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Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


The latest release from Kritzerland features a remastered version of the original LP cues from Jerry Fielding's first high-profile feature project, director Otto Preminger's epic political drama ADVISE AND CONSENT.


For those interested in a film (and film music) oddity, the new Kino Lorber Blu-Ray of JACK THE GIANT KILLER features both the original theatrical cut and the truly bizarre, musical-ized version (which is the version I saw on cable in the 1980s).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Cobra Kai - Zach Robinson, Leo Birenberg - La-La 
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
 - Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: Reimagined
 - John Massari - Varese Sarabande
La Sorciere
 - Norbert Glanzberg - Disques CineMusique
The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon - Akira Ifukube - Cinema-Kan (import)

The Man with Bogart's Face
 - George Duning - Kritzerland
The Mark Snow Collection vol. 2: Femme Fatales
 - Mark Snow - Dragon's Domain
The Snake and the Silver-Haired Witch - Shinsuke Kikuche - Cinema-Kan (import)

Solo: A Star Wars Story
 - John Powell - Disney
Windwalker
 - Merrill Jenson - Dragon's Domain


IN THEATERS TODAY

Feral - Eli Cmiral
Future World - Toydrum
The Gospel Acccording to Andre - Ian Hultquist, Sofia Hultquist
How to Talk to Girls at Parties - Nico Muhly - Song CD on Sony with 1 Muhly cue
Ibiza - Jeff Morrow
In Darkness - Niall Byrne
Mary Shelley - Amelia Warner
Mountain - Richard Tognetti - Score CD on Universal (import)
Sollers Point - Music Supervisor: Chris Swanson
Solo: A Star Wars Story -  John Powell (score), John Wiliams (themes) - Score CD on Disney
Summer 1993 - Ernest Pipo, Pau Boigues
That Summer - Goran Kajfes

COMING SOON

June 1 
Alias Grace - Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna - Lakeshore
The Captain - Martin Todsharow - Sony (import)
I Fantastici 3 Supermen - 3 Supermen a Tokyo
- Ruggero Cini - Beat
Jackals - Anton Sanko - Notefornote
Joko Invoca Dio...E Muroi
- Carlo Savina - Beat
La Streghe
- Piero Piccioni - Digitmovies
Lost in Space 
- Christopher Lennertz - Lakeshore
Quelli Della Calibro 38/L'Ispettore Anticrimine
- Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies
Sirens
 - Craig Safan - Varese Sarabande
Wilson's Heart
 - Christopher Young - Varese Sarabande
June 8 
Hereditary 
- Colin Stetson - Milan
McQueen - Michael Nyman - Nyman (import)
7 Days in Entebbe - Rodrigo Amarante - Lakeshore
Star Trek: Discovery, Chapter 2 
- Jeff Russo - Lakeshore
The Yakuza Papers
 - Tokiashi Tsuishima - Cinema-Kan (import)
June 15
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Michael Giacchino - Backlot
June 22
Incredibles 2
 - Michael Giacchino - Disney
Under the Silver Lake - Disasterpeace - Milan
June 29
Fahrenheit 451 - Matteo Zingales, Antony Partos - Milan
Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Hildur Gudnadottir - Varese Sarabande
July 6
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot - Danny Elfman - Sony
July 20
1922 - Mike Patton - Ipecac (import)
Date Unknown
Advise and Consent
- Jerry Fielding - Kritzerland
Amore e Liberta Masaniello
 - Marco Werba - Rosetta
Asesinos Inocentes
 - Pablo Cervantes - Rosetta
Crisis on Earth-X - Blake Neely, Nathaniel Blume, Daniel Chan, Sherri Chung - La-La Land
Dov'e Anna?
- Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies
Edie
 - Debbie Wiseman - Silva
El Cuaderno De Sara
 - Julio De La Rosa - Rosetta
Fellini's Casanova
 - Nino Rota - Music Box
Half Light
 - Brett Rosenberg - Rosetta
Keoma/Il Cacciatore di Squali 
- Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis - CSC
The Kronos Files
 - various - Kronos
Raul - Diritto di Uccidere
 - Andrea Morricone - Kronos
Solamente Nero
 - Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Viking - Dean Valentine - Kronos


