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Film Score Friday 1/27/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 1/26/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest CD from Intrada is the first commercial release of John Beal's orchestral horror score for director Tobe Hooper's 1981 thriller THE FUNHOUSE.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 95th Oscars, including the following music categories:

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - Volker Bertelmann
BABYLON - Justin Hurwitz
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN - Carter Burwell
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE - Son Lux
THE FABELMANS - John Williams

This is the first nomination for Son Lux, the second for Volker Bertelmann, the third for Carter Burwell, the fourth for Justin Hurwitz, and the fifty-third (!!!) for John Williams. 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Applause” - TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN -  Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“Hold My Hand” - TOP GUN: MAVERICK - Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
“Lift Me Up” - BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER - Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
“Naatu Naatu” - RRR -  Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose  
“This Is A Life” - EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE - Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne  

At some point I hope to have time to my write my usual column discussing all of the nominations at length, but until then here are a few thoughts, at the bottom of this page*
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Film Score Friday 1/20/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 1/19/2023 - 10:00 PM
Music Box has just announced the sixth release in their limited edition series of rare and unreleased scores, LES B.O. INTROUVABLES, this time featuring Asphalte (1981) by Laurent Petitgirard; Balles Perdues (1983) by Michel Portal; Papa est parti, maman aussi (1989) and Mademoiselle Fifi ou Histoire de rire (1990), by Jean-Marie Senia; Les fauves (1984) by Philippe Servain; and Bleu comme l'enfer by Pierre Porte.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Halloween Ends
 - John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel E. Davies
Les B.O. Introuvables Vol. 6
- Laurent Petitgirard, Michel Portal, Jean-Marie Senia, Philippe Servain, Pierre Porte - Music Box
Pattie e la colere de Poseidon
- Olivier Cussac - Music Box

Thief of Hearts
 - Harold Faltermeyer - Quartet  


IN THEATERS TODAY

Chess Story - Ingo Frenzel
In from the Side - Matt Carter
Missing - Julian Scherle
When You Finish Saving the World - Emile Mosseri
You People - Bekon 

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Film Score Friday 1/13/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 1/12/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded edition of the score to SILVER BULLET, the 1985 film version of Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, composed by Emmy winner Jay Chattaway.


The latest release from Quartet is a two-disc set featuring the music for Harold Faltermeyer's first collaboration with the producing team of Simpson-Bruckheimer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun), the 1984 romantic thriller THIEF OF HEARTS, featuring both the full Faltermeyer score as well as the songs & cues featured on the original soundtrack release.


Justin Hurwitz won this year's Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture for BABYLON, and Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani and Rahul Sipligunj won Best Original Song - Motion Picture for "Naatu Naatu" from RRR

More score award winners from other organizations are listed "below the fold":

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Film Score Friday 1/6/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 1/5/2023 - 10:00 PM
La-La Land has announced their first two new releases of 2023, due at the end of next week - an expanded edition of John Barry's score for the Richard Attenborough-directed biopic, CHAPLIN, which earned the composer the last of his seven Oscar nominations; and a "Remixed and Remastered Ultimate Cut" edition of Harry Manfredini's score for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Women Talking - Hildur Guonadottir - Mercury  


IN THEATERS TODAY

Megan - Anthony Willis


COMING SOON

January 13
Chaplin - John Barry - La-La Land
Doctor Who: Series 13 - The Specials
 - Segun Akinola - Silva
Friday the 13th Part 2 - Harry Manfredini - La-La Land
Till - Abel Korzeniowski - Decca
January 20
Halloween Ends - John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel E. Davies
February 24
The Retaliators - Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Better Noise 

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Film Score Friday 12/30/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/29/2022 - 10:00 PM
IN THEATERS TODAY

Alice, Darling - Owen Pallett
Broker - Jung Jae-il
Corsage - Camille
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman


COMING SOON

January 6
Women Talking - Hildur Guonadottir - Mercury 
January 13
Doctor Who: Series 13 - The Specials
 - Segun Akinola - Silva
Till - Abel Korzeniowski - Decca
January 20
Halloween Ends - John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel E. Davies
February 24
The Retaliators - Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Better Noise 

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Film Score Friday 12/23/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/22/2022 - 10:00 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced their shortlists for several awards, including their music categories:

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - Volker Bertelmann
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER - Simon Franglen
BABYLON - Justin Hurwitz
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN - Carter Burwell
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER - Ludwig Goransson
DEVOTION - Chanda Dancy
DON’T WORRY DARLING - John Powell
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE - Son Lux
THE FABELMANS - John Williams
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY - Nathan Johnson
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO - Alexandre Desplat
NOPE - Michael Abels
SHE SAID - Nicholas Britell
THE WOMAN KING - Terence Blanchard
WOMEN TALKING - Hildur Guonadottir

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

"Applause" - TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN
"Carolina" - WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
"Ciao Papa" - GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
"Dust & Ash" - THE VOICE OF DUST AND ASH
"Good Afternoon" - SPIRITED
"Hold My Hand" - TOP GUN: MAVERICK
"Lift Me Up" - BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
"My Mind & Me" - SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND & ME
"Naatu Naatu" - RRR
"New Body Rhumba" - WHITE NOISE
"Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)" - AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
"Stand Up" - TILL
"This Is A Life" - EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
"Til You're Home" - A MAN CALLED OTTO
"Time" - AMSTERDAM

For those who are interested in the rest of this year's Oscar shortlists, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

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Film Score Friday 12/16/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/15/2022 - 10:00 PM
Quartet has announced four new end-of-year CDs, including one truly historic release.

