JoBlo Movie News has linked to the soundtrack theme for the Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer. JoBlo is of the opinion that this may be “the best 3 minutes of your day.” You can check out the entire track here.
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Continuing our series of anniversary film music compilations, we have produced a blockbuster to celebrate our 35th. There is no duplication here. For our 35th anniversary we look back at our greatest releases over the last five years. And being the biggest and most prolific film music record label in the world, that meant we had over 250 soundtracks to choose from!
Averaging over 60 new soundtrack releases a year, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog features virtually every great name in film music. A list of just a few of the composers included here includes the late Jerry Goldsmith, along with Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, John Powell, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Mark Isham, Ramin Djawadi, Patrick Doyle, James Horner, Mychael Danna, Michael Giacchino, John Debney, Marco Beltrami, Gabriel Yared, Brian Tyler and many more!
• Included are cues from such blockbusters as Star Trek, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Kung Fu Panda 2, I Am Legend and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
• Critically acclaimed films such as Another Year, The Ghost Writer, The Ides Of March and Frost/Nixon
• Academy Award nominees such as The Help, The Last Station, Albert Nobbs, The Visitor and How To Train Your Dragon
• Beloved animated movies like Rise Of The Guardians, Rio, The Lorax, and Horton Hears A Who
• Family classics such as Hop, Dolphin Tale, Big Miracle, Nim’s Island
• Action blockbusters like Fast & Furious, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of COBRA, Cowboys & Aliens, Knight & Day, Battleship
• Celebrated television productions such as Game Of Thrones, True Blood, Mildred Pierce, Grey Gardens, The Tudors, Too Big To Fail
• Stunning new performances of Alex North’s Love Theme From Spartacus by Dave Grusin and Jerry Goldsmith’s Sum Of All Fears performed in Tenerife
• Also included are some truly wonderful scores from some films you might have missed completely.
• 4 CDs priced for little more than a single — it’s almost a giveaway!
Over five hours of great film music is included!!
Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 185 2
Release Date: 05/07/13
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At a recent press conference for Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin, Abrams was asked about the possibility of Giacchino also moving from Star Trek to Star Wars, and he had this to say about that and his Into Darkness score. “Michael Giacchino is an incredible composer, who I was lucky enough to begin working with on Alias. … He’s truly one of the most influential members of our crew, and I think this score, he really outdid himself. Again, for Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was.” – Full article at ComicBookMovie.com
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La-La Land has announced an impressive slate of CD releases for May and June, including Shirley Walker‘s terrific score for the underrated remake of WILLARD; a new edition of Jerry Goldsmith‘s ’60s Western BANDOLERO; an expanded two-disc set of John Williams‘ replacement score for John Singleton’s 1997 historical drama ROSEWOOD; a two-disc set of J. Peter Robinson‘s music for the long-running TV series CHARMED; a two-disc set of Bear McCreary‘s music for the CAPRICA TV series; a two-disc set of Geoff Zanelli‘s Emmy winning score for the miniseries INTO THE WEST; Bill Conti‘s brassy score for the Armand Assante remake of I, THE JURY; and music from the animated TV series YOUNG JUSTICE.
(Source: Film Score Monthly)
NORTH BY NORTHWEST was the fifth Alfred Hitchcock film scored by Bernard Herrmann, and it was only fitting he should score the film since he was first introduced to the director by the film’s screenwriter, the great Ernest Lehman, who (after the plan to adapt The Wreck of the Mary Deare for Hitchcock fell through) set out to write the ultimate Hitchcock film — a transcontinental thriller in the 39 Steps vein, with Cary Grant as the slick, shallow Everyman who runs afoul of beautiful, mysterious Eva Marie Saint and witty, villainous James Mason, in an espionage adventure that takes him from Manhattan to the perilous heights of Mount Rushmore. Composed between two Herrmann/Hitchcock masterpieces, his haunting and romantic Vertigo and the terrifying, groundbreaking Psycho, Herrmann’s Northwest is one of his most purely enjoyable scores, with a gorgeous love theme and a main title theme that’s one of his most irresistibly exciting compositions. This score has been released three times before — in a re-recording conducted by Herrmann’s friend Laurie Johnson; in a Rhino release of the original score tracks, many of which unfortunately had disappointing sound due to damaged tapes; and a Joel McNeely re-recording for the Varese Club. The Intrada Northwest is a remastering of the original score tracks with greatly improved sound, and the non-Herrmann source cues included at the end as extras.
Jaws’ film composer John Williams on why he’s ‘anti-iPodian’
Legendary composer John Williams counts the “Olympic Fanfare” as one of his signature works. Now, as he celebrates his 80th birthday, he has just finished composing the score for Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Lincoln. Brian Williams sat down with the other Williams for a discussion about his music, his 40 year partnership with Spielberg and why he doesn’t own an iPod.