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This week, along with their previously announced two-disc release of Bruce Broughton's spectacular YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES and a new collection of Miklos Rozsa re-recordings, Intrada has released a greatly expanded CD of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the stylish 1983 sequel PSYCHO II, featuring his complete 56-minute score plus extras including source cues and an alternate version of his end title music.

The Rozsa re-recording, THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET, features seven cues from the eponymous thriller (remade by Hammer as The Man Who Could Cheat Death with a score by Richard Rodney Bennett), the overture from Valley of the Kings, the main title from the documentary Jacare, and suites from The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and Sahara.

La-La Land has announced their planned slate of April releases -- next week they will release a two-disc set of John Debney's music for the videogame LAIR and Danny Elfman's score for Errol Morris's just-released documentary THE UNKNOWN KNOWN; and two weeks later the first ever-release of David Arnold's score for the comedy remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES and an expanded release of Jerry Goldsmith's DENNIS THE MENACE.

Varese Sarabande has announced two new score CDs to be released on May 13 -- CALVARY, the critically acclaimed drama from writer-director John Michael McConagh (The Guard), starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly and Aidan Gillen, with music by Patrick Cassidy, who contributed to Hans Zimmer's score for Hannibal; and THE RAILWAY MAN, a fact-based drama with Colin Firth as a WWII veteran traumatized by his memories of torture in a Japanese POW camp, with Nicole Kidman as his love interest and a score by two-time Oscar nominee David Hirschfelder (Shine, Elizabeth).


L'Etat Sauvage/Le Grand Frere
- Pierre Jansen - Music Box
The Man in Half Moon Street: Great Film Music by Miklos Rozsa - Miklos Rozsa - Intrada Excalibur Edition
Psycho II - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Collection
- Howard Shore - Music Box
Under the Skin - Mica Levi - Milan
Young Sherlock Holmes - Bruce Broughton - Intrada


Alan Partridge - Ilan Eshkeri - Song CD Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa with one score cue on Rhino (import)
Alien Abduction - Ben Weinman
Captain America:  The Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman - Score CD due on Intrada
Dom Hemingway - Rolfe Kent
A Farewell to Fools - Joris Van den Hauwe
Goodbye World - Eric D. Johnson
Hot Guys with Guns - Mervyn Warren
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Mark Mothersbaugh
Jinn - Noah Sorota
Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 - no original score
Refuge - The Milk Carton Kids
10 Rules for Sleeping Around - Alan Ett, Nathan Matthew David
Under the Skin - Mica Levi - Score CD on Milan
The Unknown Known - Danny Elfman - Score CD due April 8 on La-La Land


April 8
Immagini Di Un Convento - Nico Fidenco - Kronos
Lair - John Debney - La-La Land
Only Lovers Left Alive - Josef Van Wissem, Squrl - ATP
Rio 2 - John Powell - Sony
Sette Baschi Rossi
- Gianni Marchetti - Kronos
The Unknown Known - Danny Elfman - La-La Land
Vita Di Michelangelo
- Bruno Nicolai - Kronos
April 15
Divergent - Junkie XL - Interscope
Need for Speed - Nathan Furst - Varese Sarabande
Walk of Shame - John Debney - Lakeshore
April 22
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Hans Zimmer - Sony
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Deluxe Edition - Hans Zimmer - Sony
Bates Motel - Chris Bacon - Varese Sarabande
Dennis the Menace - Jerry Goldsmith - La-La Land
House of Cards: Season Two - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
Joe - Jeff McIlwain, David Wingo - Milan
Oculus - The Newton Brothers - Varese Sarabande
The Quiet Ones - Lucas Vidal - Varese Sarabande
The Stepford Wives - David Arnold - La-La Land
April 29
Grand Piano - Victor Reyes - MovieScore Media/Kronos
The Raid 2 - Joseph Trapanese, Aria Prayogi, Fajar Yuskemal - Spacelab2
May 6
The Double - Andrew Hewitt - Milan
May 13
Belle - Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande
Calvary - Patrick Cassidy - Varese Sarabande
The Railway Man - David Hirschfelder - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
A Pugni Nudi
- Franco Bixio - CSC
The Best of John Barry: The Definitive Collection (re-recordings)
- John Barry - Silva
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman - Intrada
The Comfort of Strangers
- Angelo Badalamenti - Quartet
Concorde Affaire 79
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Cuore di Cane
- Piero Piccioni - Beat
- Bruno Nicolai - Beat
I Tre Del Colorado
- Carlo Savina - Beat
Il Mio Nome E' Shanghai Joe
- Bruno Nicolai - GDM
Il Pistolero Dell'Avemaria
- Franco Micalizzo, Roberto Pregadio
In Einem Wilden Land [In A Wild Country]
-  Karim Sebastian Elias - Alhambra
La Bella Societa
- Paolo Vivaldi - Beat
Le Avventure Di Pinocchio
- Fiorenzo Carpi - Digitmovies
L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora
- Riz Ortolani - Digitmovies
- Andrea Morricone - Beat
L'Ultimo Cacciatore
- Franco Micalizzi - CSC
Ocho Apellidos Vascos
- Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
One-Eyed Jacks (re-release)
- Hugo Friedhofer - Kritzerland
Orgsasmo Nero
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Partners - Georges Delerue - Quartet
Placido Rizzotto
- Agricanto - Intermezzo Media
Professione Figlio
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
7 Volte 7
- Armando Trovajoli - GDM
Three Days (of Hamlet) 
- Jonathan Beard - Buysoundtrax
Tom at the Farm
- Gabriel Yared - Quartet
Toto E Peppino Divisi A Berlino
- Armando Trovajoli - Digitmovies
Victor Young at Paramount
- Victor Young - Kritzerland
Zombi Holocaust
- Nico Fidenco - Beat


