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Intrada's latest Kickstarter-supported release, a new recording of two 1950s thriller scores by Bernard Herrmann - Nicholas Ray's ON DANGEROUS GROUND and Alfred Hitchcock's remake of his own THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (the only previously unreleased Herrmann-Hitchcock score) is now available to order and is expected to begin shipping next week.


The Big Caper
 - Albert Glasser - Kronos 
 - Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter - Kronos 
Dino/I, Mobster - Gerald Fried - Dragon's Domain 
The Manions of America
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain 
The Music of Gunther Kauer
 - Gunther Kauer, Douglas M. Lackey - Kronos 
The Peter Bernstein Collection Vol. 4
 - Peter Bernstein - Dragon's Domain 


Cadejo Blanco - Jonatan Szer
Carmen - Nicholas Britell
Chevalier - Kris Bowers
Everything Went Fine - no original score
Evil Dead Rise - Stephen McKeon
Gringa - Tim Williams
Guy Ritchie's The Covenant - Christopher Benstead
Judy Blume Forever - Lauren Culjak 
Somewhere in Queens - Mark Orton
To Catch a Killer - Carter Burwell
Wild Life - Gustavo Santaolalla, Juan Luqui 


April 28
On Dangerous Ground/The Man Who Knew Too Much [re-recording]
- Bernard Herrmann - Intrada
May 5 
God of War: Ragnarok - Bear McCreary - Sony
I corpi presentato tracce di violenza carnale (Torso)
- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies 
Tecnica di un omicidio
- Robby Poitevin - Digitmovies 
May 19
The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All - John Lunn, Eivor, Danny Saul - Absolute Label Services 
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman - Mercury 
June 16
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - Lorne Balfe - Decca
July 28
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler - iam8bit 

Date Unknown
Come svalgiamo la banca d'Italia/Il lungo, il corto, il gatto 
- Lallo Gori - Beat 
Due ragazzi da Mareiapiede
- Piero Umiliani - Quartet 
Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine 
- Georges Delerue - Music Box
Nessuno e' perfetto
 - Riz Ortolani - Beat
Run for Your Wife
- Nino Oliviero - Quartet
Tours du monde tours du ciel/Premier quatuor a cordes [reissue] - Georges Delerue - Music Box     


April 21 - Mundell Lowe born (1922)
April 21 - John McCabe born (1939)
April 21 - Steve Dorff born (1949)
April 21 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score to The Story of Ruth (1960)
April 21 - Recording sessions begin for Michel Colombier’s score to Colossus: The Forbin Project (1969)
April 21 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Wild Rovers (1971)
April 21 - Charles Fox begins recording his score for The New, Original Wonder Woman (1975)
April 21 - Eddie Sauter died (1981)
April 21 - Georges Delerue begins recording his unused score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1982)
April 21 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Soldiers of the Empire” (1997)
April 21 - Velton Ray Bunch records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “The Council” (2004)
April 22 - Isao Tomita born (1932)
April 22 - Bride of Frankenstein released (1935)
April 22 - Jack Nitzsche born (1937)
April 22 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes (1970)
April 22 - Steven Price born (1977)
April 22 - Craig Safan records his score for the Remo Williams TV pilot (1987)
April 22 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Pen Pals” (1989)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Emergence” (1994)
April 22 - Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Muse” (1996)
April 22 - Brian Tyler records his score for the Enterprise episode “Regeneration” (2003)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Terra Prime” (2005)
April 23 - Sergei Prokofiev born (1891)
April 23 - Louis Barron born (1920)
April 23 - Patrick Williams born (1939)
April 23 - Alain Jomy born (1941)
April 23 - Jay Gruska born (1952)
April 23 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
April 23 - Kenji Kawai born (1957)
April 23 - Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson born (1958)
April 23 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his North by Northwest score (1959)
April 23 - Christopher Komeda died (1969)
April 23 - Jonsi born (1975)
April 23 - Harold Arlen died (1986)
April 23 - Satyajit Ray died (1992)
April 23 - James Horner begins recording his score for House of Cards (1992)
April 23 - Robert Farnon died (2005) 
April 23 - Arthur B. Rubinstein died (2018)
April 24 - Vaclav Trojan born (1907)
April 24 - Barbra Streisand born (1942)
April 24 - Double Indemnity is released in theaters (1944)
April 24 - Hubert Bath died (1945)
April 24 - Dana Kaproff born (1954)
April 24 - Lennie Hayton died (1971)
April 24 - John Williams begins recording his score for Dracula (1979)
April 24 - Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Doll" (1986)
April 24 - Tristam Cary died (2008)
April 25 - Heinz Roemheld's score for Union Station is recorded (1950)
April 25 - Franz Waxman records his score for Stalag 17 (1952)
April 25 - David A. Hughes born (1960)
April 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for How to Steal a Million (1966)
April 25 - Georges Delerue records his score for L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin (1972)
April 25 - Alec Puro born (1975)
April 25 - Gary Hughes died (1978)
April 25 - Brian May died (1997)
April 26 - Francis Lai born (1932)
April 26 - Giorgio Moroder born (1940)
April 26 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Green Fire (1954)
April 26 - Reinhardt Wagner born (1956)
April 26 - Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for Kronos (1957)
April 26 - John M. Keane born (1965)
April 26 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Gray Lady Down (1977)
April 26 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score The Blue and the Gray (1982)
April 26 - Bronislau Kaper died (1983)
April 26 - Alan Parker begins recording his score for Jaws 3D (1983)
April 26 - Barry Gray died (1984)
April 26 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Distant Thunder (1988)
April 26 - Carmine Coppola died (1991)
April 26 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Firm (1993)
April 26 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Tracking Into the Wind” (1999)
April 27 - Christopher Komeda born (1937)
April 27 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Lost Weekend (1945)
April 27 - Christopher Young born (1954)
April 27 - Federico Jusid born (1973)
April 27 - Scott Bradley died (1977)
April 27 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who" (1989)
April 27 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Explorers” (1995)
April 27 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Relativity” (1999)
April 27 - Henry Brant died (2008)


