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La-La Land has announced two new film music releases due in June -- THE MUNSTERS: TELEVISION MUSIC OF JACK MARSHALL, a two-disc set also featuring the composer's music for the series The Deputy, The Virginian and Wagon Train; and an expanded version of Ryuichi Sakamoto's score for the 1992 remake of WUTHERING HEIGHTS, which paired Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche four years before The English Patient.
The latest releases from Quartet are Alberto Iglesias' score for EXTRANA FORMA DE VIDA (STRANGE WAY OF LIFE), the 30-minute short directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, which just screened at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival; Ken Thorne's score for the 1971 Western HANNIE CAULDER, starring Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine and Christopher Lee; Fernando Velazquez' score for the new Mexican comedy-Western EL PODEROSO VICTORIA; and an expanded edition of Angelo Francesco Lavagnino's score for the 1968 Western REQUIEM PER UN GRINGO.

CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Asterix et le coup de Menhir
 - Michel Colombier - Music Box 
Lucky Luke [re-issue]
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box 
Summer School - Danny Elfman - 1984 Publishing    


IN THEATERS TODAY

The Boogeyman - Patrick Jonsson
Flamin' Hot - Marcelo Zarvos
Follow Her - Alexander Arntzen
Padre Pio - Joe Delia
Past Lives - Christopher Bear, Daniel Rossen
Rise - Thomas Bangalter, Hofesh Schechter 
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Daniel Pemberton 


COMING SOON

June 9
The Munsters: Television Music of Jack Marshall - Jack Marshall - La-La Land
Wuthering Heights - Ryuichi Sakamoto - La-La Land
June 16
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - Lorne Balfe - Decca
July 28
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler - iam8bit  
Date Unknown

Bloody Fury
 - Susan Dibona, Salvatore Sangiovanni - Kronos 
El Poderoso Victoria - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
An Elephant Called Slowly
 - Howard Blake - Dragon's Domain
The Exterminator
 - Joe Renzetti - Noteforenote

Extrana forma de vida (Strange Way of Life)
- Alberto Iglesias - Quartet
Gli uomini dal passo pesante/Zorro il ribelle
 - Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra 
The Golden Age of Science Fiction Vol. 2
 - Paul Dunlap, Gerald Fried, Walter Greene - Dragon's Domain
Hannie Caulder
- Ken Thorne - Quartet
The Lee Holdridge Collection Vol. 3
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain

The Little Vampire
 - Nigel Clarke, Michael Csyanyi-Wills - Alhambra 
L'uomo della valle maldetta
 - Francesco De Masi - Beat 
Matchmaking
 - Frank Ilfman - Kronos
Money
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat
The Morton Stevens Collection Vol. 1
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain
Munchie Strikes Back
 - Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
Requiem per un gringo
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Quartet
The Undertaker - The Movie
 - Raphael Benjamin Meyer - Alhambra
The Wonders of the Universe (The Music from the Big Finish Space: 1999 Audio Dramas)
 - Joe Kraemer - Buysoundtrax 

THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 2 - Frederic Devreese born (1929)
June 2 - Marvin Hamlisch born (1944)
June 2 - David Dundas born (1945)
June 2 - Alex North begins recording his score to Les Miserables (1952)
June 2 - Patrick Williams begins recording his replacement score for Used Cars (1980)
June 2 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for Cohen & Tate (1988)
June 2 - Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman’s score to Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
June 2 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Duet” (1993)
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)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

EVIL DEAD RISE - Stephen McKeon
 
"Magnifying every moment of tension and terror is the immersive sound design by Peter Albrechtsen and distressed orchestral score by Stephen McKeon, both of whom weave unsettling vocals into the aural tapestry of the film."
 
Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times

KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC - Yoshihiro Ike
 
"But despite the inclusion of several touchstones and rousing musical cues (such as the classic theme track 'Pegasus Fantasy') as part of Yoshihiro Ike’s score, Baginski fails to convey the muscular lyricism that characterized the anime, where every confrontation brimmed with devastating gravitas and high stakes that not only engrossed but moved the viewer. The brotherhood among Athena’s knights was also left on the drawing board, presumably in expectation of being able to tackle it in a sequel that likely won’t happen."
 
Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times 

LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER - Isabella Summers

"The film was shot with a quicksilver freshness by Benoît Delhomme. There are no stately shots; there is nothing formal or slow. Instead, there's lots of handheld camera work, lots of lens flares, and the camera chasing after Connie as she jumps across the green fields. The woods where Connie and Oliver meet up are a primeval forest, where everything -- even the light -- has a tactile quality. Isabella Summers' score enhances emotions instead of underlining them."
 
Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com 

"As the infidelity plot barrels toward its reckoning with class prejudice, and the moody, thumping cello returns to Isabella Summers’ strings-centered score, Corrin’s vibrant performance keeps us engaged. But so does Joely Richardson -- a one-time Lady Chatterley herself (star of the aforementioned ‘90s serial) -- this time around playing empathetic mine widow Mrs. Bolton, and Duckett’s portrait of uncaring ruling class prejudice carries the right mix of cluelessness and anger. The sex in this 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' may only be so-so this time around, but there’s no denying when Connie tells off her husband about his callous treatment of everyone; in this day and age of terrible bossmen, that counts as a climax."
 
