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Intrada plans to announce one new release next week.


Dragon's Domain has announced three new film music CD releases -- THE HUMMIE MANN COLLECTION VOL. 1, featuring two scores by the Emmy winning composer, the children's film Thomas and the Magic Railroad and the IMAX film Cyberworld; Chuck Cirino's score for 1995's SORCERESS; and a resequenced edition of Richard Band and Christopher L. Stone's score for the 1987 horror film PRISON, directed by Renny Harlin (!) and starring Viggo Mortensen (!!!). 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, opening (finally!) on September 30th, has announced its first two months of public programming, including a screening series titled "Sound Off: A Celebration of Women Composers." They have announced the following screenings: 

October 6 - Joker (Hildur Guonadottir)
October 7 - The Apology (Lesley Barber)
October 13 - Escape from L.A. (Shirley Walker, John Carpenter)
October 18 - The Earth Dies Screaming (Elisabeth Lutyens)
October 22 - John Lewis: Good Trouble (Tamar-kali)
October 26 - Under the Skin (Mica Levi)
November 6 - Clemency (Kathryn Bostic)
November 8 - Watership Down (Angela Morley)
November 13 - Double Face (Nora Orlandi)
November 15 - Our Little Sister (Yoko Kanno)
November 20 - Atlantics (Fatima Al Qadiri)
November 21 - Tron (Wendy Carlos)
November 22 - Emma (Rachel Portman)
November 25 - Eyes Wide Shut (Jocelyn Pook) 

Another series, "Oscar Frights," spotlighting horror films which have received Oscars or nominations, features its own share of beloved film composers including Elmer Bernstein (An American Werewolf in London) Jerry Goldsmith (Alien, The Omen, Poltergeist), Bernard Herrmann (Psycho), James Newton Howard (The Sixth Sense), Howard Shore (The Fly) and Franz Waxman (Bride of Frankenstein)

CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Formula 1 Nell'inferno del Grand Prix
 - Alessandro Alessandroni - Beat 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Charlatan - Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz 
Joe Bell - Antonio Pinto
Old - Trevor Gureckis
Settlers - Nitin Sawhney
Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins - Martin Todsharow
Val - Garth Stevenson 


COMING SOON

August 13
Ghostbusters II - Randy Edelman - Sony
September 3
Forsaken Themes from Fantastic Films, Vol. 1: Tears in Rain
- various - Perseverance
September 17
Without Remorse - Jonsi - Krunk
October 1
No Time to Die - Hans Zimmer - Decca
Date Unknown
Espion, Leve-Toi (re-release)
 - Ennio Morricone - Music Box
The Hummie Mann Collection Vol. 1
- Hummie Mann - Dragon's Domain
Illegal Woman
- David Solar - Saimel
L'Etrange Monsieur Duvallier/Miss (re-release)
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box
Mi faccio la barca
- Gianni Ferrio - Beat
Non-Living
- Josue Vergara - Saimel
Prison
- Richard Band, Christopher L. Stone - Dragon's Domain
Sorceress
- Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
Space: 1999
 - Barry Gray, Derek Wadsworth - Silva
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
 - David Shire - Quartet
The Wind
 - Stanley Myers, Hans Zimmer - Notefornote


