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Intrada has announced two new CDs featuring never-before-released scores.

Following their classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini re-teamed the following year for the critically acclaimed drama DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, about a young alcoholic couple. The film received five Oscar nominations, including two for the leading performances of Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick, while the film won an Oscar for Mancini's hugely popular title song, featuring lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Shockingly, Mancini's score never received a commercial release, and Intrada's CD features Mancini's complete, 50-minute score plus 15 minutes of source cues and other extras.

The enormous success of 1986's Top Gun was, surprisingly, not followed by a series of imitations and ripoffs, but one of the few airborne military dramas that followed in its wake was FIRE BIRDS, featuring an unusually colorful cast for the genre -- Nicolas Cage, Sean Young and Tommy Lee Jones. David Newman wrote a change-of-pace action score for the film, and the Intrada CD features the complete score, nearly an hour of music.


The latest CD from Kritzerland features George Duning's score for the 1960, Hong Kong-set romantic drama THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG, pairing William Holden and Nancy Kwan. RCA released a selection of Duning cues on LP at the time of the film's release, while the Kritzerland Suzie Wong features Duning's complete score in film order, followed by extras including album versions of several cues.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini - Intrada Special Collection
The Film Music of Michael Nyman for Solo Piano - Michael Nyman - Buysoundtrax
Fire and Ice - William Kraft - Buysoundtrax
Fire Birds - David Newman - Intrada Special Collection
Iron Man 3 - Brian Tyler - Hollywood
Leave Her to Heaven/Take Care of My Little Girl
 - Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
Superman Unbound - Kevin Kleisch - Watertower (CD-R)


IN THEATERS TODAY

Generation Um… - Fall on Your Sword
The Iceman - Haim Mazar
Iron Man 3 - Brian Tyler - Score CD on Hollywood
Kiss of the Damned - Steve Hufsteter
Love Is All You Need - Johan Soderqvist
Midnight’s Children - Nitin Sawhney
Paris-Manhattan - Jean-Michel Bernard - Score CD on Cristal Collect (import)


COMING SOON

May 7
Bandolero - Jerry Goldsmith - La-La Land
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman - Perseverance
Fear
- Henry Mancini - Quartet
The Fourth War - Bill Conti - Music Box
The Gambler
- Jerry Fielding - Quartet
Killer Force/The Corrupt Ones - George Garvarentz - Music Box
Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration
 - various - Varese Sarabande
What Maisie Knew - Nick Urata - Milan
Willard - Shirley Walker - La-La Land
May 14
Doctor Who: The Krotons
- Brian Hodgson - Silva
Himalaya: The Rearing of a Chief
- Bruno Coulais - Varese Sarabande
May 21
Before Midnight - Graham Reynolds - Milan
Charmed - J. Peter Robinson - La-La Land
Rosewood - John Williams - La-La Land
To the Wonder - Hanan Townshend - Lakeshore
May 28
Copper - Brian Keane - Valley
Pain & Gain
 - Steve Jablonsky - Varese Sarabande
Star Trek Into Darkness
 - Michael Giacchino - Varese Sarabande
June 4
After Earth - James Newton Howard - Sony
June 11
Fringe: Season 5
 - Chris Tilton - Varese Sarabande
The Last Stand - Mowg - Red River
Man of Steel - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Stuck in Love - Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott, songs - Varese Sarabande
Warm Bodies - Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders - Red River
June 18
Monsters University - Randy Newman - Disney
June 25
The Lone Ranger - Hans Zimmer - Disney
Date Unknown
Breakheart Pass - Jerry Goldsmith - Kritzerland
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land
I, the Jury - Bill Conti - La-La Land
Into the West - Geoff Zanelli - La-La Land
The World of Suzie Wong - George Duning - Kritzerland
Young Justice - various - La-La Land


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

May 3 - Hugo Friedhofer born (1901)
May 3 - Delia Derbyshire born (1937)
May 3 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
May 4 - Albert Glasser died (1998)
May 5 - Patrick Gowers born (1936)
May 5 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for House of Numbers (1957)
May 5 - Recording sessions begin for Christopher Young's score for Species (1995)
May 6 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to The Glass Slipper (1954)
May 6 - Recording begins on Alfred Newman and Hugo Friedhofer's score to The Bravados in Munich, Germany (1958)
May 6 - Tom Chase born (1965)
May 6 - Michel Legrand begins recording his score to Ice Station Zebra (1968)
May 6 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Neutral Zone" (1988)
May 7 - Jack Elliott born (1914)
May 7 - Anne Dudley born (1956)
May 8 - Nathan Van Cleave born (1910)
May 9 - The Informer is released in theaters (1935)
May 9 - David Benoit born (1953)
May 9 - Michael Kamen records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mirror, Mirror" (1985)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

ARTHUR NEWMAN - Nick Urata

"Special mention goes to composer Nick Urata for his haunting, strings-based score, the strongest element in a generally solid tech package."

