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Film Score Friday 5/31/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 5/30/2019 - 9:00 PM
Quartet has announced four new soundtrack CD releases -- two brand new scores by Oscar-nominated composers, Mark Isham's score for the dog-reincarnation sequel A DOG'S JOURNEY and George Fenton's music for the period espionage drama RED JOAN; Riz Ortolani's score for the 1970 documentary ANDREA DORIA -74; and Fred Bongusto's score to the 1969 Italian thriller UN DETECTIVE.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Dennis McCarthy Collection vol. 1: The Television Movies - Dennis McCarthy - Dragon's Domain 
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
 - Bear McCreary - WaterTower
Jaguar Lives!
 - Robert O. Ragland - Dragon's Domain
Outlander: Season 4 
- Bear McCreary - Madison Gate
Pumpkinhead
 - Richard Stone - Notefornote 

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The May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 5/26/2019 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with BEAR McCREARY about his gargantuan score to GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, in which he combines the original Japanese themes with his new material. Also in this issue is an exclusive look at the films and music of the 18th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including work by BROOKE BLAIR and WILL BLAIR, MATIJA STRNISA, KATY JARZEBOWSKI, PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN and many more; DAVID ARNOLD welcomes the End Times in Amazon Prime/BBC Two's GOOD OMENS, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant; JEFF BEAL goes rustic with THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM; MILES HANKINS lines up for LONG SHOT with Marco Beltrami; NATHAN WHITEHEAD chats the apocalyptic PS4 exclusive DAYS GONE; a review of the L.A. MASTER CHORALE’S “GREAT OPERA & FILM CHORUSES” concert; Wong’s Turn ranks the next batch of films and scores of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE; a BEAR McCREARY-themed (B)EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 8, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE and THE HUSTLE; more embedded audio clips, and more. 

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Film Score Friday 5/24/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 5/23/2019 - 9:00 PM
The latest soundtrack CD release from Intrada is a remastered and resequenced release of Jerry Fielding's score for the 1971 Western LAWMAN, with Michael Winner directing an impressive cast led by Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb and Robert Duvall.  


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Aladdin - Alan Menken - Disney
Avengers: Endgame
 - Alan Silvestri - Hollywood
Black Mirror: Hang the DJ
 - Alex Somers, Sigur Ros - Invada 
Hakkodasan
 - Yasushi Akutagawa - Cinema-Kan (import)
Lawman
- Jerry Fielding - Intrada Special Collection
Philip Glass Soundtracks Vol. II - Philip Glass - Orange Mountain
The Sun Is Also a Star - Herdis Stefansdotir - Sony (import) 

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Aisle Seat 5-21: May Mania Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 5/20/2019 - 9:00 PM
Whatever happened to Richard Franklin? The Australian auteur became a hot commodity for a while in the ’80s thanks to genre films like “Psycho II” and the kid fantasy “Cloak and Dagger,” but he saw his career fizzle out after misfires like the barely released 1986 ape thriller LINK (103 mins., R; Kino Lorber). Produced for Thorn EMI before their film division went belly-up and was sold to Cannon, “Link” stars Terence Stamp as a daffy college professor whose work with intelligent simians results in one of those predictable “don’t mess with nature” plots, forcing grad student Elisabeth Shue to battle a chimp gone wild in Stamp’s isolated British manor.
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Film Score Friday 5/17/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 5/16/2019 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced their updated rules for the 92nd Academy Awards, to be presented in 2020. As with the most recent Awards, there will be 15-entry shortlists for both the Original Score and Original Song categories. There is still the option of an Original Musical category which "may be activated only by special request of the Music Branch Executive Committee to the Board of Governors in a year when the field of eligible submissions is determined to be of sufficient quantity and quality to justify award competition."

The Foreign Language Film award will now be known as International Feature Film, and its shortlist has been increased from seven to ten films but otherwise the category rules will remain the same. Makeup and Hairstyling will now have five nominations instead of three, and a shortlist of ten films instead of seven.

CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Le Plus Beau Pays Du Monde/Le Sanctuaire - Rob - Music Box 
Louisiane
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box 
Maniac [re-issue] 
- Rob - Music Box
The Professor and the Madman - Bear McCreary - Sparks & Shadows
The Sentinel - Gil Melle - La-La Land 
The Son
 - Nathan Barr - Varese Sarabande 

