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CD Review: King Kong
Posted By: David Coscina 12/11/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: King Kong

By David Coscina



King Kong ***

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD

Decca

21 tracks - 74:28

When it was announced that Howard Shore would be supplying the score for Peter Jackson's version of King Kong, a long time dream project of his, most film score fans weren't surprised. The two had collab
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CD Reviews: Land of the Dead and Hostage
Posted By: David Coscina , Christopher Jenkins 10/4/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Land of the Dead and Hostage



Land of the Dead ***
 
REINHOLD HEIL & JOHNNY KLIMEK
 
Varèse Sarabande 302 066 666 2
 
36 tracks - 74:12
 
George A. Romero's long-awaited follow-up to his 1985 zombie munchfest Day of the Dead sports a percussive, electronic soundtrack by G
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CD Review: Mulan 2
Posted By: David Coscina 7/3/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Mulan 2



Mulan 2 ***

JOEL MCNEELY, VARIOUS

Walt Disney 61257-7

11 tracks- 31:46

I'm fond of the original Mulan, both film and film score. When I originally learned that Disney had yet again sought to capitalize on its feature film's success by churning out a direct to video sequel, I was repulsed by
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CD Reviews: Falling Off A Clef and Extreme Prejudice
Posted By: Jon Aanensen , David Coscina 6/21/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Falling Off A Clef and Extreme Prejudice



Falling Off A Clef *** 1/2

VINCE DiCOLA

TDRS Music

26 tracks - 59:41
 
When film score fans hear the name Vince DiCola, most probably think back to 1984's Rocky IV. DiCola's "Training Montage" and "War" have become classics, and were both featured on th
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CD Review: Camille Claudel
Posted By: David Coscina 6/7/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Camille Claudel



Camille Claudel: Film Music Volume 2 (1987) *****

GABRIEL YARED

Sinfonia CFY-002

14 tracks- 49:42

Film scores have always been regarded by the classical music establishment as the lesser offspring of orchestral concert music. This viewpoint has even been perpetuated through the annals of academia. Their main charge is tha
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CD Reviews: Pranks and Final Cut
Posted By: David Coscina , Luke Goljan 5/17/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Pranks and Final Cut



Pranks *** 1/2

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

Citadel Limited LEC 8000

17 tracks - 30:33

Citadel has resurrected fan favorite Chris Young's first foray into film scoring. And what a score it is! Considering that this little seen film deals with a crazed killer preying on college students, the score esch
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CD Review: Alias Season 2
Posted By: David Coscina 4/24/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Alias Season 2



Alias: Season 2 ****

MICHAEL GIACCHINO

Varèse Sarabande 302 066 622 2

23 tracks- 61:48

Varèse's recent release of Michael Giacchino's music for the second season of Alias is a real treat. As with the first season, the disc opens with creator J.J. Abrams' title theme. Th
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CD Reviews: Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Elektra
Posted By: Stephen Armstrong , David Coscina 4/17/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Elektra



Invasion of the Body Snatchers (2003/1978) ****

DENNY ZEITLIN

Perseverance PRD003

19 tracks 1:12:48

The '70s saw the release of several great horror films, including The Exorcist (1973), The Omen (1976),
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CD Reviews: The Life Aquatic and Alexander
Posted By: David Coscina , Steven A. Kennedy 3/20/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Life Aquatic and Alexander



The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou * 1/2

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH

Hollywood 2061-62494-2

25 tracks - 60:09

After thoroughly enjoying Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998), and especially Bill Murray's superb performance in it, I was mildly looking forward to this awkwardly named
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CD Reviews: Bad Education and The Unsaid
Posted By: David Coscina , Steven A. Kennedy 3/15/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Bad Education and The Unsaid



La Mala Educación (Bad Education) ****

ALBERTO IGLESIAS

Sony SK 93551

26 tracks - 59:20

In his latest film, Pedro Almodóvar explores the taboo subject of sexual abuse of young boys by priests. Almodóvar is one of the few directors who invites you into the worlds of bizarre people who end
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