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Aisle Seat 6-27: A Pink Panther Celebration
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/26/2017 - 9:00 PM
Despite being one of its more lucrative commercial properties, MGM seemingly held on to the Blu-Ray rights of “The Pink Panther” series for many years, resulting in everything except the original “Panther” bypassing the high-definition format. After years of speculation and rumored releases, the series – all of it – is finally out on Blu-Ray for the first time this week, via separate efforts from Shout! Factory and Kino Lorber.
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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 6/23/2017 - 2:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS discusses his score to the Patty Jenkins blockbuster WONDER WOMAN. Also this month, we take a look behind the scenes at La-La Land Records’ WONDER WOMAN (TV) 3-CD set; an interview with BRIAN TYLER about Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY; RAEL JONES scores the gothic romance MY COUSIN RACHEL and the anachronistic HARLOTS; an inspection of CONCERT MUSIC’s influence on film composition, including analyses of Bartok's CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, Goldsmith's THE WIND AND THE LION, Ravel's DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, Williams' RETURN OF THE JEDI and much more; the second part of our extensive coverage of the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including chats with JEFF RUSSO and DANNY BENSI AND SAUNDER JURRIAANS, and attending the GODFATHER grand finale event; WONG'S TURN looks at the art of the needle-drop in movie soundtracks; going “behind bars” with SCOTT DOHERTY and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK; a FRANZ WAXMAN Gold Rush; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE; the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra’s ELMER BERNSTEIN concert gets reviewed; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Film Score Friday 6/23/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/22/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Quartet is an expanded and remastered CD of Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-nominated score for 1973's true-life prison escape drama PAPILLON, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman and directed by one of the composer's most valued collaborators, Franklin J. Schaffner (Planet of the Apes, Patton).


Intrada plans to release one new two-CD set next week.


For Los Angeles-area moviegoers, the New Beverly Cinema has announced their July screening schedule, including their continuation of "Sci-Fi Summer," with the accent on Michael Crichton (yay!) and midnight Cronenberg screenings. Films screened next month include a week-long run of Bong Joon Ho's brand new Okja (screening in 35mm, though it was shot digitally), as well as The Last Starfighter (July 1-2), Videodrome (July 1), Jurassic Park (July 8-9), The Fly [1986] (July 8), Snowpiercer/Lifeforce [the longer, all-Mancini cut] (July 9-10), Westworld/Runaway (July 14-15), Innerspace (July 15-16), Rabid (July 15), The Andromeda Strain/The Terminal Man (July 21-22), SpaceCamp (July 22-23), Scanners (July 22), and Total Recall/The Running Man (July 28)


Our own Joe Sikoryak has informed me of this interesting update to the Grammys' rules regarding their soundtrack-related categories (see below the fold):

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Aisle Seat 6-20: 1492, June Horrors
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/19/2017 - 9:00 PM
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1992, two big-budget movies sank like a stone at the global box-office, failing completely to find an audience as the world celebrated – more or less – the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World. The two competing pictures – Ridley Scott’s expensive 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE and Alexander Salkind’s “Christopher Columbus: The Discovery” – were heralded at Cannes as far back as 1989, when the Salkind picture was first announced.
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Film Score Friday 6/16/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/15/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is the first volume of music from the popular science TV series COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri, who won two Emmys for his contribution to the series.


On Saturday, June 24, Brian Tyler will be signing copies of his CD for THE MUMMY at Creature Features in Burbank, CA, at 2:00 p.m., with a Q&A hosted by Daniel Schweiger.

