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Intrada has announced two new score CDs - John Debney's score for the 2023 comedy 80 FOR BRADY, starring acting legends Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field; and an expanded, two-disc edition of James Newton Howard's score for the charming, underrated, 2003 live action remake of PETER PAN.

The latest releases from Quartet are the music from the drama ALLELUJAH, based on the play by Alan Bennett and scored by his longime collaborator, five-time Oscar nominee George Fenton; and the score for the romantic drama L'ENVOL (aka Scarlet), by Oscar winner Gabriel Yared.

The latest releases from Music Box are a disc featuring music from four scores composed by Oscar nominee Philippe Sarde -- L'homme aux yeux d'argent (1985), Cours prive (1986), Une etrange affaire (1981) - all directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre - and Que les gros salaries levent le doigt! (1982), directed by Granier-Deferre's son Denys; and two Michel Legrand scores for 1972 films starring French legend Annie Girardot - LES FEUX DE LA CHANDELEUR (Hearth Fires) and LA VIEILLE FILLE (The Old Maid).

Kronos has announced three new releases - THE BIG CAPER from 1957, scored by B-movie great Albert Glasser; the 1959 crime drama COUNTERPLOT, scored by the team of Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter; and THE MUSIC OF GUNTHUER KAUER, featuring the composer's scores for Monstrosity (1963) and Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960), the latter scored with Douglas M. Lackey


80 for Brady
- John Debney - Intrada
I tre spietati/Requiescant/O'cangaceiro
 - Riz Ortolani - Beat 
Il Mercenario - Ennio Morricone - Beat 
Les feux de la chandeleur/La vieille fille
- Michel Legrand - Music Box
Peter Pan
- James Newton Howard - Intrada Special Collection


A Good Person - Bryce Dessner
John Wick: Chapter 4 - Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard
The Lost King - Alexandre Desplat - Score CD on Lakeshore
Murder Mystery 2 - Rupert Gregson-Williams
School of Magical Animals - Dominik Giesriegl 
Tetris - Lorne Balfe
Tori and Lokita - no original score


March 31
This England - David Holmes - Universal (import)
April 14
Babylon - Justin Hurwitz - Interscope
May 5 
God of War: Ragnarok - Bear McCreary - Sony
May 19
The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All - John Lunn, Eivor, Danny Saul - Absolute Label Services 
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman - Mercury 
What's Love Got To Do With It? - Nitin Sawhney - Mercury 
Date Unknown
- George Fenton - Quartet
The Big Caper
- Albert Glasser - Kronos
- 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 
- 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   


