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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: August 11

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.76]Elliot Goldenthal[] ([m.50252]Our Souls at Night[]), [c.257]Mychael Danna[] ([m.49396]The Man Who Invented Christmas[]) and [c.810]Nathan Barr[] ([m.46925]Flatliners[]), 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.2017-08-08]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.46180]Annabelle: Creation[] ([c.1354]Benjamin Wallfisch[]), [m.47045]The Glass Castle[] ([c.5223]Joel P. West[]) and [m.39985]The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature[] ([c.827]Heitor Pereira[]). Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande to Release 'What Happened to Monday' Soundtrack

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.21376]What Happened to Monday – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on August 18, 2017. The album features original music composed by [c.13966]Christian Wibe[] ([m.31886]Dead Snow[]). "[m.46383]What Happened to Monday[] is the story about seven siblings struggling to stay alive in an overpopulated world with little resources. At its core it´s a film about family, desperation, survival and betrayal," described Wibe. "While the story screamed for broad stroke emotions and the big classical orchestra, it´s also a story set in the future, and electronics was used to bring in the more futuristic colors," Wibe explained. "The score features a big 85-piece orchestra, 3 percussionists,...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: August 4

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.58]Danny Elfman[] ([m.50196]Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot[]), [c.1590]Chris Bacon[] ([m.45114]Sherlock Gnomes[]) and [c.2994]Federico Jusid[] ([m.50197]Escobar[]), 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.2017-08-01]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.44391]The Dark Tower[] ([c.8705]Junkie XL[]) and [m.42041]Kidnap[] ([c.2994]Federico Jusid[]). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is [m.49146]Detroit[] ([c.151]James Newton Howard[]) Among all new theatrical releases, we...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: July 28

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

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.171]John Powell[] ([m.44204]Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Movie[]), [c.3178]Jeff Russo[] ([m.50145]Star Trek: Discovery[]) and [c.678]Sean Callery[] ([m.42316]Inhumans[]), 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.2017-07-25]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.46320]Atomic Blonde[] ([c.648]Tyler Bates[]) and [m.45382]The Emoji Movie[] ([c.50]Patrick Doyle[]). Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for: - [m.46320]Atomic Blonde[] (23 songs) - [m.45382]The Emoji Movie[] (25...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records to Release 'Bushwick' Soundtrack

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

(image) Lakeshore Records will release underground hip hop pioneer [c.21888]Aesop Rock[]'s original score to the forthcoming film [m.49467]Bushwick[]. His first ever film score, [a.21126]Bushwick - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] is a mind-bending collection of instrumental tracks providing an exhilarating beat-heavy backdrop to the Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott directed thriller. Produced by [c.21888]Aesop Rock[], the tracks also feature contributions on synth and guitar by Grimace Foundation. Lakeshore Records will release [a.21126]Bushwick--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on August 11th, on CD August 25th and on vinyl at a later date. RLJ Entertainment will release Bushwick in theaters and on VOD August 25th. ­­­­...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records Announces 'Brigsby Bear' Soundtrack

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Lakeshore Records will release the [a.21287]Brigsby Bear – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on July 28, 2017. The album features the original score by [c.1750]David Wingo[] ([m.46047]Loving[], [m.33034]Mud[]). "I was beyond thrilled when I found out that Dave [McCary, director] and Kyle [Mooney, co-writer] were interested in talking to me about scoring the film," said Wingo. "I'm a big fan of all their Good Neighbor stuff and was kind of obsessed with these 'very special episode' sketches they did for SNL and was sending them to everyone I knew, and the idea of ever potentially working with them never crossed my mind until I got the call." "There was a lot of discussion as to how much the score should have in common...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande to Release 'Gypsy' Soundtrack

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.21281]Gypsy - Original Netflix Series Soundtrack[] digitally on July 28, 2017. The double album features the original music composed by [c.674]Jeff Beal[] ([m.48087]An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power[], [m.49445]The Putin Interviews[]) for the Netflix series, which premiered globally on June 30th. "The very first scene of the pilot is a bit of a microcosm of some of the themes of the show," said Beal. "We meet Jean walking through Grand Central station and out into the sunlight. There is a surreal quality to the light and slow motion, and a key line in the opening narration 'There's a force more powerful than free will -- our unconscious.' This felt like the way in - music should express the...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: July 21

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

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.534]Michael Giacchino[] ([m.41886]Coco[]), [c.1784]Dustin O'Halloran[] & [c.15056]Hauschka[] ([m.48860]The Current War[]) and [c.14]Marco Beltrami[], [c.3354]Marcus Trumpp[] & [c.3355]Brandon Roberts[] ([m.50106]Little Evil[]), 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.2017-07-18]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.45378]Dunkirk[] ([c.237]Hans Zimmer[]), [m.46504]Girls Trip[] ([c.147]David Newman[]) and [m.44370]Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets[] ([c.752]Alexandre Desplat[]). Among all...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records & Invada Records Announce 'Wind River' Soundtrack

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Lakeshore Records and Invada Records are proud to announce the labels will be releasing the [a.20834]Wind River – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally on August 4, 2017. The soundtrack will be released on vinyl and on CD later this year. The album features the original score by [c.1533]Nick Cave[] & [c.1534]Warren Ellis[] ([m.46413]Hell or High Water[], [m.49217]War Machine[]). Recently screened at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, the film was described as, "a quiet, meditative crime drama, and a wonderfully effective one, aided by haunting music by [c.1534]Warren Ellis[] and [c.1533]Nick Cave[]" by The Wrap. Screen Daily said, "Music, from [c.1533]Nick Cave[] and [c.1534]Warren Ellis[], seems to underline the...

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NEWS: Milan Records to Release 'The Glass Castle' Soundtrack

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

(image) Milan Records today announced that it will release [a.21234]The Glass Castle - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally and on CD on August 11th to coincide with the wide release of Lionsgate's feature film starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson and Oscar nominees Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. The soundtrack features the movie's original score by composer [c.]Joel P West[] ([m.38123]Short Term 12[], [m.42701]Grandma[]) and includes the original song "Summer Storm" written and performed by West and inspired by the original writings of Jeannette's father. It also includes the cover of "Don't Fence Me In" based on a song from the memoir. "Joel was part of [m.47045]The Glass Castle[] team from day one. He and I were...

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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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ALBUM REVIEW: Moana

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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ALBUM REVIEW: Sully

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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ALBUM REVIEW: Life of Pi

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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MOVIE REVIEW: Draft Day

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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MOVIE REVIEW: Enough Said

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

[m.38345]Enough Said[], James Gandolfini's final performance before his tragic death last year, is a delightful tale about two divorcees with teenage children who are seeking love and find solace in one another.

Writer/director Nicole Holofcener tells a simple and straightforward story, and it works because it is simple. Even the characters' names are simple.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a massage therapist who seems to have more of a connection with her teenager daughter's best friend than her teenage daughter. Eva is the most complex character because she harbors self-doubt, which comes into full force when she discovers the...

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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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