FRENZY was the penultimate film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, his first film to shoot in England since Stage Fright 22 years earlier, and was his best-reviewed film in the years after The Birds. With a witty script by Anthony Shaffer and a top-flight cast of British actors including Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Anne Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Barry Foster and Billie Whitelaw (the latter two imported from the Hitchcockian, Herrmann-scored Twisted Nerve), the film was originally intended to feature a score by the legendary Henry Mancini, but when Hitchcock heard the score the maestro recorded he allegedly remarked "If I wanted Herrmann I would have hired Herrmann" and threw out Mancini's score, the only time this happened to the four-time Oscar winner. Hitchcock ultimately hired Ron Goodwin (Where Eagles Dare, Village of the Damned) to write a replacement score, and until now, re-recordings of Goodman's "London theme" and Mancini's unused main theme have been the only cues released from either score. Quartet's release features both scores for the first time, and all one can say about this release is "Lovely! Lovely!"

Elmer Bernstein's score for the original Magnificent Seven is one of his most popular including one of his most instantly recognizable themes, and Quartet is releasing a four-disc boxed-set, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN COLLECTION, featuring all four of the scores from the series. The Magnificent Seven features the original score plus bonus tracks; Return of the Seven features the tracks from the LP re-recording, as the original score tracks are currently lost; Guns of the Magnificent Seven features the same tracks as the previous Film Score Monthly release; The Magnificent Seven Ride is the first release of the final score for the series, with Bernstein conducting and his orchestrators Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes adapting his themes. The second disc also features the music Bernstein recorded for the Philip Morris promotional album, Music for the Marlboro Country (Bernstein's Magnificent Seven theme was also later well known as the Marlboro theme).

John Barry received his fourth Oscar nomination for 1971's MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton, Trevor Howard and Ian Holm (not to be confused with the recent retelling of the same historical events, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie), and Quartet's features the original LP sequencing plus the full mono score tracks. (This film and Chaplin were the only occasions in which Barry was nominated but did not win - five out of seven is pretty impressive).

Their final new release is an expanded edition of Ennio Morricone's score for the 1969 French gangster film, THE SICILIAN CLAN

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Film Score Friday 12/9/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/8/2022 - 10:00 PM
This week Intrada has released perhaps their most long-awaited score CD, an expanded and remastered, two-disc edition of Basil Poledouris' score for the 1984 sequel CONAN THE DESTROYER. They have also released a newly recorded CD of non-film music by a film music composer with the self-explanatory title DIMITRI TIOMKIN: ALBERTINA RASCH & THE GREAT AMERICAN BALLET - PIANO MUSIC FOR CONCERT AND STAGE


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Bruno Nicolai in Giallo
 - Bruno Nicolai - Digitmovies
Conan the Destroyer - Basil Poledouris - Intrada Special Collection
Dimitri Tiomkin: Albertina Rasch & The Great American Ballet - Piano Music for Concert and Stage
- Dimitri Tiomkin - Intrada
Disenchanted - Alan Menken - Disney 
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical - Score: Christopher Nightingale; Songs: Tim Minchin - Score & Song CD on Sony


IN THEATERS TODAY

Empire of Light - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Loudmouth - Joel Goodman
The Mean One - Yael Benamour 
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical - Score: Christopher Nightingale; Songs: Tim Minchin
The Whale - Rob Simonsen 

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Film Score Friday 12/2/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/1/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is Mark McKenzie's score for PRANCER: A CHRISTMAS TALE, the brand-new sequel to the 1989 family film.


The latest batch of end-of-the-year, Black Friday releases from La-La Land, announced last week and available to order now are: a one-disc expansion of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Joe Dante's 1989 dark comedy THE 'BURBS; a two-disc edition of Nino Rota's music for the original THE GODFATHER, the first-ever expansion of this classic score; a two-disc expansion of John Williams' Oscar-nominated score for Steven Spielberg's 1997 historical drama AMISTAD; a two-disc expansion of David Arnold's first score for the 007 franchise, 1997's TOMORROW NEVER DIES; and a three-disc edition of Danny Elfman's score for the original 2002 SPIDER-MAN, featuring the full film score, the original soundtrack sequencing, plus many alternate cues.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Amistad - John Williams - La-La Land
Bandes originales des films de Philippe Miller
 - Philippe Miller - Music Box  
The 'Burbs - Jerry Goldsmith - La-La Land
Deathcember
- Andrew Scott Bell, others - Howlin' Wolf
Doctor Who Series 13: Flux/Revolution of the Daleks
 - Segun Akinola - Silva 
The Godfather - Nino Rota - La-La Land
La Revolucion Francaise
 - Georges Delerue - Music Box
Michel Magne et son grand orchestre jouent les musiques de films de Michel Magne
 - Michel Magne - Music Box    
Prancer: A Christmas Tale - Mark McKenzie - Intrada
Spider-Man - Danny Elfman - La-La Land
Tomorrow Never Dies - David Arnold - La-La Land 

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Film Score Friday 11/25/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 11/24/2022 - 10:00 PM
I am on vacation this week, so any breaking news will not be announced here until next Friday's column.


La-La Land was scheduled to announce their latest, end-of-year Black Friday batch of new CD releases last evening. You should be able to find a thread discussing them on our Message Board


The latest expanded Deluxe Edition releases from the Varese Sarabande CD Club are Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-nominated score for the 1997 Best Picture nominee L.A. CONFIDENTIAL; and Marco Beltrami's score for the 1997 sci-fi horror film MIMIC, the first of three films Beltrami scored for director Guillermo del Toro.


The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Grammy nominations, including the following film music-related categories: 

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