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NEWS: 'Rampage' Soundtrack Released

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) WaterTower Music announced today the release of the soundtrack to the action adventure film [m.47758]Rampage[], which features an original score by Canadian composer [c.1265]Andrew Lockington[] ([m.39665]San Andreas[], [m.13225]Journey to the Center of The Earth[], [m.30214]City of Ember[]), as well as Grammy Award winning multi-platinum trailblazer Kid Cudi's end title song "The Rage," which includes a sample of the Smashing Pumpkins classic "Bullet With Butterfly Wings." Rampage will be released digitally and on CD on April 13 - the same date Rampage is in theaters. Lockington's wide-ranging approach to scoring the film included spending time in Gorilla enclosures to study their vocalizations and rhythmic patterns, recording a...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records Announces 'Paterno' Soundtrack

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Lakeshore Records will release [a.22969]Paterno - Original HBO Films Soundtrack[] digitally on April 27, 2018. The album features original music by composers [c.3669]Evgueni Galperine[] and [c.3670]Sacha Galperine[] ([m.49414]Loveless[], [m.46198]The Wizard of Lies[]). [m.50981]Paterno[] centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno's legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims. Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino stars in the film's title role. Evgueni and Sacha Galperine, who also composed the music for [m.46198]The Wizard of Lies[],...

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NEWS: Decca Classics to Release 'On Chesil Beach' Soundtrack

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Decca Classics is releasing the soundtrack to the highly-anticipated new film adaptation of Ian McEwan's book, [m.48762]On Chesil Beach[], featuring music from British composer [c.721]Dan Jones[] and a stand-out performance from violinist Esther Yoo. The album is released on the May 18 to coincide with the film opening in cinemas the same day. Jones' brand new score is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and young American-Korean violinist Esther Yoo, who has a prominent solo part throughout. Alongside Jones' score are familiar classical pieces by composers including Rachmaninov, Schubert, Elgar and Mozart. Dan Jones says, "It's been a great journey working with one of my favourite directors Dominic Cooke, and long...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande Announces 'Timeless' Soundtrack

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.22805]Timeless – Original Television Soundtrack[] digitally on April 13, and on CD May 4, 2018. The album features original music composed by [c.927]Robert Duncan[] ([m.50248]S.W.A.T.[], [m.33197]Castle[]). Lead actress Abigail Spencer's rendition of "You Made Me Love You" is a special album-only bonus track. "[m.46833]Timeless[] is a composer's dream gig," said Duncan. "One week it's exploring dark and chilling timbres for the Salem witch trials, next it's finding the right melody to express the thrill of humankind's first steps on the moon. What could be better?" From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan, John Fox and John Davis comes this thrilling action-adventure series. In season 1, a mysterious...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records to Release 'Lost in Space' Soundtrack

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Lakeshore Records will release [a.22925]Lost in Space - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack[] digitally April 13, 2018 with a CD release forthcoming. The album features original music by composer [c.630]Christopher Lennertz[]. Produced by Legendary Television, [m.51201]Lost in Space[] is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960's science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande to Release 'Ghost Stories' Soundtrack

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.22567]Ghost Stories – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally and on CD April 13, 2018. The album features original score composed by [c.2438]Frank Ilfman[] ([m.38527]Big Bad Wolves[]). Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror's Alex...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: March 30

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.201]Alan Silvestri[] ([m.49267]The Women of Marwen[]), [c.2269]Ludwig Goransson[] ([m.48866]Venom[]) and [c.1480]Henry Jackman[] ([m.45902]The Predator[]), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, [url./composers/]click here[]. Over 30 soundtrack albums were released this week. [da.2018-03-27]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): [m.49856]Acrimony[] ([c.630]Christopher Lennertz[]), [m.48800]God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness[] ([c.7155]Pancho Burgos-Goizueta[]) and [m.44373]Ready Player One[] ([c.201]Alan Silvestri[]). We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande to Release 'Chappaquiddick' Soundtrack

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.21866]Chappaquiddick – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally and on CD April 6, 2018. The album features original score composed by [c.6903]Garth Stevenson[] ([m.38857]Tracks[]). [m.47505]Chappaquiddick[] is the untold true story surrounding the scandal & mysterious events of Mary Jo Kopechne drowning as Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge. Starring Jason Clarke as Senator Ted Kennedy & Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Composer [c.6903]Garth Stevenson[] has spent a lot of time in Massachusetts and understands how this episode has colored local history. "John [Curran, director] was looking for a balance or coexistence of darkness and lightness in the score. To hear...

