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The latest release from Intrada is a three-disc set featuring Richard Band's scores for the "Axis of Evil" films in the long-running PUPPET MASTER horror franchise - Axis of Evil (2010), Axis Rising (2012) and Axis Termination (2017).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Last of Us: Season 1 - Gustavo Santaolalla, David Fleming - Sony
Le as de la jungle 2 - Operation Tour Du Monde
 - Olivier Cussac- Music Box  
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil Trilogy - Richard Band - Intrada Special Collection


IN THEATERS TODAY

Bottoms - Charlie XCX, Leo Birenberg
Golda - Dascha Dauenhauer
Gran Turismo - Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski 
The Hill - Geoff Zanelli
Into the Spotlight - Sam Marshall
Love Life - Olivier Goinard
Mutt - James William Blades, Taul Katz 
Retribution - Harry Gregson-Williams
Slotherhouse - Sam Ewing 

COMING SOON 

September 8
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler - iam8bit   
October 6
April Fool's Day: The Deluxe Edition
 - Charles Bernstein - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Blood Simple: The Deluxe Edition
 - Carter Burwell - Varese Sarabande CD Club 
December 1
Scream VI - Brian Tyler, Sven Faulconer - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown

Blondie - Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt - Waxwork
The Bruce Rowland Collection: Vol. 1
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax
The Daniel Licht Collection: Vol. 1 - Daniel Licht - Dragon's Domain
Et la montagne fleurrira...
 - Cyrille Aufort - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 
Gli Italiani e l'industria
 - Piero Umiliani - Kronos 
Good Guys Wear Black/Silent Rage
 - Craig Safan, Peter Bernstein, Mark Goldenberg - Dragon's Domain
Ibiza Blue
 - Mark Timon - MovieScore Media [CD-R]
Killer Bees/Isn't It Shocking/Harpy
 - David Shire - Caldera
Lee Holdridge Documentaries Vol. 1
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain
97 Minutes
 - Ian Livingstone - MovieScore Media [CD-R]
Oppenheimer - Ludwig Goransson - Mondo
The Punisher
 - Dennis Dreith - Notefornote 
Wonderwell
 - William Ross, Angelo Badalamenti - MovieScore Media [CD-R]
Y todos arderan
 - Joan Vila - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