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

July 23 - George Greeley born (1917)
July 23 - Bill Lee born (1928)
July 23 - L. Subramaniam born (1947)
July 23 - Nicholas Hooper born (1952)
July 23 - Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score to The Blue Angel (1959)
July 23 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Rio Conchos (1964)
July 23 - Leith Stevens died (1970)
July 23 - Georges Auric died (1983)
July 23 - John Addison records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Greible" (1986)
July 23 - Hans J. Salter died (1994)
July 23 - Piero Piccioni died (2004)
July 24 - Robert Farnon born (1917)
July 24 - Wilfred Josephs born (1927)
July 24 - Marcello Giombini born (1928)
July 24 - Les Reed born (1935)
July 24 - High Noon opens in New York (1952)
July 24 - Alan Rawsthorne died (1971)
July 24 - Leo Shuken died (1976)
July 24 - Norman Dello Joio died (2008)
July 25 - Don Ellis born (1934)
July 25 - Denis King born (1939)
July 25 - Thurston Moore born (1958)
July 25 - Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
July 25 - Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never born (1982)
July 25 - Bruce Broughton records his unused adaptations of Bach for The Accidental Tourist (1988)
July 25 - Patrick Williams died (2018)
July 26 - Tadeusz Baird born (1928)
July 26 - Bronislau Kaper and Scott Bradley begin recording their score for Courage of Lassie (1945)
July 26 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Too Late Blues (1961)
July 26 - Irving Gertz’s score for The Invaders episode “The Enemy” is recorded (1967)
July 26 - Sidney Cutner’s score for The Invaders episode “The Watchers” is recorded (1967)
July 26 - Robert Drasnin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Mercenaries” (1968)
July 26 - Joseph Bishara born (1970)
July 26 - Robert Drasnin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Run for the Money” (1971)
July 26 - Buddy Baker died (2002)
July 27 - Marc Wilkinson born (1929)
July 27 - Bernard Herrmann records the Piano Concerto for the Hangover Square score (1944)
July 27 - Michael Linn born (1952)
July 27 - Stefan Nilsson born (1955)
July 27 - Alex North begins recording his score to The Outrage (1964)
July 27 - Max Steiner begins recording his score for Those Calloways (1964)
July 27 - Harry Lubin died (1977)
July 27 - Georges Delerue records his score for Exposed (1982)
July 27 - Jerome Moross died (1983)
July 27 - Miklos Rozsa died (1995)
July 28 - Carmen Dragon born (1914)
July 28 - Ray Ellis born (1923)
July 28 - Brian May born (1934)
July 28 - Recording sessions begin for Frederick Hollander’s score for Disputed Passage (1939)
July 28 - Richard Hartley born (1944)
July 28 - On the Waterfront opens in New York (1954)
July 28 - Richard Shores records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Firebrand” (1967)
July 28 - Robert Drasnin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Butterfly” (1970)
July 28 - Leonard Rosenman begins recording his adaptation score for Bound for Glory (1976)
July 28 - Basil Poledouris records his score for The House of God (1980)
July 28 - Laurence Rosenthal records his score for Proud Men (1987)
July 29 - Mikis Theodorakis born (1925)
July 29 - Gian Piero Reverberi born (1939)
July 29 - Michael Holm born (1943)
July 29 - Bronislau Kaper begins recording his score for Quentin Durward (1955)
July 29 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for The Venetian Affair (1967)
July 29 - Lee Holdridge records his score for The Explorers: a Century of Discovery (1988)
July 29 - Doug Timm died (1989)
July 29 - Giorgio Gaslini died (2014)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AGAINST THE CURRENT - Högni Egilsson 
 
"The film also has endearing supporting characters and memorable scenes described by interviewees. While Hollywood comes to realize what a moving narrative film and fantastic opportunity for a trans actor an adaptation could be (with the stipulation they keep the atmospheric music by Högni Egilsson), the awards-giving bodies should save a blank on their ballots for this one."
 
Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times 

"The film’s persistent score and the excessive slickness of the drone shots of Icelandic landscapes both mask the cuts and seams of trans existence, its out-of-joint-ness, keeping Veiga from exercising her agency as a trans subject. GoPro-style perspectives of her circumnavigation and video diary shots are kept to a minimum, as if Sveinsson were more worried about giving the film a Netflix-friendly glossy carapace than allowing for some sort of authenticity to emerge and take over the film, queering its structure and form."
 
Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine 

THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS - Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro

"Like most DreamWorks movies, this one comes across as a product for vapid consumption and not one aiming for timelessness. Humans in the studio’s projects appear as nearly interchangeable figures with large heads, smooth skin, and very few distinctive characteristics. In the waking world of the story, production designer Raymond Zibach (the 'Kung Fu Panda' films) and his team have crafted some original settings -- such as the Acorn station where babies write code or the stage where Tabatha sings her number -- but those are exceptions in a mostly aesthetically dull production. Even Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro’s score sounds bland, as if pulled from a pile of stock tracks."
 
Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap 

"For grownups, there may be a few obstacles to enjoyment, starting with the oppressive use of score, blaring at viewers to 'Have fun, have fun damn it!' at many a turn. Many, many a turn. The notion of a cast with Baldwin, Sedaris and Goldblum certainly sounds promising, but putting voices already that expressive in the excessively animated mouths of 'Boss Baby's' characters feels a bit much. That’s no knock on the actors. For instance, Goldblum’s Edwin makes a delightfully weird villain, a niche in which he’s obviously quite comfortable. But one misses the deadpan and subtlety of those actors’ faces."
 
Michael Ordona, Los Angles Times

PIG - Alexis Grapsas, Philip Klein
 
"Auspiciously, the writer-director aims for a noticeable synergy between form and content. Just as the flavor profile of the plot begins to show its layers, so does the shape-shifting score by Alexis Grapsas and Philip Klein. Early on the music rings of mystery and anticipation, and as 'Pig' transitions into more humanistic drama, the melody follows suits turning tender, even soothing."
 
Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap 

"The movie takes the anxiety away from their quest, replacing it with drawn-out tension. It’s slow and sensuous, with a score that kicks in as discreetly as good seasoning, but it loves silence more."
 
Jacob Oller, Paste Magazine

"What first impresses about 'Pig' is the way it manages to feel both out there and grounded, often at the same time. Aside from the obviously far-fetched nature of its premise, it includes everything from an underground fight club for restaurant workers to chapter titles like 'Rustic Mushroom Tart' and 'Mom’s French Toast and Deconstructed Scallops.' But it never slips into absurdity, with Sarnoski’s sparse dialogue complemented by a fittingly low-key score courtesy of Alexis Grapsas and Philip Klein. That’s also why it’s impossible to imagine anyone but Cage in the lead role: No one else can simultaneously embrace and elevate inherently ridiculous plot developments like he can while finding something close to the profound in it all."
 
Michael Nordine, Variety
 
SIBERIA - Joe Delia
 
"In the end, there is a method in all this madness, suggested by Dafoe’s calm face and reassuring voice as Clint confronts his most emotionally charged memories with courage and curiosity. The professional look of the tech work is another guarantee that this isn’t a string of palaver. Italian DP Stefano Falivene gives unfamiliar natural landscapes through a feeling of magical realism, while Joe Delia’s music, ranging from metaphysical to pop, provides an ironic counterpart to the fantasies."
 
Joe Delia, The Hollywood Reporter

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

July 23
KILL BILL: VOL. 1 (RZA) [New Beverly]
THE LADY EVE, SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw) [New Beverly]
MIDNIGHT RUN (Danny Elfman), BEVERLY HILLS COP (Harold Faltermeyer)  [American Cinematheque: Aero]
WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Toru Takemitsu) [Fairfax Cinema]

July 24
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Carter Burwell), A SERIOUS MAN (Carter Burwell), BURN AFTER READING (Carter Burwell) [American Cinematheque: Aero]
BRIDESMAIDS (Michael Andrews) [Alalmo Drafthouse]
THE LADY EVE, SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw) [New Beverly]
MONOS (Mica Levi) [Fairfax Cinema]
SOMETHING WILD (John Cale, Laurie Anderson) [New Beverly]

July 25
THE BOSS BABY (Hans Zimmer. Steve Mazzaro) [Alamo Drafthouse]
DAYS OF HEAVEN (Ennio Morricone) [Fairfax Cinema]
DOWN BY LAW (John Lurie) [Fairfax Cinema]
GOOD MORNING (Toshiro Mayuzumi), TAMPOPO (Kunihiko Murai)  [American Cinematheque: Aero]
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [IPIC Westwood]
THE LADY EVE, SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw) [New Beverly]
SNEAKERS (James Horner) [Alamo Drafthouse]
WEATHERING WITH YOU (Radwimps) [TCL Chinese] 

