Friday, February 27, 2009
VIDEO FROM THE RECORDING SESSIONS:
SOUND CLIPS, INFO ON THE CD RELEASE:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Quoting from source:
"Recently, composer Brian Tyler was at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox to record his score for Fast & Furious, the latest installment in the popular underground car racing series that reunites actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Fresh off of Dragonball Evolution, Tyler originally had a few months to work on the score for Fast & Furious - but the release date was moved up, necessitating a serious time crunch to get it all done."
To read the article about the scoring sessions and view the photos from it, click on the original link HERE.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Christian Colson
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Sean Penn for Milk (2008/I)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)
Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Okuribito (2008)(Japan)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman, Sampooran Singh Gulzar("Jai Ho")
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman
Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Chris Dickens
Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: The Dark Knight (2008) - Richard King
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: Smile Pinki (2008) - Megan Mylan
Best Documentary, Features
Winner: Man on Wire (2008) - James Marsh, Simon Chinn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: Spielzeugland (2007) - Jochen Alexander Freydank
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Greg Cannom
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: The Duchess (2008) - Michael O'Connor
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: Maison en petits cubes, La (2008) - Kunio Kato
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: WALL-E (2008) - Andrew Stanton
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Simon Beaufoy
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Milk (2008/I) - Dustin Lance Black
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
More info and video from the ceremony, at the official page, HERE.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is a 2011 motion capture 3-D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Georges "Hergé" Remi.
It is directed by Steven Spielberg, and the script is based on two of the stories; The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. Jamie Bell is playing Tintin, Andy Serkis is playing Captain Haddock, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are playing Thomson and Thompson. The cast also includes Daniel Craig, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Gad Elmaleh.
Spielberg first acquired rights to Tintin after Hergé's death in 1983, and re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but was delayed to 2011 after Universal opted out of producing the film with Paramount, who provided $30 million on pre-production. Sony chose to co-produce the films. The delay resulted in Thomas Sangster, who had been cast as Tintin, departing from the project. Producer Peter Jackson, whose company Weta Digital is providing the animation, intends to direct a sequel. Spielberg and Jackson also hope to co-direct a third film. (wikipedia)
For more info, visit the original source (upcomingfilmscores.blogspot.com)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) ANNOUNCES ITS 2008 WINNERS FOR SCORING EXCELLENCE
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT’S THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON WINS BEST SCORE OF 2008
February 19, 2009. Alexandre Desplat wins the 2008 IFMCA’S Film Score of the Year Award for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, David Fincher’s imaginative re-telling of a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who ages backwards from an old man to a baby. These are the fourth and fifth awards for Desplat from the IFMCA, having been named Composer of the Year in 2006 and 2007. The score also wins Best Original Score for a Dramatic Film.
Danny Elfman is named Film Composer of the Year for his excellence in scoring four high-profile movies this year: MILK, WANTED, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY and STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. The latter score also wins Elfman an individual scoring award for Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature.
Canadian composer Andrew Lockington wins Breakout Composer of the Year for his two high-profile scores in 2008: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and CITY OF EMBER . Lockington is a former orchestrator for fellow Canadian composer Mychael Danna, and worked with his countryman on scores such as 8MM, GIRL INTERRUPTED and HEARTS IN ATLANTIS before embarking on his solo composing career.
Thomas Newman’s score for Pixar’s WALL*E wins Best Original Score for an Animated Feature. John Williams’ score for Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL wins Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film, and James Newton Howard wins for his score to THE HAPPENING in the Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film category. Javier Naverette’s score to INKHEART, which opened in parts of Europe in 2008, receives the award for Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film. The Coen Brothers’ BURN AFTER READING wins Best Original Score for a Comedy Film for their longtime collaborator Carter Burwell, and Michael Giacchino wins Film Music Composition of the Year for his “Roar Overture” from CLOVERFIELD that played during the end credits of the monster ‘reality’ movie which otherwise did not include any other underscore.