August 25 - Ray Heindorf born (1908)
August 25 - Leonard Bernstein born (1918)
August 25 - Harry Manfredini born (1943)
August 25 - Tom Manoff born (1945)
August 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for Bachelor Flat (1961)
August 25 - Leith Stevens records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “Time Bomb” (1965)
August 25 - Robert Drasnin records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Casual Killer” (1965)
August 25 - Richard Markowitz records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Raven” (1966)
August 25 - Joby Talbot born (1971)
August 25 - Zoe Poledouris born (1973)
August 25 - Elvis Costello born (1954)
August 25 - Jack Nitzsche died (2000)
August 26 - Humphrey Searle born (1915)
August 26 - Recording sessions begin for Miklos Rozsa’s score to The Hour Before the Dawn (1943)
August 26 - Alan Parker born (1944)
August 26 - Mark Snow born (1946)
August 26 - Ralph Vaughan Williams died (1958)
August 26 - Branford Marsalis born (1960)
August 26 - John Williams records his score for the Lost in Space pilot episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965)
August 26 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain" is recorded (1968)
August 26 - Nico Muhly born (1981)
August 26 - John Frizzell begins recording his score for Alien Resurrection (1997)
August 27 - Eric Coates born (1886)
August 27 - Sonny Sharrock born (1940)
August 27 - Miles Goodman born (1949)
August 27 - Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale" (1963)
August 27 - Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score to 36 Hours (1964)
August 27 - Lennie Hayton records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “…And Five of Us Are Left” (1965)
August 27 - Harry Geller records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “The Golden Cage” (1968)
August 27 - Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Execution” (1968)
August 27 - John Williams begins recording his score for 1941 (1979)
August 27 - Geoffrey Burgon begins recording his score for The Dogs of War (1980)
August 27 - Johnny Mandel records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "One for the Road" (1985)
August 27 - Craig Safan begins recording his score for Remo Williams: the Adventure Begins (1985)
August 27 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Night” (1998)
August 27 - John Altman wins the Emmy for RKO 281; Joseph LoDuca wins for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode “Fallen Angel;” W.G. Snuffy Walden wins for The West Wing main title theme (2000) 
August 27 - John Williams begins recording his score for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
August 28 - Ustad Vilayat Khan born (1928)
August 28 - Annette Focks born (1964)
August 28 - Duane Tatro’s score for The Invaders episode “Valley of the Shadow” is recorded (1967)
August 28 - Laurence Rosenthal wins his third consecutive Emmy, for The Bourne Identity; Lee Holdridge wins his first Emmy, for the Beauty and the Beast pilot score (1988) 
August 28 - Bruce Broughton wins his sixth Emmy, for Glory & Honor; Christophe Beck wins the Emmy for his Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode score “Becoming: Part 1” (1998)
August 28 - Richard Hartley wins the Emmy for his Alice in Wonderland score; Carl Johnson wins for the Invasion America episode score “Final Mission;” Martin Davich wins for his main title to Trinity (1999) 
August 28 - John Williams begins recording his score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
August 29 - Anthony Adverse released in theaters (1936)
August 29 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Miniver Story (1950)
August 29 - Victor Young begins recording his score to The Tall Men (1955)
August 29 - Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Charlie X" is recorded (1966)
August 29 - Recording sessions begin for Richard Rodney Bennett's score for Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
August 29 - James Horner begins recording his score for Gorky Park (1983)
August 29 - John Williams begins recording his score for The River (1984)
August 30 - Conrad Salinger born (1901)
August 30 - Luis Bacalov born (1933)
August 30 - John Phillips born (1935)
August 30 - Axel Stordahl died (1963)
August 30 - Sol Kaplan's score for the Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine" is recorded (1967)
August 30 - Emil Newman died (1984)
August 30 - Bruce Broughton wins his fifth Emmy, for O Pioneers!; Bruce Babcock wins for the Matlock episode score “The Strangler” (1992) 
August 30 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his replacement score for The River Wild (1994)
August 30 - Bernardo Bonezzi died (2012)
August 31 - The Sea Hawk is released in theaters (1940)
August 31 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Swan (1955)
August 31 - Alexander Courage's score for the Star Trek episode "The Naked Time" is recorded (1966)
August 31 - Robert Drasnin records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Forbidden World" (1966)
August 31 - Walter Scharf records his final Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “The Bank” (1967)
August 31 - Jeff Russo born (1969)
August 31 - Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Killer” (1970)
August 31 - Joel McNeely begins recording his score for Iron Will (1993)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

BARBIE - Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
 
"The world-building in 'Barbie' is exceptional. Production designer Sarah Greenwood and set designer Katie Spencer have created a candy-colored confectionary dream for Barbie’s environments, heightening the carefully constructed stylistic surrealism. They’ve coated it with vibrant pink paint, molded plastics, and tactile backdrops harkening back to classic Hollywood musicals. Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt’s pop soundscape bolsters the synthetic atmosphere in Barbie Land, but they thread the needle perfectly in the Real World, blending musical themes from Billie Eilish’s ballad 'What Was I Made For?' to land the palpably moving moments."
 
Courtney Howard, The Onion AV Club 

"Gerwig’s direction here is also terrific, as she’s able to make Barbie Land feel real, with production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer doing unbelievable work throughout. Gerwig’s work behind the camera is vibrant and bold, and it’s great to see her have such a massive canvas to play with. Gerwig’s handling of this story can’t help but remind of the eye-popping colors of Jacques Demy films like 'The Young Girls of Rochefort' or 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,' fantasy numbers that feel right out of 'An American in Paris,' and the perfectly constructed offices of Mattel in the real world feel like Jacques Tati’s 'PlayTime.' 'Barbie' also uses its superb soundtrack, from Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, to elevate this story in brilliant ways. For example, Lizzo’s 'Pink' almost acts as a narrator to Barbie’s plight at the beginning of the film, while Billie Eilish’s 'What Was I Made For?' is a pitch-perfect addition to one of the movie’s most moving scenes. Again, it’s this consideration and intentional placement of all these elements that Gerwig adds to the film that makes this feel like more than just 'a film about Barbie.'"
 
