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Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Hans Zimmer is at the top of the box office with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but Michael Giacchino has slots three and four. The No. 1 film of war-torn France for Warner Bros. roared off with a hefty $50.5 million haul and great response from critics and audiences alike. The project marks the sixth collaboration between Nolan and Zimmer. It was […]

In Space Can Anybody Hear You Sing?

In Space Can Anybody Hear You Sing?

The tune-driven Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mega-hit has spawned a new generation of ’70s music lovers. “One of the first things I always hear from fans is how much they loved the music,” says franchise star Chris Pratt, who as hero Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) takes a narrative journey propelled by a Walkman. “People just loved […]

An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

The composer behind films as diverse as The Magnificent Seven and Animal House will be feted on the 95th anniversary of his birth with landmark concerts, in London and Dublin. “Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music” will be narrated and conducted by his son Peter Bernstein and narrated and hosted by film director John Landis. The retrospective will celebrate works spanning […]

Clive Davis Doc Goes to Apple Music

Clive Davis Doc Goes to Apple Music

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is being distributed exclusively through Apple Music, Davis announced on the eve of the film’s April 20 premiere at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, where it provided a glitzy opening night at Radio City Music Hall. The documentary, directed by Chris Perkel, was financed by IM Global and produced by Scott Free […]

Karpman in ‘Step’ with Dance Doc

Karpman in ‘Step’ with Dance Doc

One of the most original composing talents on the scene today, Laura Karpman has an incredible ability to tailor her inventive style to the needs of whatever project is lucky enough to secure her services. In a field in which women are few and far between, Karpman has maintained a successful career spanning film, television and […]

‘Negro’ Score a Jazzy Genre-Buster

‘Negro’ Score a Jazzy Genre-Buster

In his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin left unfinished upon his death in 1987. Helping to tell the tale are a dozen classic blues tracks and an original score by iconoclastic Russian composer Alexei Aïgui. Aïgui’s subtle, sophisticated music composed for the film is being digitally released by Lakeshore […]

Hollywood Confidential

Hollywood Confidential

They might be the best movie music squad you’ve never heard of, and the Confidential Music team is happy to keep it that way.  The Santa Monica-based trio – composer John Samuel Hanson, artist Becky Hanson, and mixer-producer Kyle Biane – create custom music for movie trailers. Although their clients are technically the trailer houses, ultimately their clients […]

‘Lennon Report’ Gets Dec. 8 Westwood Premiere

‘Lennon Report’ Gets Dec. 8 Westwood Premiere

Director Jeremy Profe will take questions after the screening, along with Karen Tsen Lee, who plays Yoko Ono, when The Lennon Report premieres at the Crest theater Dec. 8, the 36th anniversary of the iconic songwriter’s tragic murder. The docudrama chronicles the day Lennon died in Manhattan, focusing on the aftermath and the effort to save the […]

‘Moana’ Enters Billboard Chart at No. 2

‘Moana’ Enters Billboard Chart at No. 2

Propelled by the pop appeal of Justin Timberlake, Trolls tops the Billboard Soundtrack Chart for the second week, but Moana made a strong opening appearance at No. 2 the week of Dec. 10, and seems poised for the challenge of a further upward climb. The three-years-in-the-making musical opus teamed Hamilton songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda with Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina and […]

Heeere’s Johnny Thunders

Heeere’s Johnny Thunders

Punk rocker Johnny Thunders will get his close-up in 2017 when a biopic directed by Jonas Akerlund is set to hit screens. Based on the book Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood by British journalist Nina Antonia, the film explores Thunder’s life and career from his days as a New York Doll and then with his own […]

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