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Film Score Friday 6/14/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 6/13/2024 - 10:00 PM
I am currently on vacation, but in my absence you should be able to learn of any late-breaking film music-related news on our Message Board.

The latest releases from Music Box include the eighth volume of their LES B.O. INTROUVABLES series, featuring relatively obscure and previously unavailable scores, in this case Dames galantes and Priez pour nous (Raymond Alessandrini), L'addition and Tristesse et beaute (Jean-Claude Petit), L'amour propre ne le reste jamais tres longtemps (Jean-Claude Vannier) and Salute...j'arrive (Christian Pegand).

They are also releasing two CDs of scores composed by Pierre Bachelet - the light-hearted adventure GWENDOLINE (shown in the U.S. as The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak), and a re-release of their CD pairing COUP DE TETE and the Oscar winner BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR (aka La victoire en chantant).


Coup de Tete/Black and White in Color
- Pierre Bachelet - Music Box
- Pierre Bachelet - Music Box
Les B.O. Introuvables Vol. 8
 - Raymond Alessandrini, Christian Pegand, Jean-Claude Petit, Jean-Claude Vannier - Music Box  
Two Evil Eyes - Pino Donaggio - Rustblade   


Bad Behavior - Cameron McArthur, Alice Englert
Banel & Adama - Bachar Khalife
Firebrand - Dickon Hinchliffe
I Used to Be Funny - Ames Bessada
Inside Out 2 - Andrea Datzman
Just the Two of Us - Gabriel Yared
Protocol-7 - Will Taylor
Ride - Those Who Ride With Giants
Tuesday - Anna Meredith

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Film Score Friday 6/7/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 6/6/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from La-La Land is a two-disc edition of one of Elmer Bernstein's greatest scores, for the 1981 animated sci-fi fantasy anthology film HEAVY METAL. Disc One features the full score as composed for the film, while Disc Two features the LP sequencing with a different mix than the film version.

Howlin' Wolf has just released the score for MURDER BY DECREE, the 1979 Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper mystery thriller which featured a remarkable cast - Christopher Plummer and James Mason as Holmes and Watson, co-starring David Hemmings, Susan Clark, Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Frank Finlay, Donald Sutherland, and Genevieve Bujold (fun fact: Finlay, cast as Inspector Lestrade, had previously played the role in another Holmes v. Ripper thriller, A Study in Terror). The film was directed by the eclectic Bob Clark (Black Christmas, Porky's, A Christmas Story), and scored by his usual composers, Carl Zittrer and Paul Zaza.  


Backstairs at the White House
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain 
Diva Dolorosa
 - Loek Dikker - Caldera 
Dune: Part 2 - Hans Zimmer - Mutant
Franz Waxman: Legendary Hollywood Vol. 1 
- Franz Waxman - Citadel 
Gerald Fried: The Westerns Vol. 1
 - Gerald Fried - Dragon's Domain 
Heavy Metal - Elmer Bernstein - La-La Land
The Jim Dooley Collection Vol. 1
 - Jim Dooley - Dragon's Domain [CD-R] 
Murder by Decree
- Carl Zittrer, Paul Zaza

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Film Score Friday 5/31/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/30/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest CD from Intrada is a re-release of Angelo Badalamenti's warm, melodic score for David Lynch's change-of-pace 1999 drama THE STRAIGHT STORY, which earned former stuntman Richard Farnsworth a Best Actor nomination for his performance as Alvin Straight, the elderly man who rode 240 miles on his lawn mower to visit his estranged brother. The Intrada CD features the same cues as the previous release on the Disney label.

The latest releases from Buysoundtrax and its related labels are THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE-FICTION VOL. 4, featuring music from The Day the World Ended (Ronald Stein) and The Earth Dies Screaming (Elisabeth Lutyens); the first release of the score for DEATH HUNT, the period outdoor adventure film from 1981 starring Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin and Carl Weathers, and scored by Jerrold Immel (Megaforce, Dallas); THE DAVID MICHAEL FRANK COLLECTION VOL. 4, featuring cues from the composer's scores to Poison Ivy, Call Me, Suburban Commando and Going Under; and a second volume of FRANZ WAXMAN: LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD, featuring previously released re-recordings of music from such Waxman classics as Sorry, Wrong Number and The Paradine Case.


Roma Bene - Luis Bacalov - Quartet 
The Straight Story - Angelo Badalamenti - Intrada 

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Film Score Friday 5/24/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/23/2024 - 10:00 PM

Atlas - Andrew Lockington
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - Tom Holkenborg
The Garfield Movie - John Debney
Hit Man - Graham Reynolds
Invisible Nation - Wei-San Hsu
Jim Henson: Idea Man - David Fleming
Sight - Sean Philip Johnson


June 7
Two Evil Eyes - Pino Donaggio - Rustblade
Coming Soon 
Backstairs at the White House
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain
Diva Dolorosa
 - Loek Dikker - Caldera
Franz Waxman: Legendary Hollywood Vol. 1 
- Franz Waxman - Citadel
Gerald Fried: The Westerns Vol. 1
 - Gerald Fried - Dragon's Domain
Il cittadino si ribella
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies 
The Jim Dooley Collection Vol. 1
 - Jim Dooley - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]
Lacrima Movies Trilogy
 - Franco Micalizzi - Digitmovies 
A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo
- Ennio Morricone - Quartet
Roma Bene
- Luis Bacalov - Quartet
Stelvio Cipriani Soundtracks Rarities Vol. 1
 - Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies  
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Film Score Friday 5/17/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/16/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest soundtrack CD from Intrada is the first ever release of Dimitri Tiomkin's score for NIGHT PASSAGE, the 1957 Western starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.

The latest release from Caldera is the score for the 1999 documentary DIVA DOLOROSA, composed by Loek Dikker (The 4th Man, Body Parts, Pascali's Island).


Bruno Nicolai for Jess Franco
 - Bruno Nicolai - Digitmovies 
Chissa' perche'...Capitano tutte a me
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat  
Ironmaster La Guerra Del Ferro
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat 
The Morton Stevens Collection Vol. 2
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain 
Night Passage
- Dimitri Tiomkin - Intrada
One Day - Anne Nikitin, Jessica Jones, Tim Morrish - Silva
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story
 - Craig Safan - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]  
Squadra Antifurto
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat  
Star Trek: The Original Series - The 1701 Collection Vol. 5 - George Duning - La-La Land
Torn Curtain - John Addison, Bernard Herrmann - La-La Land 

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Film Score Friday 5/10/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/9/2024 - 10:00 PM

Arsene Lupin
 - Debbie Wiseman - Music Box 
The David Michael Frank Collection Vol. 3 - David Michael Frank - Dragon's Domain 
Goliath Awaits
 - George Duning - Dragon's Domain [CD-R] 
Le tableau vole
 - Alexei Aigui - Music Box 
No Retreat, No Surrender
 - Paul Gilreath - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]  
The Planets (Herrmann recording)
 - Gustav Holst - Quartet
The Primevals
 - Richard Band - Silva  
Uncommon Valor 
- James Horner - Quartet 


Adios Buenos Aires - Gerd Baumann 
Aisha - Daragh O'Toole
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg - Will Bates
East Bay - John Welsman
Footnotes - Charles Harvey Spears
Force of Nature: The Dry 2 - Peter Raeburn
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - John Paesano
Lost Soulz - Adam Robl, Shawn Sutta 
Mother of the Bride - Caroline Ho
Not Another Church Movie - Ainz "Brainz" PRasad, Ameya Saraf 
Poolman - Andrew Bird
Slow - Irya Gmeyner, Matin Hederos, Vincent Barriere  

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Film Score Friday 5/3/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/2/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded version of James Horner's lively score for the 1989 Disney hit HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, featuring Horner's sequencing from the previous Intrada releases plus three additional cues.

