Score album available on Milan Records (Hollywood, CA) Film composer Javier Navarrete has received his first Oscar nomination for his score to Picturehouse’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” (aka “El Laberinto del Fauno”). “Pan’s Labyrinth” began screening in theaters in December and today is found on over 130 critics’ Top Tenlists. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (“Hell Boy,” “Mimic”), “Pan’s Labyrinth” marks the director’s second collaboration with Javier Navarrete. The film unfolds through the eyes of Ofelia, a dreamy little girl who is uprooted to a rural military outpost commanded by her new stepfather. Ofelia lives outher own dark fable as she confronts … Continue reading JAVIER NAVARRETE RECEIVES ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR ‘PAN’S LABYRINTH’
Warner Brothers Pictures Release March 30 (HOLLYWOOD, CA)- Composer John Frizzell scores the upcoming supernatural thriller release “The Reaping.” The film, starring Hilary Swank, is directed by Stephen Hopkins and produced by Joel Silver. Frizzell has previously worked with producer Joel Silver on such films as “13 Ghosts”, “Ghost Ship,” and “Cradle 2 The Grave.” Warner Brothers Pictures is set to release the film March 30. In the film, Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when … Continue reading JOHN FRIZZELL SCORES ‘THE REAPING’
2001: A SPACE ODISSEY – THE ORIGINAL SCORE – Alex North (Intrada Special Collection Volume 38) – 39:02AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Expanded) – Victor Young (Hit Parade 13502) – 71:59CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER – Shigeru Umebayashi (Lakeshore 33898) – 49:20THE DEAD GIRL – Adam Gorgoni (Lakeshore 33896) – 68:30THE HINDENBURG – David Shire (Intrada Special Collection Volume 40) – 36:02LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III – Jim Manzie (Perseverance PRD LCSE017)LITTLE CHILDREN – Thomas Newman (New Line 39076) – 38:03 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
(Los Angeles, CA) Composer Christopher Young has scared up a killer score for “Ghost Rider,” the Columbia Pictures released based on the popular Marvel comic character. Starring Nicholas Cage, Eva Mendes and Peter Fonda, this dark Super Hero actioner follows stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze who gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself. The film opens February 16, the same day Varese Sarabande has the score CD in stores. Young explains. “What is unique is that unlike Superman, Spiderman or Batman, who are Super Heroes that do … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SCORES “GHOST RIDER”
(Los Angeles, CA) Aaron Zigman ,one of Hollywood’s most diversified young film composers, scores “The Bridge to Terabithia” for director Gabor Csupo. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, the same team responsible for the immensely successful “The Chronicles of Narnia,” Disney releases the film to theaters nationwide February 16, the same day Hollywood Records releases Zigman’s score CD. Starring Josh Hutcherson and Anna Sophia Robb, the film tells the popular story of fifth grader Jesse Aaron’s friendship with rival Leslie Burke. Aaron’s hopes of becoming the fastest runner in his class are dashed when Leslie, the new girl … Continue reading AARON ZIGMAN TAKES BRIDGE TO "TERABITHIA"
Here is the complete list of awards which will be handed out when Ellen DeGeneres hosts the ceremony on February 25th: Best Picture“Babel”“The Departed”“Letters from Iwo Jima”“Little Miss Sunshine”“The Queen”Best Actor in a Leading RoleLeonardo DiCaprio for “Blood Diamond”Ryan Gosling for “Half Nelson”Peter O’Toole for “Venus”Will Smith for “The Pursuit Of Happyness”Forest Whitaker for “The Last King Of Scotland”Best Actress in a Leading RolePenélope Cruz for “Volver”Judi Dench for “Notes On A Scandal”Helen Mirren for “The Queen”Meryl Streep for “The Devil Wears Prada”Kate Winslet for ” Little Children”Best DirectorClint Eastwood for “Letters From Iwo Jima”Stephen Frears for “The Queen”Alejandro Gonzalez … Continue reading THE 2007 OSCARS NOMINEES LIST
Varèse Sarabande – February 27th: SNAKES ON A PLANE (Trevor Rabin), BREACH (Mychael Danna), NOMAD: THE WARRIOR (Carlo Siliotto) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 073)DAY OF ANGER (I Giorni Dell’Ira) – Riz Ortolani (GDM 2076)ERCOLE AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA – Armando Trovaioli (Digitmovies CDDM 072)OCCHIO ALLA PENNA – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 071) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
Nominees were announced for this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), with special interest in the ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for Achievement in Film Music: BABEL – Gustavo SantaolallaCASINO ROYALE – David ArnoldDREAMGIRLS – Henry KriegerHAPPY FEET – John PowellTHE QUEEN – Alexandre Desplat Complete list: http://www.bafta.org/site/page287.html Continue reading THE BAFTA NOMINATIONS
Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Babel”Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: “Dreamgirls”Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama: Helen Mirren (“The Queen”)Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama: Forest Whitaker (“The Last King Of Scotland”)Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Meryl Streep (“The Devil Wears Prada”)Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat”)Best Animated Feature Film: “Cars”Best Foreign Language Film: “Letters From Iwo Jima”Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture: Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”)Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture: Eddie Murphy (“Dreamgirls”)Best Director – Motion Picture: Martin … Continue reading THE GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS
Christophe Beck: Drillbit Taylor.Simon Boswell: Bathory.Mickey Bullock: Orville.Normand Corbeil: Boot Camp • Emotional Arithmetic.Alexandre Desplat: His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass.Randy Edelman: Balls of Fury.Paul Hepker: Rendition (co-composer).James Horner: The Spiderwick Chronicles.Corey Allen Jackson: God’s Ears • Shut Eye Hotel.Tim Jones: Cryptid.Rolfe Kent: Sex and Death 101.Mark Kilian: Rendition (co-composer).Deborah Lurie: Spring Breakdown.Blake Neely: Elvis and Anabelle.Heitor Pereira: Blind Dating.Leigh Phillips: The Legend Trip.Michael Price: Sugarhouse Lane.Edward Shearmur: Epic. Joby Talbot: Son of Rambow.tomandandy: The Koi Keeper.Ernest Troost: Crashing.David Williams: The Conjuring.Alex Wurman: Bernard and Doris • Baggage. Continue reading NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS (Updated January, 12th)
Tadlow Music – THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (MIklos Rozsa, The City of Prague Philharmonic conducted By Nic Raine, April) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES – Eric Serra (Atlantic 94646)THE GOOD GERMAN – Thomas Newman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 781 2)THE GOOD SHEPHERD – Marcelo Zarvos, Bruce Fowler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 782 2)THE HOLIDAY – Hans Zimmer (Varèse Sarabande)LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Milan 36249)THE LIBRARIAN – Joseph LoDuca (La-La Land LLLCD 1054)MISS POTTER – Nigel Westlake (Dramatico B0008350-02)NOTES ON A SCANDAL – Philip Glass (Rounder 619074)THE PAINTED VEIL – Alexandre Desplat (Deutsche Grammophon 477 6552)THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – Andrea Guerra (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 783 2)TANGO & CASH – Harold Faltermeyer (La-La Land LLLCD … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) Composer and musician Jay Weigel provides arrangement, orchestration and an original song for writer/director Tyler Perry’s new film, “Daddy’s Little Girls.” The film is the follow-up to Perry’s number one box office hits “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea’s Family Reunion.” For the film, Weigel arranges and orchestrates a new version of the classic “A Change is Gonna Come” performed on the Atlantic Records soundtrack by Charles Moore. He has also licensed the original composition “Aquarium Walk.” Lion’s Gate has the film in theaters February 14. Atlantic Records leads with the soundtrack January 16. “Daddy’s … Continue reading WEIGEL TAKES CARE OF "DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS"
Varèse Sarabande – February 13th: GHOST RIDER (Christopher Young), CATCH & RELEASE (BT, Tommy Stinson), THE ASTRONAUT FARMER (Stuart Matthewman), BEAT THE DRUM (Klaus Badelt, Ramin Djawadi), ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES (Scott Glasgow), JERRY GOLDSMITH: HIS FINAL RECORDINGS (Jerry Goldsmith, 3 CDs – Star Trek: Nemesis, Timeline, Looney Tunes: Back in Action) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
Touchstone Release Opens Its Jaws January 12 (HOLLYWOOD, CA)- Composer John Frizzell travels across three continents to score “Primeval.” Directed by Michael Katleman, the film is based on the true story of a legendary 25-foot crocodile that killed an estimated 300 people in war-torn Burundi. The film stars Gideon Emory, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones and Dominic Purcell. Touchstone will release the film January 12. Film composer John Frizzell traveled to Africa, where he enlisted Cape Town’s finest players to create a “composing library” of over 800 sound clips, which served as the inspirational source material for the score. While recording … Continue reading JOHN FRIZZELL SCORES "PRIMEVAL"