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CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Amarcord
 - Nino Rota - Quartet
Chouans!
 - Georges Delerue - Music Box
Feud: Bette and Joan - Mac Quayle - La-La Land
Love Story 
- Francis Lai - Quartet
Platoon
 - Georges Delerue - Quartet
The Silence of the Lambs - Howard Shore - Quartet
Tomb Raider
 - Tom Holkenborg - Sony 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Apartment 212 - Mario Grigorov
Augie - Julian Raymond, Bennett Salvay
Beauty and the Dogs - Amin Bouhafa
Benji - Kostas Christides
Dear Dictator - Sebastian Kauderer
Demon House - Mimi Page
Flower - Joseph Stephens
Furlough - Jeff Cardoni
I Can Only Imagine - Brent McCorkle
Josie - Raney Shockne
Love, Simon - Rob Simonsen - Song CD on RCA
7 Days in Entebbe - Rodrigo Amarante
Souvenir - Thomas M. Lauderdale, Pink Martini
Tomb Raider
 - Tom Holkenborg - Score CD on Sony
Us and Them - Vanesa Lorena Tate

COMING SOON

March 23
B. The Beginning
 - Yoshihiro Ike - Milan
Croc-Blanc - Bruno Coulais - Universal France
Nostalgia
 - Laurent Eyquem - Varese Sarabande
March 30
Abbraccialo Per Me
- Fabio Frizzi - Beat
The Cloverfield Paradox - Bear McCreary - Sparks & Shadows
A Doggone Adventure
- Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
I Kill Giants 
- Laurent Perez del Mar - Varese Sarabande
Isle of Dogs
- Alexandre Desplat - Abkco
La Rivoluzione Sessuale
- Teo Usuelli - Beat
Qualcuno Ha Visto Uccidere
- Stelvio Cipriani - Pentamusic
Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa
- Armando Trovajoli - Beat
Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods
- Joel Goldsmith - Dragon's Domain
Troy: Fall of a City - Rob - Sony (import)
A Wrinkle in Time 
- Ramin Djawadi - Disney
April 6
Chappaquiddick - Garth Stevenson - Varese Sarabande
Howards End [U.S. release] - Nico Muhly - Milan 
Pacific Rim Uprising - Lorne Balfe - Milan
Ready Player One - Alan Silvestri - WaterTower
April 13
Ghost Stories - Frank Ilfman - Varese Sarabande
Into the Badlands - David Shephard - Varese Sarabande
The Strangers: Prey at Night - Adrian Johnston - Varese Sarabande
You Were Never Really Here - Jonny Greenwood - Lakeshore
April 27
Kings - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Milan
May 11
A Quiet Place - Marco Beltrami - Milan
Date Unknown
The Blue Planet (remastered reissue) 
- George Fenton - Silva
Grupo 7
- Julio de la Rosa - Rosetta
La Gran Ola
- Pablo Cervantes - Rosetta
Planet Earth (remastered reissue)
 - George Fenton - Silva
That Good Night
 - Guy Farley - Caldera
Yo Soy Asi, Tita de Buenas Aires
- Osvaldo Montes - Rosetta


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

March 16 - Harry Rabinowitz born (1916)
March 16 - John Addison born (1920)
March 16 - Alesandro Alessandroni born (1925)
March 16 - Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friehdofer’s score to Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949)
March 16 - Nancy Wilson born (1954)
March 16 - Michiru Oshima born (1961)
March 16 - Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
March 16 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco died (1968)
March 16 - Marcus Trumpp born (1974)
March 16 - Recording sessions begin for Leonard Rosenman's score to Cross Creek (1983)
March 16 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Cause and Effect” (1992)
March 17 - Alfred Newman born (1901)
March 17 - Tadashi Hattori born (1908)
March 17 - Karl-Heinz Schafer born (1932)
March 17 - John Sebastian born (1944)
March 17 - Benjamin Bartlett born (1965)
March 17 - Billy Corgan born (1967)
March 17 - Chris Bacon born (1977)
March 17 - Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Memories of Me (1988)
March 17 - Ernest Gold died (1999)
March 17 - Jean Prodromides died (2016)
March 18 - William Lava born (1911)
March 18 - John Kander born (1927)
March 18 - Yoko Kanno born (1964)
March 18 - Frank Ilfman born (1970)
March 18 - Clinton Shorter born (1971)
March 18 - Dominic Frontiere begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
March 18 - Guillaume Roussel born (1980)
March 18 - John Phillips died (2001)
March 19 - Jean Weiner born (1896)
March 19 - Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscars for High Noon’s score and song (1953)
March 19 - Jeff Alexander begins recording his score to Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
March 19 - Anthony Marinelli born (1959)
March 19 - George Garvarentz died (1993)
March 20 - Michel Magne born (1930)
March 20 - John Cameron born (1944)
March 20 - Miklos Rozsa wins his second Oscar, for A Double Life score (1948)
March 20 - Franz Waxman wins his second consecutive Best Score Oscar, for A Place in the Sun (1952)
March 20 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Tin Star (1957)
March 20 - Amit Poznansky born (1974)
March 20 - Stu Phillips records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “The Hand of Goral” (1981)
March 20 - Ray Cook died (1989)
March 20 - Georges Delerue died (1992)
March 20 - Johnny Pearson died (2011)
March 21 - Antony Hopkins born (1921)
March 21 - Gary Hughes born (1922)
March 21 - Mort Lindsey born (1923)
March 21 - Alfred Newman wins his seventh Oscar, his second for Score, for Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1956)
March 21 - Alex North begins recording his score for Spartacus (1960)
March 21 - Alexander Courage records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Mechanical Men" (1967)
March 21 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Green Berets (1968)
March 21 - John Williams wins his fifth Oscar, for his Schindler's List score (1994)
March 21 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Journey’s End “ (1994)
March 21 - Nicola Piovani wins his first Oscar, for Life Is Beautiful; Stephen Warbeck wins the final Comedy or Musical Score Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1999)
March 22 - Stephen Sondheim born (1930)
March 22 - Angelo Badalamenti born (1937)
March 22 - Andrew Lloyd Webber born (1948)
March 22 - Goran Bregovic born (1950)
March 22 - Wally Badarou born (1955)
March 22 - Zeltia Montes born (1979)
March 22 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Time After Time (1979)
March 22 - Craig Safan begins recording his score for The Last Starfighter (1984)
March 22 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Time Squared” (1989)
March 22 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Lessons” (1993)
March 22 - Bebo Valdes died (2013)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