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

May 25 - Pierre Bachelet born (1944)
May 25 - Alex North begins recording his score for Decision for Chemistry (1953)
May 25 - Rick Smith born (1959)
May 25 - Miklos Rozsa begins Los Angeles recording sessions for Ben-Hur (1959)
May 25 - Elmer Bernstein wins the Outstanding Music Composition Emmy for The Making of the President 1960 (1964)
May 25 - Trevor Morris born (1970)
May 25 - Quincy Jones begins recording his score for Killer by Night (1971)
May 25 - Star Wars released in theaters (1977)
May 25 - Alien released in theaters (1979)
May 26 - Bruno Nicolai born (1926)
May 26 - Miles Davis born (1926)
May 26 - William Bolcom born (1938)
May 26 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score for Man Hunt (1941)
May 26 - Nicola Piovani born (1946)
May 26 - David Torn born (1953)
May 26 - Howard Goodall born (1958)
May 26 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Satan Bug (1964)
May 26 - Sonny Sharrock died (1994)
May 26 - George Greeley died (2007)
May 26 - Earle Hagen died (2008)
May 27 - Rene Koering born (1940)
May 27 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Botany Bay (1952)
May 27 - Angelo Milli born (1975)
May 27 - Derek Scott died (2006)
May 28 - Victor Young begins recording his score for I Walk Alone (1947)
May 28 - Vertigo is released in theaters (1958)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
May 28 - Fred Karlin wins the Emmy for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; Morton Stevens wins for the Hawaii Five-O episode score “Hookman” (1974)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre records his score for Posse (1975)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Solar Crisis (1990)
May 28 - Johnny Keating died (2015)
May 29 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold born (1897)
May 29 - Masaru Sato born (1928)
May 29 - Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov born (1936)
May 29 - David McHugh born (1941)
May 29 - Danny Elfman born (1953)
May 29 - Ed Alton born (1955)
May 29 - Deborah Mollison born (1958)
May 29 - J.J. Johnson begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones (1973)
May 29 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Shogun (1980)
May 29 - Simon Brint died (2011)
May 30 - Michael Small born (1939)
May 30 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Golden Needles (1974)
May 30 - Devendra Banhart born (1981)
May 31 - Rene Cloerec born (1911)
May 31 - Akira Ifukube born (1914)
May 31 - Mario Migliardi born (1919)
May 31 - Clint Eastwood born (1930)
May 31 - Jerry Goldsmith records his score for Studs Lonigan (1960)
May 31 - Giovanni Fusco died (1968)
May 31 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his unused score for The River Wild (1994)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AS YOU ARE - Patrick Higgins, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte

"Joris-Peyrafitte has learned, no doubt from Reichardt, the moody potential of landscape: a camera panning slowly around a modest home or through the treetops, accompanied by a minimalist score (written by the director with Patrick Higgins), takes intimate measure of the sadness and fleeting happiness within. The movie is saved, sometimes just barely, from the maudlin by the moments of joy when these kids get busy reinventing themselves."
 
Ella Taylor, NPR
 
"There are no Nirvana songs in 'As You Are.' It makes sense: More than a few seconds of the iconic, underwater guitar warble from the radio smash in question would probably cost more than the entire budget of this tiny American indie. Still, we are talking about a movie named for a Nirvana song, that follows a couple of teenagers obsessed with Nirvana, and that uses Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide as a plot point. The omission feels a little glaring, even distracting. So, too, does the absence of any music from the mid-’90s, when 'As You Are' is set. While the characters gush about the Melvins and Mudhoney and GG Allin, director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and avant-garde composer Patrick Higgins provide their own original soundtrack. Sometimes it sounds like outtakes from an Explosions In The Sky record. Other times it sounds like an imitation of the moody synth score from 'It Follows.' Never does it sound much like something grunge fans might like."
 
A.A. Dowd, The Onion AV Club

"Still, it would be a shame for the film to miss a chance in theaters, given the beautiful craftsmanship on display. Joris-Peyrafitte has assembled a relatively young crew all working in top form, from Caleb Heymann’s gorgeous lensing to Abbi Jutkowitz’s crisp cutting. Production designer Audrey Turner and costume designer Miyako Belizzi help create a strong sense of time and place without giving in to nostalgic tendencies -- a trap the film dutifully avoids in every department. And Joris-Peyrafitte’s own original score with Patrick Higgins adds considerable texture throughout."
 
Geoff Berkshire, Variety

"Joris-Peyrafitte also had a hand in the music (sharing credit with Patrick Higgins), and while some might find the movie over-scored, the dueling elements of acoustic instrumentals with brooding electronic sounds subtly mirror the conflicting forces at play in the drama. 'As You Are' is a solid debut that announces a talent to watch."
 
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
 
HAVENHURST - tomandandy
 
"Benz once again proves herself an appealing heroine, anchoring the proceedings with her physically and emotionally committed performance. The film’s technical elements are first-rate, including the production design and cinematography that evocatively convey the creepiness of the setting and the tense musical score by the veteran film-scoring duo known as tomandandy. But despite the strong efforts of everyone involved, 'Havenhurst' proves all too unimaginative in its formulaic recycling of genre tropes."
 
