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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: April 28

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.564]Christophe Beck[] ([m.49218]Frozen 2[]), [c.1533]Nick Cave[] & & [c.1534]Warren Ellis[] ([m.49217]War Machine[]), [c.1187]Blake Neely[] ([m.49223]Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda[]), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, [url./composers/]click here[]. Over 30 new soundtrack albums were released this week. [da.2017-04-24]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is (with music by): [m.46315]The Circle[] ([c.58]Danny Elfman[]) and [m.46721]How to Be a Latin Lover[] ([c.1224]Craig Wedren[]. Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for: - [m.46315]The Circle[] (10 songs) - [m.46721]How to...

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NEWS: WaterTower Music to Release 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Soundrack

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

WaterTower Music today announced the release of the soundtrack to filmmaker Guy Ritchie's action adventure [m.40891]King Arthur: Legend of the Sword[], in theatres May 12, 2017. The album features music from Golden Globe-nominated composer [c.1318]Daniel Pemberton[], and will be released in both a 26-track standard edition available on CD and digitally, as well as a 30-track digital deluxe edition. The digital versions will be released May 5, followed by the CD release on May 19. The unique, inventive and broad creative range Pemberton brings to his projects is omnipresent on the [m.40891]King Arthur: Legend of the Sword[] album. "This isn't your usual Hollywood epic adventure, it's a Guy Ritchie Hollywood epic adventure," explained Pemberton. "That means usual rules don't apply. In...

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NEWS: Milan Records to Release 'Genius' Soundtrack EP

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

[m.47548]Genius[], the upcoming National Geographic series, executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, features original music by composer [c.1465]Lorne Balfe[] ([m.43694]The Lego Batman Movie[], [m.38258]Terminator Genisys[]). The series features an original main title by [c.237]Hans Zimmer[]. Milan Records will be releasing a soundtrack EP digitally on April 28, 2017. "I'm incredibly honored to be writing music for many geniuses – Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn as Albert Einstein, and for an amazing team led by executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and showrunner Ken Biller," said Balfe. "Music was very important to Einstein. It was part of his thought process; he used music to distance himself from the problematic equations that he was trying to solve. The...

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NEWS: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Awesome Mix Vol. 2 & Original Score Released

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of [a.20506]Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2[] songs-only album and [a.20622]Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 original score album[] by composer [c.648]Tyler Bates[] today, April 21st. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. [m.41693]Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2[] is filled with great action, humor and performances, but it is also infused with a new mixed tape and soundtrack, a dynamic that resonated deeply with audiences in the first film as evidenced by the success of the soundtrack album. The Grammy-nominated [m.34687]Guardians of the Galaxy[] soundtrack reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records to Release 'The Promise' Soundtrack

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Lakeshore Records will release [a.20535]The Promise - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on April 21st and on CD June 2, 2017. The album features the film's original score by Academy Award-winning composer [c.234]Gabriel Yared[], with the original song "The Promise" written and performed by Multi-Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, and an exclusive version of the Armenian folk song "Sari Siroun Yar" by Grammy Award-winning Serj Tankian performing with the Authentic Light Orchestra (feat. Veronika Stalder). It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), its once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the...

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NEWS: Steve Mazzaro Launches Website

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

[c.2901]Steve Mazzaro[] has launched his official website. The composer, who has been working at [c.237]Hans Zimmer[]'s Santa Monica based Remote Control Productions for the past six years, recently co-scored DreamWorks Animation's hit comedy [m.41760]The Boss Baby[] with Zimmer. His other credits include Walter Hill's 2013 action thriller [m.32659]Bullet to the Head[] and Marc Webb's [m.32686]The Amazing Spider-Man 2[], on which he was credited as part of "The Magnificent Six". He also contributed music to various other projects scored Zimmer, including [m.38616]Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[], [m.29989]Man of Steel[] and [m.39641]Chappie[]. [url.]Click here[] to visit the website created by Dan Goldwasser's Warm Butter...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: April 14

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.401]Rolfe Kent[] ([m.44892]Downsizing[]), [c.1450]Nitin Sawhney[] ([m.47650]Breathe[]), [c.855]Laura Karpman[] & [c.6577]Raphael Saadiq[] ([m.48112]Step Sisters[]), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, [url./composers/]click here[]. Over 25 new soundtrack albums were released this week. [da.2017-04-10]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is (with music by): [m.43702]The Fate of the Furious[] ([c.361]Brian Tyler[]). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is Marc Webb's [m.46837]Gifted[] ([c.1240]Rob Simonsen[]). Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for: -...