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times 
 
"But they certainly mean something sacred to Lady Constance Chatterley, played spiritedly by Emma Corrin (Princess Diana of 'The Crown') in a performance of feathery grace. With her young head in the clouds and heart fluttering with romance, completely unaware of the type of tale she’s leading, you can see in her glowingly lit face that she means every blissful word of her matrimonial pledge to Lord Clifford (Matthew Duckett), a square nobleman soon to be shipped back to the Great War. Her exuberance is matched only by Isabella Summers’ light-headed, classically beautiful score of high-pitched piano keys, just as plucky as Connie is...Luckily, Summers’ score fills in for those gaps through renewed musical cues grandly intensifying with modern atonal touches and chromatic swells. And Clermont-Tonnerre sharpens her handle elsewhere, shrewdly and sensually honoring Connie’s longing gaze and moments of immense post-coital pleasure, with an organic eye for nature that often plays host to the lovers’ forbidden rendezvous. The psychological and pastoral sensitivity at the heart of Clermont-Tonnerre’s quiet epic 'The Mustang' very much charges 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover,' too, with elements like mud, mist and rain coating Connie and Mellors’ naked bodies with a freeing sense of ecstasy."
 
Tomris Laffly, The Wrap 

"In the end, the couple’s chemistry is off the charts, and that’s all that matters -- though there’s still a too-tasteful David Hamilton-like quality to it all. Maybe it’s all the plein-air lovemaking, or the way Isabella Summers’ piano-and-strings score is constantly swelling itself into a tizzy. The novel is enormously critical of industry and all that is modern while showing enormous respect for nature. Clifford deserves to be cuckolded in part because he exploits his workers, and a sequence in which his electric wheelchair can’t make it up the hill nicely captures how ill-suited he is to the outdoors."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety 
 
SLUMBERLAND - Pinar Toprak
 
"Pinar Toprak’s score channels thematic wit and whimsy, feeling playful and poignant, soaring and sentimental, revealing and resourceful. Jo Willems’ enchanting cinematography pushes a saturated color scale and palette, bursting with life, capturing blossoming dream states like pop art. Combined with Dominic Watkins’ production design and Trish Summerville’s costume design, it becomes a sumptuous symphony in these vibrant environments, borrowing aesthetic aspiration from the likes of Pushing Daisies and Men In Black to augment the picture’s tonal bandwidth and sentimental scope."
 
Courtney Howard, The Onion AV Club 

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

June 2
ALIEN 3 (Elliot Goldenthal) [Los Feliz 3]
BAXTER (Marc Hillman, Patrick Roffe) [Los Feliz 3]
BLACKBOARDS (Mohammad Reza Darvishi) [Los Feliz 3]
COME AND SEE (Oleg Yanchenko), THE ASCENT (Alfred Schnittke) [Aero]
DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (Michael Kamen) [New Beverly]
GUN CRAZY (Victor Young), CRY OF THE HUNTED [New Beverly] 
JOKER (Hildur Guonadottir) [BrainDead Studios]
THE LIFE OF OHARU (Ichiro Saito) [Los Feliz 3]
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD [New Beverly]
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (Jared Faber) [Alamo Drafthouse]

June 3
BATMAN AND ROBIN (Elliot Goldenthal) [New Beverly]
BLACK GIRL [Los Feliz 3]
BRITANNIA HOSPITAL (Alan Price), SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Tune Yards, The Coup) [Aero]
BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (Pat Irwin) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CRIES AND WHISPERS [Los Feliz 3]
DER TODESKING (Hermann Kopp, Daktari Lorenz, John Boy Walton) [Los Feliz 3] 
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [New Beverly]
ENTER THE DRAGON (Lalo Schifrin) [Orpheum]
KHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! (Andrei Petrov) [Los Feliz 3]
METROPOLIS [Orpheum)
THE PIANO TEACHER, AMOUR [Aero]
PINOCCHIO (Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington) [Academy Museum]
STEP BROTHERS (Jon Brion), WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (Michael Andrews) [New Beverly]

June 4
BLEAK STREET [Los Feliz 3]
CABARET (John Kander, Ralph Burns) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CAMERA BUFF (Krzysztof Knittel) [BrainDead Studios]
CINDERELLA (Oliver Wallace, Paul J. Smith) [Academy Museum]
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [New Beverly] 
EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS [Aero]
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS [Los Feliz 3]
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (Dave Grusin), FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Peer Raben) [Aero]
MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Victor Young, George Antheil) [Los Feliz 3]
A MAN VANISHES (Toshiro Mayuzumi) [BrainDead Studios]
THE PASSION OF ANNA [BrainDead Studios]
SAMSON AND DELILAH [Los Feliz 3]
STEP BROTHERS (Jon Brion), WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (Michael Andrews) [New Beverly]

