LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


THE BLACK DAHLIA – Mark Isham (Silva 1221) – 48:09
SATURN 3 – Elmer Bernstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 36)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


DARK SKIES – Michael Hoenig (Perseverance PRD 012, TV) – 70:06
GRIDIRON GANG – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 755 2) – 55:19
HOLLYWOODLAND – Marcelo Zarvos (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 754 2)
JET LI’S FEARLESS – Shimeru Umebayashi (Lakeshore 33877)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Lakeshore – NACHO LIBRE (Danny Elfman, October 17)

AFI’S 25 GREATEST MOVIE MUSICALS


The American Film Institute has announced the results of their poll for the 25 greatest movie musicals:

1. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

2. WEST SIDE STORY
3. THE WIZARD OF OZ
4. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
5. CABARET 6. MARY POPPINS
7. A STAR IS BORN
8. MY FAIR LADY
9. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
10. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
11. THE KING AND I
12. CHICAGO 13. 42ND STREET
14. ALL THAT JAZZ
15. TOP HAT
16. FUNNY GIRL
17. THE BAND WAGON
18. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
19. ON THE TOWN
20. GREASE
21. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
22. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
23. GUYS AND DOLLS
24. SHOW BOAT
25. MOULIN ROUGE!

FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE"


Four Weeks in the Top 10, #3 Box Office, Soundtrack release from Lakeshore Records

(Los Angeles, CA) Award winning film composer Mychael Danna, most notably recognized for scoring Oscar-winning “Capote,” creates an emotionally poignant score to Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Little Miss Sunshine.” The Fox Searchlight release starring Golden Globe nominee Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Steven Carrell remain in the top ten after two months in theaters, taking the film by director Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to #3 at the box office. Film composer Mychael Danna is a pioneer in the combination of non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic minimalism. For “Little Miss Sunshine,” he collaborated with folk-indie rock band DeVotchka. Danna’s score sets the mood for the sardonic tale of an American family determined to succeed, whilst enduring with each other’s discernible neuroses. Soundtrack is available on Lakeshore Records.

“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy-drama directed by the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and this is their first feature. The movie has had high praise and acclaim, including winning the Best Feature – World Cinema Audience Award at the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, and standing ovations at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Mychael Danna began his film music career with his score for “Family Viewing” for director Atom Egoyan in 1987. His music received the “Best Score” award from the prestigious Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Danna is most markedly recognized for incorporating ethnic influences into the body of his contemporary film scoring aesthetics. This fame led him to work with acclaimed directors such as Ang Lee, Scott Hicks, Gilles MacKinnon, Mira Nair, James Mangold, Joel Schumacher and Denzel Washington.

In addition to his film scores, Danna has proven his versatility from scoring Moroccan music in “8MM” to Americana in “Ride with the Devil” to European medieval and Persian music in “The Sweet Hereafter,” as well as “Where the Truth Lies,” “Arafat,” “Felicia’s Journey,” “Exotica,” “The Adjuster” and “Speaking Parts.” Danna is currently working on the much anticipated feature, “The Nativity Story,” which will be released on December 1st.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: FILM COMPOSER SHAWN CLEMENT SCORES "OPEN SEASON" SEPT 19


(Hollywood,CA) Composer Shawn Clement, one of the biggest names in reality TV, provides the score to the much-anticipated release for Ubisoft’s “Open Season,” based on Sony Pictures Animation’s first feature-length CG animated film. Ubisoft releases the game on all available platforms Sept. 19, ten days prior to the film’s Sept. 29 release. “I’d never been asked to provide a lot of country music,” says Clement, who nevertheless created some 250 tracks for the hillbilly-infused score. The composer played all the guitar parts including dobro and lap steel. Clement also got his banjo chops together, playing both traditional 5-string and a specially created 6-string banjo. “Gold Tone made that for me,” says Clement. “It looks like a Fender Telecaster with a big drum head in the center.” Each character is associated with a particular sound. Boog, the bear lured into leaving the comforts of home, is represented by bass guitar. Harmonica, banjo and melodica bring Elliot, the fast-talking mule deer, to life. Full orchestra adds excitement to the game’s action sequences.

Known for his scores to hit games “The Sims 2” and “Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu,” Clement follows “Open Season” with a more traditional, synth-based score to Buena Vista Games’ “Kim Possible: What’s the Switch?” This fifth issue in the Kim Possible series based on the hit animated TV show comes to PlayStation 2 on Nov. 11. As the go-to composer for the reality TV market before anyone knew how successful it would be, Clement is credited with establishing the definitive dramatic musical style of the reality genre. In recognition, ASCAP presented Clement with a film and television award for Most Performed Underscore in 2000.

A multifaceted composer, Shawn’s film credits include 2004: A Light Knight’s Odyssey (with John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Christian Slater, Michael York, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones), We Married Margo (Audience Favorite Award winner at the HBO/U.S. Comedy & Arts Festival), and Last Chance (Best Original Drama winner at World Fest). He has also scored such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, and I’m Still Alive.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


7 FACES OF DR. LAO – Leigh Harline (FSMCD Vol.9 No.11) – 59:55
BLOOD ON THE SUN – Miklos Rozsa (Citadel STC 77137) – 54:48
HERRMANN: ESSENTIAL FILM MUSIC COLLECTION – Bernard Herrmann (Silva 1208, 2 CDs)
STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS – Michael Convertino (Citadel LEC 8001)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Milan – September: THE QUEEN (Alexandre Desplat), STORMBREAKER (Alan Parker)
Harkit – October: FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT (Jacques Loussier, Mikis Theodorakis), HOUSEBOAT (George Duning), BONANZA (TV, David Rose)

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