LIFE ON THE LINE - Jeff Toyne
 
"Shockingly predictable and formulaic, perhaps the only saving grace is Jeff Toyne’s appropriate music."
 
Dan Gunderman, New York Daily News

"Hackl, a former production designer who directed 'Saw V' and 'Into the Grizzly Maze', fits the pieces together in a way that’s devoid of momentum. There’s certainly a strong story to be told about linemen as unsung first responders (they don’t yet have that official designation). But this one, with its clunky plot mechanics, unmemorable widescreen visuals and predictably country-flavored score, misses the mark."
 
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP - Mark Suozzo, Benjamin Esdraffo, various adapted composers
 
"The title of Whit Stillman’s latest comedy may be 'Love & Friendship,' but while both are certainly present in the film, other, more negative qualities also abound: deception, manipulation, even outright hatred. Underneath its elegant period-picture surface -- most obviously evident in Benjamin Esdraffo’s Baroque-style orchestral score and Louise Matthew’s ornate art direction -- lies a darker vision of humanity that gives the film more of an ironic kick than one might have anticipated from the outset."
 
Kenji Fujishima, Paste Magazine

"Stillman opens with music that recalls Handel’s 'Sarabande,' which Stanley Kubrick transformed into something grand and portentous in 'Barry Lyndon,' but returns it to its original lightness. That seems apt: This is the anti–Barry Lyndon. Only the generic title disappoints. Leo Rockas, who turned 'Lady Susan''s epistles into an Austen-esque novel, suggests 'Flirtation and Forbearance' or 'Coquetry and Caution.' But by any title this is a treat."
 
David Edelstein, New York

"While 'Love & Friendship' hums along so mellifluously that you could easily enjoy it with your eyes closed (especially with the tuneful accompaniment of Benjamin Esdraffo and Mark Suozzo’s piano-and-strings score), it’s really best not to, given the high level of visual craft on display. Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh’s lovely costumes and the exquisite furnishings of Anna Rackard’s production design are seen to gorgeous effect in Richard van Oosterhout’s luminous images. Whether he’s following the actors in smooth walking-and-talking tracking shots outdoors or observing the faint play of firelight on their faces indoors, he brings a rich cinematic luster to a project that, whatever the final state of Lady Susan’s fortunes, succeeds in giving Austen and Stillman the union they deserve."
 
Justin Chang, Variety

THE RED TURTLE - Laurent Perez Del Mar

"The film also features as many heart-in-throat moments of suspense as the best action blockbusters and a powerful emotional pull. Whether offering a scene of the protagonists getting stuck between two rocks while diving underwater or contemplating the consequences of killing such a beautiful creature as the red turtle, Dudok de Wit makes every scene gripping. It also doubles as an example of the universal power of visual storytelling: Apart from a handful of shouted exclamations, 'The Red Turtle' has no dialogue, letting images, sound effects, and a lovely score by Laurent Perez del Mar carry the weight of a tale that needs no words. What begins as story of man versus nature transforms into one in which such conflicts stop making sense. Whatever plans we make, time and life have other plans for us all."
 
