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September Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 9/21/2015 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is an examination of the latest rage in movie music concerts: live-to-screen productions of entire scores played to their respective feature-length films. DAVID NEWMAN, MICHAEL GIACCHINO and others discuss where they see the trend going. Also this issue, DARIO MARIANELLI reaches for new heights with his score to EVEREST; violinist ANNE AKIKO MEYERS talks about her new release, Serenade: The Love Album; Kyle Renick's in-depth look at the scores from 1965 comes to a close; SEAN CALLERY chats about his work on HOMELAND, JESSICA JONES and MINORITY REPORT; KEVIN KLIESCH discusses the Disney Junior princess program SOFIA THE FIRST; the truly weird THE CREEPING TERROR is unmasked by documentarians PETE and JOHN SCHUERMANN; Soundtrack Obscurities dusts off some HANS ZIMMER gems; Score Restore compares the two scores of K2, by ZIMMER and CHAZ JANKEL; Gold Rush’s look at MAX STEINER reaches its end; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Film Score Friday 9/18/15
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/17/2015 - 9:00 PM
This week's one new CD from Intrada is the first ever release of the soundtrack to Disney's 1977 comedy mystery CANDLESHOE, starring past Oscar winners David Niven and Helen Hayes, future Oscar winner Jodie Foster, and the great Leo McKern. The score was composed by Ron Goodwin (Where Eagles Dare, Frenzy, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines).


On October 6, La-La Land will release LOST IN SPACE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, a twelve-disc set featuring music composed by John Williams, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein, Richard LaSalle, Frank Comstock, Fred Steiner, Jeff Alexander, Warren Barker, Leith Stevens, Alexander Courage, Robert Drasnin, Cyril J. Mockridge, Gerald Fried, Pete Rugolo and Joseph Mullendore.


This month's release in Varese Sarabande's LP to CD subscription series is BLIND DATE (not to be confused with the Blake Edwards comedy), a 1984 thriller starring Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley and Keir Dullea (and, according to IMDB, Marina Sirtis as "Hooker"), with score by Stanley Myers (The Deer Hunter, Prick Up Your Ears, The Witches) and songs by John Kongos.

Next week the label will release four new CDs in their limited edition series of contemporary scores.


The TV Academy has announced this year's winners for their Creative Arts categories, including the Music winners -- Rachel Portman for BESSIE; Jeff Beal for HOUSE OF CARDS: Chapter 32 (the Moscow episode); Dustin O'Halloran for the theme to TRANSPARENT; and Kyle Dunnigan and Jim Roach for the song "Girl You Don't Need Makeup" from INSIDE AMY SCHUMER.

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Film Score Friday 9/11/15
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/10/2015 - 9:00 PM
Quartet has announced their currently planned slate of September soundtrack releases. This week they are releasing two scores for new European films by Oscar nominated composers -- the Spanish drama MA MA, scored by Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and actor Louis Garrel's directorial debut, LES DEUX AMIS, scored by Philippe Sarde (Tess). In two weeks, they will release expanded, two-disc editions of Lalo Schifrin's Oscar-nominated score for the original THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, and Mark Isham's popular score for director Ralph Bakshi's 1992 animation-live action hybrid COOL WORLD, starring Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger and Brad Pitt.


At the end of this month, Prometheus is releasing a new, two-disc re-recording of Miklos Rozsa's complete score for director Robert Aldrich's Biblical epic SODOM AND GOMORRAH (James Bond fans take note -- it's almost certainly the only Biblical epic with production design by Ken Adam and titles by Maurice Binder).


Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. 

