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New Arrivals, Current Reading, January 14 – 20, 2013

Yes, I’m a bad person. Okay, I’m not really a bad person, I just can’t seem to reign in my desire for more books and music. Sigh. I’ll keep working on it. Meanwhile… NEW ARRIVALS – It should be no surprise to … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, December 24-30, 2012

Our pledge to limit gifting this year was pretty successful, I ‘m glad to report. I had ordered a couple of CDs for myself and got another as a gift, as well as some books from my brother and my … Continue reading

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New Arrivals December 5 – 11, 2011

Ah, the beauty of pre-ordering: things just show up and always a happy surprise. So it is this time with the new A. Bertram Chandler omnibus. Also new are a graphic novel and a soundtrack CD. Read on, MacDuff. Astro … Continue reading

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New Arrivals October 25-31

I guess I should have expected there to be a few things in the birthday bag, but I thought – more to pack, so it will be anything but books and CDs… Wrong. I was surprised, really. Here it is. … Continue reading

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birthday report…

I was surprised to find that there was a good deal of stuff trotted out for my 65th. I figured, what with the move and packing everything, that a pair of socks would suffice this year. But no, there was … Continue reading

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Soundtrack: Panic in Year Zero

Panic in Year Zero – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LaLa Land Records LLLCD 1111 (Limited Edition of 1200 units) Les Baxter wrote a lot of jazz. It’s too bad that most people these days remember him primarily for albums such … Continue reading

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Saturday Soundtrack – Foyle’s War

Foyle’s War – original television soundtrack, music composed and conducted by Jim Parker, on CD: Harkit Records HRKCD 8200 This is the 20th in my series of  Saturday Soundtracks I’ll start by saying I like Foyle’s War a lot. Excellent screenwriting, … Continue reading

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Saturday notes

Saturday Soundtrack I know I’ve been derelict in my posting of Saturday Soundtracks, but it’s been one thing or another and I just haven’t had the time – or sometimes the inclination – to pull out film music and write … Continue reading

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Book & CD Reorganization Update # 2

As you may have read in my Feb 16 Update #1, I’m in the midst of reorganizing my books and media. A description of the room, the state of organization – lack of it, actually – is in that previous post. This … Continue reading

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Book & CD Reorganization Update # 1

As you may know from reading previous posts, I’m in the midst of reorganizing my books and media. When I bought this place twenty some years ago, I was single, and after a year or so I hired a carpenter … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke

this is # 17 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Princess Mononoke Music from the motion picture, composed by music by Joe Hisaishi, [Milan, 59:12, 32 cues] Like most film music written to carry the mood and emotion of the film … Continue reading

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Avatar part 3: the music

This is # 15 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Music from the Motion Picture, Fox/Atlantic Records 521681-2,  120 minutes James Horner is a film composer whose work I enjoy and admire. When I see “music by James Horner” I’ll … Continue reading

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King Kong

Saturday Soundtrack # 13 Complete Original 1933 Score by Max Steiner, performed by the Moscow Symphony  Orchestra, conducted by William Stromberg. Marco Polo compact disc 8.223763 – Music reconstructed and restored by John Morgan – premiere digital recording This was the … Continue reading

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Amelia

Saturday Soundtrack # 12 original motion picture soundtrack composed by Gabriel Yared. CD: Varèse Saraband 302 066 994 2, released 2009. time: 51 minutes, cues: 13 I haven’t seen this film, and probably won’t until it becomes available on DVD, which for … Continue reading

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Searching for Bobby Fischer

Saturday Soundtrack # 9 Searching for Bobby Fischer music composed and conducted by James Horner, on CD: Big Screen Records (9 24532-2) This is the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the 1993 film starring Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, … Continue reading

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The Man From Snowy River

Saturday Soundtrack # 7 The Man From Snowy River music by Bruce Rowland, Varese Sarabande VSD-47217, released 1982 This is music from the 1982 film starring  Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson. The Australian Film Institute named this the Best Music Score for … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan

Saturday Soundtrack # 6 Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks Records DRMD 50046, released 1998, 60 minutes, 10 cues. Music by John Williams In honor of Veteran’s Day, next Wednesday November 11, here’s a CD of Music From the Original Motion Picture … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Saturday Soundtrack # 5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Hollywood Records, 52 minutes, released only as a download Based on a controversial book by Irish author John Boyne, published in January 2006, this 2008 British drama was directed by … Continue reading

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Saturday Soundtrack # 3 – Deutsch: The Maltese Falcon & Others

Adolph Deutsch – The Maltese Falcon and Other Classic Film Scores, 1941-1944 Naxos Film Music Classics series, Naxos 8.557701 DDD, 2002, music composed by Adolph Deutch, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, William Stromberg Score restorations by John Morgan In honor of Bouchercon and all the … Continue reading

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Saturday Soundtrack #2 – Ralph Vaughan Williams

This is the second in a series of soundtracks – original music composed for film, television or other media The Film Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams   volume 1 music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by the BBC Philharmonic, Rumon … Continue reading

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