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The latest release from Intrada is an expanded edition of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1993 coming-of-age comedy MATINEE, set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, starring John Goodman as a William Castle-esque filmmaker and directed by Joe Dante.


La-La Land has announced two new releases due in mid-June - the first-ever release (a two-disc set, no less) of Giorgio Moroder's only score for director Brian De Palma, the epic, hugely influential 1983 remake of SCARFACE; and an expanded edition of Marc Shaiman's Oscar-nominated score for the hit 1996 comedy THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, starring Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler.


Dragon's Domain has announced three new CDs - THE ALBERT GLASSER COLLECTION VOL. 4:  SCIENCE FICTION ATOMIC MUTATION I, featuring the composer's music for two Bert I. Gordon 50s B-movie sci-fi spectacles, The Cyclops and Beginning of the End; the music for the 1984 cable movie THE RATINGS GAME, starring and directed by Danny DeVito and scored by David Spear (The Creature Wasn't Nice, Exterminator 2); and the score for the 1978 action-comedy ZERO TO SIXTY, composed by John Beal (The Funhouse, Terror in the Aisles)


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Blood on the Crown
 - Laurent Eyquem - Kronos
Farewell Gulsary
 - Andre Matthias - Kronos 
I gabbiani volano bassi 
- Roberto Pregadio, Carlo Cristallini - CSC
La donna della calda terra 
- Carlo Savina - CSC 
Matinee - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Collection
Storia e preistoria
 - Piero Umiliani - Kronos    
Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes - John Williams - Deutsche Grammophon 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Benediction - Music Supervisors: Ed Bailie, Abi Leland 
Crimes of the Future - Howard Shore
Eiffel - Alexandre Desplat
Hustle - Dan Deacon
The Phantom of the Open - Isobel Waller-Bridge
Watcher - Nathan Halpern 
White Elephant - Sean Murray
Wolf Hound - Michael Kramer


COMING SOON

June 10
Ted K - Blanck Mass - Sacred Bones
June 17
The Albert Glasser Collection Vol. 4: Science Fiction Atomic Mutation I
- Albert Glasser - Dragon's Domain
The First Wives Club - Marc Shaiman - La-La Land
The Ratings Game
- David Spear - Dragon's Domain
Scarface - Giorgio Moroder - La-La Land
The Velvet Queen (La panthere des neiges) - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Invada 
Zero to Sixty
- John Beal - Dragon's Domain
July 1
The Northman - Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough - Sacred Bones
July 22
Clark - Mikael Akerfeldt - Inside Out
Date Unknown
The Green Planet
 - Benji Merrison, Will Slater - Silva


