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Film Score Friday 4/9/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/8/2021 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a two-disc, expanded version of Michael Kamen's score for the 1991 spy thriller COMPANY BUSINESS. The film, starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov and originally titled Dinosaurs, was written and directed by Nicholas Meyer right before he made Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (released later the same year), but real-life changes in U.S./Soviet relations forced him to rewrite the script at the last minute and he was unsatisfied with the end result. Intrada originally released Kamen's score on CD in 1991, but the new edition features both the original sequencing, which organized the cues into suites, as well as an expanded version in traditional cue format.
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Company Business
- Michael Kamen - Intrada Special Collection
The Serpent (re-issue) 
- Ennio Morricone - Music Box 
IN THEATERS TODAY

Moffie - Braam du Toit
Voyagers - Trevor Gureckis 
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David Newman: Unreleased and Incomplete, Part 2
Posted By Tor Harbin 4/7/2021 - 10:00 PM

Previously on “David Newman: Unreleased and Incomplete”: https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/article.cfm/articleID/7878/David-Newman--Unreleased-and-Incomplete-Part-1/


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Film Score Friday 4/2/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/1/2021 - 10:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. For more information, go to this Message Board thread.


The latest release from Quartet is an expanded edition of Hans Zimmer's score for the 1994 skydiving-thriller DROP ZONE, starring Wesley Snipes, Yancy Butler and Gary Busey, and directed by John Badman (not to be confused with the other 1994 skydiving thriller, Terminal Velocity).


Music Box has announced three new releases -- the fourth volume of their LES B.O. INTROUVABLES series of boxed-sets which compile music from previously unreleased scores, in this case Legitime violence (Jean-Marie Senia), Mesrine (Jean-Pierre Rusconi), Twist again a Moscou (Twist Again in Moscow), Mes meilleurs copains (both by Michel Goglat), Claude Chabrol's Le sang des autres (The Blood of Others), starring Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean and Sam Neill (Mathieu Chabrol), Le crime d'amour (Jean Weiner) and L'empreinte des géants (The Imprint of Giants) (Karl-Heinz Schafer); two scores by French composer Nicolas Errera, MOUNTAIN CRY and MY OTHER HOME (aka Another Shot); and the latest in their Les Grandes Musiques du Petit Ecran series of TV scores, featuring two composed by Serge Franklin -- DES GRIVES AUX LOUPS [1984] and LE JUGE EST UNE FEMME: LE SECRET DE MARION [1995]. 

Be warned - the Les B.O. Introuvables releases tend to go out of print very quickly -- even I still don't yet have the first volume.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Bear (re-issue) - Philippe Sarde - Music Box 
Die, Mommie, Die!
 - Dennis McCarthy - Dragon's Domain
Killer Party
 - John Beal - Dragon's Domain
King of the Wind (re-release)
 - John Scott - JOS
The Lee Holdridge Collection, Vol. 2
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain


IN THEATERS TODAY

Godzilla vs. Kong - Tom Holkenborg - Score CD-R on WaterTower
The Unholy - Joseph Bishara 
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Aisle Seat 3-30: March Madness Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 3/29/2021 - 10:00 PM
Making an immediate claim for the most impressive catalog title yet released in 4K, Paramount – just in time for Easter – has brought viewers a truly spectacular Dolby Vision presentation of Cecil B. DeMille’s classic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (231 mins., 1956, G). Though I was never overly fond of the film growing up, there’s a reason why younger generations may have been kept from fully embracing it, as past home video releases and broadcast TV airings could never entirely deliver the movie’s original theatrical color the way this Dolby Vision HDR presentation can.
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Film Score Friday 3/26/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 3/25/2021 - 10:00 PM
The latest CD from Intrada is the first-ever release of Jerry Goldsmith's third feature film score (and his first film in color), the 1959 Western FACE OF A FUGITIVE, with Fred MacMurray (not Glenn Ford, as I originally erroneously claimed) and James Coburn, and directed by Paul Wendkos, who would work with Goldsmith again on The Mephisto Waltz and the TV movie The Brotherhood of the Bell.


