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The latest release from Intrada is a newly remastered re-release of Harry Manfredini's score for the 1989 underwater sci-fi thriller DEEPSTAR SIX, which beat Leviathan and The Abyss to theaters in that strange year where underwater sci-fi was briefly all the rage.


Quartet has announced two new soundtrack CDs - the first release of the score for SPACE TRUCKERS, the 1996 sci-fi comedy directed by Stuart Gordon, with a score by Colin Towns (Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters, The Haunting of Julia, Rawhead Rex), and Pascal Gaigne's score for the 2020 fantasy drama ILARGI GUZTIAK


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Cesar et Rosalie
 - Philippe Sarde - Quartet
Deepstar Six [remastered re-release] - Harry Manfredini - Intrada Special Collection
The Enforcer [re-release]
- Jerry Fielding - Aleph
Le Chat/Le Train
 - Philippe Sarde - Quartet
The Prowler
 - Richard Einhorn - Howlin' Wolf 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Blast Beat - David Murillo R.
Dream Horse - Benjamin Woodgates
Dreaming Grand Avenue - Seth Boustead
Drunk Bus - Alan Wilkis, Jimmy Stofer, Nathaniel Eras 
The Dry - Peter Raeburn
Seance - Sicker Man
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Volker Bertelmann


COMING SOON

May 28
The Midnight Sky - Alexandre Desplat - Abkco
A Quiet Place, Part 2 - Marco Beltrami - La-La Land
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run - Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro - La-La Land
June 4
Swallow - Nathan Halpern - Ship to Shore
June 11
The Proposal - T. Griffin - Constellation
June 25
The Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (box set) - Bernard Herrmann, various - Decca
Date Unknown
The Alan Howarth Collection Vo
l. 2 - Alan Howarth - Dragon's Domain
Belli e brutti ridono tutti
 - Giacomo Dell'Orso - Beat 
Fuga Dal Bronx
 - Francesco De Masi - Beat
Ghoulies IV
 - Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
Il Giro Del Mondo Degli Innamorati Di Peynet
- Alessandro Alessandroni - Beat 
Ilargi Guztiak
- Pascal Gaigne - Quartet
Inseminoid
 - John Scott - Dragon's Domain 
Io So Che Tu Saiche Io So
- Piero Piccioni - Beat 
Space Truckers
- Colin Towns - Quartet

Straziami Ma Di Baci Sazliami
- Armando Trovaioli - Beat


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

May 21 - Kevin Shields born (1963)
May 21 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Inner Light” (1992)
May 21 - Fiorenzo Carpi died (1997)
May 21 - Frank Comstock died (2013)
May 22 - Roger Bellon born (1953)
May 22 - Iva Davies born (1955)
May 22 - Richard Rodgers wins the Outstanding Music Emmy for Winston Churchill – The Valiant Years (1962)
May 22 - John Sponsler born (1965)
May 22 - Laurence Rosenthal wins the Emmy for his score to Michelangelo: The Last Giant (1966)
May 22 - Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco pilot (1972)
May 22 - Mario Zafred died (1987)
May 22 - James Horner begins recording his score for Unlawful Entry (1992)
May 23 - Raymond Legrand born (1908)
May 23 - Michel Colombier born (1939)
May 23 - William Stromberg born (1964)
May 23 - Tom Tykwer born (1965)
May 23 - Jimmy McHugh died (1969)
May 23 - George Bruns died (1983)
May 23 - James Horner begins recording his score for The Land Before Time (1988)
May 23 - Recording sessions begin on Patrick Doyle’s score for Dead Again (1991)
May 23 - James Horner begins recording his score for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
May 23 - Kenyon Emrys-Roberts died (1998)
May 23 - Recording sessions begin for John Ottman's score for The Invasion (2007)
May 24 - Sadao Bekku born (1922)
May 24 - Bob Dylan born (1941)
May 24 - Waddy Wachtel born (1947)
May 24 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
May 24 - Pierre van Dormael born (1952)
May 24 - David Ferguson born (1953)
May 24 - Leith Stevens records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Underground” (1968)
May 24 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Shirts/Skins (1973)
May 24 - Duke Ellington died (1974)
May 24 - Recording sessions begin for Graeme Revell’s score to Child’s Play 2 (1990)
May 24 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “In Theory” (1991)
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 - James Horner records his score for Tummy Trouble (1989)
May 27 - Derek Scott died (2006)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

THE HUMAN FACTOR - Eugene Levitas
 
"Errol Morris’ 2003 masterpiece, 'The Fog of War,' served as a crucial inspiration for Moreh, and 'The Human Factor' only further affirms how he is a major talent in the mold of his hero. Eugene Levitas’ score is as entrancing as the circular melodies of Philip Glass, while the director is not above interjecting his own off-camera questions on occasion, such as when pressing the subjects on their own apparent biases. He also embraces instances of quirky humor when they emerge organically from the subject matter, such as when Arafat is caught watching 'The Golden Girls.' Like 'The Gatekeepers,' Moreh’s latest enthralling feature plays like an urgent thriller rather than a dry history lesson, in part because the issues it raises remain shamefully unresolved."
 
Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

"As with his 2012 Israeli security exposé 'The Gatekeepers,' Moreh relies on just six men -- his magic number for assembling a taut and troubling history lesson -- pairing their recollections with ample footage and a frantic score. Here, the minimalist approach creates focus on a fleeting moment when peace actually seemed viable — until, of course, it didn’t. That would be the Clinton years, when America’s 42nd president enlisted a team of talented intelligence and foreign policy experts for a series of sit-downs with the two nations’ leadership, culminating in the 2000 Camp David summit that ended in bitter failure."
 