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 3 - Curtis Mayfield born (1942)
June 3 - Shuki Levy born (1947)
June 3 - Gail Kubik begins recording his score for The Desperate Hours (1955)
June 3 - Johnny Mandel begins recording his score for The Americanization of Emily (1964) 
June 3 - Michael Small begins recording his score for Jaws the Revenge (1987)
June 3 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Jem’Hadar” (1994)
June 3 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Small Soldiers (1998)
June 4 - Marjan Kozina born (1907)
June 4 - Irwin Bazelon born (1922)
June 4 - Oliver Nelson born (1932)
June 4 - Suzanne Ciani born (1946)
June 4 - Poltergeist released in theaters (1982)
June 4 - Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman’s score for Planet of the Apes (2001)
June 5 - William Loose born (1910)
June 5 - Laurie Anderson born (1947)
June 5 - Tyler Bates born (1965)
June 5 - Amanda Kravat born (1966)
June 5 - Danny Lux born (1969)
June 5 - Aesop Rock born (1976)
June 5 - Arthur Rubinstein begins recording his score to Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
June 5 - David Newman begins recording his score for DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
June 6 - Aram Khachaturian born (1903)
June 6 - Ed Plumb born (1907) 
June 6 - Edgar Froese born (1944)
June 6 - Herbert Stothart begins recording his score to The Yearling (1946)
June 6 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Red Danube (1949)
June 6 - Leigh Harline begins recording his score for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1961)
June 6 - Michel Legrand begins recording his unused score for The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
June 6 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Broken Link” (1996)
June 6 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Call to Arms” (1997)
June 7 - Georges Van Parys born (1902)
June 7 - Franz Reizenstein born (1911)
June 7 - Charles Strouse born (1928)
June 7 - Don Peake born (1940)
June 7 - Lewis Furey born (1949)
June 7 - David Raksin begins recording his score for A Lady without Passport (1950)
June 7 - Giong Lim born (1964)
June 7 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
June 7 - Morton Stevens wins an Emmy for his Hawaii Five-O episode score “A Thousand Pardons, You’re Dead,” and Pete Rugolo wins for his TV movie score The Challengers (1970)
June 7 - David Buckley born (1976)
June 7 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Shootist (1976)
June 7 - Daniele Amfitheatrof died (1983)
June 7 - Billy Goldenberg records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Amazing Falsworth" (1985)
June 8 - George Antheil born (1900)
June 8 - Cesk Zadeja born (1927)
June 8 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Wild North (1951)
June 8 - John Williams wins the Outstanding Music Composition Emmy for Heidi (1969)
June 8 - Jean Wiener died (1992)
June 8 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “In the Hands of the Prophets” (1993)
June 8 - Caleb Sampson died (1998)
June 8 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Tears of the Prophets” (1998)
June 8 - Herschel Burke Gilbert died (2003)
June 9 - Jon Lord born (1941)
June 9 - James Newton Howard born (1951)
June 9 - Geir Bohren born (1951)
June 9 - Louis Gruenberg died (1964)
June 9 - Chris Tilton born (1979)
June 9 - Matthew Margeson born (1980)
June 9 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Shades of Grey" (1989)
June 9 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Adversary” (1995)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC? 

MEN - Ben Salisbury, Geoff Burrow

"'Men''s off-kilter atmosphere is redolent of Robert Altman’s 'Images,' and greatly enhanced by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s creepy, dissonant score (shades of György Ligeti). Garland constructs some eerie, 'Halloween'-esque sequences in which a naked stalker (Kinnear) invades her rental, looming in the background, often just slightly out of focus. And in the gonzo, 'Gozu'-inspired finale, the filmmaker goes full-bore into surrealistic horror. Unfortunately, unlike John Carpenter or Miike Takashi, Garland is never content to allow his more resonant images to speak for themselves, as they’re always leading toward some clearly defined thematic point.
 
Keith Watson, Slant Magazine 
 
"It begins with the first of a few ominous flashbacks to the day that Harper’s husband, James (Paapa Essiedu), plummeted to his death from the high-rise flat just above theirs. The two lock gazes as he drops past their window in sickening slow-motion; Harper, you’ll notice, has a bloody nose. Certain art-house-horror-loving minds might recall the similarly grisly prologue of Lars von Trier’s 'Antichrist' -- a connection reinforced by Harper’s sudden, traumatized retreat into a forest primeval where a lot of Edenic symbolism and gender-confrontational violence await. (A lot of beauty too, courtesy of Rob Hardy’s sharp, crystalline photography and the doomy choral menace of Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s score.)"
 
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 
 
"Meaning and purpose aside, Men is a sensualist’s dream. Garland and cinematographer Rob Hardy (who also shot 'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation') give the film a gaspingly intense visual crispness, with vivid colors and endlessly startling imagery. Simple shots of a moss-covered tree or the raindrop ripples in a puddle are almost overwhelmingly beautiful. The music, by Ben Salisbury and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow -- who also collaborated on Garland’s previous two films -- blends ambient noise and music with Buckley’s vocalizations, sometimes to hauntingly beautiful effect, as when she explores a tunnel’s echo by harmonizing with her own voice. Later, a shriek of pent-up emotional pain slips so completely into the soundtrack that it might as well be something Harper is thinking more than something she’s actually doing."
 
