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CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Summer Rental - Alan Silvestri - 1984 Publishing
IN THEATERS TODAY

About My Father - Stephanie Economou
The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future - Pierre Desprats
Kandahar - David Buckley
The Little Mermaid - Alan Menken
Lucky Louie - Alex Kovacs
The Machine - Joseph Trapanese
Moon Garden - Michael Deragon
Stay Awake - Ben Sollee
The Wrath of Becky - Nima Fakhrara
You Hurt My Feelings - Michael Andrews
COMING SOON

June 2
Summer School - Danny Elfman - 1984 Publishing   
June 16
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - Lorne Balfe - Decca
July 28
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler - iam8bit  
Date Unknown

Asterix et le coup de Menhir
 - Michel Colombier - Music Box 
Bloody Fury
 - Susan Dibona, Salvatore Sangiovanni - Kronos 
An Elephant Called Slowly
 - Howard Blake - Dragon's Domain
The Exterminator
 - Joe Renzetti - Noteforenote

Gli uomini dal passo pesante/Zorro il ribelle
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra 
The Golden Age of Science Fiction Vol. 2
 - Paul Dunlap, Gerald Fried, Walter Greene - Dragon's Domain
The Lee Holdridge Collection Vol. 3
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain

The Little Vampire
- Nigel Clarke, Michael Csyanyi-Wills - Alhambra 
Lucky Luke [re-issue]
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box

L'uomo della valle maldetta
- Francesco De Masi - Beat 
Matchmaking
 - Frank Ilfman - Kronos
Money
- Ennio Morricone - Beat
The Morton Stevens Collection Vol. 1
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain
Munchie Strikes Back
 - Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
The Undertaker - The Movie
- Raphael Benjamin Meyer - Alhambra
The Wonders of the Universe (The Music from the Big Finish Space: 1999 Audio Dramas)
 - Joe Kraemer - Buysoundtrax 

THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

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)
May 28 - Victor Young begins recording his score for I Walk Alone (1947)
May 28 - Vertigo is released in theaters (1958)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
May 28 - Fred Karlin wins the Emmy for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; Morton Stevens wins for the Hawaii Five-O episode score “Hookman” (1974)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre records his score for Posse (1975)
May 28 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Solar Crisis (1990)
May 28 - Tony Ashton died (2001)
May 28 - Johnny Keating died (2015)
May 28 - Lennie Niehaus died (2020)
May 29 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold born (1897)
May 29 - Masaru Sato born (1928)
May 29 - Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov born (1936)
May 29 - David McHugh born (1941)
May 29 - Danny Elfman born (1953)
May 29 - Ed Alton born (1955)
May 29 - Deborah Mollison born (1958)
May 29 - J.J. Johnson begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones (1973)
May 29 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Shogun (1980)
May 29 - Simon Brint died (2011)
May 30 - Michael Small born (1939)
May 30 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Golden Needles (1974)
May 30 - Devendra Banhart born (1981)
May 31 - Rene Cloerec born (1911)
May 31 - Akira Ifukube born (1914)
May 31 - Mario Migliardi born (1919)
May 31 - Clint Eastwood born (1930)
May 31 - Jerry Goldsmith records his score for Studs Lonigan (1960)
May 31 - Giovanni Fusco died (1968)
May 31 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)
May 31 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his unused score for The River Wild (1994)
June 1 - Werner Janssen born (1899)
June 1 - Frank Cordell born (1918)
June 1 - Nelson Riddle born (1921)
June 1 - Tom Bahler born (1943)
June 1 - Konstantin Wecker born (1947)
June 1 - Barry Adamson born (1958)
June 1 - John Williams begins recording his score for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
June 1 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Emissary" (1989)
June 1 - John Debney begins recording his score for Hocus Pocus (1993)
 

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

MY FATHER'S DRAGON - Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna

"If the instant chemistry between Elmer and Boris is combustible enough to win back some of the young viewers whose attention may have wandered during the 30 minutes they spent waiting for them to meet, that energy also has to power the movie through the patchy series of close scrapes and animal encounters that push its heroes towards whatever maturation awaits them. The scattershot journey offers little sense of momentum between one scene and the next, with Jeff and Mychael Danna’s enchanting string and whistle score left to pave over logic gaps big enough to swallow older audiences whole."
 
David Ehrlich, IndieWire 
 
"Any lulls, meanwhile, are tided over by Michael and Jeff Danna’s ornate, romping orchestral score and the positively edible delights of the animation, which follows the studio house style of playing minimalist 2D character design against far more lushly textured, tactile backdrops. Wild Island is presented here as a globular, scale-shifting wonderland in shades of plum, burnt orange and mallard teal: The film’s world-building is seductive enough that we aren’t particularly inclined to rush our young, fumbling duo through a roundabout mission that culminates in some hard-earned literal pyrotechnics."
 
