Monday, November 30, 2009


Here's this year's list of Best Original Score noms -

Amelia (Gabriel Yared)
The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch)
Public Enemies (Elliot Goldenthal)
Up (Michael Giacchino)
Up in the Air (Rolfe Kent)
Where the Wild Things Are (Carter Burwell & Karen O.)

More info on the awards, HERE.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

James Horner ‘Avatar’ radio interview up

An extensive radio interview with composer James Horner on his score for James Cameron’s Avatar is now available for streaming and download at Film Music Magazine. The nearly 30 minute interview is the most in-depth look at the score available so far.

Tune into, HERE for the whole article.

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ gets Dario Marianelli score

Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, will be scored by Dario Marianelli, the Academy Award-winning composer of Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, The Brothers Grimm, The Soloist and the current Agora and Everybody’s Fine. The film, which tells the story of a woman who embarks on a journey around the world when she realizes that she needs a change of direction in life, stars Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem and Viola Davis and is produced by Columbia Pictures for release next year.

Tune in's link here for more.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tracklisting announced for DARIO MARIANELLI's "EVERYBODY'S FINE" [CD]

Tracklist of Everybody's Fine is up

1. Frank’s Journey Begins (1:51)
2. Trains (1:05)
3. You Will Become an Artist (2:07)
4. Leaving New York (1:50)
5. Hole in One (:52)
6. Telephone Poles (3:08)
7. Robert’s Rehearsal (3:33)
8. Some Nightmares (3:29)
9. Why Did You All Lie to Me? (4:22)
10. A Hospital Visit (3:48)
11. David’s Painting (5:54)
12. Christmas Together (2:08)



1. Discombobulate
2. Is It Poison, Nanny?
3. I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before
4. My Mind Rebels At Stagnation
5. Data, Data, Data
6. He's Killed The Dog Again
7. Marital Sabotage
8. Not In Blood, But In Bond
9. Ah, Putrefaction
10. Panic, Shear Bloody Panic
11. Psychological Recovery... 6 Months
12. Catatonictes

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HANS ZIMMER's "it's complicated" [CD] release gets cancelled

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira
Due to insufficient music in the final cut of the film, this release has now been canceled.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ALAN SILVESTRI's "BACK TO THE FUTURE" coming from Intrada as a 2CD SET


Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 116
Date: 1985
Tracks: 39
Time = 89:08


Wow! At last! Alan Silvestri's complete orchestral soundtrack for legendary Robert Zemeckis movie, released by Universal, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Spectacular 2-CD set offers every cue Silvestri fashioned for landmark movie, presented from complete multi-track scoring session masters. CD 1 features now-iconic score used in movie. (Songs can be found on MCA label release.) But there's more! Many film fans know movie underwent changes in lead actor & serious tone of initial production. Find out now how Silvestri made changes as well! CD 2 presents early sessions featuring entire score Silvestri recorded before re-scoring with now-familiar one. Early version features darker, more serious tone in music than final version. Cool alternate scoring highlight: powerful trombone chords for initial version of Marty arriving in "Peabody Barn". Another powerful highlight: lengthy, intense action music for "George To The Rescue". Highlighting both discs, of course: early and final versions of complete "Clocktower" sequence, a genuine cinema-scoring milestone. Authoritative notes by Michael Matessino on background of production, scoring details, session dates plus great color stills complete package. Both early version and familiar "famous" version of score offer non-stop excitement! Alan Silvestri conducts. Note: While this is a limited release, we don't want anyone to miss out on this important album. For that reason, we are electing not to specify a quantity, but our Agreement allows us to exceed the usual 3000 limit. There should be more than enough to go around!

Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

01. Logo 0:20
02. DeLorean Reveal 0:46
03. Einstein Disintegrated 1:22
04. ’85 Twin Pines Mall 4:43
05. Peabody Barn; Marty Ditches DeLorean 3:09
06. ’55 Town Square 1:18
07. Lorraine’s Bedroom 0:47
08. Retrieve DeLorean 1:15
09. 1.21 Jigowatts 1:37
10. The Picture 1:09
11. Picture Fades 0:17
12. Skateboard Chase 1:39
13. Marty’s Letter 1:20
14. George To The Rescue – Pt. 1 0:50
15. Marvin Be-Bop 2:25
16. George To The Rescue – Pt. 2 2:34
17. Tension; The Kiss 1:33
18. Goodnight Marty 1:31
19. It’s Been Educational; Clocktower 10:30
20. Helicopter 0:19
21. ’85 Lone Pine Mall 3:46
22. 4 x 4 0:40
23. Doc Returns 1:14
24. Back To The Future (End Credits) 3:16

CD 1 Total Time 49:24

The Creation Of A Classic... Alternate Early Sessions

01. DeLorean Reveal 0:40
02. Einstein Disintegrated 1:25
03. Peabody Barn 2:17
04. Marty Ditches DeLorean 1:56
05. ’55 Town Square #1 (Trumpet Open) 1:35
06. ’55 Town Square #2 (Trumpet Mute) 1:35
07. Retrieve DeLorean 1:16
08. 1.21 Jigowatts 1:36
09. The Picture 1:08
10. Skateboard Chase 1:40
11. George To The Rescue 4:13
12. Tension; The Kiss 1:42
13. Clocktower 11:02
14. ’85 Lone Pine Mall 3:50
15. Doc Returns 1:19

Alternate Scoring Session Time = 37:41

Bonus Tracks
Unused Source Cue From The Scoring Sessions
16. Ling Ting Ring 2:01

CD 2 Total Time = 39:44

Click HERE to visit INTRADA's store and listen to the whole CD's.


Complete scores to Quo Vadis, Madame Bovary and The Power highlight
Film Score Monthly’s magnificent collection celebrating a true giant of film music

Linden, VA – November 23, 2009 – An upcoming release from Film Score Monthly is destined to become one of the most essential soundtrack collections of all time.

FSM presents the Miklós Rózsa Treasury (1949-1968), a 15-CD set celebrating one of the giants of film music. In this single package FSM makes available virtually every surviving, as-yet-unreleased note from the composer’s fertile and productive association with M-G-M.

At the core of the set are the first-ever complete releases of Madame Bovary and Quo Vadis (reconstructed with sound effects), two of the most sought-after titles in the composer’s filmography. Scores that have previously circulated in pirated editions – Young Bess, The Story of Three Loves and All the Brothers Were Valiant – are included with professional mastering and comprehensive bonus tracks. There are also complete (or near-complete) scores that have never appeared in any prior format, such as The Light Touch, Crisis, The Asphalt Jungle, Tip on a Dead Jockey, Something of Value and Crest of the Wave, plus surviving cues from The Red Danube, The Miniver Story and East Side, West Side. All this – and more: the U.K. recording of Knights of the Round Table is included for the first time complete (an abridged version was released by Varèse Sarabande), and Rózsa’s uncredited contribution to Beau Brummell is presented alongside the full original score by Richard Addinsell.

Extensive bonus tracks throughout the set shed light on both the filmmaking and composing processes, allowing fans to see how certain ideas were developed and changed over time.

The Treasury “closes the book” on previous FSM releases Knights of the Round Table and Lust for Life with additional bonus tracks; and also includes bonus tracks from King of Kings and Ivanhoe for which there was not room on their earlier Rhino editions.

This amazing set also makes available several score re-recordings conducted by Rózsa himself, including El Cid, The V.I.P.s and the first genuine stereo CD release of King of Kings. And for the first time ever on CD, listeners can hear the “greatest hits” album Rózsa recorded for MGM Records in 1963: Great Movie Themes Composed by Miklós Rózsa.

Crowning this magnificent achievement is the premiere release of the complete score to The Power – previously available only in abridged form, now with extensive bonus tracks and mastered for the first time from the newly discovered, original 35mm scoring masters.