Non-film winners include Robert Lane and Joseph Vitarelli, who win Best Original Score for Television to for their score for the HBO mini-series, JOHN ADAMS; Norwegian composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen, who wins Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media for the Funcom PC role-playing game AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES; and the Intrada label, which wins Film Music Record Label of the Year for the third year in a row for their continuing excellence in releasing older, catalog scores, some for the first time, including their world premiere release of the complete score to Jerry Goldsmith’s 1978 THE BOY FROM BRAZIL, which wins this year’s prize for Best New Release/Re-Release of an Existing Score.
2008 FILM WINNERS:
FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, music by Alexandre Desplat
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• Danny Elfman
BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• Andrew Lockington
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, music by Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
• Burn After Reading, music by Carter Burwell
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM
• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, music by John Williams
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM
• Inkheart, music by Javier Navarrete
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM
• The Happening, music by James Newton Howard
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• Wall*E, music by Thomas Newman
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• Standard Operating Procedure, music by Danny Elfman
FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• Cloverfield: “Roar Overture,” music by Michael Giacchino
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
• John Adams, music by Robert Lane and Joseph Vitarelli
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
• Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, music by Knut Avenstroup Haugen
BEST NEW RELEASE/RE-RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE
• The Boys from Brazil, music by Jerry Goldsmith; produced by Douglass Fake (Intrada)
BEST RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE
• El Cid, music by Miklós Rózsa; conducted by Nic Raine, produced by James Fitzpatrick (Tadlow)
BEST COMPILATION ALBUM OR BOX SET
• Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection, music by John Williams; produced by Laurent Bouzereau (Concord)
FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing about original film and television music.
The IFMCA was originally formed in the late 1990s as the now-defunct “Film Music Critics Jury” by editor and journalist Mikael Carlsson, a regular contributor to Music from the Movies, and the owner of the Swedish independent film music label MovieScore Media.
Since its inception, the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 50 members from countries as diverse as Australia , Belgium , Canada , Cyprus , France , Germany , Greece , Ireland , Italy , the Netherlands , Poland , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , the United Kingdom , and the United States of America .
Previous IFMCA Score of the Year Awards have been awarded to Dario Marianelli’s ATONEMENT in 2007, James Newton Howard’s LADY IN THE WATER in 2006, John Williams’ MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in 2005 and Michael Giacchino’s THE INCREDIBLES in 2004.
For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association, its members and the list of past awards, please visit http://www.filmmusiccritics.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
View the amazing trailer and find more info over at the festival's official website, HERE.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Howard Shore's latest CD release is his original music for the awarded documentary, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon.
Dir.: Ellen Kuras; Co-Dir.: Thavisouk Phrasavath; Prod.: Flora Fernandez-Marengo
The Cinema Guild
Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) is the epic story of a Lao soldier family's journey from war-torn Laos to the mean streets of New York. Thavisouk Phrasavath tells his own deeply personal story as a young man struggling to survive a war and the later hardships of immigrant life, counterpointed by his mother's astonishing tale of perseverance. Renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras' directorial debut is a remarkable collaboration with Phrasavath-a poetic, cinematically resonant film about the hidden, human face of war's "collateral damage."
The score CD comes from Howe Records on February 24, 2009 and carries 17 tracks.
Here's the tracklisting:
|2.||A Soldier’s Wife|
|3.||The Kingdom of Laos|
|4.||Between Heaven and Hell|
|5.||We Are Travelers|
|6.||The Eagle Will Come|
|7.||A Million Bees|
|8.||Free the Animals|
|10.||The Wisdom and Value of Human Life|
|11.||Crossing the Mekong|
|14.||To the Streets of Civilization|
And the amazon.com product description:
Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore's original score to Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath's debut film, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), tells the story of the Phrasavath family's epic journey from war-torn Laos to the streets of New York. Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal movingly chronicles the family's struggle to reckon with that which was left behind while forging a new and difficult life in a foreign land. Thavisouk's unforgettable journey reminds us of the strength necessary to survive unthinkable conditions, and of the human spirit's inspiring capacity to adapt, rebuild, and forgive. Shore's score features solo cello (Sophi Shao), chamber orchestra and chamber choir. 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary 2009 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature PBS P.O.V. will air The Betrayal in 2009.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Howard Shore, the celebrated composer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is back with another new project, after a relatively long absence.
