R.I.P.: MALCOM ARNOLD


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.

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ALL THE KING’S MEN – James Horner (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 756 2) – 56:21IL GATTO DAGLI OCCHI DI GIADO – Mauro Lusini & Gianfranco Coletta (Digitmovies CDDM 064) – 54:59KAPÓ – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 063)LA GATTA IN CALORE – Gianfranco Plenizio (Beat CDCR 70)ROMA VIOLENTA – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Beat CDCR…

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


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…

‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS’ NOMINEES


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…

ISHAM GOES TO OSCAR®?


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.

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DARK SKIES – Michael Hoenig (Perseverance PRD 012, TV) – 70:06GRIDIRON GANG – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 755 2) – 55:19HOLLYWOODLAND – Marcelo Zarvos (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 754 2)JET LI’S FEARLESS – Shimeru Umebayashi (Lakeshore 33877)

AFI’S 25 GREATEST MOVIE MUSICALS


The American Film Institute has announced the results of their poll for the 25 greatest movie musicals:1. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN2. WEST SIDE STORY3. THE WIZARD OF OZ4. THE SOUND OF MUSIC5. CABARET 6. MARY POPPINS7. A STAR IS BORN8. MY FAIR LADY9. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS10. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS11. THE KING AND…

FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE"


Four Weeks in the Top 10, #3 Box Office, Soundtrack release from Lakeshore Records(Los Angeles, CA) Award winning film composer Mychael Danna, most notably recognized for scoring Oscar-winning “Capote,” creates an emotionally poignant score to Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Little Miss Sunshine.” The Fox Searchlight release starring Golden Globe nominee Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Steven…

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7 FACES OF DR. LAO – Leigh Harline (FSMCD Vol.9 No.11) – 59:55BLOOD ON THE SUN – Miklos Rozsa (Citadel STC 77137) – 54:48 HERRMANN: ESSENTIAL FILM MUSIC COLLECTION – Bernard Herrmann (Silva 1208, 2 CDs) STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS – Michael Convertino (Citadel LEC 8001)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Milan – September: THE QUEEN (Alexandre Desplat), STORMBREAKER (Alan Parker)Harkit – October: FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT (Jacques Loussier, Mikis Theodorakis), HOUSEBOAT (George Duning), BONANZA (TV, David Rose)

UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS (Updated September, 8th)


Neal Acree: Juncture. Tree Adams: Keith • Hard Luck • Ways of the Flesh.Brian Adler: Looking for Sunday.Mark Adler: Noble Son (co-composer) • The Far Side of Jericho.Eric Allaman: Race. Michael Andrews: Unaccompanied Minors.David Arnold: Amazing Grace • Casino Royale • Venus • Hot Fuzz.Alexandre Azaria: Love and Other Disasters.Angelo Badalamenti: Secrets of Love.Klaus Badelt:…

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – FLYBOYS (Trevor Rabin, October 10th)Monstrous Movie Music – Date to be announced: THE BLOB AND OTHER CREEPY SOUNDS (Ralph Carmichael, original recordings), THE INTRUDER AND OTHER MUSIC BY HERMAN STEIN (Herman Stein, original recordings)