Tasha Robinson, Polygon

"There’s a line we cross in 'Men' where it becomes clear we’ve left reality entirely. For a while, it’s possible that Harper’s just paranoid, as in one quietly powerful scene in which she sends her voice echoing playfully down an empty tunnel, only to discover that perhaps it’s not empty after all. But in time, we’re in full-on hallucination zone, and dazzlingly so. 'Men' buzzes and builds to a frenzy in ways that are reminiscent of Darren Aronofsky’s 'mother!', which divided audiences the way Garland’s film surely will. Working with his usual cinematographer, Rob Hardy, and composers, Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, as well as editor Jake Roberts, Garland creates a symphony of controlled chaos."
 
Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com 

"The truth is that Harper will never know, and Garland will never tell us. Shot in a blast of hyper-expressive slow-motion so indebted to Lars von Trier that it almost feels like a new story built atop 'The House that Jack Built,' this film’s prologue only makes clear that James’ demise forced Harper back upon herself: Husband and wife lock eyes from either side of the window as James falls to the ground below, Harper’s view of his final moments shimmering against her own reflection. Later, as Harper walks along the abandoned trail near the house she’s renting, her voice pinballs around a dark tunnel and doubles itself until it melds into the melody of Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s eerie score."
 
David Ehrlich, IndieWire
 
"In the end, 'Men' works best as a surprising slice of cosmic horror and a showcase for Buckley in a near-constant state of emotional duress, particularly her on-screen screaming abilities. The film coasts on a reasonably simple, straightforward path and ends up at a climax that recalls Garland’s previous film, 'Annihilation,' music and all. Ultimately I am always appreciative of a horror film that does not explain away what goes bump in the night and instead actually dares one to face questions left intentionally unanswered. In this case, it’s somewhat undercut by the apparent thesis that underneath all desperate, disgusting men are individuals craving to be loved and lashing out, even if they don’t necessarily deserve what they desire. But as the same goes in love and life, 'Men' is a lot to contend with."
 
Brianna Zigler, The Playlist 

"Still, the film is handsome, reuniting Garland with cinematographer Hardy as well as Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, the people behind the 'Annihilation' score. I also admire 'Men''s efforts to braid together primal pagan imagery, though this turns out to be yet more style in search of meaning, which continuously slips through the fingers of the filmmakers."
 
Angejlica Jade Bastien, New York 

"To illustrate the split, Garland opens the film with a splash of slo-mo surrealism, as Harper stares out the window and sees her husband, James (Paapa Essiedu), falling in slow motion, suspended among so many glistening drops of water. It’s raining men, and all that -- though Garland and go-to composers Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow have a more sharpened sense of irony than that, using music to keep us off balance."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety
 
"That’s due in no small part to the visuals of the director’s regular DP, Rob Hardy, with stately compositions steadily giving way to lurching chaos. Of equal importance is the enveloping sound design of Glenn Freemantle, a diabolical aural assault that mixes a natural world both serene and oppressive with a nerve-jangling score by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, which draws choral inspiration from early religious music. Those elements are fed directly by Harper’s own voice, singing into a stone-walled tunnel to test the echo, or screaming in pain as a memory intrudes on her solitude in a church."
 
