MARK ADLER SCORES ‘BOTTLE SHOCK’


Critically-acclaimed indie features opens August 6th(Los Angeles, CA) Emmy winning composer Mark Adler scores “Bottle Shock” for director Randall Miller with whom he worked previously on the films’ “Nobel Son” and “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.” Starring an impressive and diverse cast that includes Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Freddy Rodriguez and Rachel Taylor, the film tells the story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as “Judgment of Paris.” The film opens August 6th.For “Bottle Shock”, Adler incorporates an … Continue reading MARK ADLER SCORES ‘BOTTLE SHOCK’

Jack White and Alicia Keys to perform the ‘QUANTUM OF SOLACE’ title song


Jack White and Alicia Keys have recorded the theme song for the 22nd James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.” “Another Way to Die,” written and produced by White, is the first duet in Bond soundtrack history.White follows Chris Cornell who was the first male solo rock artist to perform a Bond theme. Over the 22 films, four rock bands have done themes (Paul McCartney & Wings, Duran Duran, Garbage and a-Ha) but only one woman rocker, Sheryl Crow, has a Bond credit. Shirley Bassey has recorded the most Bond themes, three.J Records will release the soundtrack on Oct. 28. David … Continue reading Jack White and Alicia Keys to perform the ‘QUANTUM OF SOLACE’ title song

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BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008) – Adrian Johnston (Chandos 10499)INVADERS FROM MARS – Christopher Young, David Storrs (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1024, 2 CDs) – 134:27MONGOL – Tuomas Kantelinen ($Varèse Sarabande 302 066 902 2)MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR – Randy Edelman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 916 2)WAY… WAY OUT / BRADDOCK – Lalo Schifrin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 73) – 59:40 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

BMI’S CONDUCTING FOR THE FILM COMPOSER WORKSHOP COMPLETES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COURSE


LOS ANGELES, July 23 – BMI continued to celebrate and nurture the art of conducting by hosting its annual Conducting for the Film Composer workshop, now in its 11th year. Taught by BMI Classic Contribution Award-winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman, this innovative course aimed to develop and refine the conducting skills of eight BMI film and television composers who were selected to participate as students. This year’s exemplary class of working film and television composers included David Kitay (Because I Said So, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Michael Picton (Flash Gordon, Little Chenier), Rob Cairns (Extreme Makeover: … Continue reading BMI’S CONDUCTING FOR THE FILM COMPOSER WORKSHOP COMPLETES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COURSE

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DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE – Manuel De Sica (Digitmovies CDDM 116) – 72:12IL GIOCATTOLO (Complete) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 629) – 38:40IL TERRORE DEI BARBARI – Carlo Innocenzi (Digitmovies CDDM 113) – 46:38LES CAUCHEMARS NAISSENT LA NUIT – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 117)MIMI’ METALLURGICO FERITO NELL’ONORE – Piero Piccioni (Cinevox MDF 628)THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE – Mark Snow (Decca 1154102) – 71:51 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

THE 60º EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (original Dramatic Score) Family Guy • Lois Kills Stewie • FOX • Fuzzy Door Productions in association with Fox Television Animation StudiosRonald – Neal Jones House • Guardian Angels • FOX • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions – Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka Little People, Big World • Roloff Road Trip: Grand Canyon • TLC • Gay Rosenthal Productions in association with TLC – Joey Newman Lost • The Constant • ABC • ABC Studios – Michael Giacchino Pushing Daisies • Pigeon … Continue reading THE 60º EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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THE DARK KNIGHT – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard (Warner Bros. 511101)THE DARK KNIGHT (Limited Edition) – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard (Warner Bros. 511103)HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY – Danny Elfman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 910 2)I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU – Lee Holdridge (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1023) – 70:31PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES (Coeurs) – Mark Snow (BSXCD 8839)THEY LIVE (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition) – John Carpenter & Alan Howarth (AHICD 002)WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN – Laurence Rosenthal (Intrada Special Collection Volume 71) – 45:40 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

GABRIEL YARED TO PAY HOMAGE TO ANTHONY MINGHELLA AT THE 35th GHENT FILM FESTIVAL


For the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October), acclaimed composer Gabriel Yared will be honouring director Anthony Minghella, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Yared had been Minghella’s trusted composer for years, penning the scores for The English Patient, Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr Ripley. The concert is a co-production between the Ghent Film Festival and University College Ghent and will be held on 15 October at the Ghent Conservatory of Music. Gabriel Yared is one of the most accomplished and influential composers of his generation. Born in Lebanon, he began composing film music in … Continue reading GABRIEL YARED TO PAY HOMAGE TO ANTHONY MINGHELLA AT THE 35th GHENT FILM FESTIVAL

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: Film Score Monthly


The latest release from Film Score Monthly presents THE NAKED SPUR: CLASSIC WESTERN SCORES FROM MGM, a budget-priced, limited edition (1500 copies) three-disc set featuring five previously unreleased scores from MGM Westerns of the early 1950s.Disc One features two scores by Oscar-winner Bronislau Kaper — THE NAKED SPUR, the classic “psychological Western” teaming James Stewart and director Anthony Mann, and THE WILD NORTH, a “Northern” with Andrew Marton directing Stewart Granger as a French-Canadian trapper braving the wilderness with constable Wendell Corey. Disc Two features two scores by Daniele Amfitheatrof — DEVIL’S DOORWAY, Anthony Mann’s dark Western drama with Robert … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: Film Score Monthly

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GANGS OF NEW YORK / JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN / SCARLET LETTER – Elmer Bernstein (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0608 1076, 4 CDs) – 241:59IRON EAGLE – Basil Poledouris (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0608 1077)THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN – Henry Mancini (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0608 1079)MY COUSIN RACHEL – Franz Waxman (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0608 1078)A RAISIN IN THE SUN – Mervyn Warren (BSXCD 8838) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

HANS ZIMMER AND JAMES NEWTON HOWARD TO PERFORM LIVE AT THE DARK KNIGHT PREMIERE


Burbank, CA: – Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, will be performing together live for the first time, on stage at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX Theater prior to the world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight on Monday, July 14, at 7pm. These two award-winning film music composers teamed for the second time to create the score for this highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster Batman Begins, which they scored in 2005. Zimmer and Howard will be signing copies of the soundtrack at Virgin Megastores in New York on Tuesday, July 15, in Times Square at … Continue reading HANS ZIMMER AND JAMES NEWTON HOWARD TO PERFORM LIVE AT THE DARK KNIGHT PREMIERE

VOTE FOR LAST YEAR’S BEST SCORE


Are you a soundtrack and film music fan? Then cast your vote for what you consider the best score of the past 12 months. You can vote for any film released between 1 July, 2007 and 30 June, 2008. How to vote? Simply click here to find a list with all films released this past year.The score that gets the highest number of votes will receive the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA), in Ghent on Sat 18 October. In 2007 Clint Mansell won the Public Choice Award for the music he wrote for The Fountain. The … Continue reading VOTE FOR LAST YEAR’S BEST SCORE

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CINDERELLA LIBERTY – John Williams (Intrada Special Collection Volume 70) – 34:59DEATHS OF IAN STONE – Elia Cmiral (Perseverance PRD 026)DEFINITELY, MAYBE (Score) – Clint Mansell (Lakeshore 33985)HANCOCK – John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 908 2)J-OK’EL / MARCUS – George Shaw (MMS08013)MEET DAVE – John Debney (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 906 2)SCORPIO – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 69) – 60:28SHE – Max Steiner (TFC-1003) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES