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Film Score Friday 9/30/22
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/29/2022 - 10:00 PM
Quartet has announced plans to record a CD featuring four previously unreleased John Barry scores - director Bryan Forbes' psychological thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon, starring Richard Attenborough and an Oscar-nominated Kim Stanley, and three 1970s TV movies starring Katharine Hepburn: The Glass Menagerie (directed by Anthony Harvey), Love Among the Ruins and The Corn Is Green (both directed by George Cukor). Fernando Velazquez will conduct the City of Cordoba Orchestra for the recording.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Innocents - Pessi Levanto - Svart 
Viento - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet  


IN THEATERS TODAY

Argentina, 1985 - Pedro Osuna
Bros - Marc Shaiman
Dead for a Dollar - Xander Rodzinski
God's Creatures - Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
The Good House - Theodore Shapiro
The Greatest Beer Run Ever - Dave Palmer
Luckiest Girl Alive - Linda Perry
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon - Daniele Luppi
Smile - Cristobal Tapia de Veer
Vesper - Dan Levy

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Aisle Seat 9-27: Autumn Arrival Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/26/2022 - 10:00 PM
The kind of picture built for Blu-Ray rediscovery, DREAMCHILD (94 mins., 1985, PG) is a film that received some critical acclaim back upon its original release but has been nearly forgotten entirely since. Acclaimed author Dennis Potter’s original drama examines an elderly Alice Hargreaves (Coral Browne) – the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” – as she arrives in America to commemorate the marking of what would’ve been Carroll’s 100th birthday. Flashing back upon her life while dealing with issues that remain in her present, Alice’s thoughts are filled with contrasts – the dark and dreary, the poignant and inspirational – as she comes to terms with them all.
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Film Score Friday 9/23/22
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/22/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest Deluxe Edition from the Varese Sarabande CD Club is a greatly expanded version of Jerry Goldsmith's beloved score for the 1993 true-life football drama RUDY, starring Sean Astin and directed by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Alma (The Girl in the Mirror)
 - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet 
Rudy: The Deluxe Edition - Jerry Goldsmith - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Savage Grace
 - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Bandit - Aaron Gilhuis
Blonde - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Catherine Called Birdy - Carter Burwell
Don't Worry Darling - John Powell
A Jazzman's Blues - Aaron Zigman
On the Come Up - Daniel Wohl
Railway Children - Edward Farmer, Martin Phipps
Sidney - Marcus Miller 

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Aisle Seat 9-20: 4K Frights, Imprint New Releases
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/19/2022 - 10:00 PM
Brilliantly scored by Jerry Goldsmith and backed by a script – credited to Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor – that features an identifiable, likable family at its core, POLTERGEIST (114 mins., 1982, PG; Warner) has lost little of its appeal since its original 1982 release. This first of producer Spielberg’s consecutive Summer of ’82 box-office smashes (“E.T.” naturally being the other) has also, finally, been thoroughly remastered for both 4K UHD and Blu-Ray, debuting a fresh new transfer that comes highly recommended for owners of either format.
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Film Score Friday 9/16/22
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/15/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Music Box is Philippe Rombi's score for the new film by director Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel, My Son), UNE BELLE COURSE (aka Driving Madeleine).


The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Primetime Emmy winners, including the following music categories:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
THE WHITE LOTUS: "Mysterious Monkeys" - Cristobal Tapia de Veer
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
SEVERANCE: The Way We Are - Theodore Shapiro
 
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
THE WHITE LOTUS - Cristobal Tapia de Veer
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
LUCY AND DESI - David Schwartz
 
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
SCHMIGADOON!: Schmigadoon - "Corn Puddin" - Cinco Paul
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
THE PEPSI SUPER BOWL LVI HALFTIME SHOW - Adam Blackstone
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION
STRANGER THINGS: Chapter Four: Dear Billy - Nora Felder 

CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK 

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe - John Frizzell - La-La Land
Bridgerton: Season Two
 - Kris Bowers - Capitol
Cobra Kai: Season 5 - Leo Birenberg, Zach Robinson - La-La Land
Goldsmith at 20th Vol 5: Music for Television 1968-1975  - Jerry Goldsmith - La-La Land
The Gravedigger's Wife
 - Andre Matthias - Kronos 