The three clamshell cases come in a deluxe box with a 48-page booklet containing a short essay and complete track listings. Online you will find free extensive notes in the finest FSM tradition by regulars Lukas Kendall and Al Kaplan, plus Rózsa Society members Frank K. DeWald and John Fitzpatrick. There are also original LP notes and a few surprises.

This is a set to be loved and cherished by Rozsaphiles past, present and future. With only 2,000 being pressed, it is sure to become a treasured collector’s item.


Brief ‘Avatar’ interview with Horner posted

Hollywood Dailies has posted a brief interview with composer James Horner, shot during the last day of scoring sessions for the much anticipated James Cameron sci-fi epic Avatar. The video features several quick glimpses of the big orchestral score, with the 56-year old Horner conducting the orchestra wearing a baseball cap. Horner says that he was allowed to work exclusively on the film for about a year and that Cameron didn’t want him to work on other projects during the time. “He did’t want me to dilute it,” Horner comments.

Click HERE to view the video interview, originally linked at

Also, check out a first review of the score, hosted on

"As you would imagine — and even on the tiny speakers we heard them on — the music is huge in scope and heart. Mirroring the film’s dynamic of technology vs. the spiritual, the music splits between synthesised and acoustic instruments, the entire orchestra getting a thorough workout: everything from South American instrumentation to solo violin, choral chanting to driving percussion gets a chance to shine."

Read the full article here, at Empire.

Also there are FULL SOUND CLIPS FROM EVERY TRACK of the score CD, by going to this website HERE.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

ILAN ESHKERI's "Ninja Assassin" comes on CD on Demand

Track Listings

1. Ninja Assassin - Ilan Eshkeri
2. Training - Ilan Eshkeri
3. Kiriko Runs - Ilan Eshkeri
4. Mika's Apartment - Ilan Eshkeri
5. First Kill - Ilan Eshkeri
6. Skyscraper Rain - Ilan Eshkeri
7. Escape From Safehouse - Ilan Eshkeri
8. Healing - Ilan Eshkeri
9. Soldiers Attack - Ilan Eshkeri
10. Raizo vs Ozuno/Freedom - Ilan Eshkeri
11. Being Boiled - The Human League
12. Helden - David Bowie
13. Shazam! - Spiderbait
14. The MC Remix - Ryuzo
15. Legacy - Raekwon feat. Xzibit & Murs

Product Details

* Audio CD (November 24, 2009)

Product Description
Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them...and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. The soundtrack includes music from David Bowie, The Human League, Spiderbait, Ryuzo and a new song by Raekwon featuring Xzibit and Murs. The album also includes music composed by Ilan Eshkeri.

This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.


Product Details

* Audio CD (December 8, 2009)
* Original Release Date: November 24, 2009
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Gearbox/Sumthing Else

Borderlands is a science fiction role-playing shooter (a first-person shooter with RPG elements) that was developed by Gearbox Software for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

AUDIO: On The Score With Alexandre Desplat

ON THE SCORE, original source:

There’s a gift for rich, cinematic melody that seems to be a French birthright, one that such Gallic composers as Georges Delerue to Maurice Jarre have imparted to Hollywood with such scores as “Steel Magnolias” and “Ghost.” And there’s no doubt their successor at imparting American films with lush, magical themes is Alexandre Desplat. The Greek-born composer would have dozens of scores behind him before getting his first English-language outing with the chess drama “The Luzhin Defense,” the first of many art films that came calling for his inventive sense of old-school melody, as his acclaimed and inventively haunting scores for “Girl with the Pearl Earring” and “Birth” would lead Desplat to apply his unique approach to such stalwart American films genres as female-centric comedy (“The Upside of Anger”), political thrillers (“Syriana”), gritty crime drama (“Hostage”), period epics (“The Painted Veil”) and effects-filled fantasy (“The Golden Compass”).