Peter Debruge, Variety

(Oddly, when this review was originally printed in Variety, the reviewer confused composer Nick Urata with the film's director, Dante Ariola, writing "The director is also credited with the pic’s haunting, strings-based score, the strongest element in a generally solid tech package.")

AT ANY PRICE - Dickon Hinchliffe

"When 'At Any Price' draws to a crescendo, Dickon Hinchliffe's mournful score heavy-handedly signals the disturbing truths behind its characters' Midwest smiles and bright pastures. But the film hasn't quite earned the grim resonance it seeks. The harvest, begun with obviously good intentions, has been spoiled."

Jake Coyle, Associated Press

"In keeping with the director’s past micro-studies of life in society’s margins, 'At Any Price' is deeply invested in the question of how ordinary people get by. The lush establishing shots of farms, fields and windmills (beautifully lensed on the Red camera by Michael Simmonds), often accompanied by the synth strains of Dickon Hinchliffe’s score, pay loving tribute to a rapidly shifting way of life."

Justin Chang, Variety

THE BIG WEDDING - Nathan Barr

"'Marriage is like a phone call late at night,' Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of 'The Big Wedding.' 'First comes the ring, and then you wake up.' Rim shot, please. Except in Justin Zackham's sedated farce, there are no rim shots. The jokes are just splayed out there, accompanied by the strums of a guitar on the soundtrack."

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Not that it seems interested in doing so. Rather, 'The Big Wedding' just tries to remain pleasant -- to a fault. The drama of [Diane] Keaton betraying her best friend by bedding her ex-husband isn’t played up at all -- the plot only dwells on it for a few minutes, with the jaunty score jauntily jauntying along as if nothing happened."

Bilge Ebiri, New York

MUD - David Wingo

"With David Wingo’s subtle score easing auds into the rhythm of the locale, the film patiently witnesses Ellis’ growing disillusionment with adults, even as he makes his clumsy first setps toward becoming one: punching out a senior to defend a high-school girl’s honor, secretly defying his parents to nick food and supplies for Mud, and so forth."

Peter Debruge, Variety

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST - Michael Andrews

"As usual with [director Mira] Nair’s work, the music is vibrant, flowing and ever-present, blending Michael Andrews' funk-based score with traditional Pakistani Qawwali tunes and a number of Urdu poems recited in song."

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.

May 3
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
JAWS (John Williams) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE MASTER (Johnny Greenwood) [New Beverly]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Arclight Hollywood]
TENT OF MIRACLES (Gilberto Gil), HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN (Guilherme Magalhaes Vaz, Ze Rodrix) [UCLA]

May 4
THE KILLERS (Miklos Rozsa), CRISS CROSS (MIklos Rozsa) [UCLA]
THE MASTER (Johnny Greenwood) [New Beverly]
ON THE WATERFRONT (Leonard Bernstein) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale) [Arclight Hollywood]
RETURN OF THE JEDI (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

May 5
CORALINE (Bruno Coulais) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DESPICABLE ME (Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE GOONIES (Dave Grusin) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Arclight Hollywood]
TWELVE MONKEYS (Paul Buckmaster) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
VERTIGO (Bernard Herrmann) [Arclight Hollywood]

May 6
DR. STRANGELOVE, OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Laurie Johnson) [Arclight Hollywood]
STAR TREK (Michael Giacchino) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

May 7
COOL HAND LUKE (Lalo Schifrin) [Arclight Hollywood]
SUCCUBUS (Friedrich Gulda, Jerry van Rooyen), THE DEMONS (Jean-Bernard Ratieux) [New Beverly]

May 8
HOUSE (Asei Kobayashi, Mikki Yoshino) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE TRIAL (Jean Ledrut), SHADOWS AND FOG [New Beverly]

May 9
HOUSE (Asei Kobayashi, Mikki Yoshino) [Silent Movie Theater]
JOURNEY TO ITALY (Renzo Rossellini), STROMBOLI (Renzo Rossellini) [LACMA]
SORCERER (Tangerine Dream), CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE TRIAL (Jean Ledrut), SHADOWS AND FOG [New Beverly]

May 10
BAD DREAMS (Jay Ferguson) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (Don Ellis), TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (Wang Chung) [Cinematheque: Aero]
GONE WITH THE POPE [New Beverly]
MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (John DuPrez), THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Michael Kamen) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE STORY OF ADELE H (Maurice Jaubert), THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN (Maurice Jaubert) [New Beverly]

May 11
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Erich Wolfgang Korngold) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE STORY OF ADELE H (Maurice Jaubert), THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN (Maurice Jaubert) [New Beverly]
STRICTLY BALLROOM (David Hirschfelder) [New Beverly]

May 12
THE LOVED ONE (John Addison) THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (Johnny Mandel) [New Beverly]
MEMOIRS OF PRISON [UCLA]
PSYCHO (Bernard Herrmann), MOMMIE DEAREST (Henry Mancini) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Richard Rodgers, Irwin Kostal) [Cinematheque: Aero]
WINGED MIGRATION (Bruno Coulais) [UCLA]

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