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

June 3
COME AND SEE (Oleg Yanchenko), THE ASCENT (Alfred Schnittke) [Aero]

ELEPHANT [Los Feliz 3]
HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
KILL BILL VOL. 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
LOS OLVIDADOS (Rodolfo Halffter, Gustavo Pittaluga) [Los Feliz 3]
MAN OF THE WEST (Leigh Harline) [Los Feliz 3]
THE MIST (Mark Isham) [Los Feliz 3]
POLYESTER (Chris Stein, Michael Kamen) [New Beverly]
THE RAID (Mike Shinoda, Joseph Trapanese) [BrainDead Studios]
RUN, LOLA, RUN (Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil) [BrainDead Studios]
SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME (Peter Golub), THE RIDER (Nathan Halpern) [UCLA/Hammer]
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (James Horner) [New Beverly]

June 4
THE CLOCK (George Bassman) [Alamo Drafthouse]

COMBAT SHOCK (Ricky G) [Los Feliz 3]
EDGE OF TOMORROW (Christophe Beck) [BrainDead Studios]
AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (Hua Lun) [Aero]
FUNNY GAMES [Los Feliz 3]
HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE KREUTZER SONATA (Nigel Holland) [Los Feliz 3]
MY BROTHER'S WEDDING, RESIDUE [UCLA/Hammer]
PIECES [New Beverly]
PITCH PERFECT (Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian) [Alamo Drafthouse]
POLTERGEIST (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]
POLYESTER (Chris Stein, Michael Kamen) [New Beverly] 
THE RETURN (Andrey Dergachev), LEVIATHAN [Aero]
THE ROCK (Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer) [BrainDead Studios]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Landmark Westwood]
TO SIR, WITH LOVE (Ron Grainer) [Regency Village]
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR (Rachel Portman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
UNCUT GEMS (Daniel Lopatin) [BrainDead Studios]
WINTER LIGHT [Los Feliz 3]

June 5
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (Jean Wiener) [Los Feliz 3]

BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Graham Reynolds) [BrainDead Studios]
BEFORE SUNRISE (Fred Frith) [BrainDead Studios]
BEFORE SUNSET [BrainDead Studios]
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Gustavo Santaolalla) [Fine Arts]
FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (Yoshihiro Hanno, Duu-Chih Tu)  [UCLA/Hammer]
KIDS [Los Feliz 3]
PARIS IS BURNING [Alamo Drafthouse]
PITCH PERFECT (Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PIXOTE (John Neschling) [Los Feliz 3]
POLTERGEIST (Jerry Goldsmith) [New Beverly]
POLYESTER (Chris Stein, Michael Kamen) [New Beverly]  
SATANTANGO (Mihaly Vig) [Aero]
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR (Rachel Portman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE TRIBE [Los Feliz 3]
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (Benoit Charest) [UCLA/Hammer]
THE WIZARD OF OZ (Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart) [Fine Arts] 

June 6
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (Francois De Roubaix), THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE [New Beverly]
HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
KORCZAK (Wojciech Kilar) [Aero]
THE SEVENTH VICTIM (Roy Webb) [Los Feliz 3]
THE SWEET HEREAFTER (Mychael Danna) [Los Feliz 3]
TOM & JERRY (Christopher Lennertz) [Alamo Drafthouse]

June 7
KILLER OF SHEEP [Academy Museum]
MOROCCO, BLONDE VENUS [New Beverly]
PENN AND TELLER GET KILLED (Paul Chihara) [Los Feliz 3]
SPACE JAM (James Newton Howard) [Alamo Drafthouse]
UNINVITED (Dan Slider) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE VANISHING (Henry Vrienten) [Los Feliz 3]

June 8
BREAKING THE WAVES, CHINESE ROULETTE (Peer Raben) [Aero]
DISTANT [Los Feliz 3]
LA NOTTE (Giorgio Gaslini) [BrainDead Studios]
MOROCCO, BLONDE VENUS [New Beverly]
A SPECIAL DAY (Armando Trovaioli) [Laemmle Playhouse] [Laemmle Royal]

June 9
ALL ABOUT EVIL (Vinsantos) [Los Feliz 3]
CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche), WINDOWS (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
DON'T CRY, PRETTY GIRLS, RIDDANCE (Levente Szorenyi) [Academy Museum]
RUDE BOY [Los Feliz 3]

