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Quartet will be releasing the soundtrack to PASSION, Brian De Palma's new erotic thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, a remake of the French film Love Crime which starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. Composing his seventh score for the director is Pino Donaggio, whose previous scores for DePalma include such classics as Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Body Double.


Digitmovies has announced a handful of upcoming CDs -- a complete version of one of Miklos Rozsa's gorgeous final scores, for Alain Resnais' 1977 drama PROVIDENCE, starring John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, David Warner, Elaine Stritch and Ellen Burstyn; a two-disc set of Angelo Francesco Lavagnino's score for the 1958 drama THE NAKED MAJA, starring Ava Gardner; Gianni Ferrio's complete score for the 1969 Western VIVO O PREFERIBILMENTI MORTE (Alive or Preferably Dead); and Fred Bongusto's score for the 1986 comedy SUPER FANTOZZI.


Music Box has announced two new upcoming CDs -- an expanded version of Carmine Coppola's warm, emotional score for his son Francis's 1983 film of THE OUTSIDERS, the additional cues including Stevie Wonder's rendition of Coppola's original main title song, "Stay Gold;" and the music for the 1991 miniseries NAPOLEON ET L'EUROPE, by Wojciech Kilar (Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ninth Gate).


Intrada plans to release two new CDs at the beginning of next week. 


Last weekend, Thomas Newman won BAFTA's award for Original Film Music for his score for SKYFALL.

In other awards news, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their music for director David Fincher's 2011 English language remake of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. The Hunger Games song "Safe & Sound" won Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, while the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media went to the soundtrack to Woody Allen's Oscar-winning MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.


Classic FM is is giving people the chance to vote in their annual Hall of Fame of classical music. For those interested, go to this link.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Beautiful Creatures - The Newno2 - Watertower
Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash - Marc Shaiman - Columbia
John Dies at the End - Brian Tyler - La-La Land
La Migliore Offerta - Ennio Morricone - Warner (import)
Magic City - Daniele Lupi - Silva
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - David Bell, Jay Chattaway, Dennis McCarthy, others - La-La land


IN THEATERS TODAY

Beautiful Creatures - The Newno2 - Score CD on Watertower
Escape from Planet Earth - Aaron Zigman
A Good Day to Die Hard - Marco Beltrami - Score CD due Feb. 19 on Sony
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - Klaus Badelt
Hitler’s Children - Ophir Leibovitch
Safe Haven - Deborah Lurie - Song CD on Universal Republic with one score cue
Saving Lincoln - Mark Adler
Shanghai Calling - Klaus Badelt, Christopher Carmichael
Would You Rather - Daniel Hunt, Baroi Johansson


COMING SOON

February 19
Bullet to the Head
 - Steve Mazzaro - Varese Sarabande
Four Assassins
- Andrea Matthias - Kronos
A Good Day to Die Hard 
- Marco Beltrami - Sony
February 26
The Naked Maja
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Digitmovies
Passion - Pino Donaggio - Quartet
Phantom - Jeff Rona - Milan
Providence
- Miklos Rozsa - Digitmovies
Stoker - Clint Mansell - Milan
Super Fantozzi
- Fred Bongusto - Digitmovies
Vivo o Preferibilmente Morti 
- Gianni Ferrio - Digitmovies
March 5
Identity Thief - Christopher Lennertz - La-La Land
Side Effects - Thomas Newman - Varese Sarabande
Snitch - Antonio Pinto - Lakeshore
March 12
Napoleon et l'Europe
- Wojciech Kilar - Music Box
The Outsiders - Carmine Coppola - Music Box
March 19
Frozen Planet
- George Fenton - Silva
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III - Liam Hayes - Alternative Distribution Alliance
S.O.S. Titanic - Howard Blake - Silva
Silent Hill: Revelation 
- Jeff Danna - Lakeshore
March 26
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani
- Roger Limb - Silva
April 2
Spartacus: War of the Damned - Joseph LoDuca - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land
Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil/Les Morfalous - Georges Delerue - Universal France
L'Aine Des Ferchaux/Un Flic - Georges Delerue/Michel Colombier - Universal France
Laura - David Raksin - Kritzerland
Le Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur - Michel Colombier/Serge Gainsbourg - Universal France
Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett - Quartet
Una Pura Formalita [A Pure Formality] - Ennio Morricone - GDM
War-Gods of the Deep/Crossplot - Stanley Black - Quartet


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

February 15 - Georges Auric born (1899)
February 15 - Miklos Rozsa records his replacement score for Crest of the Wave (1954)
February 16 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for King of Kings (1961)
February 17 - Ron Goodwin born (1925)
February 17 - Alfred Newman died (1970)
February 17 - Jerry Fielding died (1980)
February 18 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
February 18 - Nathaniel Shilkret died (1982)
February 19 - Charles Bernstein begins recording his score for Gator (1976)
February 19 - Marvin Hamlisch begins recording his score for I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
February 20 - William Lava died (1971)
February 20 - Recording sessions begin on Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien (1979)
February 21 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Story of Three Loves (1952)
February 21 - Ron Grainer died (1981)
February 21 - Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
February 21 - Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Flesh + Blood (1985)
February 21 - Morton Gould died (1996)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC

A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III - Liam Hayes

"Liam Hayes’ jazzy rock score fits the not-quite-real vintage milieu to a T."

