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CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

This England - David Holmes - Universal (import)
What's Love Got To Do With It? - Nitin Sawhney - Mercury 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Acidman - Christopher French
Chupa - Carlos Rafael Rivera
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - Lorne Balfe
Enys Men - Mark Jenkin
The Five Devils - Florencia Di Concilio
Malum - Samuel Laflamme
Rimini - Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik  
Smoking Causes Coughing - no original score
Spinning Gold - Justin Gray
A Thousand and One - Gary Gunn 


COMING SOON

April 14
Babylon 
- Justin Hurwitz - Interscope
May 5 
God of War: Ragnarok - Bear McCreary - Sony
A Good Person - Bryce Dessner - Decca
May 19
The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All - John Lunn, Eivor, Danny Saul - Absolute Label Services 
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman - Mercury  
Date Unknown
Allelujah
 - George Fenton - Quartet
The Big Caper
 - Albert Glasser - Kronos
Counterplot
 - Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter - Kronos
...Dopo di che, uccide il maschio e lo divora
 - Piero Piccioni - CSC 
The Hummie Mann Collection, Vol. 2
 - Hummie Mann - Dragon's Domain
Le ultime ore di una vergine
 - Daniele Patucchi - CSC 
L'envol
 - Gabriel Yared - Quartet
L'homme aux yeux d'argent  et al
 - Philippe Sarde - Music Box
The Music of Gunther Kauer
 - Gunther Kauer, Douglas M. Lackey - Kronos
Piedone a Hong Kong
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - CSC 
Steiner: Das eiserne kruez 2 (Cross of Iron II)
 - Peter Thomas - CSC 
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
 - Ernest Gold - Dragon's Domain    


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

March 31 - Arthur B. Rubinstein born (1938)
March 31 - Alejandro Amenabar born (1972)
March 31 - Michael Gore wins his first two Oscars, for Fame's score and title song (1981)
March 31 - Cliff Eidelman begins recording his score for The Meteor Man (1993)
March 31 - Terry Plumeri died (2016)
April 1 - Winfried Zillig born (1905)
April 1 - Pete Carpenter born (1914)
April 1 - George Garvarentz born (1932)
April 1 - Matthew McCauley born (1954)
April 1 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Until They Sail (1957)
April 1 - Philip Lambro begins recording his unused score for Chinatown (1974)
April 1 - Marvin Gaye died (1984)
April 1 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
April 1 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Til Death Do Us Part” (1999)
April 1 - Adam Schlesinger died (2020)
April 2 - Serge Gainsbourg born (1928)
April 2 - Marvin Gaye born (1939)
April 2 - Leonard Rosenman begins recording his score for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
April 2 - Marvin Hamlisch wins Oscars in all three music categories, for adapting The Sting and for The Way We Were's score and title song, the first and only time this has happened in 95 years of Academy Awards (1974)
April 2 - Jean-Baptiste de Lauber (aka Para One) born (1979)
April 2 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for The Karate Kid (1984)
April 2 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for Gotcha! (1985)
April 2 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Chase” (1993)
April 2 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Sum of All Fears (2002)
April 2 - Mark McKenzie records his score for the Enterprise episode “Horizon” (2003)
April 2 - Clifford "Bud"" Shank died (2009)
April 2 - Gato Barbieri died (2016)
April 3 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco born (1895)
April 3 - Edward Ward born (1900)
April 3 - Marvin Hatley born (1905)
April 3 - Francois de Roubaix born (1939)
April 3 - Jungle Book released in U.S. theaters (1942)
April 3 - Richard Bellis born (1946)
April 3 - Philippe Rombi born (1968)
April 3 - Ferde Grofe died (1972)
April 3 - Bruce Broughton records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Testimony of a Traitor” (1981)
April 3 - Lionel Bart died (1999)
April 3 - Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Live Fast and Prosper” (2000)
April 3 - Dusan Radic died (2010)
April 4 - Elmer Bernstein born (1922)
April 4 - Monty Norman born (1928)
April 4 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Madame Bovary (1949)
April 4 - Michel Camilo born (1954)
April 4 - Miklos Rozsa wins his third and final Oscar, for his Ben-Hur score (1960)
April 4 - Brian May begins recording his score for Cloak & Dagger (1984)
April 4 - Roberto Nicolosi died (1989)
April 5 - Bernhard Kaun born (1899)
April 5 - Michael Galasso born (1949)
April 5 - Leo Erdody died (1949)
April 5 - Bent Aserud born (1950)
April 5 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Ten Commandments (1955)
April 5 - Nikolai Kryukov died (1961)
April 5 - Robert B. & Richard M. Sherman win Oscars for Mary Poppins' score and song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (1965)
April 5 - Nelson Riddle begins recording his score for El Dorado (1966)
April 5 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
April 5 - Pharrell Williams born (1973)
April 5 - Robert Glasper born (1978)
April 5 - John Morris begins recording his score for Yellowbeard (1983)
April 5 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Skin of Evil" (1988)
April 5 - James Horner begins recording his score for Patriot Games (1992)
April 5 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for First Knight (1995)
April 5 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Enterprise episode “Detained” (2002)
April 5 - Richard LaSalle died (2015)
April 6 - Gerry Mulligan born (1927)
April 6 - Andre Previn born (1929)
April 6 - Patrick Doyle born (1953)
April 6 - Christopher Franke born (1953)
April 6 - John Green begins recording Leonard Rosenman's score for The Cobweb (1955)
April 6 - Normand Corbeil born (1956)
April 6 - Dimitri Tiomkin wins his fourth and final Oscar, for the Old Man and the Sea score (1959)
April 6 - Johnny Mandel begins recording his score for The Sandpiper (1965) 
April 6 - Born Free opens in Los Angeles (1966)
April 6 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Inside the Third Reich (1982)
April 6 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Icarus Factor" (1989)
April 6 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Storyteller” (1993)
April 6 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for the JAG pilot (1995)
April 6 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Through the Looking Glass” (1995)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM - Ryland Blackinton
 
