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CD Review: Stripes
Posted By: Jeff Bond 10/18/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Stripes

by Jeff Bond



Stripes **** 1/2

ELMER BERNSTEIN

Varèse Sarabande 302 066 663 2

20 tracks - 39:13

Comedy scoring is a thankless job, and 70-odd years after the term "Mickey mousing" was probably coined, it's still easy to see composers desperately trying to writ
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CD Review: The Chairman
Posted By: Jeff Bond 9/25/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: The Chairman

By Jeff Bond



The Chairman **** 1/2

JERRY GOLDSMITH

Prometheus PCD 158

12 tracks - 31:39

The Chairman is part of a great cycle of "Oriental" scores in the Jerry Goldsmith pantheon that includes The Sand Pebbles, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Challen
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CD Review: Alien Nation
Posted By: Jeff Bond 9/11/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Alien Nation



Alien Nation ***

JERRY GOLDSMITH

Varèse Sarabande VCL 0505 1035

18 tracks - 46:52

Alien Nation is one of a handful of all-electronic scores done by Jerry Goldsmith in the '80s, the heyday of keyboard synth scores. Of course Goldsmith had been experimenting with electronic sounds
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Crash Course
Posted By: Jeff Bond 7/26/2005 - 9:00 PM

Crash Course

Mark Isham scores the summer's quietest blockbuster.

By Jeff Bond

Excerpted from Vol. 10, No. 4, on sale now...



Box-office analysts bemoaning the current state of the film industry's coffers might do well to take a look back at early May's release of Paul Haggis' Crash. The $6.5 million indie has grossed
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CD Review: Autumn Thunder
Posted By: Jeff Bond 7/24/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Autumn Thunder

by Jeff Bond



Autumn Thunder: 40 Years of NFL Films Music ****

VARIOUS

Cherry Lane Music

10 discs -- 182 tracks - approx. 491 min

Disc One: 19 tracks - 47:36
DiscTwo: 19 tracks - 50:22
Disc Three: 19 tracks - 55:42
Disc Four: 19 tracks - 65:56
Disc Five: 19 tracks - 43:
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CD Review: War of the Worlds
Posted By: Jeff Bond 7/17/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: War of the Worlds

by Jeff Bond



War of the Worlds *** 1/2

JOHN WILLIAMS

Sony Classical B0004568-02

15 tracks - 61:34

2005 is going to go down as a strange year for geeks. It saw the ostensible end of their two most beloved ongoing franchises: Star Trek and Comments: 0  (read on)
Tight Situations
Posted By: Jeff Bond 7/12/2005 - 9:00 PM

Tight Situations

John Ottman stretches with The Fantastic Four

By Jeff Bond



Excerpted from FSM Vol. 10, No. 3...

For a composer who cut his teeth on small films, John Ottman's projects
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Nathan Larson Interview
Posted By: Jeff Bond 4/19/2005 - 9:00 PM

Nathan Larson Interview

By Jeff Bond



Excerpted from FSM Vol. 10, No. 2, On Sale Now...

Independent filmmakers don't come more independent than Todd Solondz, the man who made twisted heroes out of a socially challenged teenaged girl in Welcome to the Dollhouse an
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CD Review: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Posted By: Jeff Bond 4/12/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

By Jeff Bond


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith ****

JOHN WILLIAMS

Sony Classical SK 94220

15 tracks - 70:51

There are two kinds of film score enthusiasts in my book: fans who require scores to transcend the movies for which they were written and bec
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CD Reviews: Timeline and The Great Train Robbery
Posted By: Jeff Bond 12/19/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Timeline and The Great Train Robbery

By Jeff Bond


Timeline ****

JERRY GOLDSMITH

Varèse Sarabande 302 066 600 2

14 tracks 48:06

It's fitting that Jerry Goldsmith went out on projects with two of his most ardent and important collaborators: Joe Dante and Michael Crichton. Between the two of them they've inspired some of Goldsmith's
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