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Aisle Seat 6-13: Lawnmower Man, Shout June Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/12/2017 - 9:00 PM
For reasons I still don’t understand, THE LAWNMOWER MAN (108/141 mins., 1992, R) opened in Rhode Island during February 1992, several weeks ahead of the rest of the nation. Even the Boston Globe’s review, from a critic who was sent south to cover the film, mentioned this oddball fact, enabling those of us in the Ocean State to brag about seeing the Pierce Brosnan/Jeff Fahey virtual reality thriller before everyone else. If only social media was prevalent back in the early ‘90s, we could’ve also warned the movie-going public to avoid this goofy turkey, which nevertheless managed to gross a potent $30 million on a budget that threw nearly all of its funding behind then-cutting edge CGI animation.
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50 Years of Elmer Bernstein: Peter Bernstein and John Landis host Concerts in Dublin & London
Posted By Tim Burden 6/10/2017 - 9:00 PM

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Peter Bernstein conducts 2 very special concerts of his father's music this month in Dublin and London, featuring director John Landis. Appropriate when you think of the unique history both of these cities have with EB's music. Many scores were recorded in Dublin and London during the 70s, 80s and 90s, with Elmer especially enjoying the lush surroundings of the Emerald Isle whilst owning a house there.

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Film Score Friday 6/9/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/8/2017 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Black Prince
- George Kallis - Caldera
I Don't Feel at Home In This World Anymore - Brooke Blair, Will Blair - Lakeshore
The Lost City of Z - Christopher Spelman - Filmtrax
The Promise - Gabriel Yared - Lakeshore
Viceroy's House - A.R. Rahman - Filmtrax
The Yakuza - Dave Grusin - Varese Sarabande
The Zookeeper's Wife - Harry Gregson-Williams - Filmtrax 

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Aisle Seat 6-6: Wonder Woman, 4K Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/5/2017 - 9:00 PM
The fact that we haven’t had many female super-hero flicks makes WONDER WOMAN (***, 143 mins., PG-13) a novelty by itself – and within the parameters of the genre, this lavish DC Comics adventure is a sturdy and well-made fantasy that pits the Amazon Princess against the German forces of WWI…or, to be more precise, Aries, the God of War, whom Diana (Gal Godot) believes is the source of all of mankind’s horrifying military struggles.
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Film Score Friday 6/2/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/1/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is Max Steiner's Oscar-nominated score for the classic 1954 military drama THE CAINE MUTINY, starring Humphrey Bogart (as the unforgettable, paranoid Captain Queeg), Jose Ferrer and Fred MacMurray. The film originally inspired a non-score LP that was yanked from release, making it a legendarily rare item; only a small amount of Steiner's score had ever been released, and Intrada's Caine CD is the first release of the film's complete music from the original tracks.


Tadlow has announced two brand-new soundtrack CD releases of particular historic importance: the original tracks for Elmer Bernstein's final score, the documentary CECIL B. DEMILLE: AMERICAN EPIC, and a re-recording of Dimitri Tiomkin's score for the notorious 1946 romantic Western DUEL IN THE SUN, starring Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones, with Nic Raine conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Ochestra & Chorus.


The latest release from Quartet is an expanded, two-disc version of Ennio Morricone's score for the 1990 gangster drama STATE OF GRACE, starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Turturro, Burgess Meredith, John C. Reilly, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman (because apparently they couldn't afford any good actors). The Quartet State of Grace features both the complete score that Morricone recorded for the film as well as the sequencing featured on MCA's original soundtrack CD.


The latest CD in Varese Sarabande's We Hear You series will be Dave Grusin's score for the 1974 thriller THE YAKUZA, starring Robert Mitchum, directed by Sydney Pollack and written by Paul Schrader, Leonard Scharader and Robert Towne, a score whose only previous release was from the Film Score Monthly label.


This Saturday, June 3rd, at 2:00, composer Geoff Zanelli will be signing CDs of his brand-new score for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, at Creature Features in Burbank, CA.

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June 29
Bernard Herrmann born (1911)
Bert Shefter died (1999)
Daniele Amfitheatrof begins recording his score for The Painted Hills (1950)
Joseph Carl Breil born (1870)
Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Encore” (1971)
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Ralph Burns born (1922)
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