Keith Phipps, Uproxx
 
"That all makes 'The Red Turtle' sound like more of an intellectual exercise than it is, though; this film is more of an emotional exercise, drawing visceral reactions from the viewer through visuals alone (with an assist from Laurent Perez Del Mar’s ever-present score). It’s a beautiful example of what animation as a medium is capable of, of what it can achieve that live-action storytelling cannot."
 
Genevieve Koski, Vox
 
"An early scattering of speech in the original script having been pared away by Dudok de Wit and his co-writer Pascale Ferran, the film is dialogue-free. Still, it’s by no means silent. It brims with grunts, gasps, shouts and the careful use of ambient noise -- surf, wind, birds, even the sound of actors’ breath -- to give the characters a human feel. This eloquent use of sound is marred only by the occasional surging emotional swell of Laurent Perez del Mar’s music score, moving too purposefully from poignant to plangent."
 
Kate Stables, Sight and Sound

"The Japanese influence is apparent in both the movie's look and its story. The script, by Dudok de Wit and 'Bird People' writer-director Pascale Ferran, features a bamboo forest and a catastrophic tsunami. The latter is one of several sequences that's suspenseful enough for a big-budget action movie. (Alas, Laurent Perez del Mar's drippy score also gives off a major-studio vibe.)"
 
Mark Jenkins, NPR

"Paired with a woman who also doesn’t speak (her origins as abstract as if some deity had fashioned her from his rib), the man enters into what may as well be world’s first couple, and there on the island, they initiate a family. For all its primeval appeal, the island isn’t nearly so carefree a paradise as 'The Blue Lagoon,' and time brings significant challenges -- as when the couple’s son tumbles into the same pool his father had several years earlier, or in the midst of a tropical storm that threatens to wipe out everything they have built together. To the extent that we may already be invested in the slow, zen-like parable, such incidents serve to deepen our connection, further aided by 'Zarafa' composer Laurent Perez Del Mar’s unobtrusively lovely score, which alternates between pulse-quickening percussion (during the turtle face-off) and the ethereal singing of a celestial choir (as the man surveys the aftermath of said battle)."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety
 
"While the plot can sometimes feel too lightweight for feature length, with a score by composer Laurent Perez del Mar ('Now or Never') that tends to overdo it on the gushy side, 'The Red Turtle' benefits from the beautiful animation work of Dudok de Wit and his team, which includes Takahata ('The Tale of Princess Kaguya') as creative producer and Jean-Christophe Lie ('The Triplets of Belleville') as supervising animator."
 
Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMALaemmleNew BeverlyNuart and UCLA.

March 16
THE FALLEN IDOL (William Alwyn) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
ROSEMARY'S BABY (Christopher Komeda) [Nuart]
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (Leith Stevens) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
YOJIMBO (Masaru Sato), SAMURAI REBELLION (Toru Takemitsu) [Cinematheque: Aero]

March 17
THE FLY (Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
HUNDRA (Ennui Morricone)[Cinematheque: Egyptian]
PLANET OF THE APES (Jerry Goldsmith) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SEVEN SAMURAI (Fumio Hayasaka) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Bernard Herrmann) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
TOP HAT (Max Steiner) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (Ray Heindorf), THE SEA WOLF (Erich Wolfgang Korngold) [UCLA]

March 18
BLACK NARCISSUS (Brian Easdale) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
CAPRICORN ONE (Jerry Goldsmith) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
SOYLENT GREEN (Fred Myrow) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
SWORD OF DOOM (Masaru Sato), KILL! (Koichi Sakata) [Cinematheque: Aero]

March 19
THE FIFTH ELEMENT (Eric Serra) [Arclight Hollywood]
GANDHI (Ravi Shankar, George Fenton) [Arclight Santa Monica]
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Tom Holkenborg) [Arclight Culver City]
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (John Morris) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]

March 20
THE BREAKFAST CLUB (Keith Forsey) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Laurie Johnson) [Arclight Hollywood]
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Herbert Stothart) [LACMA]

March 21
A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN (Juan Colomer) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
TOM JONES (John Addison) [Laemmle Royal]
TOM JONES (John Addison) [Laemmle Town Center-5]

March 22
MY GOLDEN DAYS (Gregoire Hetzel) [Cinematheque: Aero]

March 23
BLAZING SADDLES (John Morris) [LACMA]
GATOR (Charles Bernstein), THE END (Paul Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE LOST BOYS (Thomas Newman) [Nuart]
TORCH SONG TRILOGY (Peter Matz) [UCLA]

March 24
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE LATE SHOW (Ken Wannberg) [Ahyra Fine Arts]
OFFICE KILLER (Evan Lurie) [UCLA]
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (Bill Justis, Jerry Reed), HOOPER (Jerry Reed), SHARKY'S MACHINE (Snuff Garrett, Al Capps) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE THREE MUSKTEERS [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

March 25
THE COLOR PURPLE (Quincy Jones et al) [Cinematheque: Aero]
DELIVERANCE, WHITE LIGHTNING (Charles Bernstein) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]

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