March 24 - Michael Masser born (1941)
March 24 - Brian Easdale wins his only Oscar, for The Red Shoes score (1949)
March 24 - Alberto Colombo died (1954)
March 24 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" is recorded (1967)
March 24 - John Barry begins recording his score for The Deep (1977)
March 24 - Arthur B. Rubnstein begins recording his score for WarGames (1983)
March 24 - Ira Newborn begins recording his score for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
March 24 - Alex North wins an Honorary Oscar, "in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures; " John Barry wins his fourth Oscar, for the Out of Africa score (1986)
March 24 - Gabriel Yared wins the Dramatic Score Oscar for The English Patient; Rachel Portman wins the second Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for Emma (1997)
March 24 - John Barry wins his fifth and final Oscar, for the Dances With Wolves score; Stephen Sondheim wins his first Oscar, for the song "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy (1991)
March 24 - Gerard Schurmann died (2020)
March 25 - Riz Ortolani born (1926)
March 25 - Recording sessions begin for Frederick Hollander’s score for The Great McGinty (1940)
March 25 - Elton John born (1947)
March 25 - Bronislau Kaper wins his only Oscar, for the Lili score (1954)
March 25 - John Massari born (1957)
March 25 - Henry Mancini begins recording his score for 99 & 44/100 % Dead (1974)
March 25 - Ken Thorne begins recording his score for Superman II (1980)
March 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
March 25 - Maurice Jarre wins his third and final Oscar, for the A Passage to India score (1985)
March 25 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Royale" (1989)
March 25 - Luis Bacalov wins his only Oscar, for Il Postino; Alan Menken wins the first Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, as well as Best Song, for Pocahonatas (1996)
March 25 - Tan Dun wins his first score Oscar, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)
March 26 - Larry Morey born (1905)
March 26 - Leigh Harline born (1907)
March 26 - Charles Dumont born (1929)
March 26 - Recording sessions begin for Miklos Rozsa’s score for Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
March 26 - Alan Silvestri born (1950)
March 26 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for White Witch Doctor (1953)
March 26 - Victor Young begins recording his score for Little Boy Lost (1953)
March 26 - Louis Silvers died (1954)
March 26 - Malcolm Arnold wins his only Oscar, for The Bridge on the River Kwai score (1958)
March 26 - The Fall of the Roman Empire opens in New York (1964)
March 26 - Noel Coward died (1973)
March 26 - John Williams begins recording his score for SpaceCamp (1986)
March 26 - Alan Menken wins his first Oscars, for The Little Mermaid score and its song "Under the Sea" (1990)
March 26 - John Corigliano wins his first Oscar, for The Red Violin score (2000)
March 26 - Fred Karlin died (2004)
March 27 - Ferde Grofe born (1892)
March 27 - Jack Beaver born (1900)
March 27 - Frank Lewin born (1925)
March 27 - Dave Pollecutt born (1942)
March 27 - Tony Banks born (1950)
March 27 - Victor Young wins posthumous Best Score Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days (1957)
March 27 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
March 27 - Charlie Chaplin et al win score Oscar for Limelight (1973)
March 27 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Winter Kill (1974)
March 27 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Gremlins (1984)
March 27 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
March 27 - Hans Zimmer wins his first Oscar, for The Lion King score (1995)
March 27 - Dudley Moore died (2002)
March 27 - Roque Banos begins recording his score for Alatriste (2006)
March 27 - Recording sessions begin for Nathan Barr's score to Hostel Part II (2007)
March 28 - Jay Livingston born (1915)
March 28 - Alf Clausen born (1941)
March 28 - Gerald Fried records his score for The Baby (1972)
March 28 - Arthur Bliss died (1975)
March 28 - Waldo de los Rios died (1977)
March 28 - Carmen Dragon died (1984)
March 28 - Maury Laws died (2019)
March 29 - William Walton born (1902)
March 29 - Tito Arevalo born (1911)
March 29 - Sam Spence born (1927)
March 29 - Richard Rodney Bennett born (1936)
March 29 - Vangelis born (1943)
March 29 - Franz Waxman wins his first of two consecutive score Oscars, for Sunset Blvd. (1951)
March 29 - John Williams wins his second Oscar and his first for Original Score, for Jaws (1976)
March 29 - Jerry Goldsmith wins his only Oscar, for The Omen score; the film music community presumably exclaims “Finally!”  (1977)
March 29 - John Williams wins his third Oscar, for the Star Wars score (1978)
March 29 - Vangelis wins his first Oscar, for the Chariots of Fire score (1981)
March 29 - Dave Grusin wins his first Oscar, for The Milagro Beanfield War score (1989)
March 29 - James Horner begins recording his score for In Country (1989)
March 29 - Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Back to the Future Part III (1990)
March 29 - Alan Menken wins his fifth and sixth Oscars, for the Aladdin score and its song "A Whole New World" (1993)
March 29 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Strange Bedfellows” (1999)
March 29 - Ulpio Minucci died (2007)
March 29 - Maurice Jarre died (2009) 
March 29 - Krzysztof Penderecki died (2020)
March 30 - Kan Ishii born (1921)
March 30 - Eric Clapton born (1945)
March 30 - Dimitri Tiomkin wins his third Oscar, for The High and the Mighty score (1955)
March 30 - Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Rapture (1965)
March 30 - Ennio Morricone, inexplicably, doesn't win the Best Score Oscar for The Mission, which was pretty much the only score album anyone in Hollywood listened to during the late '80s; Herbie Hancock wins Oscar for Round Midnight score instead (1987)
March 30 - Alan Menken wins his third and fourth Oscars, for Beauty and the Beast's score and title song (1992)
March 30 - John Williams begins recording his score for Jurassic Park (1993)
March 30 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Battle Lines” (1993)
March 30 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “In the Pale Moonlight” (1998)
March 30 - Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner record their score for the two-part Star Trek: Enterprise episode “In a Mirror, Darkly” (2005)