April 4 - Elmer Bernstein born (1922)
April 4 - Monty Norman born (1928)
April 4 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Madame Bovary (1949)
April 4 - Miklos Rozsa wins his third and final Oscar, for his Ben-Hur score (1960)
April 4 - Brian May begins recoding his score for Cloak & Dagger (1984)
April 5 - Bernhard Kaun born (1899)
April 5 - Leo Erdody died (1949)
April 5 - Bent Aserud born (1950)
April 5 - Robert B. & Richard M. Sherman win Oscars for Mary Poppins' score and song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (1965)
April 5 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Skin of Evil" (1988)
April 6 - Gerry Mulligan born (1927)
April 6 - Andre Previn born (1929)
April 6 - Patrick Doyle born (1953)
April 6 - Christopher Franke born (1953)
April 6 - John Green begins recording Leonard Rosenman's score for The Cobweb (1955)
April 6 - Dimitri Tiomkin wins his fourth and final Oscar, for the Old Man and the Sea score (1959)
April 6 - Johnny Mandel begins recording his score for The Sandpiper (1965)
April 6 - Born Free opens in Los Angeles (1966)
April 6 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Inside the Third Reich (1982)
April 6 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Icarus Factor" (1989)
April 7 - Ravi Shankar born (1920)
April 7 - Roger Webb born (1934)
April 7 - James Di Pasquale born (1941)
April 7 - Burt Bacharach wins song and score Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1970)
April 7 - Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for the Logan's Run pilot (1977)
April 7 - Kenyon Hopkins died (1983)
April 8 - Victor Schertzinger born (1890)
April 8 - Maurice Jarre wins his first Oscar, for his Lawrence of Arabia score (1963)
April 8 - From Russia With Love opens in New York (1964)
April 8 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
April 8 - Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola win the score Oscar for Godfather Part II; Jerry Goldsmith loses for the seventh time for Chinatown, reportedly wonders why he bothers to show up (1975)
April 8 - Eric Rogers died (1981)
April 9 - Toots Thielemans born (1922)
April 9 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Diane (1955)
April 9 - Toshiyuki Honda born (1957)
April 9 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Seventh Sin (1957)
April 9 - Arthur Benjamin died (1960)
April 9 - Henry Mancini wins song and score Oscars for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962)
April 9 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to The Gypsy Moths (1969)
April 9 - Giorgio Moroder wins his first Oscar, for his Midnight Express score (1979)
April 9 - Bill Conti wins his first Oscar, for The Right Stuff score; Michel Legrand wins his third Oscar, for Yentl's song score (1984)
April 10 - Claude Bolling born (1930)
April 10 - Shirley Walker born (1945)
April 10 - Peter Bernstein born (1951)
April 10 - John Barry wins his first two Oscars, for the score and song Born Free (1967)
April 10 - Elmer Bernstein wins his only Oscar for, of all things, Thoroughly Modern Millie's score; Alfred Newman wins his final Oscar for Camelot's music adaptation (1968)
April 10 - Michel Legrand wins his second Oscar, for the Summer of '42 score; John Williams wins first Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof's music adaptation; Isaac Hayes wins his only Oscar for the song "Theme From 'Shaft'" (1972)
April 10 - Nino Rota died (1979)


ENEMY - Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

"With apologies to David Cronenberg, never has Toronto looked so grand and yet so ill and claustrophobic. Transforming the city into an existential wasteland (clearly influenced by the depressing fringes of Mississauga), cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc’s sickly muted palette envelopes the movie in a distressing, cigarette-stain yellow (the film also boasts some of the most genuinely uncomfortable aerial cityscape shots seen in some time). Musically, the exciting on-the-rise composer duo of Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans ('Martha Marcy May Marlene,' 'Simon Killer') bring an atonal A-game of discordant cellos and oblique half notes that would make Jonny Greenwood proud, and keeps the movie tilted on its discomfiting axis."

Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"On the evidence of 'Maelstrom,' 'Polytechnique,' 'Prisoners' and this, Villeneuve is clearly at his most inspired when seeking means to seduce his audience into a state of transfixed imbalance, and just about every element in 'Enemy' -- from the racoon-eyed Gyllenhaal’s spooked performance, cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc’s queasy colour palette, Matthew Hannam’s pulse-quickening editing and Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans’s unnervingly ambient score -- serves the larger purpose of locking us inside Adam’s head. Provided you’re prepared to stay there after the door clicks shut, 'Enemy' is an airtight pleasure."

