Monday, January 31, 2011

Composer DAVID ARNOLD talks about JOHN BARRY

Composer David Arnold was a friend and collaborator of the late John Barry, and often collected awards on the composer's behalf as his health failed.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music he paid tribute to his mentor, who played an instrumental role in Arnold being hired to write the music for the last five James Bond films.

New projects for ALBERTO IGLESIAS, 2011

New projects for Iglesias, according to filmmusicreporter:

The Monk

French/Spanish co-production thriller directed by German director Dominik Moll (Lemming) and stars Vincent Cassel and Geraldine Chaplin.  The Monk, an adaptation of the classic 1796 Gothic novel by Mathew Gregory Lewis, tells the story of Capucin Ambrosio, a pious, well-respected monk in Spain and his violent downfall. 

the Skin that i inhabit

This is Pedro Almadovar's upcoming drama The Skin That I Inhabit (La Piel que habito). The film is based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Mygale, a revenge tale that tells the story of a plastic surgeon on the hunt for the men who raped his daughter.

Composer JOHN BARRY dies of heart-attack, aged 77

Composer John Barry, famous for his work on Born Free, Midnight Cowboy and the James Bond films, has died aged 77 of a heart attack.

Born John Barry Prendergast in 1933, the York-born musician first found fame as leader of the John Barry Seven.

His arrangement of Monty Norman's James Bond theme led to him composing scores for 11 films in the series, among them Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.

His work saw him win five Oscars, while he received a Bafta fellowship in 2005.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alexandre Desplat Receives Oscar Nomination for Best Score: “The King’s Speech”

(Hollywood, CA) Alexandre Desplat receives his fourth Best Original Score Oscar nomination for “The King’s Speech.” His score for the King George VI biopic recently received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. The composer incorporated the actual microphones of King George VI into his score, and recorded with a 90-piece orchestra at London’s Abbey Road Studio. Desplat was nominated for the same category last year, for “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” His current projects include “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” and “The Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt.

After composing the music for over 50 European films, Desplat burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to “The Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards. Desplat has won the World Soundtrack Award five times out of six nominations for Best Original Score and Film Composer of the Year. He won a Grammy in 2008 for the “Best Score Soundtrack” of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Alexandre Desplat was also selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.

Nominations for the ACADEMY AWARDS for best original score and song announced

Best Original Score nominations - 

127 Hours: A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon: John Powell
Inception: Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech: Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Best Original Song nominations -

127 Hours: A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido("If I Rise")
Country Strong: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges("Coming Home")
Tangled: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater("I See the Light")
Toy Story 3: Randy Newman("We Belong Together")

Sunday, January 23, 2011

MARK ISHAM - the mechanic (cd) (2011)

The Mechanic - Complete Collector's Edition

Product details

Original Release Date: 25 Jan 2011
Label: MIM Records
Copyright: 2011 MIM Records
Total Length: 1:11:36

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The Mechanic - Assassin's Edition

Product details
Original Release Date: 25 Jan 2011
Label: MIM Records
Copyright: 2011 MIM Records
Total Length: 51:11

Find it here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Listen to a sneak peak of BEAR McCREARY'S "THE CAPE" (nbc)

Visit the links below to hear a sneak peek of the theme music for The Cape, composed by Bear McCreary. The Cape premieres this Sunday on NBC.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

CARTER BURWELL scores the TWILIGHT finales

It's been learned that Carter Burwell will return to the Twilight franchise to score the two final films in the series. The final two movies are directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), who worked with Burwell onGods and Monsters and Kinsey.

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