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

IN DUBIOUS BATTLE - Hauschka
 
"Not even the holy trinity of codgers -- Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, and Sam Shepard, as, respectively, the pickers’ boss, an activist, and a local farmer -- can give life to this thing. Franco’s camerawork is as meaningless as ever, but now also pedestrian: He uses the widescreen frame only to put whoever is talking the loudest in the middle and surround them with seemingly undirected extras, who stand with their arms folded over their dirty coveralls, nodding as they listen. Bruce Thierry Cheung’s [sic] score overcompensates, but it isn’t fooling anyone; no amount of percussion can cover up the fact that this earnest, inoffensive movie is about as urgent as required reading."
 
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion AV Club

KEDI - Kira Fontana

"One restaurant cat earns its love old-school style, by snaring vermin. Another is so meek (or haughty, depending on how you look at it) that it never enters the high-end delicatessen it’s made its home, but signals frantically at the window when it’s hungry. The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset."
 
Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
 
"In 'Kedi,' Torun captures what remains of her childhood paradise, creating a remembrance of and a model for a generous and humane way of life. (The film also must have been shot before the 2016 failed military coup.) Charlie Wuppermann’s alert, sinuous handheld camerawork is a major asset, as is the subtly emotive score by Kira Fontana. But if 'Kedi' never feels like a memory piece, it is because cats always live in the present moment. That’s why one man says they are better for him than his worry beads: 'A cat curled up at your feet is life smiling at you.'"
 
Amy Taubin, Artforum
 
"The beautifully spare musical score by Kira Fontana provides the perfect accompaniment for what gradually emerges as a profoundly affecting meditation, at once dreamy and precise, on a force of nature -- several forces of nature, actually, with paws and tails -- surviving and thriving in an industrialized world."
 
Joe Leydon, Variety

"Returning to the place of her childhood, a city whose population has grown dramatically over the past few decades, the director zeros in on the cat-centric world that courses through the metropolitan hubbub. Napping on store awnings, car windshields and motorcycle seats, the cats are clearly at ease in whichever section of the city they call home. The movie’s septet of main characters live in a broad range of neighborhoods: shopping districts, industrial areas, residential sections and tourist hotspots. Their temperaments vary widely, too, each personality conveyed with humor and heart in succinct fashion, thanks to the nimble editing of Mo Stoebe. Musical selections and Kira Fontana’s score honor each animal’s individuality while celebrating local culture."
 
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 - Brian Tyler
 
:All aspects of the movie, including Brian Tyler’s otherwise overstated score, click when the Horsemen are doing their magic. It’s then that the characters get to drop the snarky goading and shticky putdowns that sub for personality, and the actors persuasively show how the magicians come alive in performance. Despite the so-what of the story surrounding them, those scenes build a certain level of anticipation for the expected piece de resistance that will cap the feature. It turns out to be as much about moviemaking as about anything in the story. And like the tortuous plot, with its shifting line between heroes and villains, whether that final illusion is worth all the work is another matter."
 
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
 
YOUTH IN OREGON - Joel P. West
 
"And so, with Brian offering to drive even though he thinks he’s faking out Ray and Estelle -- the idea is he’ll talk some sense into his father-in-law and they’ll all drive back home together -- the journey, accompanied by a solemn original music score fueled by minimal piano and mournful cello, begins."
 
Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

"While the rest of the cast gives it their best efforts, there’s no salvaging 'Youth in Oregon' from its own superficiality, which extends to its inconclusive (read: empty) ending. Rather than genuinely considering the complicated personal, familial and moral ramifications of euthanasia, it instead uses the topic as a ploy to indulge in oh-so-wacky, and then oh-so-grave, Amerindie conventions -- all of them drenched in an endless, insufferable cascade of gentle piano and cello."
 
Nick Schager, Variety

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMALaemmleNew BeverlyNuart and UCLA.

May 25
LA JETEE (Trevor Duncan), MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Angelo Badalamenti) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE SHINING (Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind) [Nuart]

May 26
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (George Bassman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE SOCIAL SECRETARY [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

May 27
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper), THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2 (Tobe Hooper, Jerry Lambert), LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III (Jim Manzie, Patrick Regan) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

May 28
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (Alan Silvestri) [Arclight Santa Monica]
MILLER'S CROSSING (Carter Burwell) [Arclight Culver City]

May 29
THE DEER HUNTER (Stanley Myers) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
THE VIRGIN SPRING (Erik Nordgren) [LACMA]

May 31
THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE (Vaclav Trojan)  [Cinematheque: Aero]
THREE KINGS (Carter Burwell) [Laemmle NoHo]

June 1
BAYAYA (Vaclav Trojan), OLD CZECH LEGENDS (Vaclav Trojan) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]

June 2
FATAL ATTRACTION (Maurice Jarre), THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (Graeme Revell), SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (Howard Shore) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Vaclav Trojan) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 3
THE GATES OF HELL (Fabio Frizzi), THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Walter Rizzati) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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