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Next week's new CDs from Intrada are the first-ever release of Bill Conti's score for the 1991 football comedy NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, and a new release of Laurence Rosenthal's score for the 1979 sci-fi disaster epic METEOR, teaming Sean Connery and Natalie Wood.


The latest release from Kritzerland is a remastered edition of the Biblical epic DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS, the sequel to The Robe, for which Franz Waxman composed the score incorporating material from Alfred Newman's classic Robe score.


Buysoundtrax has announced two upcoming CDs -- THE RUNNER STUMBLES, featuring Ernest Gold's score for director Stanley Kramer's final film, a period drama about an ill-fated romance between a priest (Dick Van Dyke) and a nun (Kathleen Quinlan), previously released only as a composer promo LP; and a disc featuring re-recordings of two scores for "true" alien stories -- Elliot Goldenthal's ROSWELL and Eric Clapton's COMMUNION.


On March 4, Varese Sarabande will release the soundtrack to the sci-fi thriller AFTER THE DARK (aka The Philosophers), featuring the score by Nicholas O'Toole and Jonathan Davis (Queen of the Damned), as well as additional cues by Glen Phillips from the band Toad the Wet Sprocket.


In a surprising development, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that they are rescinding the nomination for the title song for the period drama ALONE YET NOT ALONE, music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel.

According to the press release, "The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period. 'No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one’s position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage,' said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. The Board determined that Broughton’s actions were inconsistent with the Academy’s promotional regulations, which provide, among other terms, that 'it is the Academy's goal to ensure that the Awards competition is conducted in a fair and ethical manner. If any campaign activity is determined by the Board of Governors to work in opposition to that goal, whether or not anticipated by these regulations, the Board of Governors may take any corrective actions or assess any penalties that in its discretion it deems necessary to protect the reputation and integrity of the awards process.'”

The announcement also made clear that a fifth song will not be added to fill out the category, leaving only the four remaining songs. 


Thomas Newman won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for SKYFALL, while Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth won the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for the film's title song, which means the Grammys will be no help in predicting this year's music Oscars. The soundtrack for the music documentary SOUND CITY won the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.


Composer Peter Bernstein will be conducting the Golden State Pops Orchestra in an event celebrating his late father on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m. GREAT COMPOSER TRIBUTE: ELMER BERNSTEIN will feature music from many of the composer's most acclaimed scores such as Far from Heaven, The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments and To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as a new suite featuring music from many of his popular comedy scores such as Ghostbusters, Stripes, and National Lampoon's Animal House.


At noon on Saturday, February 8, Creature Features in Burbank plans to have composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCustion and Lolita Ritmanis on hand to autograph copies of La-La Land's new CD sets BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD and SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Andy Sturmer - La-La Land
Big Bad Wolves - Frank Ilfman - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Black Sails - Bear McCreary - Sparks & Shadows
Cinerama Holiday
- Morton Gould - Sepia
Die Spionin
 - Nic Raine - MovieScore Media/Kronos
El Tiempo Entre Costuras
- Cesar Bonito - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Gli Ordini Sono Ordini
 - Fred Bongusto - Saimel
Joseph Andrews
 - John Addison - Kritzerland
Labor Day - Rolfe Kent - Warner Bros.
Le Evasioni Celebri: Benvenuto Cellini/Casanova
 - Piero Piccioni - Saimel
Legends of Chima
 - Anthony Lledo - MovieScore Media/Kronos
McCanick - Johann Johannsson - Milan
Omaggio a Donaggio
 - Pino Donaggio - MovieScore Media/Kronos
Person of Interest: Season Two - Ramin Djawadi - Varese Sarabande
Ride Along - Christopher Lennertz - Varese Sarabande
Sherlock: Series Three
 - David Arnold, Michael Price - Silva
Stalingrad - MovieScore Media/Kronos - Angelo Badalamenti
Superman: The Animated Series - Kristopher Carter, Harvey R. Cohen, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Shirley Walker - La-La Land


IN THEATERS TODAY

At Middleton - Arturo Sandoval
Best Night Ever - Music Supervisor: Jojo Villanueva
Brightest Star - Matthew Puckett
Charlie Victor Romeo - Kevin Reilly
Love Is in the Air - Nicolas Wauquiez
Run and Jump - Sebastian Pille
Somewhere Slow - Barry J. Neely
Stranger by the Lake - no original score
That Awkward Moment - David Torn - Score & Song CD due Feb. 18 on Varese Sarabande
12 O'Clock Boys - Joe Williams
The Wait - Owen Pallett