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NEWS: BMI to Honor Alan Silvestri with Icon Award at 2017 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to celebrated composer [c.201]Alan Silvestri[] at the company's 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross will host the ceremony. BMI will bestow the Icon Award to Silvestri for his impactful contribution in the realm of film and television music. "We are thrilled to honor Alan, a brilliant, deeply sensitive and diverse composer, whose glorious music is as inspiring as he is," said Ringer-Ross. "His keen cinematic sensibility, empathetic nature,...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: April 7

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.274]Harry Gregson-Williams[] ([m.49049]Breath[]), [c.752]Alexandre Desplat[] ([m.49069]Based on a True Story[]), [c.1238]Bear McCreary[] ([m.49066]Half to Death[]), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, [url./composers/]click here[]. Over 25 new soundtrack albums were released this week. [da.2017-04-03]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.47665]The Case for Christ[] ([c.2357]Will Musser[]), [m.36451]Going in Style[] ([c.1240]Rob Simonsen[]) and [m.43473]Smurfs: The Lost Village[] ([c.630]Christopher Lennertz[]). Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for: -...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande to Release 'Bosch' Soundtrack

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.20328]Bosch – Amazon Original Soundtrack[] digitally on April 21 and on CD April 28, 2017. The album features the series theme song "Can't Let Go" performed by Caught A Ghost and the original music from Seasons 1, 2, and 3 composed by [c.10021]Jesse Voccia[] ([m.33195]The Big C[], [m.37599]A Haunted House 2[]). "The first thing I actually scored was the first scene of the first show," said Voccia. "It is a relatively long foot pursuit through downtown LA. It has almost a "French Connection" feeling to it with several changes of atmosphere, location and intensity. It is the first time we meet Harry Bosch and his partner Jerry Edgar." Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, [m.40195]Bosch[] stars Titus Welliver as LAPD homicide detective...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records to Release Bear McCreary's 'Colossal' Soundtrack

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Mondo, will release the [a.20504]Colossal - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on April 7th and on CD May 12, 2017. The album features the original music by [c.1238]Bear McCreary[] ([m.44831]10 Cloverfield Lane[], [m.31957]Outlander[]). Available for pre-orders on beginning April 5th, and in-stores on May 26th, Mondo will release a limited edition 180-gram vinyl version of the soundtrack, featuring original artwork by We Buy Your Kids. [m.47042]Colossal[] is about Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend...

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0800

"Make way" for the soundtrack of [a.]Moana![] In this wonderfully constructed animated film, Disney once again demonstrates its great ability of storytelling, making [m.42413]Moana[] its 56th Disney animated feature film. Under the direction of Ron Clements and John Musker, the film follows Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the hardheaded daughter of the chief of their Polynesian tribe, as she is chosen by the ocean to restore the heart of Te Fiti. Along her journey she must first find the legendary, shape shifting demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and his magical fishhook. The soundtrack for [m.42413]Moana[] captures the essence of Polynesian culture...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kubo and the Two Strings

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800

[m.42722]Kubo and the Two Strings[] dazzled audiences with some of the most beautiful animation and heartfelt storytelling seen in 2016. Directed by Travis Knight, the story of [m.42722]Kubo and The Two Strings[] journeys through adventurous, beautifully lush, and cleverly animated sets. The movie features Kubo (Art Parkinson) and his friends, Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beatle (Matthew McConaughey), as they search for a magical suit of armor. The characters discover a mysterious past and form connections which reveal long lost memories.

The atmosphere constructed by the film's storyline and animation provide [c.1069]Dario Marianelli[]...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Accountant

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800

Dark and mysterious, [m.]The Accountant[] is a thriller starring Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Anna Kendrick. It chronicles Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations.

The score, composed by [c.91]Mark Isham[], reflects the film's emotional content and hazy atmosphere. The musical elements in each cue match the storyline and emotional pacing of each scene wonderfully. The harmony, melodic gestures, and orchestration was minimal, but...

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0800

Direted by [c.54]Clint Eastwood[], [m.45380]Sully[] tells the true story of US Airways Flight 1549 and pilots Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), who glide their disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.

The soundtrack was written in collaboration with [c.54]Clint Eastwood[], [c.19108]Christian Jacob[], and [c.19109]The Tierney Sutton Band[]. The album contains nineteen tracks including seven which were not featured in the film. Tierney Sutton, Grammy Award nominated American jazz singer, delivered an amazing performance as the...