The movie, entitled Doubt, is directed by John Patrick Shanley and is set in 1964. It's plot centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.
This is the information on the CD RELEASE, as carried by amazon.com
1. Main Title
4. Be Alert
5. I am Concerned
6. The Locker
7. The Rose Garden
9. The Storm
10. Sister James
13. The Crow
16. Mrs. Miller
18. Goodbye Sermon
* Audio CD (February 24, 2009)
* Number of Discs: 1
* Label: Howe Records
Academy Award -winning composer Howard Shore's orginal score to John Patrick Shanley's film Doubt starring Meryl Streep, Philip Symour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. Doubt, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play brought to screen, is a story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction. The score, written for a 17 piece chamber orchestra, features hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonium, recorder, Celtic harp, mandolin and Irish bouzouki. "As the winds of political change seep through St. Nicholas in the Bronx, I hope to place you in this cloistered life and ask the question - did he or didn't he?"
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Marco Beltrami, the otherwise talented and celebrated composer, is on a down-roll lately with the quality of the projects he gets assigned to and the musical scores he delivers for, dropping dangerously with every new release through the last couple of years.
Still, the man has numerously proven very able in the past, and fans are looking forward to this new release of The Knowing, to resurrect the whilom trademarked aggressive style of the composer once again.
The movie, Knowing, is an upcoming 2009 science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment, which will also distribute the film. Knowing was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's setting, Boston. The film is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2009.
And here's what the releasing label had to say about the project:
KNOWING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in KNOWING, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future — and sets out to prevent them from coming true.
In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.
Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule’s contents and the girl’s cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Koestler. But it is Caleb’s father, professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document’s chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events — the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted’s attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.
KNOWING is the latest film from acclaimed director Alex Proyas, who created the stylish sci-fi classics The Crow, I, Robot and Dark City.
The apocalyptic score is by Marco Beltrami.
Summit Entertainment opens KNOWING nationwide on March 20.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 956 2
Release Date: 03/17/0
James Newton Howard, one of the most successful film composers working in Hollywood today, and a man of quality and artistry, is once again busy. This time, not with a project on the levels of what he has gotten us accustomed to, but which still might prove interesting; music-wise. 'Cause the movie's verdict and the starring actors don't say much.
I present you the movie details of Duplicity, and on the meantime i am reaching for my emergency vomit-bucket!
"Oscar® winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for "Duplicity," from writer/director Tony Gilroy (seven-time Oscar®-nominated "Michael Clayton"). In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love. CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers—industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti)— nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love."
Still, we are densely looking forward to the music that will accompany the movie and here's what the releasing label says about the SCORE CD:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by James Newton Howard
Includes the song “Being Bad”
by the electronic duo Bitter:Sweet
Oscar® winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, from writer/director Tony Gilroy (seven-time Oscar®-nominated Michael Clayton).
In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love.
CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first.
For their employers — industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti) — nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love.
Fresh off a blockbuster year that included the score for The Dark Knight and an Oscar® nomination for Defiance, James Newton Howard adds this striking new thriller score to his impressive tally.
Universal Pictures opens DUPLICITY nationwide on March 20.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 955 2
Release Date: 03/17/09
One of America's youngest, coolest and hottest names in the film music area, is composer BRIAN TYLER. A never stopping to take a breath-machine that produces kick-ass, adrenaline-pumped modern scores, that do however slightly suffer in terms of originality, some times.