Sheri Linden, Los Angles Times

LORE - Max Richter

"Working from ‘The Dark Room,’ a prize-winning novel by Rachel Seiffert, and aided by an enveloping Max Richter score, Shortland once again demonstrates an ability to pull us inside potent situations no matter how grim and unrelenting they may be."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Traditional strings-based score is OK, other tech work highly polished."

Richard Kuipers, Variety

SIDE EFFECTS - Thomas Newman

"The music tells us what kind of movie 'Side Effects' is going to be. It coils beneath what seems like a realistic plot and whispers that something haunted and possessed is going on. Imagine music for a sorcery-related plot and then dial it down to ominous forebodings. Without Thomas Newman's score, 'Side Effects''' would be a lesser film, even another film.… There are other characters: a cop, a mother, yada yada. Always the music -- never loud, always there… And all this time the music. You know those scores that make you think of sad merry-go-rounds? In 'Side Effects,' the viewer is being drawn into a vortex. Is there a level we don't suspect? Some people, ambushed by the last 10 minutes, will be thinking, 'What a load of crap.' Soderbergh has retrofitted his film from the end backward."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Here, helped by first-class acting across the board (Carmen Cuba did the casting), Howard Cummings' effective production design and Thomas Newman's insinuating score, Soderbergh sets his tale in a world of relentless, inescapable unease."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"The Ablixa ad represents this condition with cartoon clouds, while Mr. Soderbergh paints Manhattan in watery shades of gloom. Thomas Newman’s score mimics and subverts the soothing music of antidepressant sales pitches, composing lullabies that portend a sleep full of nightmares."

A.O. Scott, New York Times

"In 'Side Effects,' Soderbergh is always doing two things at once, pumping the story forward, while creating the illusion of languor. Scenes are underscored with dreamy music, suggestive of people lost in a fog. The shots are longer than average. The camera movement is measured. At times, the style is a visual analogue to being in a depressed state. At other times, the seeming slowness creates a hint of entrapment, as if from the point of view of characters locked into circumstances, unable to free themselves no matter how hard they flail."

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Editing is sharp, and Thomas Newman’s churning score amps up the story’s intensity."

Justin Chang, Variety


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

February 15
BUCK AND THE PREACHER (Benny Carter) [New Beverly]
D.C. CAB (Giorgio Moroder) [Silent Movie Theater]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [Nuart]
SUNRISE [Cinematheque: Aero]
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (Cyril Mockridge), THE THIEF (Herschel Burke Gilbert) [LACMA]

February 16
BUCK AND THE PREACHER (Benny Carter) [New Beverly]
CAT BALLOU (Frank DeVol), THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (Cyril Mockridge) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DUEL AT DIABLO (Neal Hefti) [New Beverly]
GONE WITH THE WIND (Max Steiner) [Cinematheque: Aero]
LITTLE FUGITIVE (Eddy Manson), THE WINDOW (Roy Webb) [LACMA]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]
RAIN OR SHINE [UCLA]
TARZAN OF THE APES, THE ADVENTURES OF TARZAN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

February 17
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (Michel Legrand), THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]
BARAKA (Michael Stearns), SAMSARA (Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard, Marcello De Francisci) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
BROTHERS [UCLA]
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY (Joe Raposo) [UCLA]

February 18
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]

February 19
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
THE OUTSIDE MAN (Michel Legrand), THE SWIMMING POOL (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]

February 20
LAURA (David Raksin) [CInematheque: Egyptian]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]
PRIMER (Shane Carruth) [Silent Movie Theater]
SKIN GAME (David Shire) [New Beverly]

February 21
DER FAN (Rheingold) [Silent Movie Theater]
HELL IN THE PACIFIC (Lalo Schifrin), THE PROFESSIONALS (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
OUT OF THE BLUE (Tom Lavin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SKIN GAME (David Shire) [New Beverly]

February 22
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (Orville Stoeber) [Silent Movie Theater]
ON THE WATERFRONT (Leonard Bernstein), FORCE OF EVIL (David Raksin) [LACMA]
PETIT A PETIT, COCORICO MONSIEUR POULET [UCLA]
PINK FLOYD: THE WALL (Roger Waters, Michael Kamen) [Nuart]
THE TERMINATOR (Brad Fiedel) [CInematheque: Aero]

February 23
KILLER'S KISS (Gerald Fried), THE GLASS WALL (Leith Stevens) [LACMA]
LA PYRAMIDE HUMAINE [UCLA]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MADEMOISELLE (Antoine Duhamel) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO (Frank Skinner) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
NEXT OF KIN (Klaus Schulze) [Silent Movie Theater]

February 24
The Oscars are tonight, and the revival houses realize they won't get much business, since the people who'd actually make the effort to see For a Few Dollars More or Let's Scare Jessica to Death in a theater are almost certainly watching the Oscars, so those blessed remaining revival theaters don't tend to schedule anything tonight.

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