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La-La Land has announced their March schedule of releases.

Next week they will release a two-disc edition of Maurice Jarre's straight-faced parody score for the 1984 cult favorite TOP SECRET!, featuring the score as heard in the film, the LP re-recording (originally released by Varese), the songs from the film as well as bonus cues. That day they will also release a new edition of Mark Isham's score for the alien abduction thriller FIRE IN THE SKY.

On March 29 they will release the soundtrack for the brand new Romancing the Stone-esque comedy adventure THE LOST CITY, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and a cameo by a huge movie star whose appearance has already been revealed by the trailer, with a score by Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel). They will also re-release their out-of-print, two-disc expanded edition of James Horner's BRAVEHEART.

The latest release from Quartet features George Fenton's score for THE DUKE, the true-crime comedy-caper released (briefly) last year, starring Oscar winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, which was the final fiction feature from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Venus).

Dragon's Domain has announced three new upcoming CD releases - THE ERNEST GOLD COLLECTION VOL. 1, featuring cues from a variety of films scored by the Oscar-winning (Exodus) composer, including his final feature score, Safari 2000; Lee Holdridge's score for the 1999 TV miniseries ATOMIC TRAIN; and David Spear's score for the 1984 sequel EXTERMINATOR 2


The Batman - Michael Giacchino - WaterTower [CD-R]
The Duke - George Fenton - Quartet
Cosi' Dolce, Cosi' Perversa
 - Riz Ortolani - Quartet
Le chene et ses habitants - Cyrille Aufort - Music Box
Lisa and the Devil
 - Carlo Savina - Quartet 
Music for Games, Film, Televsion and Concert Hall 
- Raphael Benjamin Meyer - Alhambra   
 - Piero Umiliani - Quartet 
Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman)
 - Armando Trovajoli - CAM Sugar
The Time Machine
- Russell Garcia - ALE
Zone rouge/Le java des ambres
 - Gabriel Yared - Music Box 


After Yang - Aska Matsumiya
The Batman - Michael Giacchino - 2-disc score CD-R on Watertower 
Dear Mr. Brody - Osei Essed
Fabian: Going to the Dogs - Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Volxem
Huda's Salon - Jeffrey van Rossum


March 11
Atomic Train
- Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain
The Ernest Gold Collection Vol. 1
- Ernest Gold - Dragon's Domain
Exterminator 2
- David Spear - Dragon's Domain
Fire in the Sky - Mark Isham - La-La Land
Redes/The City 
[re-recording] - Silvestre Revueltas, Aaron Copland - Naxos
Top Secret! - Maurice Jarre - La-La Land
Turning Red - Ludwig Goransson - Disney
April 1
The Big Gundown 
- Ennio Morricone - Beat
Braveheart [re-release] - James Horner - La-La Land
Il Serpente
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat
The Lost City - Pinar Toprak - La-La Land
Milano Trema: La Polizia Vuole Giustizia - Guido & Maurizio De Ajngelis - Beat 
April 8 
Spencer - Jonny Greenwood - Mercury
April 22
Operation Mincemeat - Thomas Newman - Lakeshore
May 6
Invasion: Season 1 - Max Richter - Decca
Date Unknown
Alfred the Great
 - Raymond Leppard - Kritzerland
Black Patch/The Man [re-recording] - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada
The Thief of Bagdad 
[1925] - Mortimer Wilson - Naxos  