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NEWS: Dubois Records Announces 'Call the Midwife' Soundtrack

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Dubois Records has released the highly anticipated [a.22850]Call the Midwife – Original soundtrack album[] digitally on March 26th and on CD in May 2018. The soundtrack features the original score of the BBC One/PBS TV series by Emmy-nominated and IFMCA award-winning composer [c.8958]Maurizio Malagnini[]. The BAFTA-winning series is the most watched drama in the U.K., averaging more than 10 million viewers each week. [m.36392]Call the Midwife[], has returned to PBS in the USA on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 with its 7th season. This will be the first ever released [m.36392]Call the Midwife[] soundtrack album entirely dedicated to the composed music in the seven-season run of this acclaimed BBC One/PBS TV series made by Neal Street...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (4K UHD/Blu-ray)

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:33:37 -0800

In 2014, Marvel released [m.34687]Guardians of the Galaxy[], a delightfully entertaining sci-fi romp that ultimately ties into the larger "Avengers Cinematic Universe" they've been building since 2008's [m.23154]Iron Man[]. In that first [m.]Guardians[] film, we were introduced to Peter Quill, aka "Star-Lord" (Chris Pratt), a human who was abducted as a kid by Yondu (Michael Rooker) and grew up with his gang of Ravagers become a scavenger mercenary. By the end of that film, Quill's team had grown to include Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and after saving the universe...

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MOVIE REVIEW: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:33:37 -0800

For those who love film music, [m.43853]SCORE: A Film Music Documentary[] truly inspires. At last, a light shines upon the composers who bring movies to life. The documentary, [m.]SCORE[] explores the vast universe of film music, wonderfully documenting important landmark scores and featuring vital composers of the past and present. Approached chronological, the structure emphasizes the development and many changes film music has encountered thus far. The interviews weave seamlessly, allowing room for very few awkward transitional jumps. It is commendable to accomplish such a logical progression in a film where its topic spans for more...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:00:00 -0800

Magical beasts and fantastic melodies leap from the screen in this spin-off of the [m.]Harry Potter[] series. Directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling, this film features a cast of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Colin Farrell. [m.41253]Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them[] follows the endeavors of the quirky Newt Scamander as he travels to New York city. While there, his mischievous creatures get loose, causing havoc around the city. It is left to Newt and his friends to rescue them all and protect the city from an evil Obscurus looming in the darkness. Highlight Tracks - "Inside The...

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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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INTERVIEW: 'Thin Red Line' Music Editor Lee Scott

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:37:22 -0700



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INTERVIEW: 'People Like Us' Songwriter Liz Phair

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:28:19 -0700



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ARTICLE: From The Publisher - January 2012

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:29:46 -0800



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ARTICLE: From The Publisher - December 2011

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:35:31 -0800



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ARTICLE: From The Publisher - November 2011

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 04:18:19 -0800



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ARTICLE: From The Publisher - October 2011

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 04:37:20 -0700



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ARTICLE: The Princess and the Frog - Sing Me A Story

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:37:43 -0800


Walt Disney provides us with a breakdown of all the songs in The Princess and the Frog, with a look at the various Southern styles that Oscar-nominated composer Randy Newman took when crafting the melodies, and how it all came together to help tell the story in the film.


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DVD REVIEW: The Mel Brooks Collection (Blu-ray)

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:00:00 -0800


SoundtrackNet looks at the new ultimate high definition box set featuring nine feature films from the Master of Comedy, Mel Brooks.


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ARTICLE: Fimucité 3 in Tenerife, Spain

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 13:36:40 -0700


SoundtrackNet travels across the globe to bring you our exclusive coverage of the Fimucité 3 film music festival in Tenerife, Spain. For the third year, composer Diego Navarro has assembled some of Hollywood's top talent in the Canary Islands, and held panels and concerts - including a tribute concert to Jerry Goldsmith, and a celebration of the Alien film saga!


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INTERVIEW: Starting at "The Beginning" with Theodore Shapiro

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:28:04 -0700


Bringing the "epic" title to the road-trip movie, Theodore Shapiro sits down with SoundtrackNet to discuss his recent experiences with Year One and what drives him to compose for film.


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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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