THE 50th GRAMMY NOMINATIONS


The nominees at the soundtrack related categories are: BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel), Howard Shore (The Departed), John Powell (Happy Feet), James Newton Howard (Blood Diamond), Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth)BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – Hairspray, Across The Universe, Once, Dreamgirls, LoveBEST SONG (MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA) – Falling Slowly (Once), Guaranteed (Into The Wild), Love You I Do (Dreamgirls), The Song Of The Heart (Happy Feet), You Know My Name (Casino Royale) Advertisements Continue reading THE 50th GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SCORES ‘UNTRACEABLE’


(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Young adds to an impressive list of nearly 100 feature films in virtually every genre with the score to Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment release “Untraceable,” the latest thriller by director Gregory Hoblit from a script by Allison Burnett. Starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Diane Lane, “Untraceable” finds itself in theaters January 25. The film centers on an FBI cyber cop (Lane) as she races to track down a ruthless online predator who conducts violent and painful murders live on the net. Film composer Young provides a thrilling score, as he did for the box office … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SCORES ‘UNTRACEABLE’

TYLER BATES SCORES ‘WATCHMEN’ AND ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL’


(Los Angeles, CA) – Tyler Bates’ latest movie Doomsday (Neil Marshall’s upcoming Rogue Pictures release) may be March 14th, but the future is looking bright with the signing of two major films for 2008: Warner Bros Watchmen, and Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still. Bates, score composer for movies and television including director Zack Snyder’s blockbuster hits 300 and Dawn of the Dead, has signed on with Snyder again for Watchmen. Snyder, who praised the score to 300 saying, “It moves the film into mythology cauterizing the images as you view them, making them something they could never be … Continue reading TYLER BATES SCORES ‘WATCHMEN’ AND ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL’

THE 2008 OSCAR NOMINATIONS


The Oscar Nominations at the Film Music categories are:MUSIC (SCORE)Marco Beltrami for “3:10 to Yuma”Dario Marianelli for “Atonement”Alberto Iglesias for “The Kite Runner”James Newton Howard for “Michael Clayton”Michael Giacchino for “Ratatouille”MUSIC (SONG)Falling Slowly from “Once”Raise It Up from “August Rush”Happy Working Song from “Enchanted”So Close from “Enchanted”That’s How You Know from “Enchanted” Continue reading THE 2008 OSCAR NOMINATIONS

THE ‘INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION’ 2007 AWARD NOMINATIONS


SCORE OF THE YEAR – ATONEMENT (Dario Marianelli), THE GOLDEN COMPASS (Alexandre Desplat), LUST, CAUTION (Alexandre Desplat), RATATOUILLE (Michael Giacchino), ZODIAC (David Shire)FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, MICHAEL GIACCHINO, JAMES NEWTON HOWARD, MARK ISHAM, DARIO MARIANELLI BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF 2007 – JANE ANTONIA CORNISH (Island of Lost Souls), ILAN ESHKERI (Stardust), JONNY GREENWOOD (There Will Be Blood), FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ (The Orphanage), CHRISTOPHER WONG (Journey to the Fall)BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM – ANGEL (Philippe Rombi), ATONEMENT (Dario Marianelli), EASTERN PROMISES (Howard Shore), THE KITE RUNNER (Alberto Iglesias), LUST, CAUTION (Alexandre Desplat) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR … Continue reading THE ‘INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION’ 2007 AWARD NOMINATIONS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


THE BLOB – Ralph Carmichael, Roger Roger, Angelo Lavagnino, Mario Nascimbene, etc. (Monstrous Movie Music MMM)THE BUCKET LIST – List Marc Shaiman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 877 2)CARAVAGGIO – Luis Bacalov (Rai Trade CRT 310)CHATO’S LAND – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 58) – 47:32CORRI UOMO CORRI – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 095)GATTI ROSSI IN UN LABIRINTO DI VETRO – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 097)THE GREAT DEBATERS – James Newton Howard & Peter Golub (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 869 2)GUERRA E PACE – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Rai Trade FRT 427)I AM LEGEND – James Newton Howard (Varèse Sarabande 302 … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ SCORES “MEET THE SPARTANS”


Spoof Comedy opens January 25 (Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz, fresh off having two films open in the Top 10, contributes a score of Epic proportions to the spoof comedy “Meet the Spartans.” From the slaphappy minds behind “Scary Movie,” “Date Movie,” and “Epic Movie,” the 20th Century Fox release is written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and comes to theaters January 25. “Meet the Spartans” mixes “300” with films like “Stomp the Yard” and also features its share of celebrity bashing scenarios. The cast includes Carmen Elektra, Diedrich Bader, Method Man, Crista Flanagan and … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ SCORES “MEET THE SPARTANS”