June 5
IN A GLASS CAGE (Javier Navarrete) [Los Feliz 3]
LA CIENAGA [Los Feliz 3]
THE MINI-SKIRT MOB (Les Baxter), SISTERS IN LEATHER [New Beverly]
MOTHER AND SON (Mikhail Ivanovich), THE SECOND CIRCLE [Aero]
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Tom Holkenborg) [Alamo Drafthouse]

June 6
ALLEGRO NON TROPPO [Academy Museum]
BOUND (Don Davis), SET IT OFF (Christopher Young) [New Beverly]
THE RIVER [Los Feliz 3]
TEOREMA (Ennio Morricone) [Los Feliz 3]
WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Mihaly Vig) [Aero]

June 7
BOUND (Don Davis), SET IT OFF (Christopher Young) [New Beverly]
CLOSE-UP [BrainDead Studios]
FAT GIRL [Los Feliz 3]
THE HOWLING (Pino Donaggio) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PURPLE RAIN (Prince, Michel Colombier) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE TURIN HORSE (Mihaly Vig) [Aero]
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (Roger Waters) [Los Feliz 3]

June 8
BOUND (Don Davis), SET IT OFF (Christopher Young) [New Beverly]
D.O.A. (Dimitri Tiomkin) [Los Feliz 3]
DAMNATION (Mihaly Vig), THE MAN FROM LONDON (Mihaly Vig) [Aero]
WAIKIKI BROTHERS (Sun-shik Choi) [Academy Museum]

June 9
CABARET (John Kander, Ralph Burns) [Academy Museum]
8 1/2 (Nino Rota) [New Beverly]
FAMILY NEST [Los Feliz 3]
MS. 45 (Joe Delia - performing his score live!), THE DRILLER KILLER (Joe Delia)[Aero]
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD [New Beverly]
OPENING NIGHT (Bo Harwood) [BrainDead Studios]
THE OUTSIDER (Andras Szabo) [Los Feliz 3]
POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Henry Jackman) [Alamo Drafthouse]
WAYNE'S WORLD (J. Peter Robinson) [BrainDead Studios]
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren) [New Beverly]

June 10
THE ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR (George Bruns) [Academy Museum]
THE ACT OF KILLING [BrainDead Studios]
THE BABABOOK (Jed Kurzel) [Alamo Drafthouse]
BODY SNATCHERS (Joe Delia) [Los Feliz 3]
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (Mark Mothersbaugh) [New Beverly]
DRESSED IN BLUE [Alamo Drafthouse]
8 1/2 (Nino Rota) [New Beverly]
4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH (Francis Kuipers) [Los Feliz 3]
JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY [Academy Museum]
KING OF NEW YORK (Joe Delia) [Los Feliz 3]
LITTLE FOREST (Lee Jun Oh) [Academy Museum]
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (Franz Waxman) [Los Angeles]
PLANET OF THE APES (Jerry Goldsmith) [Los Angeles]
SATANTANGO (Mihaly Vig) [Aero]
THREE...EXTREMES [BrainDead Studios]
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Paul J. Smith) [New Beverly]
ZEROS AND ONES (Joe Delia) [Los Feliz 3]

June 11
ACE IN THE HOLE (Hugo Friedhofer) [Los Feliz 3]
BAD LIEUTENANT (Joe Delia), DANGEROUS GAME (Joe Delia) [Aero]
8 1/2 (Nino Rota) [New Beverly]
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Stephen Trask) [Alamo Drafthouse]
KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (Kim Tae-seong) [Academy Museum]
THE LAST MOVIE [BrainDead Studios]
PADDINGTON (Nick Urata) [Los Feliz 3]
PADDINGTON 2 (Dario Marianelli) [Los Feliz 3]
PARTY GIRL (Anton Sanko) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PLEASANTVILLE (Randy Newman) [BrainDead Studios]
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith) [Academy Museum]
TOMMASO (Joe Delia), SIBERIA (Joe Delia) [Aero]
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Paul J. Smith) [New Beverly]
THINGS I'VE HEARD, READ, SEEN OR WATCHED LATELY

Heard: Wattstax (various); The Danish Girl (Desplat); Luce (Salibury/Barrow); Woodstock (various); Broker (Jung); Frenzy (Mancini); Tidal Wave (Lee); Until They Sail/The Reformer and the Redhead (Raksin); A Taxi Driver (Jo); The Spy Gone North (Jo); Next Man Standing (Jo)

Read: The Two Shoot Gun, by Donald Hamilton

Seen: She Shoots Straight; License to Steal; Book Club: The Next Chapter; You Hurt My Feelings; Mr. Nice Guy; The Little Mermaid [2023]; Master Gardener; Dune [2021]; Kandahar; Sanctuary [2023]; The Owl and the Pussycat; Diary of a Mad Housewife

Watched: The Deuce ("Normal Is a Lie"); The Good Place ("Leap to Faith"); Dollhouse ("Belle Chose"); Inside Amy Schumer ("Sex Tips"); Fargo ("Aposia"); Key & Peele ("Dubstep"); Justified ("Slaughterhouse"); Silicon Valley ("Adult Content"); The Knick ("The Golden Lotus"); 30 Rock ("Season 4"); Masters of Sex ("Mirror, Mirror"); Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!")
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