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This week, Intrada released their previously announced CD of Mark Isham's music for the second season of the hit fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME. Next week, they plan to release their CD of iZLER's music for the TV series REVENGE, and an as yet unnamed CD featuring two feature scores.


The latest CD from Kritzerland is a remastered version of Laurence Rosenthal's memorable score for the Oscar-winning film version of William Gibson's play THE MIRACLE WORKER, adding some alternate cues not featured on Intrada's out-of-print CD.


On September 24, Varese Sarabande will release the score for the drama STANDING UP, based on Brock Cole's young adult novel The Goats, starring Chandler Canterbury, Annaliso Basso, Radha Mitchell and Val Kilmer. The film reunites director D.J. Caruso with his Eagle Eye composer, Brian Tyler
 


The prolific soundtrack label MovieScore Media has announced a partnership with another European label, Kronos Records (The Wind That Shakes the Barley). One result, according to the announcement, is that several of MovieScore Media's releases that had been download-only (such as The Tall Man and Half Light) will receive physical CD releases. And one of their upcoming releases is Shigeru Umebayashi's score for Trishna, director Michael Winterbottom's 2012 India-set adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, starring Freida Pinto.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Daniel Hart - Lakeshore [CD-R]
Clean Slate/The Perez Family - Alan Silvestri - Music Box
Continuum - Jeff Danna - Lakeshore [CD-R]
Crooked Arrows - Brian Ralston - Perseverance
In Viaggio Con Papa
 - Piero Piccioni - Beat
Intrigo a Los Angeles
 - Piero Umiliani - Beat
Kick-Ass 2 - Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson - La-La Land
The King's Whore/The Diagonal Crazy/The Instinct of the Angel 
- Gabriel Yared - Music Box
La Mandarine/La Revanchie 
- Claude Bolling - Music Box
Nero Infinito
 - Marco Werba - Beat
Once Upon a Time: Season Two - Mark Isham - Intrada
Pennies from Heaven
- songs, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy May - Perseverance
A Place in the Sun 
- Franz Waxman - Kritzerland
The Spectacular Now - Rob Simonsen - Lakeshore [CD-R]


IN THEATERS TODAY

Abandoned Mine - Russ Howard III
Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Daniel Hart - Score CD-R on Lakeshore
Austenland - Ilan Eshkeri
Cutie and the Boxer - Yasuaki Shimizu
The Happy Sad - Peter Broderick
Herblock: The Black & The White - Rob Mathes
Jobs - John Debney - Score CD due Aug. 27 on La-La Land
Kick-Ass 2 - Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson - Score CD on La-La Land
Lee Daniels' The Butler - Rodrigo Leao
Paranoia - Junkie XL
The Patience Stone - Max Richter
Standing Up - Brian Tyler - Score CD due Sept. 24 on Varese Sarabande
This Is Martin Bonner  - Keegan DeWitt


COMING SOON

August 20 
Dexter: Season 7 - Daniel Licht - Milan
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Atli Orvarsson - Milan
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das - J. Mascis, Devadas - Varese Sarabande
Revenge - iZLER - Intrada
Short Term 12 - Joel P. West - Milan
August 27
Jobs - John Debney - La-La Land
September 3
Adore - Christopher Gordon - Varese Sarabande
Gagarin: First in Space
- George Kallis - MovieScore Media
Revolution: Season One
- Christopher Lennertz - Watertower
The Vikings - Trevor Morris - Sony (import)
Visitors - Philip Glass - Orange Mountain
September 10
Hemlock Grove - Nathan Barr - Varese Sarabande
Jimmy P. - Howard Shore - Howe
Kiss of the Damned - Steven Hufsteter - Soraya
Thanks for Sharing - Christopher Lennertz - Milan
The Ultimate Life
- Mark McKenzie - Varese Sarabande
Windjammer
- Morton Gould - Sepia
The X-Files, Vol. 2 - Mark Snow - La-La Land
September 17 
Salinger - Lorne Balfe - Decca
September 24
The Grandmaster - Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly - Lakeshore
Rush - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Standing Up - Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
The Hour
- Daniel Giorgetti, Kevin Sargent - Silva
I, the Jury - Bill Conti - La-La Land
Man, Woman and Child
- Georges Delerue - Quartet
The Miracle Worker
- Laurence Rosenthal - Kritzerland
The Paradise
- Mario Malagnini - Silva
Preminger at Fox - Cyril Mockridge, Alfred Newman, David Raksin - Kritzerland
Wyatt Earp - James Newton Howard - La-La Land