BURIAL - Alex Baranowski
"Parker's script doesn't have to provide viewers with closure, but a sense of forward momentum or just immediate gratification might have helped put it over the top. A strong ensemble cast does a lot with a little, particularly Vega and Skinner, who are quite good at selling Parker’s flat-footed dialogue. Composer Alex Baranowski’s droning string score also deserves special credit for almost surmounting the movie’s general lack of tension."
Simon Abrams, 
CONSECRATION - Nathan Halpern
"As a sinuous score plays over shots of Catholic ephemera and blood-covered nuns, it’s hard not to wish that this film had more to offer. It looks pretty great and employs some fun camera tricks -- most notably, one with a mirror -- that will make your head spin. Malone is always a pleasure to watch, even when trapped in an unfortunate wig. And Nathan Halpern‘s ('Swallow,' 'Watcher') excellent music lends gravitas to the otherwise flimsy proceedings. But the filmmakers needn’t have wasted all this artistry on “Consecration,” which erroneously strives to emulate 'The Exorcist' or 'Saint Maud' when it should have veered more toward Sam Raimi‘s 'Drag Me to Hell.'" 
Lena Wilson, The Playlist 

80 FOR BRADY - John Debney
"Toward that end, the cinematography by John Toll, Wynn Thomas’ production design and John Debney’s score all serve the performances unobtrusively, and Allyson B. Fanger’s colorful costumes enhance rather than upstage the characters. Set against a truly odds-defying comeback, '80 for Brady' isn’t a for-the-ages score-setter, but it makes the goal when it counts."
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
LOU - Nima Fakhrara
"The workmanlike fight sequences are scrappy, skillful and precisely executed, never populated with overused moves. Stunt coordinator Dan Shea and fight choreographer Daniel Bernhardt make use of everyday objects for Lou to fashion into weapons, whether that be a crudely opened soup can or a pot boiling on a stove. These gritty, grimy fisticuffs leave dirt under these characters’ nails. A climactic hand-to-hand combat sequence where two maimed characters duke it out amidst rough ocean waves is fueled by anger, sorrow and regret. The moment, relying heavily on composer Nima Fakhrara’s grim, mournful score, emphasizes there are no winners. Each has something major to lose, everything from their guilt to their glory."
Courtney Howard, The Onion AV Club 
SAMARITAN - Kevin Kiner, Jed Kurzel
"No, I’m not making this up, and yes, I’m writing this review sober. I haven’t even gotten to the part where both brothers kick the bucket when a power plant explosion interrupts their sibling rivalry. All of this information is crammed into the opening credits. I must give props to Walton for the enthusiastic reading of these details from Bragi F. Schut’s screenplay, and to the animators who bring it to life. The bombastic score by Kevin Kiner and Jed Kurzel is just obnoxious and overbearing enough to almost convince you that this overwritten origin story should be taken seriously. We’re told both characters perish, taking out the power grid with them, but Sam tells us he believes Samaritan is still alive."
Odie Henderson, 

SHARPER - Clint Mansell
"Certainly, an enormous appeal here is how New York is shot as a canvas for this con. While director Benjamin Caron (some of the key episodes of Lucasfilm/Tony Gilroy’s 'Andor' series) may have stumbled with the pacing here, Danish cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen brings a layered visual tone with an engaging depth to both the city’s warmth and the starkness of its reality. She also makes the work of production designer Kevin Thompson pop, bringing a lavishness to the whole thing. There is little about 'Sharper' that doesn’t look good and combined with Clint Mansell’s score, this is a top-notch creative assembly."
Simon Thompson, The Playlist 
"DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen ('Fences,' 'The Banker') gives each chapter a distinct enough visual language without losing the dusky atmosphere and (now overused) desaturated color palette that unites them. Editor Yan Miles works skillfully to create a cohesion that honors the film’s nonlinear narrative, and Clint Mansell’s score deepens our appreciation of each character’s ambiguous motivations."
Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter 


Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

March 24
THE ADVERSARY (Satyajit Ray), COMPANY LIMITED (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
CITIZEN KANE (Bernard Herrmann) [Los Feliz 3]
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (John Williams) [Nuart]
GLADIATOR (Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard) [New Beverly]
KILL BILL, VOL. 1 (RZA) [New Beverly]
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Angleo Badalamenti) [Landmark Westwood]
PIERROT LE FOU (Antoine Duhamel), JE TU IL ELLE [Aero]
A SCANNER DARKLY (Graham Reynolds) [BrainDead Studios]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [BrainDead Studios]
THE TIT AND THE MOON (Nicola Piovani) [Los Feliz 3]
THE TRIAL (Jean Ledrut) [Los Feliz 3]