"When it comes to the aesthetics, Thomas and his collaborators style the film with an artistic flourish that harnesses the power of homage, but doesn’t collapse into over-stylization. Rob Givens’ cinematography pulls faint influence from ’80s slasher movies. Practical effects also give it a throwback quality -- one that’s noteworthy and endearing, if not terribly sophisticated. Rob Lowry’s soundtrack selections (which include Tiffany, Culture Club, A-ha and Blondie) and Ryland Blackinton’s synth-driven score transport us directly into retro suburbia, acting as a sounding board for the characters’ fears."
 
Courtney Howard, Variety 

65 - Chris Bacon

"But '65' isn’t entirely a wash, and it’s watchable and even a little fun until it falls off into total tedium. Driver, not only one of our best actors but one of our best yellers, showcases some of the most impressive screaming of his career, in a performance otherwise serviceable as 'distraught and grizzled protagonist searching for the Macguffin.'  The score -- credited to Chris Bacon with a curious co-composing credit for Danny Elfman -- is at times magnificently evocative of old school sci-fi adventure music, though during light moments between Koa and Mills, it leans on your standard, insert 'comedy situation music' that sounds composed by A.I. The best and only real dinosaur fight occurs at the very end, where two Tyrannosaurs are bathed in darkness and moonglow, a proper lighting decision to shadow the flaws in their creation. Why the previous 80 minutes could not be bothered to do this I cannot tell you."
 
Brianna Zigler, Paste Magazine 
 
"Plagued by months of delays from distributor Sony Pictures Releasing, '65' struggles to find its footing. At once science fiction, horror, and drama, it’s never enough of any genre. The tone toggles between curious and treacherous, which could work as a parallel to the inquisitive 9-year-old Koa and the hardened veteran Mills, but various technical aspects refuse to ever be in agreement. Take the score, a decidedly cinematic orchestra piece by composer Chris Bacon (A&E’s 'Bates Motel'), and watch how the onscreen action rarely aligns with the tempo or even mood. The same could be said of the stunning yet not quite fitting cinematography from Salvatore Totino ('Space Jam: A New Legacy,' 'Bird Box')."
 