July 26
JAWS (John Williams) [Alamo Drafthouse]
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (Ken Wannberg), DEADLY EYES (Anthony Guefen) [New Beverly]

July 27
PULP FICTION [Alamo Drafthouse]
RATCATCHER (Rachel Portman), WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Jonny Greenwood) [New Beverly]
WEATHERING WITH YOU (Radwimps) [Laemmle Town Center]

July 28
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [IPIC Westwood]
RASHOMON (Fumio Hayasaka)  [Laemmle Playhouse] [Laemmle Royal]
RATCATCHER (Rachel Portman), WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Jonny Greenwood) [New Beverly] 
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING (Ji-woong Park) [Fairfax CInema]

July 29
A BOY AND HIS DOG (Tim McIntire, Jaime Mendoza-Nava) [Fairfax Cinema]
THE TWELVE CHAIRS (John Morris) [American Cinematheque: Aero]
WEST SIDE STORY (Leonard Bernstein, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal) [New Beverly]

July 30
CLUELESS (David Kitay) [American Cinematheque: Aero]
KILL BILL: VOL 1 (RZA) [New Beverly]
THE TRUMAN SHOW (Burkhard Dallwitz) [Fairfax Cinema]
WEST SIDE STORY (Leonard Bernstein, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal) [New Beverly]

July 31
HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (Udi Harpaz, Patrice Rushen), THE MIGHTY QUINN (Anne Dudley) [American Cinematheque: Aero]
JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) [Fairfax Cinema]
SCREAM (Marco Beltrami), SCREAM 2 (Marco Beltrami), SCREAM 3 (Marco Beltrami), SCREAM 4 (Marco Beltrami) [New Beverly]

August 1
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Laurie Johnson), FOUR LIONS [American Cinematheque: Aero]
FANTASTIC PLANET (Alain Goraguer) [Fairfax Cinema]
THE FBI STORY (Max Steiner) [New Beverly]
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Morris Stoloff) [American Cinematheque: Aero]
MYSTERY TRAIN (John Lurie) [Fairfax Cinema]


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

Heard: Z for Zachariah (McIntosh), Bill & Ted Face the Music (Isham), Full Metal Jacket (Mead), Revolution (Lennertz), Eighth Grade (Meredith), Nobody to Watch Over Me (Muramatsu), Three Wishes (Millar), Weathering with You (Radwimps), Collector's Item (Herrmannn), The Happets in the Kingdom of the Sun (Montes), Decision for Chemistry/Sounder (North), The Mandalorian: The Mandalorian (Goransson), Watchmen Vol. 1 (Reznor/Ross), The Mandalorian: The Child (Goransson)

Read: No More Dying Then, by Ruth Rendell 

Seen: The Boss Baby: Family Business; Pig; Space Jam: A New Legacy; Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised); Torso; The Next Victim! [aka The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh]

Watched: Bubbles [1930]; Star Trek ("The Doomsday Machine"); The Revelers [1927]; The Night Manager ("Episode 5"); Myra Breckenridge; The Morrissey & Miller Night Club Revue [1928]; Breaking Bad ("Caballo Sin Nombre"); Sharps and Flats [1928]; Danger Man ("The Girl Who Liked G.I.s"); The Living Daylights; Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra [1928]; Rebecca [1940]; Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake [1928]; Star Trek: Discovery ("That Hope Is You, Part 1"); The Night Manager ("Episode 6"); A Laugh or Two [1928]; My Blood Runs Cold; Dream Cafe [1927]; Childrens Hospital ("I See Her Face Everywhere," "No One Can Replace Her," "I Am Not Afraid of Any Ghost," "Give a Painted Brother a Break," "Frankfurters. Allman Brothers. Death. Frankfurters.," "The End of the Middle")

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