Varese Sarabande has announced two new expanded limited edition CD Club releases -- ALONG CAME A SPIDER, the sequel to Kiss the Girls in which Morgan Freeman reprised his role as Alex Cross, with Jerry Goldsmith reuniting with The Edge director Lee Tamahori; and a two-disc edition of Brad Fiedel's score for Wes Craven's THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, featuring an expanded and remastered version of Fiedel's score, plus the original soundtrack sequencing and unused music composed for the film by Michael Babatunde Olatunji.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Along Came a Spider: The Deluxe Edition - Jerry Goldsmith - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Bersaglio Mobile
 - Ivan Vandor - Digitmovies

Ed ora...raccomanda l'anima a dio!
 - Franco Bixio - Digitmovies
Face of a Fugitive - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Collection
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Fred Mollin - La-La Land
Godzilla vs. Kong
- Tom Holkenborg - WaterTower
I due evasi di Sing Sing
 - Ennio Morricone - Quartet 
I Malamondo
 - Ennio Morricone - Sugar/CAM 
The Man in the Hat
 - Stephen Warbeck - Quartet 
Mondo Cane
 - Riz Ortolani - Sugar/CAM 
Patria
 - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet 
The Serpent and the Rainbow: The Deluxe Edition - Brad Fiedel, Michael Babatunde Olatunji - Varese Sarabande CD Club
The Tattooed Torah - Daniel Alcheh - Notefornote
The Time Tunnel: Volume One - Robert Drasnin, Lyn Murray, Paul Sawtell, John Williams - La-La Land


IN THEATERS TODAY

Nobody - David Buckley

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Aisle Seat 3-23: Spring Break Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 3/22/2021 - 10:00 PM
There are good movies, and there are bad movies. Then there are bad movies which end up as great Blu-Ray discs. A horror fan favorite despite being a box-office letdown, EVENT HORIZON (95 mins., 1997, R) joins Scream Factory’s ranks this month in a jam-packed Collector’s Edition, the film’s first Blu-Ray appearance in nearly 15 years. That the movie itself remains an attractively lensed letdown on a number of levels doesn’t detract from the superb extras and polished presentation Scream has given to a film that was more or less universally dismissed by critics and many audiences when first released in 1997.
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Film Score Friday 3/19/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 3/18/2021 - 10:00 PM
Intrada is expecting to announce one new CD next week.


Quartet has announced three new releases -- the first-ever release of Ennio Morricone's score for the 1964 Italian crime comedy I DUE EVASI DI SING SING; Fernando Velazquez' score for the TV series PATRIA; and the score for the new comedy THE MAN IN THE HAT, starring the great Ciaran Hinds, and composed by Oscar winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot), which should be no surprise because the film was co-written and co-directed by Oscar winner Stephen Warbeck. 


Varese Sarabande is planning to announce two new limited edition CD Club releases today.


Dragon's Domain has announced three new upcoming releases -- Dennis McCarthy's score for the film verson of Charles Busch's stage comedy DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, starring Busch himself, Jason Priestley, Frances Conroy, Philip Baker Hall and Stark Sands; the score for the 1986 horror comedy KILLER PARTY, composed by John Beal (The Funhouse); and THE LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION VOL. 2, featuring the composer's unused score for the 1999 drama Africa, starring Greg Wise, Patrick Bergin and Elizabeth Berkeley, and his music for the South African juvenile drama e'Lollipop, released in the U.S. as Forever Young, Forever Free.


The latest Grammy winners in the film music-related categories are:

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
JOKER - Hildur Guonadottir

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
JOJO RABBIT

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
"NO TIME TO DIE" from No Time to Die - Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas O'Connell

This last award must certainly be the first time a James Bond song has won a Grammy seven months before the film has even been released.