"Composer Lorne Balfe heightens the tension with a unique mixture of verbal chanting and rhythmic beats that properly enhance the meticulous stuntwork. The score morphs into a creature of its own and is unlike the soothing, sweeping scores of other fantasy films. Balfe also successfully leans into the bard lore of Pine’s character by composing songs that are light-hearted, poetic, and heavy with string instruments."
Marisa Mirabal, IndieWire 

"In the spirit of the game, Goldstein and Daley revel in the specificities of their world. They round out the personalities of their characters, pack their screenplay (written with Michael Gilio) with zingy one-liners and cleverly timed asides, and calibrate the action sequences so they rarely feel auxiliary to the narrative. A sense of play pulses through the film, which, with its bracing special effects, detailed production design and propulsive music, seems determined to activate viewer imaginations."
Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter 

THE FIVE DEVILS - Florencia Di Concilio
"Few films at the festival are this formally rigorous or cohesive, and it is hard to believe that 'The Five Devils' is a sophomore feature. Mysius, whose feature debut 'Ava' premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week in 2017, raises the bar in terms of sophistication and style, on a visual level thanks to the work of director of photography Paul Guilhaume but also in terms of sound. The film’s opening montage beguilingly combines thumping beats and sharp strings, with the blue and yellow reflections of a lake and the gorgeous yet threatening landscape of the snowy French Alps. The director steers a tight ship and the film never lets up in terms of style, the score by Florencia Di Concilio making space for many flawlessly integrated and perfectly chosen pop songs throughout."
Elena Lazic, The Playlist 

"The evocative project looks great, thanks to co-writer Paul Guilhaume’s gloomy but gorgeous widescreen cinematography, while odd noises and an unconventional, atonal score keep audiences on edge. But it doesn’t quite add up, such that the long-awaited explanation for that opening blaze ultimately fails to illuminate. The movie’s 'Twilight Zone' coda is even more of a misfire. Vicky’s peculiar gift of smell may save the day in the end, but rather than enriching the cinematic experience, it renders it all slightly … well, nonsensical. Better to have stuck to the usual tools of sight and sound, in that case."
Peter Debruge, Variety
PACIFICTION - Marc Verdaguer, Joe Robinson 