Dex Wesley Perra, The Austin Chronicle 
 
"This is a movie that would have benefitted from being a whole lot stupider. The big-budget sci-fi flick -- which reportedly cost $91 million to make and was featured in a Super Bowl ad -- should have embraced its inherent B-movie roots. Instead, it tries to juggle a wild survival story with a poignant family drama, but both elements feel so rushed and underdeveloped that neither ends up registering. There’s nothing to these characters, and the action sequences quickly grow repetitive and wearisome. There’s a jump scare, insistent notes from an overbearing score, some running and screaming, the gnashing of teeth, and maybe an injury before a narrow escape. Over and over and over again."
 
Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters. 

March 31
THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (Angelo Badalamenti) [BrainDead Studios]

THE DEPARTED (Howard Shore) [New Beverly]
THE GOLDEN FORTRESS (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
JE TU IL ELLE [Los Feliz 3]
KILL BILL, VOL. 1 (RZA) [New Beverly]
MAGIC MIKE [BrainDead Studios]
NASHVILLE [New Beverly]
PIERROT LE FOU (Antoine Duhamel) [Los Feliz 3]a

PLAYTIME (Francis Lemarque) [Aero]
RETURN OF THE JEDI (John Williams) [Nuart]

April 1
EX MACHINA (Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow) [BrainDead Studios]

FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (Alan Silvestri) [New Beverly]
GATTACA (Michael Nyman) [BrainDead Studios]
GRIZZLY (Robert O. Ragland) [Los Feliz 3]
THE LAST UNICORN (Jimmy Webb) [New Beverly]
NASHVILLE [New Beverly]
THE OFFENDERS (Scott B.), VORTEX [UCLA/Hammer]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Landmark Westwood]
SLAUGHTER HIGH (Harry Manfredini) [New Beverly]
STARGATE (David Arnold) [BrainDead Studios]
TAIPEI STORY (Duu-Chih Tu, Edward Yang)  [Los Feliz 3]
THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY (Alex North) [Los Feliz 3]

April 2
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (Henry Mancini) [Fine Arts]
THE CREMATOR (Zdenek Liska), KRAKATIT (Jiri Srnka) [UCLA/Hammer]
THE ELEPHANT GOD (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
EVIL DEAD 2 (Joseph LoDuca) [Alamo Drafthouse]
FALSCH (Jean-Marie Billy, Jan Franssen) [Los Feliz 3]
42ND STREET (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) [Academy Museum]
HIGH LIFE (Stuart A. Staples) [BrainDead Studios]
INTERSTELLAR (Hans Zimmer) [BrainDead Studios]
THE INVISIBLE MAN [Los Feliz 3]
KATRINA TALKING PICTURES [Los Feliz 3]
THE LAST UNICORN (Jimmy Webb) [New Beverly] 
LUMIERE (Astor Piazzola) [Los Feliz 3]
NASHVILLE [New Beverly]
REVOLUTION (John Corigliano) [Aero]
WALL-E (Thomas Newman) [BrainDead Studios] 

April 3
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (Jeff Grace), YOU'RE NEXT ( Hads Heldtberg, Jasper Justice Lee, Kyle McKinnon, Adam Wingard) [New Beverly]
THE UNKNOWN GIRL [Los Feliz 3]
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (Lubos Fiser, Jan Klusak) [Los Feliz 3]

April 4
GRIZZLY (Robert O. Ragland) [Los Feliz 3]
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (Jeff Grace), YOU'RE NEXT ( Hads Heldtberg, Jasper Justice Lee, Kyle McKinnon, Adam Wingard) [New Beverly] 
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (Quincy Jones) [Academy Museum]
SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (Jerry Goldsmith) [Los Feliz 3]

April 5
BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer) [BrainDead Studios]
EXPOSED (Jim Coleman, J.G. Thirlwell) [Los Feliz 3]
THE IN-LAWS (John Morris), FLETCH (Harold Faltermeyer) [New Beverly]