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

August 16 - Miles Goodman died (1996)
August 18 - Igo Kantor born (1930)
August 18 - Robert Russell Bennett died (1981)
August 18 - Jack Elliott died (2001)
August 18 - Elmer Bernstein died (2004)
August 19 - Fumio Hayasaka born (1914)
August 19 - Herman Stein born (1915)
August 19 - Luchi De Jesus born (1923)
August 19 - Ray Cooper born (1942)
August 19 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Desire Under the Elms (1957)
August 19 - Andre Previn begins recording his score to The Subterraneans (1959)
August 19 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for BUtterfield 8 (1960)
August 19 - Alexander Courage's score for the Star Trek episode "The Man Trap" is recorded (1966)
August 19 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Illustrated Man (1968)
August 19 - Luchi De Jesus died (1984)
August 20 - Raoul Kraushaar born (1908)
August 20 - Alain Goraguer born (1931)
August 20 - Stelvio Cipriani born (1937)
August 20 - Isaac Hayes born (1942)
August 20 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Naked Now" (1987)
August 21 - Basil Poledouris born (1945)
August 21 - Joe Strummer born (1952)
August 21 - Walter Schumann died (1958)
August 21 - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino died (1987)
August 22 - Bronislau Kaper begins recording his score for Ride, Vaquero! (1952)
August 22 - Johnny Green begins recording his score for Twilight of Honor (1963)
August 22 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for This Girl for Hire (1983)
August 22 - John Williams begins recording his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Mission" (1985)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

ELYSIUM - Ryan Amon

"In addition to the terrific pace, the music by Ryan Amon is especially effective, and Sharlto Copley gives a terrific performance as a real bad guy."

Tony Medley, Tolucan Times

"Blomkamp's best weapon is satire -- as seen in moments where Damon tries to get sarcastic with robots, and tends to get either beaten or offered free medication. Unfortunately, the director goes with heavy handedness more often; apparently unwilling to trust that we'll sufficiently sympathize with Max and Frey, he beats us over the head with repeated moments from their childhood, and I do mean 'repeated,' like the same scenes again and again. He also falls back on that damned annoying trick of showing things in slow-motion while Lisa Gerrard-ish vocals go 'Ohhh-hiiii-yaaa, ahhhhh-ai-yaaaa!' in that manner that was already tedious back when 'Gladiator' did it."

Luke Y. Thompson, Topless Robot

"The action, a series of chaotic gunfights set to the 'Inception'-like sonic boom of Ryan Amon’s score, is visceral and robust. But it’s also kind of numbing. Unlike 'Terminator 2' -- another sci-fi shoot-’em-up that begins in Los Angeles, and to which 'Elysium' is clearly indebted -- the movie never varies the nature of its run-and-gun spectacle."

A.A. Dowd, The Onion

"Deafness is also a byproduct of the film’s assaultive sound design, which keeps hammering Ryan Amon’s 'Dark Knight'-biting musical score into our ears, possibly in an attempt to damage the sort of higher brain functions that would compel viewers to poke holes in 'Elysium’'s narrative inconsistencies and logical fallacies."

Adam Nayman, The Globe and Mail

"Like many others working the industrial genre beat, Mr. Blomkamp turns out to be much better at blowing things up than putting the shattered pieces together, though this may also be a matter of box-office calculation. The beginning of 'Elysium' comes on like gangbusters, and at first it’s fun to be swept up in a movie like this, riding shotgun with the swooping camera moves and feeling the dread creep in with each of the score’s brassy blares (harbingers of doom like those in 'Inception'). As the weapons start firing and the blood begins running, it’s hard not to wonder, though, if it’s Mr. Blomkamp who couldn’t find a genuinely fresh exit strategy or whether, as this summer’s screen conflagrations suggest, it’s the big studios that have given up on Utopia."


Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“'Elysium' sometimes seems overedited and overscored, with choppy scenes and musical cues that put too fine a point on the action or the stakes. These moments feel so unlike 'District 9' that you wonder if a producer or the studio tinkered with this film after Blomkamp completed it. That probably did not happen. But 'Elysium' inspires one to challenge The Man."

Carla Mayer, Sacramento Bee

"Other craft work is similarly first-rate, including tyro composer Ryan Amon’s judiciously used basso profondo score."

Scott Foundas, Variety

PRINCE AVALANCHE - Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

"The wonderful score by David Wingo and Explosions in the Sky serves as the film’s single most transportive element."

William Goss, Film.com

"With Orr’s observant close-ups of insects and small animals and a musical score that swells with emotion, 'Prince Avalanche' is a work of eccentric but often profound beauty. That old Green magic, it seems, is back."

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"The cinematography is beautiful, and the score by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo heightens the juxtaposition of peace and restlessness."

Andrew Wagaman, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The cinematography (from Tim Orr, who works regularly with Green) and the soundtrack (from Texas band Explosions in the Sky) also stand out."

Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

"His touch is detectable from the opening scene, in which real footage of a raging inferno fades into early-morning images of the aftermath. Two weary laborers wander a highway, hammering posts into its damaged concrete. Mighty oaks stretch skyward. Birds and insects greet the day. And the triumphant post-rock of Explosions In The Sky swells on the soundtrack. By going back to nature -- and to his indie roots -- the director of 'George Washington' has reconnected with his poetic side. The Malick comparisons seem appropriate again."

A.A. Dowd, The Onion

"Green consistently pokes gentle fun at both characters, but his long-time cinematographer Tim Orr’s meditative shots -- which sometimes focus on the woodsy terrain and wildlife around them -- suggest that the director is after something beyond simple laughs, digging into the loneliness and mysteries of modern life. (The evocative, sometimes melancholy score, courtesy of David Wingo and the rock band Explosions In The Sky, lends further credence to this theory.)"