"Again, on paper this all sounds incredible, to the point that I almost just reconvinced myself to watch it again. I can’t think of a movie I’d click 'play' on faster than a Polynesian Casablanca about shady spooks, bumbling colonials, corrupt officials, and slimy sex tourists set in Tahiti. Yet just when Pacifiction seems like it’s about to coalesce into that, rewarding our patience after 90 or so minutes of numbingly repetitive dialogue and pointlessly long takes, it plays itself out with 40 or so more minutes more of long-take visual noodling, complete with droning score. This movie takes an incredibly sexy premise and stages it in the driest way imaginable, almost entirely score and music free for much of its lengthy run time, with characters monologuing for 15 and 20 minutes on end. At the one-hour 53-minute mark, two shadowy figures who’ve been lurking on the perimeter for the whole movie get together for what seems like an important dialogue. They speak in English as the subtitles fall away, and say… something. I rewound it four times and I still have no idea."
Vince Mancini, Uproxx 
"Meanwhile, back at Morton’s nightclub, De Roller also helps choreographer Francesca (Monste Triola) rehearse the club’s dancers, dressed in the traditional ceremonial garb of the islands, create a performance piece that seems even more like a cockfight, with real chickens fighting on stage. (This footage is going to be rightly problematic for some certifying bodies abroad, such as the U.K., due to laws about animal cruelty.) When not working the stage, the dancers and staff also waft around the club entertaining the guests in the skimpiest of white bikinis for the women and thongs for the men, and there’s a woman DJ who plays the dullest droning EDM imaginable (the score is by Marc Verdaguer and Joe Robinson) while topless."
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter 

"The most ingenious element of 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie,' however, is easily the score from Brian Tyler, which brilliantly ties in dozens of iconic sound cues from the games with ’80s chart toppers and fresh new music. For those with even a passing familiarity with Nintendo, watching the film is like cosplaying as the Leonardo DiCaprio pointing meme."
Matthew Huff, The Onion AV Club 

"It’s all set to a relentless score by Brian Tyler, while ’80s needle drops hold together the thin story. A suggestion: We need a moratorium on Bonnie Tyler’s 'Holding Out for a Hero' for at least five years until the song can regain its ironic magic. There aren’t many jokes that hit, but the cutely nihilist Lumalee (Juliet Jelenic) receives the most laughs."
Kate Walsh, Los Angeles Times 

"The film features one jam-packed sequence after another, one highlight being Mario’s titanic battle with Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen, sounding exactly like himself but still hilarious), in which his determination and resourcefulness become fully apparent. The fast-paced action effectively approximates the gaming experience; Brian Tyler’s equally frenetic soundtrack cleverly riffs on the game’s musical themes by composer Koji Kando, providing suitable accompaniment."
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter 


Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

April 21
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Los Feliz 3] 
DRYLONGSO (Curt Harpel, Pat Thomi) [Los Feliz 3]
THE HEROIC TRIO (William Hu) [Nuart]
KIKA [Academy Museum]
KILL BILL: VOL. 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
LA NOTTE (Giorgio Gaslini), THE LOVERS [Aero]
THE MATRIX (Don Davis), LA JETEE [BrainDead Studios]
THE ROCKETEER (James Horner) [BrainDead Studios]
SPIDER (Howard Shore) [Los Feliz 3]

April 22
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (Bernard Herrmann) [Los Feliz 3]
THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS (Bruce Smeaton) [BrainDead Studios]
CHRISTINE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [BrainDead Studios]
DUEL (Billy Goldenberg) [BrainDead Studios]
A GOOFY MOVIE (Carter Burwell) [New Beverly]
IRMA VEP (Philippe Richard) [Los Feliz 3]
JOHNNY GUITAR (Victor Young) [Academy Museum]
OPENING NIGHT (Bo Harwood) [Academy Museum]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
RUDO Y CURSI (Leoncio Lara, Felipe Perez Santiago) [Los Feliz 3]
SHERLOCK HOLMES (Hans Zimmer) [Bay]
STRAIGHT TIME (David Shire), TRUE CONFESSIONS (Georges Delerue) [Aero]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [New Beverly]
WALL-E (Thomas Newman) [Academy Museum]

April 23
CLEANERS (Glenn Barit) [UCLA/Hammer]
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
GATES OF HEAVEN (Jim Harbert) [Los Feliz 3]
JULES AND JIM (Georges Delerue) [Los Feliz 3]
OBJECTIVE, BURMA! (Franz Waxman) [Academy Museum]
SHERLOCK HOLMES (Hans Zimmer) [Bay]
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Alex North) [Academy Museum] 