June 10
ADOPTION (Gyorgy Kovacs), NINE MONTHS (Gyorgy Kovacs) [Academy Museum]
CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
DISTANT [Los Feliz 3]
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Jon Brion) [BrainDead Studios]
HAPPY TOGETHER (Danny Chung), DAYS OF BEING WILD (Terry Chan) [New Beverly]
KILL BILL VOL. 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
PADDINGTON (Nick Urata) [Los Feliz 3]
PINK FLAMINGOS [Landmark Westwood]
RUDE BOY [Los Feliz 3]
THE SEVENTH CONTINENT [BrainDead Studios]
STAR WARS (John Williams) [Landmark Westwood]
SUGAR (Michael Brook), EN EL SEPTIMO DIA [UCLA/Hammer]

June 11
BAD LIEUTENANT (Joseph Delia) [BrainDead Studios]
CLASS OF 1984 (Lalo Schifrin) [New Beverly]
COLLATERAL (James Newton Howard) [BrainDead Studios]
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (John Williams) [Landmark Westwood]
THE FOG (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HAPPY TOGETHER (Danny Chung), DAYS OF BEING WILD (Terry Chan) [New Beverly]
IN A LONELY PLACE (George Antheil) [Los Feliz 3]
LOOPER (Nathan Johnson) [BrainDead Studios]
PADDINGTON 2 (Dario Marianelli) [Los Feliz 3]
PINK FLAMINGOS [Landmark Westwood]
RUDE BOY [Los Feliz 3]
SKIDOO (Harry Nilsson) [Los Feliz 3]
SPIDER-MAN (Danny Elfman) [New Beverly]
A STAR IS BORN (Ray Heindorf) [Alamo Drafthouse]

June 12
AMERICAN GRAFFITI [Academy Museum]
AMARCORD (Nino Rota) [BrainDead Studios]
BLADE RUNNER (Vangelis) [Orpheum]
DISTANT [Los Feliz 3]
THE FOG (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HAPPY TOGETHER (Danny Chung), DAYS OF BEING WILD (Terry Chan) [New Beverly]
THE KID (Charlie Chaplin) [Orpheum]
LOVERS ROCK (Mica Levi) [BrainDead Studios]
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD [Fine Arts]
THE PALM BEACH STORY (Victor Young) [Los Feliz 3]
RETURN OF THE JEDI (John Williams) [Landmark Westwood]
SPIDER-MAN (Danny Elfman) [New Beverly]
A STAR IS BORN (Ray Heindorf) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
TANGERINE [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE WEDDING BANQUET (Mader) [Fine Arts]
WILD STRAWBERRIES (Erik Nordgren) [BrainDead Studios]


THINGS I'VE HEARD, READ, SEEN OR WATCHED LATELY

Heard:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Giacchino); Solo: A Star Wars Story (Powell); Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Kiner); Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (McNeely); Force 10 from Navarone (Goodwin); Bombshell (Shapiro); Stripes (Bernstein); The Piano Lesson (Taylor/Andrews); 1941 (Williams); Concert Music (Rozsa); Midway (Williams); Snowpiercer (Beltrami); Escape to Victory (Conti); The Wedding (Taylor); Where Eagles Dare/Operation Crossbow (Goodwin); The Bridge at Remagen/The Train (Bernstein/Jarre); The Great Raid (Rabin); The Devil's Brigade (North)

Read: Murder Being Done Once, by Ruth Rendell

Seen: Ghost Wanted [1940]; The Haunting [1963]; The Uninvited [1944]; The Bob's Burgers Movie; Downton Abbey: A New Era; Interstellar; Top Gun: Maverick; Demolition Man; Star Wars

Watched: Watchmen ("This Extraordinary Being"); You're the Worst ("What Normal People Do"); Invasion of the Star Creatures; Battlestar: Galactica ("Fragged"); Star Trek ("Spectre of the Gun"); Archer ("Strange Pilot")

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