Ross Bonaime, Collider 

"With Gerwig, the pleasure is always in the details. Her Barbieland -- thanks to Sarah Greenwood’s production design and Jacqueline Durran’s costuming -- is a pink fever dream. A phantasmagoria of magenta and blush soundtracked by funky compositions by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, and bubblegum anthems from Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. Plastic trees and identical two-story Barbie dream homes line each avenue of this manufactured oceanside locale. Engineless vehicles roam the road but flying is the preferred mode of transportation. Think about it: Have you ever seen a Barbie take the stairs?" 
 
Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter 
 
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS - Dario Marianelli
 
"The lushness of the Dario Marianelli score and the visual scope and detail from production designer Gary Williamson give 'A Boy Called Christmas' a genuine sense of enchantment. The film also has delicate animation that illustrates Joel’s bedtime story about Elfhelm and the gentle transitions from Aunt Ruth and the children to Nikolas’ adventures. There are a few sly references to familiar issues with a group called The Resistance to challenge Mother Vodal’s panicked despotism. And there’s the king’s rhetorical question to his subjects about what would give them a better life. They make a few tentative suggestions like 'health care' and 'a living wage,' but he insists that the answer is a quest for 'hope,' even one where 'most of you will die.'"
 
Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com 
 
"The fascinatingly muddled 'A Boy Called Christmas' has many of the traditional ingredients: 'Wonder of the season' score, storybook sets, elder stateswoman narrator (Maggie Smith), nice family, B to B+ visual effects. Its messages are as mixed as Aunt Frida’s eggnog, which the adults wince while drinking before talking nonsense."
 
Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times 

HAUNTED MANSION - Kris Bowers
 
"Disney adults will see plenty of Easter eggs to point at -- the floating candelabra! The bride’s lair in the attic! A character named after Imagineer Rolly Crump! The same five minutes of music from the ride basically played in a loop for two hours! If a reference-fest is what you want, 'Muppets Haunted Mansion' did it better. If it’s a story with actual escalating tension you seek, the 2003 film has superior pacing. 'Haunted Mansion '(2023) looks real pretty, with the best CG money can buy, but primarily feels like the most calculated of corporate products. Frequent Paul Feig collaborator Katie Dippold seems to have been ordered to shoehorn as many references as possible into the script -- including weird plugs for the likes of CVS and Burger King -- rather than telling a coherent tale."
 
Luke Y. Thompson, The Onion AV Club

JULES - Volker Bertelmann
 
"The entire thing -- as written by Gavin Steckler and directed by Marc Turteltaub -- is sensitive, intelligent, sweet, and presented with considerable integrity, right down to the direction, which is scrupulous in not showing anything that doesn't actually need to be seen. But it also seems to be battling and sometimes succumbing to a case of TIFC, The Indie Film Cutes. The pizzicato-heavy score, by Oscar nominee Volker Bertelmann, in particular, has an insurance policy feeling, like a network TV score that's constantly reassuring viewers that a show's characters are harmless and heartwarming even though their actions make them seem unhappy and socially maladjusted."
 
Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com 
 
LAKOTA NATION VS. UNITED STATES - Raven Chacon

"Of course, the 'context' of that ruling is more or less the entire story of the United States, which unsurprisingly proves difficult to fit into the span of a feature-length film. Luminous images of the Black Hills are almost inevitably asked to carry a disproportionate amount of that weight, as the documentary is dominated by interstitial nature footage (shot with requisite awe by cinematographer Kevin Phillips and scaled to the virtuosic peaks and valleys of Raven Chacon’s emotional score)."
 
David Ehrlich, IndieWire 
 
"At the helm of the film, Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli (editor of 'MLK/FBI') interweave DP Kevin Phillips’ vibrant and sublime images of the natural world with the surreal Americana of tourist attractions where Custer’s Last Stand is reenacted. The directors move between intimately shot commentaries and a sharp curation of clips from TV news, cartoons bursting with cowboys-and-Indians stereotypes, and historical dramas, Hollywood-style. There’s a deliberate rhythm to Tomaselli’s editing that’s in sync with Long Soldier’s measured readings, as is Raven Chacon’s versatile, subtle score, sometimes propulsive, sometimes Satie-esque."
 
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter 

MEG 2: THE TRENCH - Harry Gregson-Williams
 
"Harry Gregson-Williams’ dynamic score pumps up the action, especially in the closing stretch as Jonas, Jiuming and their surviving comrades try to stop a meg feeding frenzy while saving themselves from the heavily armed mercenaries hired by the mining operation. Chris Lowe’s production design impresses with the Oceanic Institute and the very cool dive suits and sea vessels. But the megs themselves often don’t withstand closeups, looking like beat-up rubber shark toys, or Bruce on the Universal Studios tour."
 