April 24
CLUELESS (David Kitay) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Los Feliz 3]
THE DUNWICH HORROR (Les Baxter) [Los Feliz 3]
HELL BENT FOR LEATHER (William Lava, Irving Gertz), POSSE FROM HELL [New Beverly]

April 25
THE CONFORMIST (Georges Delerue) [Academy Museum]
GATES OF HEAVEN (Jim Harbert) [Los Feliz 3] 
IRREVERSIBLE (Thomas Bangalter), LA HAINE [New Beverly]
SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (Howard Shore) [Los Feliz 3]

April 26
FOR ALL MANKIND (Brian Eno), NIGHT AND FOG [BrainDead Studios]
I LOVE YOU TO DEATH (James Horner) [Los Feliz 3]
IRMA VEP (Philippe Richard) [Los Feliz 3] 
IRREVERSIBLE (Thomas Bangalter), LA HAINE [New Beverly]

April 27
FORCE OF EVIL (David Raksin), HE RAN ALL THE WAY [Academy Musuem]
IRMA VEP (Philippe Richard) [Los Feliz 3] 
IRREVERSIBLE (Thomas Bangalter), LA HAINE [New Beverly]

April 28
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (Maurice Jarre) [Academy Museum]
FRIGHT NIGHT (Brad Fiedel) [Nuart]
HARD TARGET (Graeme Revell) [New Beverly]
THE HEARTBREAK KID (Garry Sherman) [Aero]
KILL BILL: VOL 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
THE LAWNMOWER MAN (Dan Wyman) [BrainDead Studios]
THE MACHINIST (Roque Banos) [BrainDead Studios]
THE STEPFORD WIVES (Michael Small) [Los Feliz 3]
VALLEY GIRL (Scott Wilk, Mark Levinthal), MODERN GIRLS (Jay Levy, Ed Arkin) [New Beverly]

April 29
A GRANDE FEIRA (Remo Usai) [Los Feliz 3]
AUTUMN SONATA [Academy Museum]
BILLY MADISON (Randy Edelman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HALF BAKED (Alf Clausen) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE LEGO MOVIE (Mark Mothersbaugh) [Academy Museum]
QUERELLE (Peer Raben) [Los Feliz 3]
RAN (Toru Takemitsu) [Aero]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
SPACE JAM (James Newton Howard) [New Beverly]
SPARTACUS (Alex North) [Academy Museum]
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (Chu Ishikawa) [Los Feliz 3]
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (Alexandre Desplat) [New Beverly]
VALLEY GIRL (Scott Wilk, Mark Levinthal), MODERN GIRLS (Jay Levy, Ed Arkin) [New Beverly]

April 30
BARRY LYNDON (Leonard Rosenman) [Academy Museum]
THE GREAT RACE (Henry Mancini) [Fine Arts]
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (Trevor Jones, Randy Edelman) [Aero]
METROPOLIS [BrainDead Studios]
SALT OF THE EARTH (Sol Kaplan) [Academy Museum]
SPACE JAM (James Newton Howard) [New Beverly]
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (Brad Fiedel) [BrainDead Studios]
VALLEY GIRL (Scott Wilk, Mark Levinthal), MODERN GIRLS (Jay Levy, Ed Arkin) [New Beverly]


Heard: Mary Poppins Returns (Shaiman); The Lego Batman Movie (Balfe); The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mothersbaugh); David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Price); Performance (Nitzsche, various); Chappaqua Suite (Coleman); Walkabout (Barry); Satie's Greatest Hits (Satie); Don't Look Now (Donaggio)

Read: The Orchid Eater, by Marc Laidlaw

Seen: Tender Comrade; Sahara [1943]; Carlito's Way; Cloak and Dagger [1946]; None Shall Escape; Renfield; Red Hollywood; The Stranger [1991]; Porco Rosso; Singin' in the Rain; It Happened in Hollywood; Out of It; The Revolutionary; Murder Mystery 2; Chupa; The Magician's Elephant

Watched: Documentary Now! ("Kunuk Uncovered"); Counterpart ("Better Angels"); The Good Place ("Michael and Janet"); The Deuce ("The Camera Loves You"); Inside Amy Schumer ("Clown Panties"); Fargo ("The Law of Inevitability"); Key & Peele ("Landlord"); Justified ("Measures"); Silicon Valley ("Server Space"); The Knick ("Get the Rope"); 30 Rock ("Kidney Now!"); Masters of Sex ("Blackbird")

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