Geoff Pevere, The Globe and Mail

"The film is also stuck in the same humorless, existential torpor that made 'Prisoners' such a slog, and gets further weighed down by the soundtrack's omnipresent horror-movie strings."

Jesse Castaldo, Slant Magazine

"As the questions mount and the plot's twists get more and more improbable, the director's fierce control and fine-grained technique grow all the more impressive. His Toronto, as shot by cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc, is a hell of grime and nicotine-yellow light. And he's recruited the team of Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans to score the picture with what might as well be a single long groan of low strings and metal-on-metal shrieks; the effect is a creeping, inexorably escalating tension of the most delicious kind."

Trey Graham, NPR

"The weirdness factor is amplified by a Saunder Jurriaans/Danny Bensi score that dips its spindly legs into atonality, plus a ubiquitous diffusion filter that gives the entire movie a sandblasted look. This is particularly effective given the Toronto setting and Villeneuve’s exploitation of its brutalist architecture. 'Enemy'’s 'twins' aspect invokes David Cronenberg’s 'Dead Ringers,' but the film’s look revels in beige concrete in a way not seen since his early films 'Stereo,' 'Crimes Of The Future,' and 'Shivers.'"

Jordan Hoffman, The Dissolve

"Through it all, Villeneuve exudes a masterful sense of control and purpose. It’s a high-wire act, but the filmmaker and his fine stable of collaborators strike a keen balance between muted realism and something artier and more unnerving. The sound design, by Oriol Tarragó, luxuriates in quiet expanses, giving plenty of eerie space to original music from composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, which incorporates throbbing drops of bass mixed with icy piano notes. Cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc, meanwhile, embraces a desaturated visual palette that at times feels splashed with brown mustard, which in turn complements austere production design by Patrice Vermette."

Brent Simon, Paste Magazine

"Whether 'Enemy' transcends its own gimmickry is an open question and may in the end be beside the point. Its style is alluring and lurid, a study in hushed tones and yellowy hues, with jolts of anxiety provided by loud, scary music (by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans). You may be left wondering about the giant spiders and the underground sex club that resembles an out-of-town tryout for an 'Eyes Wide Shut' stage revue, but you also might feel cheated if loose ends were tied up too neatly. There is only so much sense a movie like this needs to make, and this one succeeds in being divertingly clever and effectively creepy."

A.O. Scott, New York Times

"The oppressive tone never lets up, and how could it, with the lugubrious modern score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans obsessively controlling the mood of virtually every scene. It makes even the silly rom-com feel sinister. Nicolas Bolduc’s images of Toronto as a cold gray town and Patrice Vermette's bleak sets do the rest."

Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter


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

April 4
THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (Mark Isham), BIRDY (Peter Gabriel) [Cinematheque: Aero]
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Alex North), THE FUGITIVE KIND (Kenyon Hopkins) [New Beverly]
TEN FROM YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS [Silent Movie Theater]

April 5
ADAPTATION (Carter Burwell), RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell) [Cinematheque: Aero]
FOOLISH WIVES [Silent Movie Theater]
LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III (Jim Manzie, Patrick Regan) [New Beverly]
NIGHTFALL (George Duning), AND HOPE TO DIE (Francis Lai) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Alex North), THE FUGITIVE KIND (Kenyon Hopkins) [New Beverly]
TEN FROM YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS [Silent Movie Theater]

April 6
THE FRESHMAN (David Newman), THE GODFATHER (Nino Rota) [New Beverly]
THE GODFATHER (Nino Rota) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
M (Michel Michelet), THE HITCH-HIKER (Leith Stevens) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 7
THE FRESHMAN (David Newman), THE GODFATHER (Nino Rota) [New Beverly]
FUNNY GIRL (Jule Styne, Walter Scharf), [Arclight Hollywood]

April 8
THE WILD ONE (Leith Stevens), JULIUS CAESAR (Miklos Rozsa) [New Beverly]

April 9
THE WILD ONE (Leith Stevens), JULIUS CAESAR (Miklos Rozsa) [New Beverly]

April 10
NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Bernard Herrmann) [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 11
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Shirley Walker) [Nuart]
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (Ennio Morricone) [Silent Movie Theater]
LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Gato Barbieri), REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (Toshiro Mayuzumi) [New Beverly]
SABOTAGE (Louis Levy), NUMBER 17 [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 12
LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Gato Barbieri), REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (Toshiro Mayuzumi) [New Beverly]
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Arthur Benjamin), SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Dimitri Tiomkin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (Air) [Silent Movie Theater]

April 13
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (John Williams) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
MR. & MRS. SMITH (Edward Ward), RICH AND STRANGE  (Hal Dolphe) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ON THE WATERFRONT (Leonard Bernstein) [New Beverly]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Lennie Hayton) [UCLA]

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