March 4 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score for Anthony Adverse wins the Oscar; however, as per Academy policy, the score is awarded to the head of the studio's music department, Leo Forbstein (1937)
March 4 - Lucio Dalla born (1943)
March 4 - Max Steiner wins score Oscar for Now, Voyager (1943)
March 4 - Johnny Mandel records his score for Harper (1966)
March 4 - Leonard Rosenman died (2008)
March 4 - Alexandre Desplat wins his second Oscar, for The Shape of Water (2018)
March 5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos born (1887)
March 5 - Harry Lubin born (1906)
March 5 - Max Steiner's score for The Informer wins the Oscar; Academy policy at the time awards to the score to the head of the studio's music branch -- who, in this case, is Max Steiner (1936)
March 5 - Bruce Smeaton born (1938)
March 5 - Robert Folk born (1949)
March 5 - Michael Gore born (1951)
March 5 - Sergei Prokofiev died (1953)
March 5 - Graham Reynolds born (1971)
March 5 - John Williams begins recording his score to Star Wars (1977)
March 5 - Bruce Broughton records his Emmy-winning score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “The Satyr” (1981)
March 5 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
March 5 - Theodore Shapiro begins recording his score for Idiocracy (2005)
March 5 - Gustavo Santaolalla wins his first Oscar, for the Brokeback Mountain score (2006)
March 5 - Jacques Loussier died (2019)
March 6 - Stephen Schwartz born (1948)
March 6 - Leonard Rosenman records his score for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “Beast in View” (1964)
March 6 - Richard Hageman died (1966)
March 6 - Erik Nordgren died (1992)
March 6 - Robert B. Sherman died (2012)
March 7 - King Kong premieres in New York (1933)
March 7 - Miklos Rozsa wins his first Oscar for Spellbound score (1946)
March 7 - Sidney Cutner’s score for The Invaders episode “The Condemned” is recorded (1967)
March 7 - Alex Somers born (1984)
March 7 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Allegiance" (1990)
March 7 - Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score for X2 (2003)
March 7 - Gordon Parks died (2006)
March 7 - Michael Giacchino wins his first Oscar for Up (2010)
March 8 - Dick Hyman born (1927)
March 8 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
March 8 - Bruce Broughton born (1945)
March 8 - Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the pilot to Dr. Kildare (1961)
March 8 - Alex North begins recording his unused score for Sounder (1972)
March 8 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording orchestral cues for Logan's Run score (1976)
March 8 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for Murder by Death (1976)
March 8 - Paul Chihara begins recording his score, adapted from Gilbert & Sullivan, for The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
March 8 - William Walton died (1983)
March 8 - James Newton Howard begins recording his score for Dave (1993)
March 8 - John Williams begins recording his score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
March 8 - George Martin died (2016)
March 9 - John Cale born (1940)
March 9 - Arlon Ober born (1943)
March 9 - Mark Mancina born (1957)
March 9 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for Psycho (1960)
March 9 - Deborah Lurie born (1974)
March 9 - Jane Antonia Cornish born (1975)
March 9 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for Wrongfully Accused (1998)
March 9 - Richard Stone died (2001)
March 9 - Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson died (2004)
March 10 - Arthur Honegger born (1892)
March 10 - Angela Morley/Wally Stott born (1924)
March 10 - Charles Previn, head of the Universal Music Department, wins the Score Oscar for One Hundred Men and a Girl, for which no composer is credited (1938)
March 10 - Brad Fiedel born (1951)
March 10 - Marc Donahue born (1953)
March 10 - Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen born (1960)
March 10 - Michel Legrand records his score for Summer of ’42 (1971)
March 10 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Swarm (1978)
March 10 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)