March 25
AMERICAN PIE (David Lawrence) [BrainDead Studios]
BLUE VELVET (Angelo Badalementi) [Landmark Westwood]
CLUELESS (David Kitay) [Los Feliz 3]
DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (Malcolm Lockyer) [Los Feliz 3]
HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II (Paul Zaza) [New Beverly]
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Hans Zimmer) [New Beverly]
MEEK'S CUTOFF (Jeff Grace) [Los Feliz 3]
THE MIDDLEMAN (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Angleo Badalamenti) [Landmark Westwood] 
MURMUR OF THE HEART [BrainDead Studios]
OKLAHOMA! (Richard Rodgers, Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton, Adolph Deutsch) [Academy Museum]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Nacio Herb Brown, Lennie Hayton) [Academy Museum]
SLEEPING BEAUTY (George Bruns) [BrainDead Studios]
SPEED RACER (Michael Giacchino) [Alamo Drafthouse]
TO DIE FOR (Danny Elfman), PRACTICAL MAGIC (Alan Silvestri) [New Beverly]
WAY OF A GAUCHO (Sol Kaplan) [Los Feliz 3]

March 26
BICENTENNIAL MAN (James Horner) [BrainDead Studios]
BLAZING SADDLES (John Morris) [Academy Museum]
HER (Will Butler, Owen Pallett) [BrainDead Studios]
HESTER STREET (William Bolcom) [Academy Museum]
L.A. STORY (Peter Melnick) [Aero]
LA PROMESSE [Los Feliz 3]
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Hans Zimmer) [New Beverly]
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Allan Gray) [Academy Museum]
A PATCH OF BLUE (Jerry Goldsmith) [Fine Arts]
SHOW ME LOVE [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE SON [Los Feliz 3]
THERE WAS A FATHER (Kyoichi Saiki) [Los Feliz 3]
TO DIE FOR (Danny Elfman), PRACTICAL MAGIC (Alan Silvestri) [New Beverly] 
WILD AT HEART (Angelo Badalementi) [Nuart]

March 27
TARGETS [Los Feliz 3]

March 28
ANDREI RUBLEV (Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov) [Academy Museum]
CERTAIN WOMEN (Jeff Grace) [Los Feliz 3]
HENRY AND JUNE [Los Feliz 3]
THE LAKE HOUSE (Rachel Portman) [Alamo Drafthouse]

March 29
CRIMSON GOLD (Peyman Yazdanian) [BrainDead Studios]
THE LAKE HOUSE (Rachel Portman) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (Angelo Badalamenti) [Landmark Westwood]

March 30
THE CHESS PLAYERS (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
FIRST COW (William Tyler) [Los Feliz 3]
LOST HIGHWAY (Angelo Badalementi) [Landmark Westwood]

March 31
THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (Angelo Badalamenti) [BrainDead Studios]
THE DEPARTED (Howard Shore) [New Beverly]
THE GOLDEN FORTRESS (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
KILL BILL, VOL. 1 (RZA) [New Beverly]
MAGIC MIKE [BrainDead Studios]
NASHVILLE [New Beverly]
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 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]
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 LAST UNICORN (Jimmy Webb) [New Beverly] 
NASHVILLE [New Beverly]
REVOLUTION (John Corigliano) [Aero]
WALL-E (Thomas Newman) [BrainDead Studios]


Fanny (Rome/Stoloff/Sukman); Interview with the Vampire (Goldenthal); Michael Clayton (Howard); Her (Butler/Pallet); A Star Is Born (various); Dune (Zimmer); Purple Rain (Prince); Fargo: Season 4 (Russo); Ride the HIgh Country/Mail Order Bride (Bassman)

Read: The Big Four, by Agatha Christie

Seen: Crossfire; A Woman's Secret; The Shining; The Train Robbers; The Big Heat; Human Desire; Naked Alibi; Lawrence of Arabia; The Last Run; Rustler's Rhapsody

Watched: Person of Interest ("The Fix"); Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Kimmy Kidnaps Gretchen!"); True Detective ("Now Am Found"); The Venture Bros. ("Red Means Stop"); Westworld ("Zhuangzi"); You're the Worst ("Genetically Inferior Beta Males"); Rabid Dogs [1974]; The Orville ("Cupid's Dagger"); The Stranglers of Bombay

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