COMING SOON

February 4
The Anonymous Venetian
- Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies
The Art of Travel/Guilty as Charged
- Steve Bartek - Buysoundtras
Atom Age Vampire/Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory
- Armando Trovajoli - Digitmovies
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Patrick Doyle - Varese Sarabande
Komodo
- John Debney - Buysoundtrax
Meteor - Laurence Rosenthal - Intrada Special Collection
The Monuments Men - Alexandre Desplat - Sony
Necessary Roughness - Bill Conti - Intrada Special Collection
RoboCop - Pedro Bromfman - Sony
February 11
The Lego Movie - Mark Mothersbaugh - Watertower
Pit and the Pendulum
- Richard Band - Perseverance
A Winter's Tale - Hans Zimmer, Rupert Gregson-Williams - Watertower
February 18
Roswell/Communion (re-recordings) - Elliot Goldenthal, Eric Clapton - Buysoundtrax
The Runner Stumbles - Ernest Gold - Buysoundtrax
That Awkward Moment
 - David Torn - Varese Sarabande
Tim's Vermeer - Conrad Pope - Milan
February 25
Non-Stop - John Ottman - Varese Sarabande
Pompeii - Clinton Shorter - Milan
March 4
After the Dark - Nicholas O'Toole, Jonathan Korn - Varese Sarabande
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat - ABKCO
300: Rise of an Empire - Junkie XL - Watertower
Date Unknown
An Adventure in Space and Time
- Edmund Butt - Silva
Agguato Sul Bosforo
- Stelvio Cipriani - GDM
Anton 
- Daniel Tjernberg, Mikael Tjernberg - Intermezzo
The Best of Silent Hill
 - Akira Yamaoka - Perseverance
Demetrius and the Gladiators - Franz Waxman - Kritzrland
The Doll Squad - Nicholas Carras - Monstrous Movie Music
Firefly: Music for Solo Piano
 - Greg Edmonson - Buysoundtrax
Ladyhawke - Andrew Powell - La-La Land
Last Angel
- Stelvio Cipriani - Beat
Patrick - Pino Donaggio - Quartet
Svezia, Inferno E Paradiso
- Piero Umiliani - Beat/Digitmovies
Three Days (of Hamlet) 
- Jonathan Beard - Buysoundtrax
Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna
- Ennio Morricone - Beat
Una Vita Venduta
- Ennio Morricone - GDM


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

January 31 - Benjamin Frankel born (1906)
January 31 - Al De Lory born (1930)
January 31 - Philip Glass born (1937)
February 1 - Herbert Stothart died (1949)
February 1 - Karl Hajos died (1950)
February 1 - Miklos Rozsa records his score for The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
February 1 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Perspective" (1990)
February 1 - Howard Shore begins recording his score for The Score (2001)
February 2 - Giuseppe Becce born (1877)
February 2 - Mike Batt born (1950)
February 2 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Crisis (1950)
February 2 - Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Take the High Ground! (1953)
February 2 - Cliff Martinez born (1954)
February 2 - Gerald Fried records his score for Cast a Long Shadow (1959)
February 2 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
February 2 - Richard Band begins recording his score for Parasite (1982)
February 3 - Paul Sawtell born (1906)
February 3 - Lionel Newman died (1989)
February 4 - Hal Mooney born (1911)
February 4 - David Raksin begins recording his score for The Girl in White (1952)
February 4 - Kitaro born (1953)
February 4 - Don Davis born (1957)
February 4 - Bronislau Kaper begins recording his and Heitor Villa-Lobos' score to Green Mansions (1959)
February 4 - Patton premieres in New York City (1970)
February 4 - Joe Raposo died (1989)
February 4 - Von Dexter died (1996)
February 4 - J.J. Johnson died (2001)
February 5 - Bronislau Kaper born (1902)
February 5 - Clifton Parker born (1905)
February 5 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "When the Bough Breaks" (1988)
February 5 - Douglas Gamley died (1998)


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

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

January 31
EASY VIRTUE, ROPE (Leo F. Forbstein) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ERASERHEAD [Nuart]
THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Alfred Newman) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE GREAT FLAMARION (Alexander Laszlo), THE FURIES (Franz Waxman) [UCLA]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
MODERN TIMES (Charles Chaplin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SCAVENGER HUNT (Billy Goldenberg) [Silent Movie Theater]
SUSPICION (Franz Waxman), GASLIGHT (Bronislau Kaper) [New Beverly]

February 1
BARAKA (Michael Stearns), SAMSARA (Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard, Marcello De Francisci [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DR. BROADWAY (Irvin Talbot), TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (Roy Webb) [UCLA]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MODERN TIMES (Charles Chaplin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SUSPICION (Franz Waxman), GASLIGHT (Bronislau Kaper) [New Beverly]

February 2
JEALOUSY (Max Urban), BEAUTIFUL SKY (Max Urban) [UCLA]
THE RULING CLASS (John Cameron) [New Beverly]

February 3
CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Yasuaki Shimizu) [Silent Movie Theater]
A MEDAL FOR BENNY (VIctor Young), HOSTAGES (Victor Young) [UCLA]
THE RULING CLASS (John Cameron) [New Beverly]

February 4
THE APARTMENT (Adolph Deutsch) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE RULING CLASS (John Cameron) [New Beverly]
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Dimitri Tiomkin) [LACMA]

February 5
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT, THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (George Duning) [UCLA]
TEMPEST [Silent Movie Theater]

February 6
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (Alfred Newman) [Arclight Hollywood]
IF... (Marc Wilkinson) [Cinematheque: Aero]
JOHNNY GUITAR (Victor Young), IN A LONELY PLACE (George Antheil) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
PRETTY WOMAN (James Newton Howard) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Tindersticks) [New Beverly]

February 7
BRIDESMAIDS (Michael Andrews) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE KID, A DOG'S LIFE [Silent Movie Theater]
KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (Igo Kantor) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]
TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Tindersticks) [New Beverly]
THE WHALES OF AUGUST (Alan Price), NEVER APOLOGIZE [Cinematheque: Aero]

February 8
GOLDFINGER (John Barry), THUNDERBALL (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
GRAVITY (Steven Price), Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN [Cinematheque: Aero]
TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Tindersticks) [New Beverly]

February 9
BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE SUNSET [Arclight Hollywood]
CASABLANCA (Max Steiner) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
COONSKIN (Chico Hamilton) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Miklos Rozsa), THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (W. Frank Harling) [Cinematheque: Aero]
HE WALKED BY NIGHT (Leonid Raab), THE NAKED SPUR (Bronislau Kaper) [UCLA]

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