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Aisle Seat 9-13: Vinegar Syndrome September Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/12/2022 - 10:00 PM
Leave it to Vinegar Syndrome to produce a full restoration of THE BIRDS II: LAND’S END (86 mins., 1994, R), the long-forgotten Showtime cable sequel to the Alfred Hitchcock ’60s fave. Technically this film is less a sequel than it is a self-contained survival tale of a family encountering an avian attack on a sleepy North Carolina island. Off-camera, it was a struggle of a different kind – an apparently rocky marriage between a director mostly known for schlock (including the worst “Halloween” sequel of them all) and an Emmy/Peabody-winning producer known for his more aspirational TV work. Despite its pedigree, unfair comparisons to Hitch and “Alan Smithee” listed as director, the big surprise with “Birds II” is how entertaining it is – especially if you’re able to accept it on its own terms.
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Film Score Monthly 9/9/22
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/8/2022 - 10:00 PM
Quartet has announced three new releases by composer Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Crimson Peak) - the 2008 true crime drama SAVAGE GRACE, pairing 2014 Oscar winners Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne in an unsually dysfunctional mother-son relationship; the horror series ALMA, aka The Girl in the Mirror; and VIENTO, an album of Velazquez's concert music.


Dragon's Domain has announced three upcoming releases: THE ALBERT GLASSER COLLECTION VOL. 5 - SCIENCE FICTION: ATOMIC MUTATION II , featuring Glasser's scores for The Amazing Colossal Man and its sequel War of the Colossal Beast; CRAIG SAFAN: HORROR MACABRE VOL. 1 is a two-disc set featuring Safan's music for the short-lived horror anthology TV series Darkroom (hosted by James Coburn), as well as the music for The Demon's Daughter, a short directed by, of all people, John McTiernan; and John Scott's score for the 1974 thriller SYMPTOMS.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Hollywood Soundstage 
- various - Chandos 
Psycho Storm Chaser - Andrew Scott Bell - Howlin' Wolf  
Where the Crawdads Sing - Mychael Danna - Decca 

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September FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Jon Kaplan 9/6/2022 - 4:00 AM

The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live for your reading and listening pleasure. This month’s cover story is an interview with DAVID BUCKLEY, who scores the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, currently streaming on Netflix. Also this issue are the results of our second annual RETRO FSMIES, honoring the best of 1982; PHIL

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Aisle Seat 9-6: Season 26 Premiere Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/5/2022 - 10:00 PM
It was just a year ago we kicked off the “25th Season” of The Aisle Seat with a review of Paramount’s 4K UHD release of the first four “Star Trek” movies. Now it’s time for the 26th Season Premiere and Paramount has released a brand new STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE 6-MOVIE COLLECTION, debuting 4K UHDs of William Shatner’s 1989 entry “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” as well as Nicholas Meyer’s 1991 original cast swan song “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.” More over, Paramount has also included – available separately in its own deluxe release as well – the brand-new, remastered edition of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION, incorporating many of the changes from the 2001 Robert Wise DVD “re-cut” with freshly reworked, 4K-mastered FX and a few other changes.
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Film Score Friday 9/2/22
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/1/2022 - 10:00 PM
La-La Land has announced their September schedule of releases. On September 13th, they will release their 600th release, JERRY GOLDSMITH AT 20TH PART V: MUSIC FOR TELEVISION 1968-1975, including the maestro's previously unreleased music from Only in America and Prudence and the Chief; John Frizzell's score for the recent sequel BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO THE UNIVERSE; and Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson's music for the fifth season of COBRA-KAI.


Kronos has announced two upcoming Gold Collection releases - the score for 1957's MOTORCYCLE GANG, composed by B-movie great Albert Glasser (The Amazing Colossal Man, Beginning of the End), and the music for the 1972 Western THE PROUD AND DAMNED, scored by the team of Gene Kauer and Douglas M. Lackey (Agent for H.A.R.M., Across the Great Divide), and directed by Ferde Grofe Jr., the son of composer Ferde Grofe (Rocketship XM, Grand Canyon Suite).


Music Box has announced two new releases -- a CD pairing two scores by Claude Bolling for films directed by Jacques Deray - ON NE MEURT QUE DEUX FOIS (He Died With His Eyes Open), from 1985, and NETACHIEV EST DE RETOUR (Netchaiev Is Back) from 1991; and two TV scores by Raymond AlessandriniLE ROI DE PATAGONIE and FABIEN DE LA DROME

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Today in Film Score History:
October 1
Dave Grusin begins recording his score for Falling in Love (1984)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Haven” (1987)
Dennis McCarthy records his scores for the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes “Impulse” and “Twilight” (2003)
Elia Cmiral born (1950)
Ernst Toch died (1964)
George Duning begins recording his score to The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
Irwin Kostal born (1911)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Dragon’s Teeth” (1999)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Prize (1963)
Johannes Kobilke born (1973)
Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Operation Rogosh” (1966)
Ron Goodwin begins recording his score to Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Stelvio Cipriani died (2018)
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