La-La Land has announced their current schedule of releases for May, with two releases set for next week: the soundtrack to one of Alfred Hitchcock's final films, TORN CURTAIN, the romantic spy thriller pairing Paul Newman and Julie Andrews, featuring the cues Bernard Herrmann (in his final collaboration with the director) recorded for the film before his score was rejected, and an expanded version of the replacement score by Oscar winner John Addison (Tom Jones, The Seven-per-cent Solution); and a fifth volume of their series STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE 1701 COLLECTION, this edition featuring episode scores by five-time Oscar nominee George Duning (From Here to Eternity, Picnic).

The latest releases from Buysoundtrax and its related labels are a two-disc set of Morton Stevens' score for the 1979 TV minseries BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE; GERALD FRIED: THE WESTERNS VOL. 1, featuring the composer's music for the small (Story of a Rodeo Cowboy, Wagon Train) and big (Terror in a Texas Town) screens; THE JIM DOOLEY COLLECTION VOL. 1, including the composer's demo music for his unused score to TV's Cosmos; and FRANZ WAXMAN: LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD VOL. 1, a rerelease of re-recordings of classic film music by the two-time Oscar winner.


Doom: The Deluxe Edition - Clint Mansell - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- James Horner - Intrada
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power [10-disc set] - Bear McCreary - Mondo 
What Lies Beneath - Alan Silvestri - Varese Sarabande CD Club 

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Film Score Friday 4/26/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/25/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest releases from Quartet are a new edition of James Horner's score for the 1983 Rambo percursor UNCOMMON VALOR (one of seven films he had in release that year), featuring some additional alternate takes not featured on Intrada's earlier release of that score; and a non-film music CD, Gustav Holst's THE PLANETS in a recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by none other than Bernard Herrmann.

The latest releases from Music Box are an expanded 20th anniversary edition of Debbie Wiseman's score for the period caper adventure ARSENE LUPIN, and the score for the new French thriller LE TABLEAU VOLE (Auction), composed by Alexei Aigui (I Am Not Your Negro). 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the latest updates to their awards rules, including the following music categories changes:

In the Music (Original Score) category, three composers will be allowed to receive individual statuettes if, in rare circumstances, they all contributed fully to the score. Previously, three composers were required to submit as a group. The rules now clarify the definition of a group as a recognized band. The shortlist will increase from 15 to 20 titles. 


The Golden Age of Science-Fiction Vol. 3
 - Edwin Astley, Elmer Bernstein - Dragon's Domain 

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Film Score Friday 4/19/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/18/2024 - 10:00 PM
Intrada has two new releases from composer Christopher Young this week -- his score for the new horror film THE PIPER, starring Charlotte Hope and the late Julian Sands; and a two-disc release of his score for the 1995 sci-fi horror thriller SPECIES, with the complete score on Disc One and Young's own CD sequencing on Disc Two, plus extras.


The Piper - Christopher Young - Intrada
Species - Christopher Young - Intrada Special Collection
Three for the Road
 - David Shire - Caldera  


Abigail - Brian Tyler
Deep Sky - Paul Leonard-Morgan
Hard Miles - Andrew Brick Johnson
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - Christopher Benstead
Mourning in Lod - Frank Ilfman
Rebel Moon - Part 2: The Scargiver - Tom Holkenborg
Spy x Family Code: White - Know Name
We Grown Now - Jay Wadley 

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Film Score Monthly 4/12/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/11/2024 - 10:00 PM

Death of a Gunfighter/Skullduggery
 - Oliver Nelson - La-La Land
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Dario Marianelli - Sony (import)
Navy Seals
 - Sylvester Levay - La-La Land 


The Absence of Eden - Oliver Coates
Arcadian - Kristen Gundred, Josh Martin
Civil War - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury
Don't Tell Mom - The Babysitter's Dead - Jonathan Scott Friedman
Food, Inc. 2 - Mark Adler
The Long Game - Hanan Townshend
The Old Oak - George Fenton
Sasquatch Sunset - The Octopus Project
Sting - Anna Drubich 

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