But whatever the musical genre, Alexandre Desplat’s scores have always seemed to take place in another, lushly magical world where ethereal electronic textures and strings reign. It could be heard as he hauntingly regressed Brad Pitt in his Oscar-nominated score for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” or in the emotional romance of this summer’s trio of Gallic girl power movies “Cheri,” “Julie and Julia” and “Coco Before Chanel.” Now for the fall, Desplat finds one of his most eccentric and wondrous scores with his combination of Spaghetti western stylings and rustic barnyard magic for Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” But even the fandom of “Fox”’s original author Roald Dahl can’t compare to the teen legions who follow “The Twilight Saga,” an impossibly romantic world of love struck teens and ageless vampires whom Desplat meets fangs-on with a swooningly romantic score, one that bestows old-school Gothic eroticism to this young adult take on the bloodsucking mythos. It’s a series that Desplat bestows with stunning, dark beauty. And that’s just the tip of a scoring future that includes Terence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost.”

Now on a new edition of On the Score, Alexandre Desplat reveals what it’s like to be France’s next big import to the Hollywood scoring scene, and how his music has continued to find a universally affecting melodic language for both intimate films and the studio mainstream.

Click HERE to be transferred to the original source and listen to the interview.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Everybody's Fine is an upcoming remake of the Giuseppe Tornatore film Stanno Tutti Bene that is written and directed by Kirk Jones and stars Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale. The film is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2009.

A widower decides on a whim to take a road trip to reconnect with each of his grown kids, discovering that their lives are far from perfect.

The score is composed by DARIO MARIANELLI .Here's the score cd details from

Robert De Niro
Drew Barrymore
Kate Beckinsale
Sam Rockwell

Everybody’s Fine, a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s Stanno Tutti Bene, follows a widower (Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro) who embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell) only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect. At the heart of Everybody’s Fine is the theme of family and physical and emotional distances traveled to bring the members back together.

The touching and beautiful score is from Academy Award®-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement).

Miramax Films begins rolling out EVERYBODY’S FINE nationwide on December 4, widening over the holidays.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 999 2
Release Date: 12/22/09

JEFF BEAL's "JESSE STONE: STONE COLD" TV score from 2005 released on limited edition [CD]

In this Robert Harmon's Tv movie, Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel.

In STONE COLD, based on the best-selling book by Robert B. Parker, Tom Selleck is Jesse Stone, a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge in his two favorite things — scotch and women. When a series of murders take place, and a high school girl is raped, he's forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes.

The mysterious and bone-chilling score is from Jeff Beal, composer of Appaloosa, Rome, and Monk.
Jesse Stone returned in NIGHT PASSAGE, SEA CHANGE, DEATH IN PARADISE, and THIN ICE — selections from which are also included.

Limited Edition of 1000 copies. No digital release.

SOUND CLIPS can be heard over at, by clicking HERE.


Andy Brown, the head of the London Metropolitan Orchestra, offers a behind-the-scenes look of the recording sessions for The Extra Man. Score by Klaus Badelt.

The Extra Man is an upcoming comedy film based on a novel by Jonathan Ames. The film is directed and written by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and stars Kevin Kline and Paul Dano (source:wikipedia).

Click here to watch the related video.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The Princess and the Frog is an upcoming 2009 American animated family feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, which is loosely based on E.D. Baker's novel The Frog Princess and the Grimm brothers' The Frog Prince. It will be the 49th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics and the first theatrically released 2D animated movie by Disney since 2004's Home on the Range.

It is being directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet, with songs and score composed by Randy Newman and with the voices of Anika Noni Rose (as Princess Tiana), Oprah Winfrey Keith David, Jim Cummings, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett and Terrence Howard.