Still, one of his biggest assignments to date is Dragonball Evolution, an upcoming 2009 American live-action film adaptation of the Dragon Ball media franchise being produced by 20th Century Fox. The story centers around the adventures of the lead character, Goku, from his childhood into adulthood. The film began development in 2002, and is directed by James Wong and produced by Stephen Chow. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2009. Actor Justin Chatwin was cast as Goku, and James Marsters will be portraying Lord Piccolo, the antagonist of the film.
Here's what the releasing label (Varese Sarabande) gave away about the score's release on CD:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by Brian Tyler
Dragonball: Evolution is based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series. The live action adventure centers on a team of warriors, each of whom possesses a special power. Together, they protect Earth from an evil rogue bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.
The film features an epic fantasy score by composer Brian Tyler.
20th Century Fox opens DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION on April 10, 2009.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 954 2
Release Date: 03/17/09
For more info visit the composer's official website, HERE, or the Varese Sarabande place, HERE.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Erik Woods' Jerry Goldsmith 80th Anniversary program is now on-line. Go to...
...to hear the show. Back in 2004 we presented a special three hour program dedicated to Jerry Goldsmith honouring the Maestro's 75th birthday. Jerry Goldsmith would have turned 80 years old on February 10th, 2009 and to honour this momentous occasion we are proud to rebroadcast our 75th birthday program where we presented music from some of the best themes and cues composed by Jerry Goldsmith including THE BLUE MAX, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, THE SAND PEBBLES, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL, THE WIND AND THE LION, THE FINAL CONFLICT, THE MUMMY, THE SWARM and many others..
Monday, February 9, 2009
From GRAMMYS' official website, HERE.
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)
Indian composer A.R.RAHMAN won - not surprisingly, for the best MUSIC category of the BAFTA AWARDS. What gave him the title was his work for the Bollywood-goes-Hollywood fest that is Slumdog Millionaire.
For more info, visit the BAFTA's website, HERE.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Just before the holidays, composer Brian Tyler was at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox to record his new score to the upcoming anticipated live-action adaptation of Dragonball, directed by James Wong.
ScoringSessions.com is excited to bring you the exclusive photos from the action-packed scoring session!
Click here to read the full story.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Marcelo Zarvos, is a Brazilian pianist and composer. He began in classical music in his teens and studied at the Berklee College of Music. He is more known for jazz and had success with the album Dualism accompanied by saxophonist Peter Epstein. He has done several film scores including the scores to Kissing Jessica Stein, the beautifully melancholic score for and The Door in the Floor and Boynton Beach Club among others. His music has been recorded a number of times by the string quartet ETHEL.
Now, his latest score assignment to get a release is Taking Chance, Ross Katz's new drama, based on real-life events. Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Bacon), a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. In USA TAKING CHANCE premieres on February 21, 2009.
The score is being released through the Varese Sarabande label on the 16th of February 2009 and is characterized as "poignant and moving".
In the releasing label's website, HERE, you can find more info on the CD and listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score.
John Debney: A Thousand Words
John Debney will compose the score for another Eddie Murphy comedy, following last year's Meet Dave. This one is called A Thousand Words, and stars Murphy as a man who learns that he only has 1,000 words left to speak before he will die.
For more info, visit the original source, here.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The movie's a 2008 drama/thriller film directed and written by John Glenn. It stars Paul Walker as Ben, a former criminal who gets a second chance at life and mysteriously ends up working at a psychiatric hospital. Linda Cardellini, Malcolm Goodwin, Tony Curran and Bob Gunton also star in the film, which was released on DVD on October 21, 2008.
The hypnotic music that accompanies it is by BRIAN TYLER and is being released on CD via Varese Sarabande, with more info / tracklisting and more over at the label's website, HERE.
His name is Cliff Eidelman and he's 44, born and living in the United States. Arguably one of the most gifted artists working in the film music scene for years, only he's not really...working that much anymore.
With the rare exceptions of pleasant, small-scale romantic film scores getting released with the man's name tag on them, the endued composer has worked in a mere 15 major film scores all these years, a time-span in which far less-talented composers with a better PR machine get to release doubles and triples of that number, of course with the factor "quality" always being killed at the grand finale.
