôd finds a tonal consistency in 'The Rover' that makes its repetition forgivable, and even effective. It doesn’t let up because it shouldn't let up."

Brian Tallerico,

"'Not everything has to be about something' says Rey at one juncture, and it’s not too pat to suggest that Michod’s film is kind of about nothing, but it’s really about nothing -- about nothingness and abgenation and a world that pointlessly goes on existing in the absence of compassion or empathy. Accompanied by an eclectic score of drones and electronic pulses interrupted by some incongruous tracks (including a very funny, slightly meta use of 'Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful' as hummed-along-to by Pattinson) the story Michod and Joel Edgerton co-conceived, all the way back before 'Animal Kingdom' may not quite reach the heights of that crime saga, but it arguably fulfills another important function: it shows Michod can work with other genres and textures, and still make a film that is unmistakably his, and that is how auteurs are made.'"

Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

"Those looking for big action and bombast will inevitably be disappointed, but Michod (who also wrote the script, based on a story he conceived with actor-writer-director Joel Edgerton) strikes an eerie, unsettling tension early on and rarely lets go -- a mood immeasurably enhanced by 'Animal Kingdom' composer Antony Partos’ original score, which compensates for the film’s spare dialogue with an inspired mix of industrial shrieks, tribal drumbeats and wails, and fleeting snatches of melody. The rich soundscape is further enhanced by sound designer Sam Petty’s crisply recorded and mixed effects, which bring every humming electric light, chirping cricket and whirring engine to the fore."

Scott Foundas, Variety

"At least as responsible for giving 'The Rover' its distinctive tone as the unnerving violence, edgy performances, parched settings and Natasha Braier’s superior cinematography (film, not digital, was the medium of choice) is the extraordinary soundtrack, which, in its wild, idiosyncratic weirdness, is probably the most effectively eccentric and radical film score since Jonny Greenwood’s for 'There Will Be Blood.' Composed by Australian Antony Partos (who also scored 'Animal Kingdom'), with heavy contributions from sound designer and additional composer Sam Petty and existing source music, the track moans, cracks and wails with bizarre audible elements that blur the line between music and natural sounds and emanate from instruments both identifiable and not. The effect is both hypnotic and disturbing, pertinent to what’s onscreen and out of nowhere. In all events, it magnifies and enhances the already intense nature of the experience."

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter


"Even if you were unaware of the genre you'd know that s**t was likely to go down from the earliest moments of 'The Sacrament,' thanks to Tyler Bates' throbbing, dread-fueled Carpenter-esque score. The tension really is beautifully ramped up in these early scenes and gets an audience well prepped to watch carnage unfold around people you've truly come to care about."

Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

"For all of Father’s oily pronouncements, our heroes soon start to see the dark side of Eden Parish, all of it telegraphed well ahead of time by Tyler Bates’s boomingly intrusive, John Carpenter-esque score."

Bilge Ebiri, Vulture

"Sound design, as ever with the helmer’s work, is tack-sharp, as is Tyler Bates’ spooky score -- even if it occasionally seems to have crept in from one of West’s more retro efforts."

Guy Lodge, Variety

"But it doesn’t require the disturbing rumble of Tyler Bates’ music underneath the jubilant gospel singing of the concert to detect something sinister in the air. The ominous, pulsating drone of Bates’ music, the increasing agitation of West’s editing, and the raw, video-reporter edge of Eric Robbins’ nervy camerawork all contribute to manipulating the atmosphere into one of engulfing dread in a film that gets under the skin and stays there."

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

THE SIGNAL - Nima Fakhrara

"The mystery at hand shouldn’t surprise any seasoned sci-fi geek, but Eubank (who also co-wrote the screenplay) substitutes a remarkable visual flair in lieu of traditional suspense. Accompanied by the half-melancholy, half-foreboding strains of Nima Fakhrara’s score, any number of Instagram-worthy flashbacks to happier times are intended to serve as lyrical emotional shorthand."

William Goss, Austin Chronicle

"The emotional deflation felt by these characters is articulated by Thwaites and Cooke with a richness and conviction that's unusual for this sort of genre exercise. And in spite of leaning too hard on dreamily scored flashbacks of Nick running through the woods, so as to hint at the sense of physical freedom the boy no longer feels, the filmmakers abstract the reason for Nick's injury in a way that both cannily shuns sentimentality and ratchets up the maddening sense of existential despair he feels when he wakes up inside a subterranean medical facility and is prodded and questioned by men in hazmat suits."

Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

22 JUMP STREET - Mark Mothersbaugh

"Everyone seems to be dancing along the same anarchic wavelength: stars, directors, screenwriters Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman, even composer Mark Mothersbaugh, whose score wryly channels ’80s thwomp and action-movie power chords."

Ty Burr, Boston Globe


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

June 20
AKIRA (Shoji Yamashiro) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
HEAVENLY CREATURES (Peter Dasent), STAND BY ME (Jack Nitzsche) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Cliff Martinez) [Silent Movie Theater]
SOME LIKE IT HOT (Adolph Deutsch) [Nuart]
STOP MAKING SENSE (David Byrne) [New Beverly]

June 21
BRICK (Nathan Johnson), THE CHOCOLATE WAR [Cinematheque: Aero]
WEST BEIRUT (Stewart Copeland) [LACMA/AMPAS]
STOP MAKING SENSE (David Byrne) [New Beverly]

June 22
BROTHER TO BROTHER (Marc Anthony Thompson) [UCLA]
DANTE'S INFERNO [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE KARATE KID (Bill Conti), THE KARATE KID PART II (Bill Conti) [New Beverly]
YOUNG ADULT (Rolfe Kent), THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (Michael Brook) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 23
THE KARATE KID (Bill Conti), THE KARATE KID PART II (Bill Conti) [New Beverly]
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Mark Knopfler) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]

June 24
EROICA (Jan Krenz), JUMP (Wojciech Kilar) [LACMA/AMPAS]
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (Elmer Bernstein) [Arclight Hollywood]

June 25

June 26
THE GREAT ESCAPE (Elmer Bernstein) [Arclight Hollywood]
25TH HOUR (Terence Blanchard) [AMPAS]
THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (Dave Grusin), THE PARALLAX VIEW (Michael Small) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 27
THE BALLAD OF RAMBLIN' JACK [Silent Movie Theater]
THE BLOB (Michael Hoenig) [Silent Movie Theater]
MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (Leonard Cohen), QUINTET (Tom Pierson) [UCLA]
MODEL SHOP (Spirit), LOLA (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Christopher Franke), ROCKY IV (Vince DiCola) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 28
GOSFORD PARK (Patrick Doyle) [UCLA]
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (Michel Legrand), THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 29
BAY OF ANGELS (Michel Legrand), DONKEY SKIN (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SORCERER (Tangerine Dream), RUNAWAY TRAIN (Trevor Jones) [New Beverly]

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