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Film Score Friday 5/10/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 5/9/2019 - 9:00 PM
The latest score CD from Intrada is the direct-to-video sequel BACKDRAFT II, which brings back two stars, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland, from the 1991 Ron Howard-directed firefighter mystery-thriller. Hans Zimmer scored the original film, but the new sequel features a score by veteran composer Randy Edelman, whose feature career began in the 1970s but is best remembered for a streak of hits in the 1990s including Kindergarten Cop, My Cousin Vinny, Beethoven, The Last of the Mohicans (a shared credit with Trevor Jones), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Gettysburg, The Mask and While You Were Sleeping.
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Backdraft II - Randy Edelman - Intrada Special Collection
Bomber - Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis - Beat
The History of Eternity
 - Zbigniew Preisner - Caldera
The Hustle - Anne Dudley - Sony (import)
Lancaster Skies
 - James Griffiths - Quartet 
L'Ossessa
 - Marcello Giombini - Digitmovies
Malevolence 3: Killer
 - Stevan Mena - Howlin' Wolf 
Nunzio
 - Lalo Schifrin - Quartet 
Ruba Al Prossimo Turo
 - Ennio Morricone - Digitmovies
Shazam! - Benjamin Wallfisch - WaterTower
Un Amore
 - Giorgio Gaslini - Quartet  
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Aisle Seat 5-7: Alien 4K, Scream & Twilight Time New Releases
Posted By Andy Dursin 5/6/2019 - 9:00 PM
One of the wonderful things about watching classic films in a remastered presentation, and especially at a higher resolution than you’ve seen before, is that you can appreciate them anew, on their own terms. Not as the start of a franchise, not as a genre benchmark that was copied hundreds of times over – but a solitary work of cinema that remains contemporary even though it was released some 40 years ago. That’s the case with ALIEN (****, 116 mins., 1979, R), Ridley Scott’s classic which rode the sci-fi wave that “Star Wars” ignited and became a classic in its own right thanks to Scott’s direction, the film’s evocative production design and striking H.R. Giger creature effects.
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Film Score Friday 5/3/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 5/2/2019 - 9:00 PM
Quartet has announced a handful of new score CDs -- Lalo Schifrin's score for the 1978 urban drama NUNZIO, featuring the same cues as the original MCA LP; Bruno Coulais' score for BLANCHE COMME NEIGE (White as Snow), the new film from director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Adore, Gemma Bovery), starring Isabelle Huppert; Giorgio Gaslini's score for the 1965 Italian romantic drama UN AMORE; and James Griffiths' score for the WWII drama LANCASTER SKIES.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Laurette/Rashomon/Death of a Salesman - Elmer Bernstein, Laurence Rosenthal, Alex North - Kritzerland 
Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Henry Jackman - Sony
Tolkien
 - Thomas Newman - Sony 

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 4/27/2019 - 2:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with ALAN SILVESTRI about the end of a cinematic universe with Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Also in this issue, the TOP 10 SCORES FROM 1989, featuring selections by JAMES HORNER, PATRICK DOYLE and JOHN WILLIAMS; CARTER BURWELL uncovers the mysteries of Laika’s MISSING LINK; HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS gets cute with Disneynature's PENGUINS; DANNY ELFMAN’S Eleven Eleven in concert at CSUN; MARCELO ZARVOS keeps busy with THE BEST OF ENEMIES, THE CHAPERONE and more; a report from JERRY GOLDSMITH'S RUDY, performed live to film; a HOAGY CARMICHAEL Gold Rush; lots of album reviews, including HELLBOY, DUMBO and US; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Film Score Friday 4/26/19
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/25/2019 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a greatly expanded version of Joel McNeely's orchestral score for the period adventure IRON WILL, starring Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey and Brian Cox. The score was previously released by Varese Sarabande on a CD featuring 31 minutes of score; the Intrada release features 69 minutes of McNeely score, followed by source cues arranged by the composer.


La-La Land has announced the track list for their brand new two-disc set THE QUINN MARTIN COLLECTION - VOL. 1: COP AND DETECTIVE SERIES. Disc One features two episode scores for Barnaby Jones, composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Bruce Broughton, respectively, and two episode scores for the Burt Reynolds cop series Dan August, both composed by Dave Grusin. Disc Two features a Most Wanted episode score by Lalo Schifrin; the pilot movie score and one episode score for Cannon, both composed by John Parker; and themes for additional Quinn Martin series -- Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (Patrick Williams), Caribe (Nelson Riddle), The Manhunter (Duane Tatro) and Tales of the Unexpected (David Shire).


One of the best unreleased (on physical media) scores of 2018 will be released on vinyl as a two-disc set courtesy of Mondo. As "the first release in our MCU soundtrack series," Mondo will release Christophe Beck's score for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, which will feature 14 additional cues not included on the download version. One hopes this new series may include vinyl releases of Pinar Toprak's Captain Marvel and Alan Silvestri's Avengers: Endgame, neither of which has yet been announced as a CD release (Hollywood Records has just announced a score CD for Avengers: Endgame, due May 24)

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