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The latest release from Intrada, taken from the original Mainstream LP masters, pairs two scores from the mid-60s "Europspy" craze -- the 1965 sci-fi cult classic THE 10TH VICTIM, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress, and featuring a classic "futuristic jazz" score by Piero Piccioni (though 10th Victim is not technically a spy film, it is often programmed in '60s spy retrospectives, and was a marked influence on the Austin Powers films); and Georges Garvarentz' Barry-influenced score for the light-hearted spy thriller THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL, starring Horst Buchholz, Sylvia Koscina, Mario Adorf and Klaus Kinski. The disc features the original cover art from both LPs, as well as liner notes on both films by myself.


Those who tend to forget (or never even knew) that A-list composer Thomas Newman began his career mostly scoring comedies will get a nice refresher this month when La-La Land presents the first-ever soundtrack release of Newman's score for THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE, the 1985 Tom Hanks vehicle (back when Hanks starred mostly in goofy comedies) that remade the French hit The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe.


Varese Sarabande plans to release four new CD Club releases next week. 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Black Mirror: Hang the DJ - Alex Somers, Sigur Ros - Invada (import)
Call the Midwife - Maurizio Malagnini - Dubois (import)
Hearts Beat Loud - Keegan DeWitt - Milan
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Michael Giacchino - Backlot
Keoma/Il Cacciatore di Squali 
- Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis - CSC
Les Insulaires
 - Georges Delerue - Rosetta
Ocean's 8 - Daniel Pemberton - WaterTower [CD-R]
100 Rifles/Rio Conchos - Jerry Goldsmith - Kritzerland
Otros Mundos
 - Carlos M. Jara - Rosetta
The Sisters
 - Thomas Morse - Rosetta
Solamente Nero
 - Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
The 10th Victim/That Man in Istanbul - Piero Piccioni, Georges Garvarentz - Intrada Special Collection


IN THEATERS TODAY

Affairs of State - Jonathan Levi Shanes, Justin Bell
Attraction - Ivan Burlyaev
Billy Boy - James S. Levine
Eating Animals - Daniel Hart
Gabriel and the Mountain - Arthur B. Gillette
Gotti - Jacon Bunton, Jorge Gomez, Armando Christian Perez
Half the Picture - Laura Karpman
Incredibles 2 - Michael Giacchino - Score CD due June 29 on Disney
Loving Pablo - Federico Jusid
Superfly - Josh Atchley, Future - Song CD on Epic
Tag - Germaine Franco
The Third Murder - Ludovico Einaudi
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist - Dan Jones
The Year of Spectacular Men - Madelyn Deutch
The Yellow Birds - Adam Peters, Adam Wiltzie

COMING SOON

June 22
Annihiliation - Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow - Lakeshore
June 29
Fahrenheit 451 - Matteo Zingales, Antony Partos - Milan
Incredibles 2
 - Michael Giacchino - Disney
The Man with One Red Shoe - Thomas Newman - La-La Land
Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Hildur Gudnadottir - Varese Sarabande
July 6
Hotel Transylvania: Score for the Motion Pictures - Mark Mothersbaugh - Sony (import)
Humans: Seasons 2 & 3 - Susan Warner - Silva
July 13
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot - Danny Elfman - Sony
Shock and Awe - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
July 20
1922 - Mike Patton - Ipecac (import)
Teacup Travels - Rasmus Borowski, Alexius Tschallener - Tadlow
July 27
Mosaic - David Holmes - Touch Sensitive (import)
August 3
Skyscraper - Steve Jablonsky - Milan
Date Unknown
Advise and Consent 
- Jerry Fielding - Kritzerland
The Bobo
- Francis Lai - Quartet
Edie
 - Debbie Wiseman - Silva
Gungala
 - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Quartet
Les B.O. Introuvables - Jacques Dutronc, Christian Dorisse, Alain Goraguer, Lino Leonardi, Raymond Lefevre,  Francois Rauber - Music Box
Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Lorne Balfe - La-La Land
The Sun Also Rises
- Hugo Friedhofer - Quartet
Torpedo Bay
 - Carlo Rustichelli - Quartet


