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Film Score Monthly has two new CDs, both expansions of popular scores from the 1980s, which will begin shipping next week.

OUTLAND was a science-fiction thriller from 1981, starring Sean Connery as a marshal on a mining colony on Jupiter's moon Io, who finds himself in a High Noon-esque predicament after uncovering dangerous drug abuse among the miners. The film was a box-office disappointment but benefited from exciting action scenes, first-rate cinematography (Stephen Goldblatt) and production design (Philip Harrison) and a terrific cast, with Connery giving one of his most underrated performances, and fine support from Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking, and The Wire's Clarke Peters. The film marked a reunion between writer-director Peter Hyams and his Capricorn One composer Jerry Goldsmith, and the score has long been a favorite of Goldsmith fans, with some of his most thrilling action music, a memorable main theme, and a striking mixture of orchestra and electronics. Our Outland release is a two-disc set with the complete score featured on Disc One, including the music for the finale which was scored by Goldsmith's friend and colleague Morton Stevens (both composers received Emmy nominations that year for their work on the mini-series Masada, with Goldsmith winning the award), as well as alternate cues, and Disc Two features the original LP sequencing of the score. This set is limited to 5000 units.

TOOTSIE was the 1982 blockbuster comedy from director Sydney Pollack, with Dustin Hoffman giving one his of his finest performances as a talented but difficult actor who has his first real success playing a woman's role on a soap opera. The excellent supporting cast included Jessica Lange (earning her first Oscar), Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, and Pollock himself, whose performance as Hoffman's long-suffering agent was one of the film's highlights. Pollack's regular composer Dave Grusin wrote the peppy score, with his original song, "It Might Be You" (lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman) receiving an Original Song Oscar nomination. The FSM CD, limited to 3000 units, features the original LP tracks, previously unreleased on CD in the U.S., plus 35 minutes of additional music.


Intrada released two new CDs this week, both featuring scores never-before released. CLOAK & DAGGER was a juvenile action adventure from 1984, starring Henry Thomas and Dabney Coleman, which reunited director Richard Franklin with a fellow Australian, composer Brian May, who had scored Patrick and Road Games for Franklin. Intrada's CD includes the kind of exciting action music you'd expect from the composer of Mad Max and The Road Warrior, and is limited to 1500 units. Their other new release, limited to 1000 units, features Terry Plumeri's orchestral score for the 1997 family adventure MR. ATLAS.


La-La Land has announced two new limited edition CDs which will be available to order next week: the first-ever release of Mark Mancina's score to the lavish sequel SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL, and an expanded CD of Jerry Goldsmith's score to 1997's criminally underrated adventure thriller THE EDGE, with Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, and a screenplay by David Mamet. The original Edge CD featured 38 minutes of music; the La-La Land release features over 65 minutes of Goldsmith.


Varese Sarabande has announced two new releases for July 6, featuring scores by two of today's top composers.

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP is an HBO movie follow-up to The Queen, with another script by Peter Morgan and Michael Sheen returning for the third time to play former UK prime minister Tony Blair. Dennis Quaid and Hope Davis play Bill & Hilary Clinton, and Alexandre Desplat, who earned his first Oscar nomination for his Queen music, provides the score.

John Powell returns to Mr. and Mrs. Smith territory with KNIGHT AND DAY, a romantic thriller pairing Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz (no, it's not Vanilla Sky II). The film is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line), so it's probably better than that new Ashton Kutcher film with a similar premise that they didn't screen for critics.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK


Angelique, Marquise des Anges 
- Michel Magne - Universal France
Cloak & Dagger - Brian May - Intrada Special Collection
The Concert: John Barry - John Barry - Universal France
The Horsemen/The Nine/Blind Prophets of Easter Island
 - Georges Delerue - Universal
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - Maurice Jarre - Tadlow
Mr. Atlas - Terry Plumeri - Intrada Signature Edition


IN THEATERS TODAY

The A-Team - Alan Silvestri - Score CD due June 22 on Varese Sarabande
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
- Gabriel Yared - Score & classical music CD on Naive
Finding Bliss - John Swihart
Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger - Guy Gross
The Karate Kid - James Horner - Score CD-R due on Madison Gate/Amazon
Winter's Bone - Dickon Hinchliffe


COMING SOON

June 15
The Edge – Jerry Goldsmith – La-La Land
I Am Love - John Adams – Nonesuch
The Lightkeepers – Pinar Toprak – MovieScore Media
Outland – Jerry Goldsmith – Film Score Monthly
Speed 2: Cruise Control – Mark Mancina – La-La Land
Star Trek: The Deluxe Edition
- Michael Giacchino - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Tootsie – Dave Grusin – Film Score Monthly
|June 22
The A-Team
- Alan Silvestri - Varese Sarabande
Marmaduke - Christopher Lennertz - Varese Sarabande
Malice in Wonderland - Christian Henson, Joe Henson - MovieScore MediaJune 29
Eclipse - Howard Shore - E1
The Last Airbender - James Newton Howard – Lakeshore
July 6
Knight and Day
– John Powell – Varese Sarabande
The Special Relationship
– Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
July 13
Inception - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
July 20
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Theodore Shapiro - La-La Land
Iron Man 2 – John Debney – Sony
September 21
Friday Night Lights - W.G. Snuffy Walden - La-La Land
Date Unknown
The Boy and the Pirates - Albert Glasser - Kritzerland
The Karate Kid - James Horner - Madison Gate/Amazon [CD-R]
Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
- James Bernard - Buysoundtrax
Transylvania Twist/Not of This Earth
- Chuck Cirino - Buysoundtrax


