UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Tribute Film Classics – November 18th: MISTERIOUS ISLAND (Bernard Herrmann, re-recording), FAHRENHEIT 451 / THE TWILIGHT ZONE: “WALKING DISTANCE” (Bernard Herrmann, re-recordings)
Varèse Sarabande – TIN MAN (TV, Simon Boswell, December 4th), ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (Brian Tyler, December 11th), THE TUDORS (TV, Trevor Morris, December 11th)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


CORRUZIONEAL PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA – Pino Donaggio (FDS 27) – 36:45
GRACE IS GONE – Clint Eastwood (Milan 36322)
RESERVATION ROAD – Mark Isham (Lakeshore 33964)
THE SILVER CHALICE – Franz Waxman (FSMCD Vol.10 No.11, 2 CDs) – 126:55
SLEUTH (2007) – Patrick Doyle (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 854 2) – 36:11

THE ‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS’ WINNERS


Film Composer of the Year – Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil)
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year – The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
Best Original Song Written Directly for Film – You Know My Name (Casino Royale) – Chris Cornell, David Arnold
Discovery of the Year – Daniel Tarrab, Andres Goldstein (XXY, Inheritance)
Public Choice Award – The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
The Lifetime Achievement Award – Mikis Theodorakis
The Best Young Belgian Composer – Werner Viaene

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Film Score Monthly – THE SILVER CHALICE (Franz Waxman, 2 CDs, October)
Kritzerland – UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE (Michel Colombier, November 11th)
Sumthing Else Music Works – HALO 3 (Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori, 2 CDs, November 20th)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ATOM NINE ADVENTURES – Robert Gulya (MMS07011)
MONSIGNOR – John Williams (Intrada Special Collection Volume 51) – 38:06
WE OWN THE NIGHT – Night Wojciech Kilar (Lakeshore 33950) – 70:22

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – LIONS FOR LAMBS (Mark Isham, 06/11), MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM (Alexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman, 13/11)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BAD BOYS – Mark Mancina (La-La Land LLLCD 1057) – 70:29
BEYOND THE GATES – Dario Marianelli (MMS07010) – 34:34
D.O.A. – Dimitri Tiomkin (SAE-CRS-017) – 57:28
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Craig Armstrong, A.R. Rahman (Decca 982902)
HOTEL / KALEIDOSCOPE – Johnny Keating / Stanley Myers (FSMCD Vol.10 No.12) – 64:04
IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH – Mark Isham (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 853 2)
THE JANE AUSTEN CLUB – Aaron Zigman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 856 2)
MONSTER SQUAD – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Special Collection Volume 50) – 57:22
RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL – Frederik Wiedmann (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 855 2) – 44:01
TRANSFORMERS (Score) – Steve Jablonsky (Warner Bros 29881) – 59:56
WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1061) – 52:07)

COMPOSER MARC STREITENFELD SCORES RIDLEY SCOTT’S "AMERICAN GANGSTER"


Universal Pictures Release Nov 6th.

(Hollywood, CA) German-born film composer Marc Streitenfeld scores director Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster.” This marks Streitenfeld’s seventh consecutive music collaboration and second score with Scott. Universal Pictures releases “American Gangster” November 2nd. Island Def Jam releases the soundtrack album November 6th with tracks by Streitenfeld. Set in the Seventies, the crime drama follows a detective (Russell Crowe) who works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a Harlem kingpin who smuggles heroin into the country by hiding it in the coffins of American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War.

The dark film required a score to support the tension and drama, and Streitenfeld’s approach was to use an 80-piece orchestra as well as numerous acoustic pre-records, mostly performed by Streitenfeld himself. “The orchestra is only one element of many,” explained Streitenfeld at a scoring session at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, CA.

Born in Munich, Germany, Streitenfeld relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 19, first working for composer Hans Zimmer as his assistant, then as a freelance music editor and music supervisor on numerous blockbusters. Streitenfeld was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his work on Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven.” Streitenfeld had a long relationship with Scott and the award-winning filmmaker then asked Streitenfeld to be the composer on “A Good Year.” Prior to his work as a composer, Streitenfeld had collaborated with Scott as music supervisor, technical score advisor, and music editor on several projects, including “Matchstick Men,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Gladiator.”