THE COMPLETE 2009 ‘OSCARS’ WINNERS LIST


BEST PICTURE – “Slumdog Millionaire”ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Sean Penn (“Milk”)ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)DIRECTING – Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire)ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Departures (Japan)ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – “Wall-E”SCREENPLAY (Adapted) – “Slumdog Millionaire”SCREENPLAY (Original) – “Milk”ART DIRECTION – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”CINEMATOGRAPHY – “Slumdog Millionaire”COSTUME DESIGN – ”The Duchess”DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – ”Man on Wire”DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT – ”Smile Pinki”FILM EDITING – “Slumdog Millionaire”MAKEUP – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”MUSIC (SCORE) … Continue reading THE COMPLETE 2009 ‘OSCARS’ WINNERS LIST

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land, Kritzerland


Film Score Monthly – February: DAVID RAKSIN AT MGM (David Raksin, 5 CDs, includes ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI, KIND LADY, THE MAN WITH A CLOAK, THE GIRL IN WHITE, THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE, THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR…, RIGHT CROSS, GROUNDS FOR MARRIAGE, THE VINTAGE, A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT, UNTIL THEY SAIL, PAT AND MIKE, THE REFORMER AND THE REDHEAD La-La Land – THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (Laurence Rosenthal, March) Kritzerland – DEATH OF A SALESMAN / RASHOMON (Alex North / Laurence Rosenthal, March) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land, Kritzerland

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) WINNERS


THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) ANNOUNCES ITS 2008 WINNERS FOR SCORING EXCELLENCE 2008 FILM WINNERS: FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – Danny ElfmanBREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – Andrew LockingtonBEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM – Burn After Reading (Carter Burwell)BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (John Williams)BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM – Inkheart (Javier Navarrete)BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM … Continue reading THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) WINNERS

JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE’


(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY scores Disney’s HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, directed by Peter Chelsom. The family comedy stars Miley Cyrus, alongside her dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Debney created a new love theme for the film and integrated the score with Miley’s songs to create a unified sound throughout the film. He wove the song tracks and score to play simultaneously, creating a seamless marriage between the two. Debney’s approach to the score is rural and contemporary. Debney wrote the orchestral arrangement to “Butterfly Fly Away,” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, written by the Grammy-winning songwriting team … Continue reading JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE’

MICHAEL GIACCHINO IN ÚBEDA


The BSOSpirit Society, organizer of the International Film Music Festival ‘City of Úbeda’, has confirmed that the American composer Michael Giacchino will be part of its V edition, to be held between July 16 and 19. The involvement of the this year’s Oscar Awards musical director makes the Úbeda Festival looks even more distinguished, thus increasing its interest for film music enthusiasts and the general audience. Michael Giacchino has become one of the most acknowledged film and TV composers in recent years. Born in New Jersey in 1967, it is through his partnership with Pixar Animation that he has been … Continue reading MICHAEL GIACCHINO IN ÚBEDA

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY / SANDPIPER / DRUMS OF AFRICA – Johnny Mandel (FSMCD Vol.12 No.4, 3 CDs CORALINE – Bruno Coulais (Koch 4741) HOME OF DARK BUTTERFLIES – Panu Aalito (MMS09005) INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (Expanded) – John Williams (Concord CRE-31004) INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (Expanded) John Williams (Concord CRE-31003) MISSING IN ACTION – Jay Chattaway (Intrada Special Collection Volume 91) – 73:57 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Expanded) – John Williams (Concord CRE-31002) UNINVITED – Christopher Young (Lakeshore 34064) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Howe Records, Varèse Sarabande, MovieScore Media


Film Score Monthly – THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY / THE SANDPIPER / DRUMS OF AFRICA (Johnny Mandel, 3 CDs, February) Howe Records – DOUBT / THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON) (Howard Shore, February 24rth) Varèse Sarabande – March 17th: DUPLICITY (James Newton Howard), KNOWING (Marco Beltrami), PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND (Christophe Beck), DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION (Brian Tyler), THE GENE GENERATION (Scott Glasgow) MovieScore Media – THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND (Mathis B. Nitschke, March 24rth) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Howe Records, Varèse Sarabande, MovieScore Media

THE 51st GRAMMY WINNERS


Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media – The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – “Down to Earth” (from WALL-E) – Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman Best Instrumental Composition – The Adventures of Mutt (From Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) – John Williams Best Instrumental Arrangement – “Define Dancing” (From WALL-E) – Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media – Juno Best Contemporary Classical Composition – Mr. Tambourine … Continue reading THE 51st GRAMMY WINNERS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ARRIVANO JOE E MARGHERITO / SIMONE E MATTEO – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Digitmovies CDDM 126)NOI LAZZARONI – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 127) – 63:15RISOLUZIONE 819 – Ennio Morricone (Image Music 0195252) – 65:50SHADOWS – Ryan Shore (MMS09004) – 48:55TIME AFTER TIME – Miklos Rozsa (FSMCD Vol.12 No.3) – 54:07THE INTERNATIONAL – Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 946 2)JUST BURIED – Darren Fung (MMS09003)MARLEY & ME – Theodore Shapiro (Lakeshore 340532)UNTIL SEPTEMBER – John Barry (Intrada Special Collection Volume 90) – 35:53 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES