Sir Malcolm Arnold, who won an Oscar for the musical score to The Bridge on the River Kwai in 1958, has died in hospital after a brief illness at the age of 84. As well as film scores, Sir Malcolm also composed seven ballets, nine symphonies and two operas.
ALL THE KING’S MEN – James Horner (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 756 2) – 56:21
IL GATTO DAGLI OCCHI DI GIADO – Mauro Lusini & Gianfranco Coletta (Digitmovies CDDM 064) – 54:59
KAPÓ – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 063)
LA GATTA IN CALORE – Gianfranco Plenizio (Beat CDCR 70)
ROMA VIOLENTA – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Beat CDCR 69)
SETTE NOTE IN NERO – Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera (Digitmovies CDDM 062)
Film Score Monthly – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN (Maurice Jarre, 3.000 copies, October)
Varèse Sarabande – THE GRUDGE 2 (Christopher Young, November 7th), 24: SEASONS 4 & 5 (Sean Callery, November 14th), WAH-WAH (Patrick Doyle, November 14th), CHILDREN OF MEN (John Tavener, December 12th)
New Line Records – THE DEPARTED (Howard Shore, score album, date to be announced)
The ‘Discovery Award’, which recognises fresh/emerging talent, will be bestowed on Saturday October 14th at the Sixth World Soundtrack Awards, which take place in Ghent, Belgium. The nominees are Nigel Clarke and Michael Csanyi-Wills (The Thief Lord), Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (The Proposition), Oliver Florio (Les Brigades du Tigre), Evanthia Rebutsika (My Father and Son) and Douglas Pipes (Monster House).
With his score for The Black Dahlia, Mark Isham is being considered as a big contender for the 2006 Oscar® for Best Original Score. The music for this film, which is directed by Brian De Palma and based on a novel by James Ellroy, already has received a lot of positive reviews.
According to official sources, Marco Beltrami will score Die Hard 4, directed by Len Wisemann (Underworld 1 & 2) and the Bertrand Tavernier new film In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead.
THE BLACK DAHLIA – Mark Isham (Silva 1221) – 48:09
SATURN 3 – Elmer Bernstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 36)
DARK SKIES – Michael Hoenig (Perseverance PRD 012, TV) – 70:06
GRIDIRON GANG – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 755 2) – 55:19
HOLLYWOODLAND – Marcelo Zarvos (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 754 2)
JET LI’S FEARLESS – Shimeru Umebayashi (Lakeshore 33877)