The film, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, will be an American fairy tale, Broadway-style musical set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A prince named Naveen (Bruno Campos) from the land of Maldonia is transformed into a frog by the evil scheming voodoo magician Dr. Facilier (Keith David). The frog prince mistakes a girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) for a princess and has her kiss him to break the spell. However, the kiss doesn't break the spell, but instead turns Tiana into a frog as well. Together, the two of them must reach the good voodoo priestess of the Bayou, Mama Odie, while befriending a trumpet-playing alligator and a hopelessly romantic firefly along the way. The film will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009 before expanding into wide release on December 11, 2009.

(source wikipedia)

The collection of magical songs from this amazing soundtrack features Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), Ne-Yo (R&B music star) and Academy Award® winning composer Randy Newman. Set in the great city of New Orleans, the sounds of Jazz, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel and more are all present for an unforgettable musical experience the entire family will enjoy! This soundtrack features 8 new songs including "Almost There" by Anika Noni Rose and "Never Knew I Needed" by Ne-Yo with more original songs and compositions written by Randy Newman (Academy Award® winner for Monsters, Inc. and GRAMMY® Award winner for Toy Story 2 and Cars.


Click HERE to listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score hosted at

Click HERE to view the video from the recording sessions, hosted at

Click HERE and HERE to read the new interviews about his work on this movie and also Monsters Inc.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Product details
Original Release Date: 30 Nov 2009
Release Date: 30 Nov 2009
Label: Relativity Media Soundtracks
Copyright: 2009 Relativity Media, LLC
Total Length: 24:53
Genres: Soundtracks

Stay tuned for more and for now, you can click HERE to be transferred to and listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score, plus find more info.

JAMES HORNER's "AVATAR" score [CD] album details and more sound clips

Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of AVATAR: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, the official score album companion to Oscar®-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s upcoming epic adventure. The album – which features music composed and conducted by Academy Award®-winner James Horner (Titanic) and the film's title song, 'I See You', performed by multiple Grammy® Award-nominated singer Leona Lewis – will be released December 15th (December 14th internationally) and is currently available for pre-order at . Twentieth Century Fox releases AVATAR in theatres everywhere on December 18th

Click HERE to find out more about the score CD and listen to the new extended sound clips.

Also click HERE for the sound clips which you'll find by going in the box on the left side, under "music". I think you need the latest version of Flash to use that function.


The Killing Room
Limited edition of 1000 copies.

CDs expected to begin shipping by Nov. 20
Music by Brian Tyler

Chloë Sevigny
Peter Stormare
Clea DuVall
Timothy Hutton
Nick Cannon
Shea Whigham

With the goal of earning some extra cash, four unwitting volunteers sign up for what they believe is just another paid research study. Instead, they embark upon the worst night of their lives, becoming pawns in a deadly, classified government program that was thought to have been terminated more than 20 years earlier. As a group, they are presented with a series of questions and a finite window of time by which each of them must submit a unique numerical answer. Presumably the subject who is furthest from the correct response will be "removed" from the experiment. They soon come to realize that, in this lethal psychological game, the correct answer is not always the right one. Behind the scenes, the mysterious and brooding Dr. Phillips (Peter Stormare) deviously pulls the strings as the most recent addition to his team, military psychologist Ms. Reilly (Chloë Sevigny), is emotionally torn by her first assignment. Director Jonathan Liebesman takes the viewer on a dark and suspenseful ride into the depths of the human mind, meticulously revealing pieces of the puzzle along the way. The sterile and safe environment he initially creates quickly deteriorates into an unstable madhouse as average civilians must make seemingly impossible choices to survive.

The psychological and disturbing score is from Brian Tyler (Eagle Eye, Fast And Furious).

1. Begin (5:22)
2. Falling (1:22)
3. Liberty (3:18)
4. Memoriam (6:12)
5. Propaganda (5:49)
6. Invocation (7:42)
7. Subversion (2:27)
8. Disinformation (2:15)
9. Providence (3:22)
10. Agenda (4:47)
11. Dissidents (4:21)
12. Ecclesia (2:42)
13. Adagio Spiritiso (9:57)
14. Denouement (3:30)
15. End (6:38)

[source: wikipedia]

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Sherlock Holmes is an upcoming 2009 film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional character of the same name. Guy Ritchie will direct the film, while Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin will produce the film. Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg will write the screenplay based on Lionel Wigram's story and Doyle's characters. Robert Downey Jr. will portray Holmes and Jude Law will portray John Watson. The film will be released on December 25, 2009


The film is set in 1891 and revolves around Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain.[3] The film opens with Holmes apprehending the murderous cult leader Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong), who promises he will return from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows.