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE - Drum & Lace
 
"The challenge for queer reinterpretations in any genre, unfair as it may be, is to walk this tightrope successfully. Be too specific and it suddenly becomes 'niche.' Be too concerned with straight viewers and it feels like pandering. Faced with this impossible bind, 'Red, White & Royal Blue' occasionally wrong-foots itself, not least with the 'consequential' strings that score what would otherwise be a steamy sex scene."
 
Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times 
 
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - Ishai Adar
 
"While there are many allusions throughout 'Sympathy for the Devil' towards this final reveal, from hints in the very first conversation, to the ostentatious details of The Passenger’s wardrobe, none of these nods make up for the long stretches of road spent with its dull protagonist. Similarly, although the close-cropped shots of this sedan-turned-prison-cell and the ominous thuds of Ishai Adar’s simmering score instill some degree of foreboding, these competent audio-visual elements don’t eclipse the uninspiring delivery and structure of the narrative. By leaving little room to elevate its initial stakes and putting too much weight on its finale to redeem its blasé characters, 'Sympathy for the Devil' makes for an unremarkable drive."
 
Elijah Gonzalez, Paste Magazine 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
 
"Adding to this is a remarkable soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, which never skimps on the jarring pieces of composition that makes their work so great, but also manages to build the excitement and tension of the narrative. Similarly, the songs used here again bring a 90s-2000s vibe that is a hell of a lot of fun. The use of M.O.P.’s 'Ante Up' is always a joy, and one montage set to Blackstreet’s 'No Diggity' will put a smile on anyone’s face."
 
Ross Bonaime, Collider 

"Because, yes, on paper 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' plays with a number of well-worn TMNT tropes and beats. But everything around it -- the voice work! the textured, play-doh-like animation! the sight gags! the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross score (!!!) -- is so winning that you can’t help but go along for this gloriously bonkers ride. Thankfully sparing us from being a full-blown origin story (how and why these four teens became ninja fighters with the help of a Jackie Chan-voiced rat named Splinter is breezed over in a perfectly efficient flashback), 'TMNT: MM' centers instead on a pretty relatable teenage narrative: how to get that cute girl to like you and how to fit in with those unlike you."
 
Manuel Betancourt, The Onion AV Club 
 
"'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' is a film that feels ripped right out of a high school art-class notebook, and sounds like a Twitch stream -- thanks, in part, to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s deliberately chiptune-infused soundtrack. As such, it’s appropriate that the titular turtles are voiced by a quartet of relatively unknown teen actors who sound like they recorded their dialogue while waiting to get airdropped into 'Fortnite.'"
 
Justin Clark, Slant Magazine 

"The turtles’ individual gifts and personalities haven’t changed -- Leo is still the responsible leader, Raph the courageous hothead, Mikey the lovable goofball and Donnie the brains of the outfit -- but a poignant longing for acceptance unites them all. It’s that longing that first plants the idea of superheroics in their bandanna-wrapped heads, propelling them into an enjoyably nonsensical plot involving a shady scientific institute and a mutant-critter crime wave. As the turtles race around the city trying to save the day, backed by hip-hop jams and a propulsive Trent Reznor-Atticus Ross score, they join forces with April O’Neil (Ayo Edebiri), a plucky high school journalist who, in this telling, is almost as much of a misfit as they are."
 
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
 
THEATER CAMP - James McAlister, Mark Sonnenblick
 
"The cast may be largely composed of kids, but the movie doesn’t feel like it was made for their demographic. Flamboyant gay costume designer Gigi (Owen Thiele) sounds like he’s been watching too much 'RuPaul’s Drag Race.' Overly demanding dance instructor Clive (Nathan Lee Graham) tells the kids, 'You need to know that only 3% of people make it. The rest of them end up in a mental facility or on a go-go box in Hell’s Kitchen.' The actors aren’t unappealing per se (post 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Platt’s neuroses are sort of the point of his character), but they’re stuck in screechy self-parody mode, as editor Jon Philpot’s quick-cutting style and James McAlister’s enervating score amplify the sense of creative disorder."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters

August 25
CALIFORNIA SPLIT [Los Feliz 3]
HAROLD AND MAUDE (Cat Stevens) [Vidiots]
HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCE [Academy Museum]
JENNIFER'S BODY (Theodore Shapiro, Stephen Barton) [Nuart]
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Carter Burwell) [Los Feliz 3]
OLDBOY (Jo Yeong-wook) [BrainDead Studios]
PRETTY WOMAN (James Newton Howard) [Los Feliz 3]
PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Cliff Martinez) [BrainDead Studios]
RESERVOIR DOGS [New Beverly]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Landmark Westwood]
THELMA & LOUISE (Hans Zimmer) [Aero]
12 ANGRY MEN (Kenyon Hopkins) [Los FEeliz 3]
VANILLA SKY (Nancy Wilson) [New Beverly]
WINTER KILLS (Maurice Jarre) [New Beverly]

August 26
BIG HERO 6 (Henry Jackman) [Academy Museum]
CB4 (John Barnes) [Los Feliz 3]
THE CRAFT (Graeme Revell) [Vidiots]
DARKMAN (Danny Elfman) [Los Feliz 3]
DOG DAY AFTERNOON [Aero]
F FOR FAKE (Michel Legrand) [BrainDead Studios]
GOOD BURGER (Stewart Copeland) [Alamo Drafthouse]
INHERENT VICE (Jonny Greenwood) [Los Feliz 3]
JFK (John Williams) [Aero]
MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (AC/DC) [New Beverly]
METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER [Academy Museum]
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (John Swihart) [New Beverly]
PARIAH [Los Feliz 3]
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (Danny Elfman) [Vidiots]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale) [Vidiots]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart] 
RUSHMORE (Mark Mothersbaugh) [Vidiots]
THRONE OF BLOOD (Masaru Sato) [BrainDead Studios]
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren) [Alamo Drafthouse]
WINTER KILLS (Maurice Jarre) [New Beverly]

August 27
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Ludwig Goransson) [Academy Museum]

CAR WASH (Norman Whitfield) [Vidiots]
D.E.B.S. (Steven Stern) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON [BrainDead Studios]
FOUR DAUGHTERS (Max Steiner) [Los Feliz 3]
GALAXY QUEST (David Newman) [Aero]
THE KING OF COMEDY [Aero]
LOST IN LA MANCHA (Miriam Cutler) [BrainDead Studios]
MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (AC/DC) [New Beverly]
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (John Swihart) [New Beverly]
NIM'S ISLAND (Patrick Doyle) [UCLA/Hammer]
ORLANDO (David Motion, Sally Potter) [Los Feliz 3]
PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (Bob Dylan) [Los Feliz 3]
SAFETY LAST (Carl Davis - performed live) [Academy Museum]
TOY STORY (Randy Newman) [BrainDead Studios]
WINTER KILLS (Maurice Jarre) [New Beverly]  

August 28
BACK TO SCHOOL (Danny Elfman) [Los Feliz 3]
BLACKMAIL (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly), MURDER! [New Beverly]
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN (Mark Mothersbaugh) [Los Feliz 3]
GOOD BURGER (Stewart Copeland) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (Patrick Doyle) [Alamo Drafthouse]
RRR (M.M. Keeravani) [Vidiots]
THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Jonny Greenwood) [Aero]

August 29
ARMY OF SHADOWS (Eric Demarsan) [New Beverly]
CHICKEN RUN (Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell) [Alamo Drafthouse]
DO THE RIGHT THING (Bill Lee) [Academy Museum]
DUNE (Toto) [Aero]
SOAPDISH (Alan Silvestri) [Los Feliz 3]
THE 39 STEPS (Louis Levy) [Los Feliz 3]

August 30
ARMY OF SHADOWS (Eric Demarsan) [New Beverly]
CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Frankie Chan, Michael Galasso) [Aero]
GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (RZA) [Vidiots]
THE INVITATION (Theodore Shapiro) [Los Feliz 3]
THE IRON GIANT (Michael Kamen) [Alamo Drafthouse]
9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT (Wendy Blackstone) [Vidiots]
ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (Steve Bartek) [Los Feliz 3]
SEEING RED: STORIES OF AMERICAN COMMUNISTS [Vidiots]
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross) [BrainDead Studios]