For those who missed Monday morning's announcement, this year's Oscar nominees in the music categories are

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
 
DA 5 BLOODS – Terence Blanchard
MANK – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
MINARI – Emile Mosseri
NEWS OF THE WORLD – James Newton Howard
SOUL – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
 
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
 
“FIGHT FOR YOU” – Judas and the Black Messiah – Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
“HEAR MY VOICE” – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
“HUSAVIK” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Goransson
“IO SI (SEEN)” – The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) – Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
“SPEAK NOW” – One Night in Miami… - Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth 
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Aisle Seat 3-16: Kino Lorber March Madness Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 3/15/2021 - 10:00 PM
As a kid back in the ’80s my main exposure to director Richard Fleischer came through the likes of “Conan the Destroyer,” “Red Sonja” and the Glad trash bag infomercial, “Million Dollar Mystery.” For that reason, it’s understandable I grew up not being overly excited by seeing Fleischer’s name attached to a movie, but over the last decade or two, I’ve been exposed to the director’s larger, earlier body of work, which counts a number of fascinating and very entertaining works across a wide variety of genres. Two of those pictures are new to Blu-Ray this month from Kino Lorber, premiering in high-definition for the first time, and are each worthy of discovery.
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Oscar Nominations 2020
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 3/15/2021 - 5:00 PM
Early this morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's Oscar nominations, including the following music categories:

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
 
DA 5 BLOODS – Terence Blanchard
MANK – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
MINARI – Emile Mosseri
NEWS OF THE WORLD – James Newton Howard
SOUL – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
 
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
 
“FIGHT FOR YOU” – Judas and the Black Messiah – Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
“HEAR MY VOICE” – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
“HUSAVIK” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Goransson
“IO SI (SEEN)” – The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) – Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
“SPEAK NOW” – One Night in Miami… - Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Ninth nomination for James Newton Howard, his first since Defiance in 2008. Second and third for 2010 Score winners Reznor & Ross, second for Terence Blanchard. First score nominations for Emile Mosseri (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Kajillionaire) and Jon Batiste. Daniel Pemberton also got his first nomination this year, but for Trial of the Chicago 7's song. 
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March Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 3/13/2021 - 9:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is a pair of interviews, one with JERMAINE STEGALL about scoring COMING 2 AMERICA, starring Eddie Murphy, and the other with HENRY JACKMAN about
his music to CHERRY, starring Tom Holland; plus, we announce the WINNERS of the INAUGURAL FSMies, including video acceptance speeches from ALAN SILVESTRI, DANIEL PEMBERTON and more! Also in this issue, Cary Wong and Vikram Lakhanpal face off in an Oscars-themed COUNTERPOINT; JOSEPH TRAPANESE tells us about Netflix's FINDING ’OHANA; ANNE NIKITIN casts her spell on FATE: THE WINX SAGA, also for Netflix; an archival special
featuring a video interview with PATRICK DOYLE; an FSMies-themed EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, MINARI and JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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Today in Film Score History:
April 10
Claude Bolling born (1930)
Denny Zeitlin born (1938)
Dusan Radic born (1929)
Elmer Bernstein wins his only Oscar for, of all things, Thoroughly Modern Millie's score; Alfred Newman wins his final Oscar for Camelot’s music adaptation (1968)
Gianni Marchetti died (2012)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Don Is Dead (1973)
John Barry wins his first two Oscars, for the score and song Born Free (1967)
John Morris begins recording his score for The In-Laws (1979)
Mark Oliver Everett born (1965)
Michel Legrand wins his second Oscar, for the Summer of '42 score; John Williams wins his first Oscar, for Fiddler on the Roof's music adaptation; Isaac Hayes wins his only Oscar for the song "Theme from Shaft" (1972)
Nino Rota died (1979)
Peter Bernstein born (1951)
Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score to Superman Returns (2006)
Shirley Walker born (1945)
Toshiro Mayuzumi died (1997)
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