Tim Grierson, Screen International

"The actors understand their characters well, perhaps even identify with them, even if they're occasionally upstaged by a stirring score by Explosions in the Sky and the gorgeously saturated cinematography by Green's über-reliable go-to DP, Tim Orr."

Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine

“'Prince Avalanche' is a remake of an Icelandic movie ('Either Way'), but it’s pure David Gordon Green, from its absurdist humor to its quiet, haunted landscapes. (David Wingo’s delicate score enhances both the wit and the wonder.)

Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

"A stirring, slow-motion passage of mad, drunken revelry late in the film -- set to the ethereal, galloping crescendos of a score by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo -- feels like a psychic avalanche of its own, a willful, joyous regression and revolt. Like the rest of the movie, you don't quite know what to make of it, but it's glorious."

Bilge Ebiri, Vulture

"A somewhat surprising vehicle for smoothly commingling Green’s own seemingly unreconcilable career sides, 'Prince Avalanche' (a title he admits makes no particular sense) has room for both very funny physical comedy and a couple of rapturous, stand-alone, near-experimental montages given superb support by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo’s diverse original rock tracks."

Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Green’s poetic observation skills are the key to that seeming contradiction. No less essential is the cinematography of regular collaborator Tim Orr, which comes off as loose and unfussy but then floors you with images of unexpected majesty. Colin Patton’s editing shuffles between fluidity and jumpiness to give the film a dynamic rhythm. And layered on top of it all are the moody mini-symphonies of Texas post-rock instrumentalists Explosions in the Sky, working with composer David Wingo to create an enveloping sonic landscape."

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


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.

August 16
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (Alex North) [Cinematheque: Aero]
BORN IN EAST L.A. (Lee Holdrige) [AMPAS]
THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN (Frankie Chan) [Silent Movie Theater]
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (Denny Zeitlin), DEAD AND BURIED (Joe Renzetti) [New Beverly]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [New Beverly]
THE SHINING (Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind) [Nuart]
THE TENANT (Philippe Sarde), FRANTIC (Ennio Morricone) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

August 17
ALL-AMERICAN HIGH, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Joe Walsh) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE CAINE MUTINY (Max Steiner), HOME OF THE BRAVE (Dimitri Tiomkin) [UCLA]
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS (Alfred Newman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (Andre Previn), THE BIG CHILL [New Beverly]
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART IV: THE DREAM MASTER (Craig Safan) [New Beverly]
RUSHMORE (Mark Mothersbaugh) [AMPAS]
TESS (Philippe Sarde) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

August 18
AMELIE (Yann Tiersen) [Arclight Hollywood]
1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE (Vangelis), BLACK RAIN (Hans Zimmer) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (Luis Bacalov) [UCLA]
LAST NIGHT (Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk), THE ROAD WARRIOR (Brian May) [New Beverly]
THE PHYNX (Mike Stoller) [Silent Movie Theater]
ROSEMARY'S BABY (Christopher Komeda), REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, Walter Scharf) [UCLA]

August 19
LAST NIGHT (Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk), THE ROAD WARRIOR (Brian May) [New Beverly]

August 20
LAST NIGHT (Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk), THE ROAD WARRIOR (Brian May) [New Beverly]
OPENING NIGHT (Bo Harwood) [Silent Movie Theater]

August 21
OEDIPUS REX, MEDEA [UCLA]
WITHNAIL & I (Rick Wentworth, David Dundas), 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE [New Beverly]

August 22
BARAKA (Michael Stearns) [Cinematheque: Aero]
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi) [Arclight Hollywood]
SO THIS IS NEW YORK (Dmitri Tiomkin), CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Dmitri Tiomkin) [UCLA]
WITHNAIL & I (Rick Wentworth, David Dundas), 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE [New Beverly]

August 23
CHAMPION (Dmitri Tiomkin), THE MEN (Dmitri Tiomkin) [UCLA]
EASY LIVING, THE GOOD FAIRY, CHRISTMAS IN JULY [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
GREASE (Louis St. Louis) [AMPAS]
MAGIC (Jerry Goldsmith) [Silent Movie Theater]
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (De Wolfe) [Nuart]
WEEKEND (Antoine Duhamel), DAISIES (Jiri Slitr, Jiri Sust) [New Beverly]

August 24
CINEMA PARADISO (Ennio Morricone) [AMPAS]
THE KEEP (Tangerine Dream) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE MASTER (Jonny Greenwood) [Cinematheque: Aero]
WEEKEND (Antoine Duhamel), DAISIES (Jiri Slitr, Jiri Sust) [New Beverly]

August 25
THE CANTERBURY TALES (Ennio Morricone), ARABIAN NIGHTS (Ennio Morricone) [UCLA]
CITIZEN KANE (Bernard Herrmann), THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Bernard Herrmann) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
COWBOY BEBOP (Yoko Kanno) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ENTER THE DRAGON (Lalo Schifrin), THE TATTOO CONNECTION (Anders Nelsson) [New Beverly]
THE KEEP (Tangerine Dream) [Silent Movie Theater]

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