August 31
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (Elmer Bernstein) [Vidiots]
ARMY OF SHADOWS (Eric Demarsan) [New Beverly]
GOLEM (Zugmunt Konieczny, Jozef Shrzek) [Los Feliz 3]
PREDATOR [with live commentary] (Alan Silvestri) [BrainDead Studios]
2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER, TAXI DRIVER (Bernard Herrmann) [Aero]

September 1
ALIEN (Jerry Goldsmith) [Fine Arts]
BADLANDS (George Aliceson Tipton) [Vidiots]
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (Nate Heller) [Los Feliz 3]
CLUE (John Morris) [Vidiots]
CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
EQUINOX FLOWER (Takanobu Saito) [Academy Museum]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
HAPPY TOGETHER [Los Feliz 3]
KUNG FU PANDA 2 (Hans Zimmer, John Powell) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Kevin Shields) [New Beverly]
MAYHEM (Steve Moore) [Nuart]
RINGU (Kenji Kawai) [Vidiots]
SORCERER (Tangerine Dream) [Aero]
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Jonny Greenwood) [Fine Arts]

September 2
BLOOD WEDDING (Emilio de Diego) [Los Feliz 3]
CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (Don Ellis) [Vidiots]
GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (RZA) [New Beverly]
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (James Newton Howard) [Los Feliz 3]
A GOOFY MOVIE (Carter Burwell) [Academy Museum]
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
INGRID GOES WEST (Nick Thorburn, Jonathan Sadoff), THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (Gabriel Yared) [Alamo Drafthouse]
JUMANJI (James Horner) [Vidiots]
MATILDA (David Newman), PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (Danny Elfman), BIG TOP PEE-WEE (Danny Elfman), MYSTERY MEN (Stephen Warbeck, Shirley Walker)[Aero]
PSYCHO (Bernard Herrmann) [Fine Arts]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart] 
ROSEMARY'S BABY (Christopher Komeda) [Fine Arts]
SCREAM (Marco Beltrami) [Vidiots]
SPEED (Mark Mancina) [Los Feliz 3]
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (Wang Chung) [Vidiots]
TOKYO POP [Los Feliz 3]

September 3
AMADEUS [Vidiots]
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (Elmer Bernstein) [Fine Arts]
THE BIRDS (Remi Gassman, Oskar Sala, Bernard Herrmann), ROAR (Terrence P. Minogue) [Aero]
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CHILD'S PLAY (Joe Renzetti) [Fine Arts]
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (Michel Legrand) [Academy Museum]
CLUE (John Morris) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (James Newton Howard) [Los Feliz 3] 
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (Nicholas Hooper) [Alamo Drafthouse]
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
A PLACE IN THE SUN (Franz Waxman) [Los Feliz 3]
STAND AND DELIVER (Craig Safan) [Academy Museum]
THE THING (Ennio Morricone) [Fine Arts]


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

Heard:
The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vol. 2 (Sainte-Marie); Moulin Rouge (Armstrong); Irreversible (Bangalter); The Triplets of Belleville (Charest); Dans Paris (Beaupain); Paris je t'aime (Adenot, various); Charade (Mancini); Taken (Mechaly); Julie & Julia (Desplat); Forget Paris (various); French Kiss (various); Young & Beautiful (Rombi, various); Perfume (Klimek/Heil/Tykwer); The Aristocats (Bruns); Sabrina (Williams); Breathless (Solal)

Read: Rainbow's End, by Ellis Peters (aka Edith Pargeter)

Seen: The Hunger; House of Dark Shadows; The Nights of Cabiria; Landscape with Invisible Hand; David Byrne's American Utopia; Blue Beetle; Billy Liar; Darling; The Last Voyage of the Demeter; The Adults; Little Forest

Watched: Thriller ("Choose a Victim"); Man Bait

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Today in Film Score History:
May 25
Alex North begins recording his score for Decision for Chemistry (1953)
Alien released in theaters (1979)
Elmer Bernstein wins the Outstanding Music Composition Emmy for The Making of the President 1960 (1964)
Miklos Rozsa begins Los Angeles recording sessions for Ben-Hur (1959)
Pierre Bachelet born (1944)
Quincy Jones begins recording his score for Killer by Night (1971)
Rick Smith born (1959)
Star Wars released in theaters (1977)
Trevor Morris born (1970)
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