Guy Lodge, Variety
 
"Twomey and her animators inject eloquent notes of melancholy as mother and son drive through pouring rain on desolate roads to a gloomy destination called Nevergreen City. That relocation evokes Great Depression narratives, enhanced by the soulful strings of composer siblings Jeff and Mychael Danna’s score. They rent a walk-up attic apartment with bad plumbing from crabby landlady Mrs. McClaren (Rita Moreno) and Dela makes one frustrating call after another about positions that have already been filled. While she reminds Elmer that it’s her job to worry, not his, the boy sees the false optimism behind her promise of a new store. The breezy rapport established in dialogue between Tremblay and Matarazzo is as significant to the appeal as the cute character designs. Elmer has a hint of the saucer-eyed anime boy about him, while Boris looks like a stuffed green and yellow striped sock, with red spikes running down the back of his long neck. Their touching friendship is strengthened by the symbiosis of smart, resourceful, decisive Elmer acknowledging that he doesn’t always have everything figured out, while insecure Boris learns to trust his instincts. It’s less a classic hero’s journey than an experience of mutual growth, an exchange given extra tenderness by the Danna Brothers’ pretty whistle theme."
 
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

HYPNOTIC - Rebel Rodriguez
 
"The less you know going in, the more fun the movie will be. Hypnotics wear scarlet red coats, while the film’s more subtly clad femme fatale is a psychic named Diana Cruz (Alice Braga), who has special powers as well. Rourke’s right not to trust her at first, although Fichtner’s character -- who might be this Dellrayne fellow -- seems determined to kill her and Rourke, so sticking with her seems the better move for the time being. Fueled by a score from Rodriguez’s son Rebel, 'Hypnotic' races along fast enough that audiences don’t have much time to dwell on the not-inconsiderable inconsistencies, though Rodriguez approaches the whole endeavor with a pure sense of filmmaking-as-play that won this critic over."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety
 
"Accompanied by an eerie, shuddering score by the director’s son, Rebel Rodriguez, those opening scenes unfold briskly, with some viscerally staged action and plenty of intrigue planted around the enigmatic figure of Dellrayne. The mystery man gives Fichtner a welcome opportunity to show what a commanding villain he can be -- suave, composed and soft-spoken, taking a wry hint of pleasure in the chaos and violence he creates around him and making unwitting strangers his pawns."
 
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

PLAN 75 - Rémi Boubal
 
"These character arcs play out in subtle, naturalistic ways, with restrained performances that underline the tension between the film’s polite surface and unsettling subtext. (Baisho is particularly good as the conflicted Michi, whose desperation and resignation are reflected in her eyes.) The tone is too delicate to fully swing into horror, although Hayakawa and composer Rémi Boubal use nerve-shredding minor-key strings in the score. A violent hate crime in the opening scene takes place off camera, and the film’s most horrific revelation -- that Plan 75 is selling “clients’” ashes to a recycling company for profit -- unfolds in silence. Instead, Hayakawa allows the political implications to speak for themselves, which means that fully digesting the film’s provocative message depends on at least some cursory context."
 
Katie Rife, The Onion AV Club 

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

May 26
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Marc Shaiman) [Los Feliz 3]
CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) [Bay]
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
FUNNY GAMES [Los Feliz 3]
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS [New Beverly]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay]
MASCULIN FEMININ (Jean-Jacques Debout) [Los Feliz 3]
MEANTIME (Andrew Dickson) [BrainDead Studios]
MERMAIDS (Jack Nitzsche) [New Beverly]
OBSERVE AND REPORT (Joseph Stephens) [BrainDead Studios]
RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell), MOONSTRUCK (Dick Hyman) [New Beverly]
RETURN OF THE JEDI (John Wiliams) [Fine Arts] 
SHE SHOOTS STRAIGHT (Lowell Lo), LICENSE TO STEAL (Richard Yuen) [Academy Museum]
STAR WARS (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (Wang Chung) [Los Feliz 3]
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay]

May 27
ANTZ (Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell) [BrainDead Studios]
BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN!  (Ed Bogas, Judy Munsen) [New Beverly]
THE CONVERSATION (David Shire) [Aero]
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (David Julyan) [New Beverly]
CHAIN CAMERA (Blake Leyh) [Los Feliz 3]
GODZILLA (Akira Ifukube) [Los Feliz 3]
GOLDENEYE (Eric Serra) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HER (William Butler, Owen Pallett), BLUE VALENTINE  (Grizzly Bear) [Aero]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay]
LADY BIRD (Jon Brion) [Los Feliz 3]
MR. NICE GUY (J. Peter Robinson) [Academy Museum]
MUPPETS MOST WANTED (Christophe Beck) [Academy Museum]
ON THE TOWN (Leonard Bernstein, Roger Edens, Lennie Hayton) [Alamo Drafthouse]
RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell), MOONSTRUCK (Dick Hyman) [New Beverly]
SEVEN SAMURAI (Fumio Hayasaka) [BrainDead Studios]
STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
THE TERMINATOR (Brad Fiedel) [Bay] 
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay] 