ARMY OF THIEVES - Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro

"Like its predecessor, this prequel sports a flashy style and a glib sensibility, with muscular action sequences and cartoonish eruptions of violence. This movie is meant to be fun, not dark. With its high-tech effects, its powerhouse Hans Zimmer score (co-written with Steve Mazzaro) and its over-the-top, country-hopping plot -- in which Gwendoline’s crew makes plans to break into four legendary safes as the world financial system reels from the beginnings of a zombie outbreak in America -- 'Army of Thieves' has the punch of an old-time blockbuster."
Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times 
"There’s a pleasurably zippy pace to the storytelling, with editor Alexander Berner employing lots of wipes, smash cuts, screen graphics and Snyder-esque slow and fast motion to shake up the rhythm, along with a jaunty score by Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro that turns suspenseful in appropriate moments. Various movements of the Wagner opera are used diegetically, played by Sebastian on his cellphone as he works on each safe."
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 
DOG - Thomas Newman
"All of that said, 'Dog' is not (sorry) a total dog (I’m so sorry). It proves an unsurprisingly effective showcase for Tatum’s meathead charisma and natural grace, and to his credit, he nails the desperation of this guy -- being a soldier is all he’s ever known and all he knows how to be. It’s a pleasure to see Ethan Suplee pop up in a late (and well played) supporting role. And they get some very good stuff with the dog, including some emotional beats near the end that genuinely land, manipulative though they may be. Thomas Newman’s score is evocative, even if he’s riffing on familiar themes, and Newton Thomas Sigel’s cinematography is lovely, in that very specific sunsets-on-a-road-trip fashion you’d expect."
Jason Bailey, The Playlist 
MARRY ME - John Debney
"Further proof that promoting Lopez’s music was a goal built into the equation emerges in the indistinguishability of the stock score (by John Debney, 'American Underdog') from countless other, similar movies. From a visual standpoint, the only attempt at adding any sort of aesthetic uniqueness to this painfully bland affair comes in the form of cell-phone screens live-streaming on social media, reinforcing Kat’s constant exposure to public scrutiny."
Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap


"This, in turn, makes sense of the film’s most impressive element: the strange, grimy visual intoxication that comes from DP Sean Price Williams pushing low-light digital photography to the limits of intelligibility and sometimes beyond. At times the digital grain is so pronounced that light pooling in the gloom looks like it’s full of cascading raindrops, while dark patches can seem almost livid with particulate, microbial movement: viral, unhealthy, teeming. Coupled with Joe Delia‘s score -- omnipresent, brooding bassline riffs rife with reverb and distortion -- Ferrara’s vision of this paranoiac purgatory is told in such zoomed-in, close up images that at times the pixellated, bitmapped spaces between the grains take up more space than the actual visual information. It yields hyper-degraded pictures so abstract and porous that however much meaning you try to pour into them, more leaks out through the gaps. 'The world is the hiding place for God' is a phrase that swims up out of the murk at one point, and in 'Zeros and Ones,' God has a whole lot of dark corners and empty, crackly spaces in which to go to ground, and so to leave us to stumble around haplessly in His absence."
Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

"Here he plays with the frame rate, forcing us to observe closer details he deems notable, even if we can’t comprehend why. He shows segments of scenes through the lens of a camera in night vision to further note the distinction between what we see and the truth, or he deploys Joe Delia’s score, heavy on military drums, like a bold motif."
Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap 

"Sean Price Williams’ scuzz-noir cinematography and Joe Della’s reverb-heavy drum and guitar score fill the empty streets of the Eternal City with a post-apocalyptic emptiness that makes room for all sorts of oblique insinuations. Maybe there are terrorists afoot, or maybe the most immediate threat is of a different nature. Is JJ there on official government business, or has he gone AWOL in search of his missing twin brother Justin? It’s hard to say. 'Have you figured out what you’re doing in my country?' someone asks him. 'I’m working on it,' he replies."
David Ehrlich, IndieWire 
"Three collaborators enhance Ferrara’s work in 'Zeros and Ones.' Composer Joe Delia adds a moody rock score, heavy on militaristic drumrolls. Cinematographer Sean Price Williams works with minimalist lighting, frequently leaving the image looking unusually pixelated, adding to the sense that J.J.’s mission is foggy."
Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times 

"'Zeros and Ones''s feverish imagery, accompanied by Joe Delia’s hallucinatory score, suggests that something catastrophic is always on the verge of happening. Into this nightmare world enters JJ (Ethan Hawke), an American soldier who’s trying to find his twin brother, Justin (also Hawke), a revolutionary who’s either imprisoned or dead depending on whom you talk to. In footage captured on a laptop that one of JJ’s many sources provides, Justin evokes Woody Guthrie’s famous message about his machine (in his case the guitar) killing fascists and asks his torturers, 'How come no one is setting themselves on fire anymore?'"
Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine 


Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

March 4
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (Jerry Fielding) [Brain Dead Studios]

COOL HAND LUKE (Lalo Schifrin) [Los Feliz 3]
THE DECAMERON (Ennio Morricone) [Academy Museum]
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Joe Walsh), REAL GENIUS (Thomas Newman) [New Beverly]
JACKIE BROWN [New Beverly]
KING RICHARD (Kris Bowers), ROCKY (Bill Conti) [Aero]
MOANA (Mark Mancina) [El Capitan]
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Carter Burwell) [Los Feliz 3]
SABATA (Marcello Giombini) [Los Feliz 3]
SWEETIE (Martin Armiger) [Landmark Westwood]
SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (Seung-Hyun Choi, Cho Young Wuk) [Brain Dead Studios]

March 5
BRIGHT STAR (Mark Bradshaw) [Landmark Westwood]
THE CANTERBURY TALES (Ennio Morricone) [Academy Museum]

COOL HAND LUKE (Lalo Schifrin) [Los Feliz 3]
DIVA (Vladimir Cosma) [Los Feliz 3]
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Joe Walsh), REAL GENIUS (Thomas Newman) [New Beverly]
FUNNY FACE (George Gershwin, Adolph Deutsch) [Academy Museum]
HOUSE OF GUCCI (Harry Gregson-Williams) [Aero]
KUNG FU HUSTLE (Raymond Wong) [Brain Dead Studios]
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (Alex Ebert) [Los Feliz 3]
MULAN (Jerry Goldsmith) [El Capitan]
THE PIANO (Michael Nyman) [Landmark Westwood]
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (Wojciech Kilar) [Landmark Westwood]
ROAD HOUSE (Michael Kamen) [Brain Dead Studios]
SPEED RACER (Michael Giacchino) [New Beverly]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
TWO FORGOTTEN BOXES (Admir Shkurtas) [Academy Museum]

March 6
DO THE RIGHT THING (Bill Lee) [Brain Dead Studios]

DREDD (Paul Leonard-Morgan) [Brain Dead Studios]
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Joe Walsh), REAL GENIUS (Thomas Newman) [New Beverly]
MULAN (Jerry Goldsmith) [El Capitan]
NO TIME TO DIE (Hans Zimmer) [Los Feliz 3]
ON GAKU: OUR SOUND (Tomohiko Banse, Grandfunk, Wataru Sawabe) [Los Feliz 3]
THE PIANO (Michael Nyman) [Landmark Westwood]
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (Wojciech Kilar) [Landmark Westwood]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
STAGE FRIGHT (Leighton Lucas) [Los Feliz 3]
SWEETIE (Martin Armiger) [Landmark Westwood]
TOUCH OF EVIL (Henry Mancini) [Brain Dead Studios]
WAXWORKS [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON (Arnold Freed) [Los Feliz 3]
WHITE HEAT (Max Steiner) [Academy Museum]
March 7
BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL, DOUBLE AGENT 73 (Cine Top) [New Beverly]
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Carter Burwell) [Los Feliz 3]
PATRICK STILL LIVES (Berto Pisano) [Los Feliz 3]
THE PIANO (Michael Nyman) [Landmark Westwood]
ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL [Alamo Drafthouse]

March 8
BRIGHT STAR (Mark Bradshaw) [Landmark Westwood]
BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (Pat Irwin), D.E.B.S (Steven Stern) [New Beverly]
I AM CUBA [Academy Museum]
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (Wojciech Kilar) [Landmark Westwood]
ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE TRUCK [Los Feliz 3]