April 6
I'M THINKING OF YOU (Wim Mertens) [Los Feliz 3]
THE IN-LAWS (John Morris), FLETCH (Harold Faltermeyer) [New Beverly] 
KINGDOM OF DIAMONDS (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
TWO SMALL BODIES (Swans) [Los Feliz 3]

April 7
ARMY OF DARKNESS (Joseph LoDuca) [Nuart]
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (John Williams) [BrainDead Studios]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
GRIZZLY (Robert O. Ragland) [Los Feliz 3] 
HIGH AND LOW (Masaru Sato) [Aero]
THE HOME AND THE WORLD (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
KILL BILL: VOL 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
LUMIERE (Astor Piazzola) [Los Feliz 3]
LYDIA LUNCH: THE WAR IS NEVER OVER [Los Feliz 3]
MENACE II SOCIETY (QD III) [New Beverly]
NAKED LUNCH (Howard Shore) [BrainDead Studios]

April 8
BAY OF ANGELS (Michel Legrand) [Los Feliz 3]
DISTRICT 9 (Clinton Shorter) [BrainDead Studios]
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Miles Davis) [Los Feliz 3]
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Satyajit Ray), DELIVERANCE [Academy Museum]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Rob Zombie) [New Beverly]
MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER [Academy Museum]
MICROCOSMOS (Bruno Coulais) [Academy Museum]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
THE RUGRATS MOVIE (Mark Mothersbaugh) [New Beverly]
SHREK 2 (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly]
STARSHIP TROOPERS (Basil Poledouris) [BrainDead Studios]
3 WEEKS IN YEREVAN (Chris Bedian) [Los Feliz 3]
WAR AND PEACE (Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov) [Aero]
WICKED CITY (Osamu Shoji) [BrainDead Studios]

April 9
THE ADOLESCENT (Philippe Sarde) [Los Feliz 3]
BRANCHES OF THE TREE (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
DONNIE DARKO (Michael Andrews), THE EVIL DEAD (Joseph LoDuca) [Aero]
DRYLONGSO (Curt Harpel, Pat Thomi) [Los Feliz 3]
THE EGG AND I (Frank Skinner) [Los Feliz 3]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
INVADERS FROM MARS (Raul Kraushaar) [UCLA/Hammer]
THE IRON GIANT (Michael Kamen) [BrainDead Studios]
THE MALTESE FALCON (Adolph Deutsch) [Academy Museum]
PACIFIC RIM (Ramin Djawadi) [BrainDead Studios]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale)[Fine Arts]
SHREK 2 (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly]
TENET (Ludwig Goransson) [Fine Arts]
THINGS TO COME (Arthur Bliss) [BrainDead Studios]


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

Heard:
On the Waterfront (Bernstein); Bliss: Film Music (Bliss); The North Star (Copland); Hangmen Also Die (Eisler); Straw Dogs (Fielding); Psycho III (Burwell); The House on Telegraph Hill/Ten North Frederick (Kaplan/Harline); On the Threshold of Space/The Hunters (Murray/Sawtell); The Postman Always Rings Twice (Small); Saddle the Wind (Bernstein/Alexander); Man Trouble (Delerue)

Read: Quiller Barracuda, by Adam Hall (aka Elleston Trevor)

Seen: Elevator to the Gallows; The Lovers [1958]; The Adversary; Company Limited; Moving On; The Middleman; Oklahoma!; Shazam! Fury of the Gods; Inside; Tori and Lokita; John Wick: Chapter 4; Scream VI

Watched: New Girl ("Bathtub"); Star Trek: Enterprise ("Affliction"); Bob's Burgers ("Lobsterfest"); The Americans ("A Little Night Music"); Documentary Now ("DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon"); Counterpart ("You to You"); The Good Place ("The Trolley Problem"); The Deuce ("Inside the Pretend"); Inside Amy Schumer ("Unpleasant Truths"); Fargo ("The Lord of No Mercy"); Key & Peele ("Soul Food"); Justified ("Guy Walks Into a Bar)

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