May 28
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (Hugo Friedhofer) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (John Williams) [Aero]
DUNE (Hans Zimmer) [Academy Museum]
GOLDENEYE (Eric Serra) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HUSTLERS [Alamo Drafthouse]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay] 
MARIE ANTOINETTE [Los Feliz 3]
MY WINNIPEG [Los Feliz 3]
PREDATOR (Alan Silvestri) [Bay]
RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell), MOONSTRUCK (Dick Hyman) [New Beverly]
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (John Williams) [Fine Arts]
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay] 
WONDER WOMAN (Rupert Gregson-Wiliams) [Los Feliz 3]

May 29
THE CELL (Howard Shore) [Los Feliz 3]
THE DEER HUNTER (Stanley Myers) [Alamo Drafthouse]
GOLDENEYE (Eric Serra) [Alamo Drafthouse]
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (Henry Jackman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay]
RED HEAT (James Horner) [Bay] 

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (John Williams) [Aero]
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay] 
WHIP IT (The Section Quartet) [Los Feliz 3]

May 30
AFTER HOURS (Howard Shore) [Los Feliz 3]
THE BAD GUYS (Daniel Pemberton) [Alamo Drafthouse]
BODY OF EVIDENCE (Graeme Revell) [Los Feliz 3]
THE DEER HUNTER (Stanley Myers) [Alamo Drafthouse]
GOLDENEYE (Eric Serra) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
GREY GARDENS [Academy Museum]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay]
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (Richard Halligan), DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE [New Beverly]
TOTAL RECALL (Jerry Goldsmith) [Bay]
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay] 

May 31
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Los Feliz 3]
THE FAREWELL (Alex Weston) [Los Feliz 3]
KINDERGARTEN COP (Randy Edelman) [Bay]
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (Richard Halligan), DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE [New Beverly]
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (Brad Fiedel) [Bay]
TWINS (Georges Delerue, Randy Edelman) [Bay]  

June 1
DESK SET (Cyril J. Mockridge) [Academy Museum]
GERRY [Los Feliz 3]
GUN CRAZY (Victor Young), CRY OF THE HUNTED [New Beverly]
HARD TO KILL (David Michael Frank) [BrainDead Studios]
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (John Green) [Aero]
TWILIGHT [Los Feliz 3]

June 2
ALIEN 3 (Elliot Goldenthal) [Los Feliz 3]
BAXTER (Marc Hillman, Patrick Roffe) [Los Feliz 3]
BLACKBOARDS (Mohammad Reza Darvishi) [Los Feliz 3]
COME AND SEE (Oleg Yanchenko), THE ASCENT (Alfred Schnittke) [Aero]
DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (Michael Kamen) [New Beverly]
GUN CRAZY (Victor Young), CRY OF THE HUNTED [New Beverly] 
JOKER (Hildur Guonadottir) [BrainDead Studios]
THE LIFE OF OHARU (Ichiro Saito) [Los Feliz 3]
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD [New Beverly]
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (Jared Faber) [Alamo Drafthouse]

June 3
BATMAN AND ROBIN (Elliot Goldenthal) [New Beverly]
BLACK GIRL [Los Feliz 3]
BRITANNIA HOSPITAL (Alan Price), SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Tune Yards, The Coup) [Aero]
CRIES AND WHISPERS [Los Feliz 3]
DER TODESKING (Hermann Kopp, Daktari Lorenz, John Boy Walton) [Los Feliz 3] 
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [New Beverly]
KHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! (Andrei Petrov) [Los Feliz 3]
THE PIANO TEACHER, AMOUR [Aero]
PINOCCHIO (Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington) [Academy Museum]
STEP BROTHERS (Jon Brion), WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (Michael Andrews) [New Beverly]

June 4
BLEAK STREET [Los Feliz 3]
CABARET (John Kander, Ralph Burns) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CAMERA BUFF (Krzysztof Knittel) [BrainDead Studios]
CINDERELLA (Oliver Wallace, Paul J. Smith) [Academy Museum]
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [New Beverly] 
EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS [Aero]
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS [Los Feliz 3]
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (Dave Grusin), FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Peer Raben) [Aero]
MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Victor Young, George Antheil) [Los Feliz 3]
A MAN VANISHES (Toshiro Mayuzumi) [BrainDead Studios]
THE PASSION OF ANNA [BrainDead Studios]
SAMSON AND DELILAH [Los Feliz 3]
STEP BROTHERS (Jon Brion), WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (Michael Andrews) [New Beverly]

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

Heard:
Sign o' the Times (Prince); Code Name: The Cleaner (Clinton); Prometheus (Streitenfeld); The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin); Songs for Drella (Cale/Reed); A Star Is Bought (Brooks); Breach (Danna); Summer of Soul (various)

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

Seen: Eastern Condors; BlackBerry; Fool's Paradise; Odd Couple; Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon; Fast X; Plus One; The Dark Knight; Trick Baby; Willie Dynamite

Watched: Sword of Sherwood Forest; The Prisoner ("The Schizoid Man"); Jeremy; Star Trek: Enterprise ("In a Mirror, Darkly"); Bob's Burgers ("Bob Day Afternoon")
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