In May 2009, Warner Bros. released its official plot summary:
In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.
The full synopsis released in July included the following:

The action-adventure mystery Sherlock Holmes is helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie, for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life, and Jude Law stars as Holmes' trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly plays Watson's love interest, Mary.

With a screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg, screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson, the film is produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin and Steve Clark-Hall. Michael Tadross and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

In theaters December 25, 2009, Sherlock Holmes will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in selected territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

(source: wikipedia)

Hans Zimmer is the composer responsible for the original score for the movie, and the CD is getting released 21/12/2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Richard Marvin's Original Score to "Surrogates" is Available on iTunes and


The score is available now through Lakeshore Records on iTunes and – in stores Nov. 24

Composer Richard Marvin reunites for the fourth time with Director Jonathan Mostow for the sci-fi thriller "Surrogates," staring Bruce Willis. Marvin and Mostow teamed up in the past on the WWII drama “U-571,” the thriller “Flight of the Black Angel” and the action/crime film “Breakdown.”

For “Surrogates,” Marvin incorporates over 120 musicians, along with electronic elements, to create an epic dramatic score. His greatest challenge composing this score was maintaining the human emotion and isolation portrayed in the film.

The score is available now through Lakeshore Records on iTunes and Amazon Digital and will be in stores November 24.

“Surrogates” describes a near future where humans live in isolation and only interact through robotic bodies that serve as surrogates. When several humans are murdered after their surrogates are destroyed, a cop (Willis) investigates the crimes through his own surrogate. After a near fatal encounter, the cop's surrogate is destroyed and forces him to bring his human form out of isolation and unravel a conspiracy behind the crimes.

Marvin went to school at Indiana University Bloomington, majoring in Jazz Piano. After just two years in Los Angeles, he became a top studio pianist and was playing for composers: Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Maurice Jarre.

In addition to scoring "Surrogates," Marvin worked closely with director Curtis Hanson to write the music for the new dramatic CBS’ series "Three Rivers." He has also written music for HBO’s “In Treatment” and “Six Feet Under,” as well as the WB’s “The OC,” CBS’ “Without A Trace” and Showtime’s “Dead Like Me.” Marvin has over 100 feature film and TV episodes to his credit. He began his TV composing career working with Mike Post on the classic shows “The A-Team” and “Hardcastle & McCormick.” Marvin’s upcoming projects include the documentary “Street Dogs of South Central” and the comedy “A Fork in the Road.”

[author: Ray Costa Communications]

Monday, November 9, 2009

Original Score Nominations announced by the European Film Awards 2009

Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites more than 2,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture.

At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards. At the same time, the new EFA-website with lots of information about the Awards went online at

Here are the nominations for EUROPEAN COMPOSERS 2009:

-Alexandre Desplat for COCO AVANT CHANEL (Coco Before Chanel)
-Jakob Groth for MÄN SOM HATAR KVINNOR (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
-Alberto Iglesias for LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (Broken Embraces)
-Johan Söderqvist for LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN (Let the Right One in)

In additiona to the list above, see the general nominations page per movie, by clicking HERE.

Also, here's the list of this year's nominations per category, you can view it by visiting this link HERE.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

JAMES HORNER's 'AVATAR' score CD details

The much-awaited score for AVATAR by James Horner is slowly taking form...