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0800

Adapted from the Yann Martel novel and directed by Ang Lee, [m.31321]Life of Pi[] tells the story of Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry who explores issues of spirituality and growth through adversity. For 227 days after a shipwreck, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

[c.]Mycheal Danna[]'s score is simply sublime. His musical and thematic craft, specifically in this score, is truly a masterpiece. In a film as diverse as this, it was captivating to hear such a wide range of musical color. His musical 'painting' of culture, religion, and transcendence is...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Jungle Book

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0800

[m.39502]The Jungle Book[] went above and beyond impressing critics and movie goers alike. With a screenplay by Justin Marks and a star studded cast, there was little room for negative reviews. Directed by Jon Favreau, [m.39502]The Jungle Book[] was the first of two live action remakes Disney presented in 2016. The Jungle Book is a classic story originally written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894. Set in the Indian jungle, it tells the story of Mowgli--a boy raised by wolves who has to fight the tiger named Shere Khan with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. This film was packed with beauty, rich colors, and outstanding...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pete's Dragon

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0800

When I saw that [c.8594]Daniel Hart[], a relatively unknown and young composer, was set to score one of Disney's summer releases, I was skeptical. But, I must say after seeing the film I have only one question: When and what is Hart's next score?

[m.42978]Pete's Dragon[] is a childhood classic from 1977. In this 2016 live action remake, director David Lowery took a 'dopey' live action/animation film and transformed it into a beautiful display of heart, adventure, magic, and love. Written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, the film tells a story of a boy, Pete, who is separated from his parents and finds comfort and protection in a mystical...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Aladdin (Diamond Edition Blu-ray)

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:33:35 -0800

In 1992, coming on the heels of a one-two punch with [m.15401]The Little Mermaid[] and [m.2075]Beauty and the Beast[], Walt Disney Feature Animation released [m.607]Aladdin[]. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the film was an award-winning box office smash, in no small part to the manic vocal performance by Robin Williams in the role of "Genie" and [c.294]Alan Menken[]/[c.3635]Howard Ashman[]/[c.2840]Tim Rice[]'s songs. The plot is straight-forward enough: the Sultan's Grand Vizier, Jafar (voiced by Jonathan Freeman) is seeking a magical lamp containing a genie in the mythical Cave of Wonders--which can only be accessed by someone who...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:33:34 -0800

As a man-fights-the-system film, [m.37710]Dallas Buyers Club[] works wonderfully. Matthew McConauhey's Oscar winning performance is worthy, as is supporting actor Jared Leto (who also won an Oscar). There is a lot to cheer for, and McConauhey's performance as Ron Woodroof portraying an unlikable rodeo-riding, gambling, sex addicted homophobe turned hero, is convincing. We don't actually start to root and care for him until he is in the fight for his life, obstructed by the FDA and other government agencies who want to prevent him from obtaining and distributing drugs that will help him in his fight against AIDS.

When first diagnosed with...

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Mon, 05 May 2014 16:33:34 -0800

[m.39435]Draft Day[], starring Kevin Costner as a draft picker for an NFL football team, is an exciting sports drama that is sure to satisfy football lovers as well as those who know very little about the game (I fall the later category).

What makes the film work is its high stakes and time sensitive negotiations and deal making that transpire throughout the film. Each year in the NFL, teams draft new players and, somehow, some teams get to pick their favorite new players sooner than others (they are mostly players from college football, I gather). I'm sure sports fans know the details. I certainly don't, but even a neophyte like me...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray), The

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:33:34 -0800

2012's [m.31271]The Hunger Games[] was a huge hit, propelling actress Jennifer Lawrence into an even higher stratosphere, if that were even possible. Based on the hit novel by Suzanne Collins, the book (the first in a trilogy) told the story about Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who volunteers for the annual "Hunger Games" in which two tributes (one male, one female) from each of the 12 Districts have to fight to the death as part of the punishment for the uprising against the Capitol, which controls the Districts.

Continuing where the first film left off, [m.32683]The Hunger Games: Catching Fire[] follows Katniss as she tries to cope with...

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:33:34 -0800

The best things about the quickly made [m.35826]Jobs[], starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, is its original score by [c.45]John Debney[]. The music is romantic, epic and inspiring -- everything a movie about Steve Jobs should be. Unfortunately, the movie itself sets a low bar and strives for mere mediocrity.