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 15 - Robert Russell Bennett born (1894)
June 15 - David Rose born (1910)
June 15 - Harry Nilsson born (1941)
June 15 - Dennis Dreith born (1948)
June 15 - Gavin Greenaway born (1964)
June 15 - Robert Drasnin records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth” (1965)
June 15 - Meredith Willson died (1984)
June 15 - Manos Hadjidakis died (1994)
June 16 - Bebe Barron born (1926)
June 16 - Fred Karlin born (1936)
June 16 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his additional music for Beau Brummell (1954)
June 16 - Psycho opens in New York (1960)
June 16 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Justine (1969)
June 16 - James Horner begins recording his replacement score for Wolfen (1981)
June 16 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Peak Performance” (1989)
June 17 - Jerry Fielding born (1922)
June 17 - Martin Boettcher born (1927)
June 17 - Dominic Frontiere born (1931)
June 17 - Barry Manilow born (1943)
June 17 - George S. Clinton born (1947)
June 17 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score to How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
June 17 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Career (1959)
June 17 - Paul Giovanni died (1990)
June 17 - David Newman begins recording his score for Coneheads (1993)
June 17 - Shirley Walker and John Carpenter begin recording their score for Escape from L.A. (1996)
June 18 - Johnny Pearson born (1925)
June 18 - Paul McCartney born (1942)
June 18 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score to Blue Denim (1959)
June 18 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording the soundtrack LP for The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
June 18 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for Three Days of the Condor (1975)
June 18 - Frederick Hollander died (1976)
June 18 - Basil Kirchin died (2005)
June 18 - Ali Akbar Khan died (2009)
June 19 - Leon Klatzkin born (1914)
June 19 - Johnny Douglas born (1920)
June 19 - Maurice Jaubert died (1940)
June 19 - Bruce Broughton records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mr. Magic" (1985)
June 19 - Joseph Mullendore died (1990)
June 19 - Recording sessions begin for James Newton Howard’s score for Waterworld (1995)
June 20 - Carmen Dragon begins recording his score for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
June 20 - Recording sessions begin for Elmer Bernstein’s score to The Buccaneer (1958)
June 20 - Jeff Beal born (1963)
June 20 - Robert Rodriguez born (1968)
June 20 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Westworld (1973)
June 20 - Jaws opens in New York and Los Angeles (1975)
June 20 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Night Crossing (1981)
June 21 - Lalo Schifrin born (1932)
June 21 - Eumir Deodato born (1942)
June 21 - Philippe Sarde born (1948)
June 21 - Nils Lofgren born (1951)
June 21 - Paul Dunlap records his score for Hellgate (1952)
June 21 - Kasper Winding born (1956)
June 21 - Piero Umiliani begins recording his score for Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
June 21 - Dario Marianelli born (1963)
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 - Chinatown released in Los Angeles and New York (1974)
June 21 - John Ottman begins recording his score to Cellular (2004)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AFTERMATH - Mark Todd
 
"Jake and Roman become interchangeable as they go through appointed stages of cinematic grief: the slow-motion shot, the dialogue that drops out, the boardroom conversation with the gel-haired suits who only care about the money, the averted suicide attempt. (Add this one to the inevitable supercut of movies that obviously used the 'Time' cue from Hans Zimmer’s 'Inception' score as a temp track for an epilogue scene.) In real life, not even funerals are this exhaustingly joyless. In fact, 'Aftermath' only becomes interesting if considered as a dour subversion of the daughter-and-wife revenge scenarios of Schwarzenegger’s action movies -- as star text, in other words. That requires the viewer to check out emotionally. Fortunately, the movie offers plenty of opportunities to do so."
 
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion AV Club
 
BOKEH - Keegan DeWitt
 
"Halfway through, 'Bokeh' pulls back on narrative and pushes visual poetry, revealing its ambitions. At its best, these scenes proclaim talent with their ghostly, empty settings and lovingly-framed cinematography by Joe Lindsay, as gliding cameras, whimsical voiceovers and light pacing create a gorgeous atmosphere where you insert yourself into the story, wondering what you’d do -- and want to believe -- in this situation. At their worst, these showy passages with twinkling pianos and harps are an obvious bid for a Terrence Malick comparison, as if raising the ante on the 'Song by Song' maestro by excising the whole world population in the final cut, instead of just main cast members."
 
Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"The result is a 'What if?' exercise that ultimately doesn’t take its starting premise to any place that’s terribly interesting. However, for at least as long as it appears to be heading somewhere, 'Bokeh' holds attention with polish and resourcefulness on a limited budget. Joe Lindsay’s widescreen photography makes the most of the striking landscapes on hand, Orthwein’s editorial pace is unhurried yet lively, while Keegan DeWitt’s solo-piano-based score strikes appropriately plaintive, spectral notes."
 
Dennis Harvey, Variety

DIAMOND CARTEL - Ilyas Autov, Dauren Mussa, Murzali Zheenbayev
 
"Director Salamat Mukhammed-Ali, who co-wrote with Magamet Bachaev and Dauren Mussa, serves up a gaudy mishmash of visual styles that plays out against a whatever-works musical score. The film's audio is, to be charitable, inconsistent."
 
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

HERE ALONE - Eric D. Johnson
 
"Adam McDaid’s handsome widescreen photography of the almost entirely outdoor locations and Eric D. Johnson’s edgy, melancholy score highlight a sharp overall assembly."
 
Dennis Harvey, Variety

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE - Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander
 
"Rumor has it that something like a half hour was shed from the film’s running time at the eleventh hour, which would go a long way towards explaining not only the numerous instances of clumsy dubbing, but also the odd sense that we’re watching a filmed outline -- every scene is as sliced as short as humanly possible, particularly those that involve people talking to each other. So we end up with some pretty peculiar 'character' moments; the President barely considers an alien ship’s appearance on the moon before growling 'Take ‘em out,' a returning character’s partner’s death is mourned with strings and tears for maybe 15 seconds, and when little Hiller’s mother (who has gone from an exotic dancer in the first film to a doctor in the second -- guess she was paying her way through school!) perishes in the attack, all he needs is a ten-word pep talk from JV Hemsworth before he steps up, grabs his helmet, and beams, 'See you up there!' Because he’s the heir to the Smith role (though sadly lacking in Big Willie’s charm and charisma -- on reflection, Smith really was about the only tolerable element of the original), Steven gets the big callback lines, like 'It’s the Fourth of July, so let’s show ‘em some fireworks!' and 'Get ready for a close encounter, bitch!' But such moments -- and the half-assed Xerox of Pullman’s rally-the-troops speech, for which the movie can barely muster up the strings -- mostly come off like desperation, a stench of grim obligation that comes to overpower the picture."
 
Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

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.

June 15
PROM NIGHT (Carl Zittrer, Paul Zaza) [Nuart]
PUMPKINHEAD (Richard Stone), THE STEPFATHER (Patrick Moraz) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 16
THE CAMERAMAN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 17
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (John Barry), GOLDFINGER (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (Ernest Gold) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Hans Zimmer) [UCLA]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 18
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 19
MODERN TIMES (Charles Chaplin) [LACMA]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 21
PAPER MOON [Cinematheque: Aero]
THREE AMIGOS! (Elmer Bernstein) [Laemmle NoHo]

June 22
CLOAK & DAGGER (Brian May) [Nuart]
FROM BEYOND (Richard Band), IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (John Carpenter, Jim Lang), THE MIST (Mark Isham) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
HALLELUJAH! RON ATHEY: A STORY OF DELIVERANCE [UCLA]
THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO (Mark Suozzo) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 23
AMADEUS [Cinematheque: Aero]
FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Daniel Bell) [UCLA]
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Lionel Newman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

June 24
MAN ON THE MOON (R.E.M.) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PLANET OF THE APES (Jerry Goldsmith) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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