Track list for AVATAR (The Score):

1. „You don’t dream in Cryo…“

2. Jake enters his Avatar World

3. Pure Spirits of the Forest

4. Night Iridescene

5. Becoming one of „The People“, becoming one with Neytiri

6. Climbing up « Iknimaya – The Stairway to Heaven »

7. Jake’s First Flight

8. Scorched Earth

9. Quartich

10. The Destruction of « Home Tree »

11. Shutting Down Grace’s Lab

12. Gathering all the Na’vi Clans for Battle

13. War

14. „I see You“

Saturday, November 7, 2009

MARK ISHAM onto the new remake of "The Crazies"

The Crazies is an upcoming 2010 science fiction/horror/thriller film that is a remake of George A. Romero's 1973 film of the same name. The scheduled release date for the remake is February 26, 2010.

A reinvention loosely based upon the George Romero classic of the same name, The Crazies is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

American composer Mark Isham is set to provide the original musical accompaniment for the film.

Stay tuned for more info, as it becomes available.

(original source:

The industry rejects DANNY ELFMAN's symphonic score for "WOLFMAN"

It seems that - despite the fact that for the time being it's still presented as a "schedule conflict" event, Elfman's "by all accounts traditional, grandly gothic effort a la Kilar’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula." [as presented in the original article which i am linking to below] sounded too old-fashioned to someone's ears.

So, they decided that the movie would benefit more from what's possibly going to turn around as a cliched, dark and moody electronic-driven score with some guitars here and there, a la usual Paul Haslinger. That, in the best of cases or otherwise - plain noise.

Read the unsetting news' piece over at, by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Interview: 'Modern Warfare 2' composer Hans Zimmer

Composer Hans Zimmer is an Academy Award-winner for The Lion King and has been nominated five other times including for Gladiator. But his newest blockbuster score is for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Recently, he took time to talk about the experience. "I thoroughly enjoyed it," he said. "It makes it very exciting for me to work with people who tell stories an entirely different way."

Check out the full interview by following this link HERE.

New Audio Interview: ALEXANDRE DESPLAT at "on the score" with Daniel Schweiger.

Check out the very interesting new audio interview with composer Alexandre Desplat.

The main scores discussed are FANTASTIC MR FOX, NEW MOON (he praises Kilar's Dracula as one of the greatest scores of all time, but says he went in a different direction), and TREE OF LIFE. The opening also has some comments on COCO CHANEL and JULIA-JULIE.

To listen to the whole interview, follow this link HERE.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Atli Örvarsson's "THE FOURTH KIND" [CD]

In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind.

The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document … until now.

Structured unlike any film before it, THE FOURTH KIND is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where — mysteriously since the 1960s — a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.
Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.
Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, THE FOURTH KIND exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.

The thrilling and supernatural score is by Atli Örvarsson.

To listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score hosted by, click HERE.


One of the most anticipated films of the fall, Fox Searchlight’s Amelia is already being touted as a major award contender.

Amelia stars two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviatrix and enigmatic symbol of the American free spirit, who was guided by a profound curiosity for everything life had to offer. Earhart’s early aviation triumphs and meteoric rise to fame and fortune were propelled along by her tempestuous partnership and eventual marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Bound by mutual ambition, admiration and ultimately a great love, their bond could not be broken even with her brief passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).
Ms. Earhart was the first woman to solo the Atlantic and was the first pilot, man or woman, to fly unaccompanied across the Pacific. In Amelia’s attempt to be the first to fly around the world in an equatorial flight, her life was tragically cut short with her mysterious and untimely disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937.

The soaring score is by the Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared (The English Patient).

To listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score hosted at, click HERE.

Monday, November 2, 2009


11/04/2009 CREATION - EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN offers his readers an exclusive preview of Christopher Young's latest musical effort to the critically acclaimed Creation directed by Jon Amiel. Creation is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history. Charles Darwin is played by acclaimed British actor Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind), and his wife Emma Darwin is played by his real-life wife, Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind). The movie will be released in the US in December.

Check Dom's website and enjoy the exclusive suite, by clicking HERE.