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Aisle Seat 9-8: 18th Anniversary Edition!
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/7/2015 - 9:00 PM
Bombastic, blaring and bursting with action, George Miller’s long-gestating MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (***, 120 mins., 2015, R; Warner) is the very definition of a “hardware movie”: a spectacularly assembled collection of set-pieces that, ultimately, comprise one long, sensational chase through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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Film Score Friday 9/4/15
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/3/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD release from Intrada pairs the LP tracks from two soundtracks released on the Mainstream label in the 1960s -- director Anthony Mann's 1965 WWII adventure THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, with a River Kwai-ish score by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold, and the LP re-recording of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1966 remake of the Western classic STAGECOACH (the actual score tracks from the film have been previously released by both Film Score Monthly and La-La Land).


Music Box has announced two new releases -- a CD pairing two Gabriel Yared scores, for the 1983 drama SARAH and Olivier Assayas' 1986 directorial debut, DESORDRE; and two scores by Claude Bolling, L'ORDINATEUR DES POMPES (1976) and DIS-MOI QUE TU MAIMES (1974).

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Aisle Seat 9-1: Back to School Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/31/2015 - 9:00 PM
We all know that the Cannon Group was never known for making intelligent, thought-provoking movies; Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus would have rather turned out “American Ninja 5″ than “Rashomon.” Still, every once in a while some quality shined through the exploitation — or sometimes along with it — and that happy combination occurred in 1982 with the release of “Lemon Popsicle” auteur Boaz Davidson’s THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (***, 93 mins., R), making its U.S. Blu-Ray debut this month from Olive.
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Film Score Friday 8/28/15
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/27/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD from Kritzerland pairs two scores composed by Bernard Herrmann for 20th Century Fox suspense films -- the 1945 psychological thriller HANGOVER SQUARE, with Laird Cregar as an emotionally disturbed pianist- composer, for which Herrmann composed the score as well as an original concerto for Cregar's character, a score which Stephen Sondheim cited as an inspiration for his masterpiece Sweeney Todd, and including previously unreleased cues; and 5 FINGERS, the WWII espionage thriller with James Mason as a valet who passed top secret information to the Nazis, which earned Oscar nominations for screenwriter Michael Wilson and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (it was Herrmann's only project with Mankiewicz after their classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir).


Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.

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Aisle Seat 8-25: Twilight Time, New Release Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/24/2015 - 9:00 PM
Even if its charms might be better suited to viewing on a cold winter’s night, Randal Kleiser’s guilty pleasure SUMMER LOVERS (***, 98 mins., 1982, R) is an appealing early ‘80s youth picture that Gene Siskel – reviewing the film on a “Guilty Pleasures” episode of “Siskel & Ebert” – once said “turned him on.”
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Film Score Friday 8/21/15
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/20/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has announced two new releases this week -- a remastered version of Jerry Goldsmith's gorgeous score for the 1982 animated feature THE SECRET OF NIMH, including one previously unreleased cue (the remaining unreleased cues are reportedly lost); and the soundtrack for the 2013 sci-fi mystery I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, with Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell and Haley Joel Osment, and a score by Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth, City of Ember).


The latest release in Varese Sarabande's LP to CD subscription soundtrack series is the 1986 action-adventure LET'S GET HARRY, starring Robert Duvall and Mark Harmon, scored by Brad Fiedel (The Terminator, Fright Night) and directed (under the pseudonym "Alan Smithee") by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke, The Amitivylle Horror).

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The August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 8/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is the first part of an in-depth look at the groovy film music of 1965, this time covering John Addison through Michel Legrand. Also this issue is an interview with CARTER BURWELL about his scores to MR. HOLMES and ANOMALISA; DANIEL PEMBERTON opens "Channel D” with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.; HEATHER McINTOSH scores the apocalypse in Z FOR ZACHARIAH; MIKOLAI STROINSKI discusses his work on the mega-hit game THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT; Score Restore revisits JERRY GOLDSMITH'S GREMLINS 2 for yet another lost gem; JAMES S. LEVINE chats about RIZZOLI & ISLES and MAJOR CRIMES; Cary Wong checks out this year's musical offerings from Broadway; MICHAEL SUBY delves into the dramatic for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; the third part of Gold Rush’s look at MAX STEINER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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