The composer of such brilliant works as Magdalene, a grand and epic orchestral / choral work which was his first scoring assignment and composed just at the age of 26, or the massive Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery amidst the heart-breaking and sweeping Harrison's Flowers, has long been typecasted in this sort of little family-oriented, rom-com scores, but some say "it's better than nothing".
In this vein, the newly released HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU marks his latest scoring assignment. The NEW LINE CINEMA film's directed by Ken Kwapis and stars a much-talked about brunete Scarlett Johansson along with Jennifer Aniston, Bennifer Affleck, Drew Barrymore and more. The storyline's set in Baltimore and through interconnecting story arcs focuses on the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
The score's released in digital format on February 3, 2009 via amazon.com, where you can preview SOUND CLIPS from the score and also find out more about the release. Amazon.com also gives away one (1) free mp3 from the score.
Check it out.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Complementary to a previous relevant post about the French composer's upcoming works, here's info on the CD release of the UN HOMME ET SON CHIEN score which is newly available and a gorgeous, uplifting score as it's always the case with the works of Rombi.
UN HOMME ET SON CHIEN (CD)
1. Un homme et son chien (04:31)
2. Ouverture (02:27)
3. Le piano de Jeanne (01:50)
4. Charles et Jeanne (01:51)
5. Thème de Charles (02:50)
6. Les souvenirs (00:55)
7. Le matin du départ (02:29)
8. Mon chien (01:30)
9. Charles et Leila (03:31)
10. Recueillement (01:40)
11. Je ne sais plus où aller (01:26)
12. Fais le beau (01:00)
13. Rester digne (01:27)
14. Seul (03:03)
15. Le pianiste de l'hôtel (01:56)
16. Final - le train (03:54)
17. Générique (Un homme et son chien) (04:30)
18. Bonus track (Un homme et son chien) (03:58)
Total Duration: 00:44:48
Courtesy of Screenarchives.com
You can listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score, HERE.
Complementary to the previous article about the score, here's the info on the specific CD release of the score for the movie.
WATCHMEN (PRE-ORDER) (CD)
When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorschach begins an investigation into the murder, which begins to lead to a much more terrifying conclusion. 20091. Rescue Mission
2. Don't Get Too Misty Eyed
3. Tonight the Comedian Died
4. Silk Spectre
5. We'll Live Longer
6. You Quit!
7. Only Two Names Remain
8. American Dream
9. Edward Blake: The Comedian
10. Last Laugh
11. Prison Fight
12. Just Look Around You
13. Dan's Apocalyptic Dream
14. Who Murdered Hollis Mason?
15. What About Janie Slater?
16. I'll Tell You About Rorschach
18. It Was Me
19. All That Is Good
20. Requiem (Excerpted from Mozart's Requiem)
21. I Love You Mom
Courtesy of Screenarchives.com
The trio behind such films and scores as the acclaimed Perfume: the story of a murderer or Run, Lola Run as well as countless horror / thriller scores, now returns with another new project, The international.
The film's s an upcoming American action-drama film directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. The film follows a pair that investigates corruption within a banking institution. Production began in Berlin in September 2007. The International is slated to be released in North America on February 13, 2009 and it will open the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival on February 5.
The score is by Tom Tykwer, working with Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, who scored Tykwer’s previous films Run Lola Run and Perfume, as well as the television series John From Cincinnati and Deadwood and you can listen to SOUND CLIPS from it, if you visit the releasing label's website at colosseum.de
The acclaimed american composer who's considered by many as the master of modern horror film scores, Christopher Young, returns after a relatively long and quiet period, with musical accompaniment for an upcoming horror Ghost story, entitled The uninvited.
The movie is directed by Charles and Thomas Guard and is about the story of Anna, returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.
Click HERE to listen to the sound clips on iTunes and for more info on the movie itself, you can visit its official website, HERE.