March 9
THE ASCENT (Alfred Schnittke) [Brain Dead Studios]
BRIGHT STAR (Mark Bradshaw) [Landmark Westwood]
BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (Pat Irwin), D.E.B.S (Steven Stern) [New Beverly]
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Vangelis) [Los Feliz 3]
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (Ry Cooder) [Los Feliz 3]
SWEETIE (Martin Armiger) [Landmark Westwood]

March 10
THE CONVERSATION (David Shire) [Los Feliz 3]
POM POKO (Shang Shang Typhoon) [Academy Museum]
SABATA (Marcello Giombini) [Los Feliz 3]
TAI CHI MASTER (Steve Edwards, Wai Lap Wu), WING CHUN (Siu-Lam Tang, Sai-Cheong Wong) [New Beverly]

March 11
ALIEN (Jerry Goldsmith) [Landmark Westwood]
AMERICAN FACTORY (Chad Cannon) [Academy Museum]
ARABIAN NIGHTS (Ennio Morricone) [Academy Museum]
THE CROW (Graeme Revell) [Brain Dead Studios]
JACKIE BROWN [New Beverly]
NAKED (Andrew Dickson) [Brain Dead Studios]
THE NEST (Rick Conrad) [Los Feliz 3]
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Dimitri Tiomkin) [New Beverly]
TAI CHI MASTER (Steve Edwards, Wai Lap Wu), WING CHUN (Siu-Lam Tang, Sai-Cheong Wong) [New Beverly]

March 12
ALL ABOUT EVE (Alfred Newman) [New Beverly]
ALMOST FAMOUS (Nancy Wilson) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE CONVERSATION (David Shire) [Los Feliz 3]
CRIMSON PEAK (Fernando Velazquez) [Los Feliz 3]
DAISIES (Jiri Sust) [New Beverly]
FUN IN ACAPULCO (Joseph J. Lilley) [New Beverly]
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (Nicholas Hooper) [Academy Museum]
MS. 45 (Joe Delia) [Brain Dead Studios]
SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (Ennio Morricone) [Academy Museum]
WOLFWALKERS (Bruno Coulais) [Academy Museum]
THE WORLD IN SHOTS (Admir Shkurtas) [Academy Museum]

March 13
ALL ABOUT EVE (Alfred Newman) [New Beverly]
ALMOST FAMOUS (Nancy Wilson) [Alamo Drafthouse]
BLOOD SIMPLE (Carter Burwell) [Brain Dead Studios]
COMING APART (Francis Xavier) [Los Feliz 3]
COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE (Yoko Kanno) [Brain Dead Studios]
FUN IN ACAPULCO (Joseph J. Lilley) [New Beverly]
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Angelo Badalamenti), SUNSET BLVD. (Franz Waxman) [Aero]
THE MUPPET MOVIE (Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher) [Los Feliz 3]
MY TRAVELS WITH CECILIA (Teho Teardo) [Academy Museum]
NOSFERATU [Alamo Drafthouse]
RIFIFI (Georges Auric) [Brain Dead Studios]
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (Marc Shaiman) [Academy Museum]


Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Morricone), The Cat Returns (Nomi), High Heels (Sakamoto), Tales from Earthsea (Terashima), The Flower of My Secret (Iglesias), From Up on Poppy Hill (Takebe), Live Flesh (Iglesias), Earwig and the Witch (Takebe), All about My Mother (Iglesias), When Marnie Was There (Muramatsu), Black Patch/The Man (Goldsmith)

Read: Shock Waves, by Richard Matheson

Seen: Twice Told Tales [2014], The Hawks and the Sparrows, Luca, Burrow [2020], Soul, Star (a film by Johann Lurf), 2021 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts, 2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts, Prime Cut, 2021 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts, Teorema, La sequenza del fiore di carta [1969], Porcile, Harakiri [1962], 8 Ball Bunny [1950], Sabrina [1954], Roman Holiday

Watched: Konga; Star Trek: Enterprise ("Cold Station 12"); Fawlty Towers ("The Kipper and the Corpse"); Murder on the Orient Express [1974]

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