Kutcher's isn't all that bad as Jobs, but he isn't great. When it comes to acting, his performance epitomizes the difference between impersonation and acting. As an impersonation of Steve Jobs, Kutcher is good. But, somehow, Jobs' presence is missing. We don't have a sense of greatness.

Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak flat out...

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:33:34 -0800

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his debut as a writer and director with [m.36046]Don Jon[]. On the surface, the movie appears to be a superficial comedy about sex and, perhaps, just an excuse for him to make out with Scarlett Johansson on the silver screen. But, surprisingly, there is actually substance behind it all.

Gordon-Levitt also stars as Jon, a pretty boy bachelor in New Jersey. He is the envy of his friends, scoring the hottest girls at the trendiest clubs. He also loves his porn. Pornography, he argues in narrative voiceover throughout the film, is better than sex.

Several comedic scenes illustrate this view, and as he...

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PODCAST: May 13, 2007 - Hans Zimmer talks Pirates!

Sun, 13 May 2007 21:11:00 -0700

At World's End / The Simpsons Movie

In our longest podcast to date, SoundtrackNet talks with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer to discuss his latest soundtrack, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. He talks about the new themes, the evolution of the PIRATES scores, and even gives us a little insight into his approach for THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!

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PODCAST: April 16, 2007: Mea Culpa!

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 22:20:00 -0700

Where Have We Been?

In this podcast we apologize for our absence, but with some good explanations! We also talk about some upcoming features for the site, as well as feature some new David Arnold music, so come take a listen - it's short, and won't take up too much of your time.

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PODCAST: February 25, 2007: SCL Oscar Reception Special

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 16:50:00 -0800

The Oscar Nominees Speak Up!

In this exclusive podcast, we talk with all of the Oscar nominees for Best Score (and a few from Best Song) at the Society of Composers and Lyricsts annual Oscar reception. Hear from GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA, JAVIER NAVARRETE, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, PHILIP GLASS, THOMAS NEWMAN, RANDY NEWMAN, HENRY KREIGER and more!

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PODCAST: February 6, 2007: Oscar Fever!

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:15:00 -0800

300 / Oscar Nominations

A few website updates, including scoring session coverage and Tyler Bates' score to 300. We also dig into the Academy Award Nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

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PODCAST: January 18, 2007: The Best of 2006

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:30:00 -0800

Top 10 Soundtracks

Desplat wins the Golden Globe, and we dig into SoundtrackNet's Best of 2006 with our look at the Top 10 Soundtracks (plus three Honorable Mentions).

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PODCAST: December 28, 2006: Nomination Frenzy

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:52:00 -0800

BFCA / Golden Globe Nominations

We acknowledge Shirley Walker's passing, and take a look at the Best Score nominees from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes). Will BABEL win? Or will it be THE DA VINCI CODE? Or maybe something out of left field, like NOMAD?

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PODCAST: November 9, 2006: Farewell to the King - Basil Poledouris, RIP

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 13:07:00 -0800

Basil Poledouris, Dead at 61

Famed composer Basil Poledouris has passed away of cancer at the age of 61. In this podcast, I reflect on Basil, his work, and my friendship with him.

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PODCAST: September 28, 2006: Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrana

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:10:00 -0700

Elfman talks about his Concert Work

In our latest podcast, composer Danny Elfman talks about his concert work, SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA (releasing on Oct 3, 2006 from Sony Classical). He discusses the origins of the compositions, how to find inspiration, adapting it for DEEP SEA 3D IMAX, as well as his latest concert work, THE OVEREAGER OVERTURE.

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PODCAST: September 26, 2006: Outspoken Composers

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 22:40:00 -0700

James Horner and Hans Zimmer speak out!

In this podcast, we recognize SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD who passed away this past weekend, and showcase the Film Music Radio interview with JAMES HORNER - who has some blunt things to say about GABRIEL YARED, WOLFGANG PETERSEN and TERRENCE MALICK. We also give you a little bit of our HANS ZIMMER interview, so check it out!

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PODCAST: August 31, 2006: Labor Day

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:30:00 -0700

Emmy Awards / Hollywood Bowl

This podcast covers the contest winners from last time, the EMMY AWARDS, some scoring sessions, an upcoming FIRST LISTEN, a new John Williams theme, two Hollywood Bowl concerts, and some exciting Alan Silvestri news!

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