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 11 - Carmine Coppola born (1910)
June 11 - Alexander Balanescu born (1954)
June 13 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fortune Cookie (1966)
June 13 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Last Rites (1988)
June 14 - Stanley Black born (1913)
June 14 - Cy Coleman born (1929)
June 14 - Marcus Miller born (1959)
June 14 - Doug Timm born (1960)
June 14 - John Williams begins recording his replacement score for The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
June 14 - David Newman records his score for Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
June 14 - Henry Mancini died (1994)
June 15 - Robert Russell Bennett born (1894)
June 15 - Harry Nilsson born (1941)
June 15 - Meredith Willson died (1984)
June 15 - Manos Hadjidakis died (1994)
June 16 - Fred Karlin born (1936)
June 16 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his additional music for Beau Brummell (1954)
June 16 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Justine (1969)
June 17 - Jerry Fielding born (1922)
June 17 - Martin Boettcher born (1927)
June 17 - Dominic Frontiere born (1931)
June 17 - Barry Manilow born (1943)
June 17 - George S. Clinton born (1947)
June 17 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score to How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
June 17 - Paul Giovanni died (1990)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

AGORA - Dario Marianelli

"[Director Alejandro] Amenábar's camera assumes extreme low- and high angles, setting heroes against starry skies before freely zooming back to assume a celestial POV (praise be to Google Maps). What's missing is a satisfying, plausible middle ground, where heady ideas and metaphors coalesce into compelling drama. Amenábar ('The Others', 'Open Your Eyes') has the ambition but not yet the skill of a Kubrick or Spielberg to make visual flourishes function emotionally. The music swells, characters glower and suffer in slow-mo, and Amenábar champions the life of the intellect by condescending to ours."

Eric Hynes, L.A. Weekly

"Dario Marianelli's score is rich, with occasional swells into the bombastic."

Todd McCarthy, Variety

JOHN RABE - Laurent Petitgirard, Annette Focks

"Historical melodramas like 'John Rabe' soberly re-create events yet still manage to sensationalize them, whether through lingering shots of stripped schoolgirls and decapitated heads, or via a willfully uplifting climax. Cello-scored pantomimes of resilience and grief can make us feel, but it's not always evident who or what purpose that serves."

Eric Hynes, L.A. Weekly

SPLICE- Cyrille Aufort

"In spite or because of the portentous, gathering-clouds score and accumulated Freudian gibble gabble, 'Splice' is a queerly funny movie."

Nick Pinkerton, L.A. Weekly


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPAS, American Cinematheque: Aero, American Cinematheque: Egyptian, LACMA, New Beverly, Nuart, and Silent Movie Theater.

June 11
AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON (Ira Newborn), KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE [Silent Movie Theater]
THE CONFORMIST (Georges Delerue) [LACMA]
CRIES AND WHISPERS, INTERIORS [New Beverly]
WESTWORLD (Fred Karlin), DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 12
THE CONFORMIST (Georges Delerue) [LACMA]
CRIES AND WHISPERS, INTERIORS [New Beverly]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 13
THE BLACK HOLE (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SHANE (Victor Young), THE KENTUCKIAN (Bernard Herrmann) [New Beverly]

June 14
MILDRED PIERCE (Max Steiner) [AMPAS]
MODERN ROMANCE (Lance Rubin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SHANE (Victor Young), THE KENTUCKIAN (Bernard Herrmann) [New Beverly]

June 15
THE HITCHHIKERS (Danny Cohen), AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL [New Beverly]
SOME CAME RUNNING (Elmer Bernstein) [LACMA]

June 16
OKLAHOMA! (Richard Rodgers, Adolph Deutsch) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
OLDBOY (Hyun-jung Shim), SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE [New Beverly]
WENDIGO (Michelle DiBucci), HABIT (Geoffrey Kidde) [Cinematheque: Aero]

June 17
THE CIRCUS (Charles Chaplin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Elmer Bernstein), JUNIOR BONNER (Jerry Fielding) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
OLDBOY (Hyun-jung Shim), SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE [New Beverly]

June 18
CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin), A WOMAN IN PARIS (Charles Chaplin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
AN EDUCATION (Paul Englishby), FISH TANK [New Beverly]
THE HEARTBREAK KID (Gary William Friedman), BONE (Gil Melle) [Silent Movie Theater]
PULP FICTION [New Beverly]
THE SAND PEBBLES (Jerry Goldsmith) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SCREAM (Marco Beltrami) [Nuart]

June 19
AN EDUCATION (Paul Englishby), FISH TANK [New Beverly]
THE GOLD RUSH (Charles Chaplin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PLAY MISTY FOR ME (Dee Barton) [New Beverly]

June 20
GOLDFINGER (John Barry), THUNDERBALL (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE GREAT ESCAPE (Elmer Bernstein) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE KID (Charles Chaplin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE KID (Charles Chaplin) [Silent Movie Theater]
POINT BLANK (Johnny Mandel), THE OUTFIT (Jerry Fielding) [New Beverly]


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