Eric Kohn, IndieWire 

"The documentary’s style is classic talking-heads, interspersed with period color and black-and-white photos, frequently manipulated for a 3D effect. Music is maddeningly overused, pushing every twist and turn. Is a gently tinkling, melancholic piano really the accompaniment to use over the death of the bloody dictator Hafez al-Assad?"
 
Jay Weissberg, Variety

MAINSTREAM - Devonte Hynes
 
"Complicated slightly by the casting of Hawke -- who despite playing an ingenue holds the screen with a movie star’s ease, and has never so evocatively resembled her famous mother, Uma Thurman -- the film’s quieter compositions possess an old-Hollywood glamor that’s both nostalgic and eerie, befitting Coppola’s decision to split the settings of her finale between a cemetery and a stage. On the score, British composer Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) laces his romantic arrangements with similarly palpable menace."
 
Isaac Feldberg, RogerEbert.com 
 
"Despite the eye-jangling visual aftereffects (Snapchat flower-crown filters, retro-hip 8-bit onscreen graphics and Frankie vomiting up emojis that tinkle into a bathroom sink like a Vegas jackpot), despite the contempo stylings of Devonté Hynes’ pleasantly downbeat eletropop score, even despite the handful of real-life online celebs like Mexican vlogger Juanpa Zurita and Instagram guru Casey Frey who appear, 'Mainstream' feels heavily indebted to Elia Kazan’s 1957 TV-fame-cautionary tale 'A Face in the Crowd,' right down to the souring relationship between Link and his regretful, shunted-aside svengali, Frankie. But this retro-resonance brings its own issues: It’s hard to make out if Coppola’s point is how very different -- and worse — the era of influencer monetization, unboxing videos and makeup tutorials is from any kind of celebrity that has happened before, or how much it is the same. It becomes instead an attempt to plug 21st-century observations into a 1950s circuit board. Perhaps it’s no wonder the fuses blow."
 
Jessica Kiang, Variety 

"Editor Glen Scantlebury does an inventive job carving a frantic pace out of thousands of disparate pieces of film and animation. Devonte Hines’ score is deeply embedded in the imaginative, rather childish visuals."
 
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

May 21
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Carter Burwell) [Nuart]
FAST & FURIOUS (Brian Tyler) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Universal]
LILO & STITCH (Alan Silvestri) [El Capitan]
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal]
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Century City]
TROLLS WORLD TOUR (Theodore Shapiro) [AMC Universal]

May 22
BLADE RUNNER (Vangelis) [Nuart]
LILO & STITCH (Alan Silvestri) [El Capitan]
MINIONS (Heitor Pereira) [AMC Universal]
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal]
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Century City]

May 23
CHINATOWN (Jerry Goldsmith) [Nuart]
JURASSIC WORLD (Michael Giacchino) [AMC Universal]
LILO & STITCH (Alan Silvestri) [El Capitan]
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City], [AMC Universal] 
SHREK FOREVER AFTER (Harry Gregson-Williams) [AMC Universal]
STAND BY ME (Jack Nitzsche) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal] [Fine Arts] [TCL Chinese]
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Century City]

May 24
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal] 

May 25
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal] 
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [AMC Burbank 16]

May 26
SCOOB! (Tom Holkenborg) [AMC Burbank Town Center 8] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal] 
STAND BY ME (Jack Nitzsche) [AMC Burbank 16] [AMC Century City] [AMC Universal] [Fine Arts] [TCL Chinese]
SUNSET BLVD. (Franz Waxman) [Nuart]
TOP GUN (Harold Faltermeyer) [AMC Burbank 16]

May 27
BOYZ N THE HOOD (Stanley Clarke) [Nuart]
TRADING PLACES (Elmer Bernstein) [IPIC Westwood]

May 28
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]
MAMMA MIA (ABBA) [Alamo Drafthouse]
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD [Alamo Drafthouse]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Alamo Drafthouse]

May 29
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]
MAMMA MIA (ABBA) [Alamo Drafthouse]
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD [Alamo Drafthouse]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Alamo Drafthouse]

May 30
GREASE [IPIC Westwood]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]
MAMMA MIA (ABBA) [Alamo Drafthouse]
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD [Alamo Drafthouse]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN [Alamo Drafthouse]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Alamo Drafthouse]


THINGS I'VE HEARD, READ, SEEN OR WATCHED LATELY

Heard:
Sahara (Morricone), BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Rebotini), Swann (Bennett), Room in Rome (Pook), Dark: Cycle 1 (Frost), Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim), Dark: Cycle 2 (Frost), Symphony No. 5 (Bruckner), Dark: Cycle 3 (Frost), The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (Goodman), Harakiri (Sakamoto), Walking with Beasts (Bartlett)

Read: The last seven stories/essays/poems in Nightmares and Dreamscapes, by Stephen King

Seen: Mortal Kombat [2021], Army of the Dead, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, Together Together

Watched: Oh! What a Lovely War; 30 Rock ("The One with the Cast of 'Night Court'"); New Girl ("Eggs"); The 39 Steps [1935]; Diamonds Are Forever; Star Trek ("Operation -- Annihilate!"); Top of the Lake: China Girl ("The Loved One"); The Offence; What We Do in the Shadows ("City Council"); The Office ("Party")

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