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Alice, Darling - Owen Pallett
Broker - Jung Jae-il
Corsage - Camille
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman


January 6
Women Talking - Hildur Guonadottir - Mercury 
January 13
Doctor Who: Series 13 - The Specials
 - Segun Akinola - Silva
Till - Abel Korzeniowski - Decca
January 20
Halloween Ends - John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel E. Davies
February 24
The Retaliators - Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Better Noise 


December 30 - Dmitri Kabalevsky born (1904)
December 30 - Alfred Ralston born (1907)
December 30 - Paul Bowles born (1910)
December 30 - Lucio Agostini born (1913)
December 30 - Ray Cook born (1936)
December 30 - Michael Nesmith born (1942)
December 30 - Harry Geller records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night the Dragon Screamed” (1965)
December 30 - Jason Brandt born (1973)
December 30 - Richard Rodgers died (1979)
December 30 - Patrick Gowers died (2014)
December 31 - Frank Skinner born (1897)
December 31 - Gil Melle born (1931)
December 31 - Anthony Hopkins born (1937)
December 31 - Andy Summers born (1942)
December 31 - Duel in the Sun premieres in Los Angeles (1946)
December 31 - Antonio Diaz Conde died (1976)
January 1 - David Broekman died (1958)
January 1 - Shane Carruth born (1972)
January 1 - Halli Cauthery born (1976)
January 1 - Adolph Deutsch died (1980)
January 1 - David Buttolph died (1983)
January 1 - Hagood Hardy died (1997)
January 2 - Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Takeover” (1970)
January 2 - Christopher Lennertz born (1972)
January 3 - Maurice Jaubert born (1900)
January 3 - George Martin born (1926)
January 3 - Van Dyke Parks born (1941)
January 3 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Ada (1961)
January 3 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score for Nevada Smith (1966)
January 3 - Dominic Frontiere records his score for The Invaders episode “The Leeches” (1967)
January 3 - Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco episode “Act of Duty” (1973)
January 3 - Thomas Bangalter born (1975)
January 3 - Bernhard Kaun died (1980)
January 3 - Recording sessions begin for Hans Zimmer’s replacement score for White Fang (1991)
January 3 - Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Reindeer Games (2000)
January 4 - Lionel Newman born (1916)
January 4 - Buddy Baker born (1918)
January 4 - Joe Renzetti born (1941)
January 4 - Recording sessions begin for Sol Kaplan’s score for The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
January 4 - Michael Hoenig born (1952)
January 4 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score to Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)   
January 4 - John Green begins recording his score to Raintree County (1957)
January 4 - Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
January 4 - Angela Morley records her score for The New Adventures of Wonder Woman episode “Going, Going, Gone” (1979)
January 4 - Pino Calvi died (1989)
January 4 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Past Prologue” (1993)
January 4 - Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for On Deadly Ground (1994)
January 5 - Leighton Lucas born (1903)
January 5 - Chris Stein born (1950)
January 5 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score, adapted from Bizet, for The Bad News Bears (1976)
January 5 - Malcolm Seagrave died (2001)
January 5 - Elizabeth Swados died (2016) 


VIOLENT NIGHT - Dominic Lewis
"The gore gets bigger laughs than the dialogue; any time 'Violent Night' tries to speak its outrageousness aloud, it seems awfully pleased with itself, like perfect fodder for the '"Die Hard" is actually a Christmas movie!' crowd. On the other hand, this is a better approximation of the 'Die Hard' sensibility than the last couple of 'Die Hard' sequels -- and in the movie’s sole act of genuine cleverness, it forges a connection between gory exploitation movies and the bloodless, kid-pleasing violence of the 'Home Alone' movies. The most inspired sequence finds little Trudy setting Kevin McAllister-style traps with a transfusion of actual blood, as the score does a twinkly imitation of John Williams."
Jesse Hassenger, Paste Magazine 

"David Harbour gives off of a ping of likability, and that makes him the right actor to play a down-in-the-dumps, vengeance-is-mine Santa who is really, beneath his bloody mottled gray curls, the Christmas mensch we want him to be. John Leguizamo, as always, refuses to phone anything in; as Scrooge the sociopath who hates Christmas, he makes every obscenity pop. Beverly D’Angelo, Edi Patterson, and Cam Gigandet play the rest of the Lightstone clan as walking high-camp horrors, and Alexis Louder, as Jason’s estranged wife, lends a lone note of stubborn sanity to the proceedings. 'Violent Night,' with its action-thriller soundtrack built around themes from classic Christmas songs, is a movie that makes you think: What’s next, 'Massacre on 34th St.'?"
Owen Gleiberman, Variety 


Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

December 30
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (Mark Mothersbaugh) [Academy Museum]
LAST NIGHT (Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk) [Los Feliz 3]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Aero]
RONIN (Elia Cmiral) [New Beverly]
SPARKLE (Curtis Mayfield) [Los Feliz 3]
200 CIGARETTES (Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh) [Los Feliz 3]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [BrainDead Studios]

December 31
FOUR ROOMS (Combustible Edison) [Los Feliz 3]
INSIDE OUT (Michael Giacchino) [Academy Museum]
NEW YEAR'S EVIL (W. Michael Lewis, Laurin Rinder) [New Beverly]
NOTORIOUS (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Aero]
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Marc Shaiman) [Alamo Drafthouse]

January 1
THE APARTMENT (Adolph Deutsch) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CINEMA PARADISO (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
DUCK SOUP, THE COCOANUTS (Irving Berlin) [Aero]
ERASERHEAD (Peter Ivers) [Los Feliz 3]
FOUR ROOMS (Combustible Edison) [Los Feliz 3] 
THE LOST WEEKEND (Miklos Rozsa) [Los Feliz 3]
NOTORIOUS (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
PHANTOM THREAD (Jonny Greenwood) [Aero]
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (John Williams) [Academy Museum]
RAISING ARIZONA (Carter Burwell) [Los Feliz 3]

January 2
A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN (Ennio Morricone) [Los Feliz 3]
MALCOLM X (Terence Blanchard) [Aero]
PHANTOM THREAD (Jonny Greenwood) [Alamo Drafthouse]

January 3
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Zbigniew Preisner) [Los Feliz 3]
PHANTOM THREAD (Jonny Greenwood) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PLATOON (Georges Delerue) [Aero]

January 4
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Zbigniew Preisner) [Los Feliz 3]
LAST NIGHT (Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk) [Los Feliz 3]
MOON (Clint Mansell) [BrainDead Studios]
PHANTOM THREAD (Jonny Greenwood) [Alamo Drafthouse] 

January 5
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Zbigniew Preisner) [Los Feliz 3]
MEMORIA (Cesar Lopez) [BrainDead Studios]
THE SHOUT (Tony Banks) [Los Feliz 3]

January 6
BRICK (Nathan Johnson) [New Beverly]
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Zbigniew Preisner) [Los Feliz 3]
FANTASIA [New Beverly]
GET OUT (Michael Abels) [BrainDead Studios]
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (Angelo Badalamenti) [Los Feliz 3]
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (Stanley Clarke) [Los Feliz 3]

January 7
BODY DOUBLE (Pino Donaggio) [BrainDead Studios]
DEEP END (The Can, Cat Stevens] [Los Feliz 3]
FANTASIA [New Beverly]
THE HUSTLER (Kenyon Hopkins) [Academy Museum]
LITTLE CHILDREN (Thomas Newman), IN THE BEDROOM (Thomas Newman) [Aero]
THE PARENT TRAP (Alan Silvestri) [BrainDead Studios]
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (Heitor Pereira) [Los Feliz 3]
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (Angelo Badalamenti) [Los Feliz 3]
VERTIGO (Bernard Herrmann) [BrainDead Studios]
THE VIGIL (Michael Yezerski) [New Beverly]
WILLOW (James Horner) [Academy Museum]
THE WIZARD OF OZ (Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart) [New Beverly]

January 8
BONNIE AND CLYDE (Charles Strouse) [Academy Museum]
FANTASIA [New Beverly]
MEMENTO (David Julyan) [BrainDead Studios]
PORTRAIT OF JASON [BrainDead Studios]
SHALLOW HAL (Billy Goodrum, Ivy) [BrainDead Studios]
THE SQUARE [Los Feliz 3]
SUNSET BLVD. (Franz Waxman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (John Williams) [Academy Museum]
VIRDIANA [Los Feliz 3]
THE WIZARD OF OZ (Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart) [New Beverly] 


Frenzy (Goodwin/Mancini), The Wiz (Smalls/Jones), Serpico (Theodorakis), Reds (Sondheim/Grusin), Blade Runner (Vangelis), Harry and Son (Mancini)

Read: The Scorpion Signal, by Adam Hall (aka Elleston Trevor)

Seen: Gremlins; Gremlins 2: The New Batch; Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Home Alone; The Whale; All Quiet on the Western Front [2022]; Puss in Boots: The Last Wish; Avatar: The Way of Water; House of Wax [1953]; The Mad Magician; The Pale Blue Eye; Kiss Me Kate; Babylon; Women Talking; Dial M for Murder; Living

Watched: Mad Men ("Three Sundays"); Maniac [1963]; Lost in Space ("Invaders from the Fifth Dimension")

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Quiller rocks!

Yeah, the books are fantastic, and as the series progresses I'm amazed how increasingly action-packed they are, very cinematic.

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