Category Archives: film music

New Arrivals, February 6 – 12, 2012

Mystery! Fantasy! Science Fiction! I’ve gotta read faster! The Admantine Palace by Stephen Deas [Roc Fantasy, 2011 paperback, new] – fantasy – When I read a really positive review of a book like this, often on The Fantasy Book Critic … 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 August 16 – 29

Two weeks worth this time, I was in Portland for nearly a week, so I didn’t post a New Arrivals last week. Here are the things I got before and during that trip, and a few that came after I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals – August 9 – 15

Okay, I admit I may have bought a couple of things I didn’t really need, but I had a bit of a scare when I read about Dorchester Publishing going to all e-book or POD and then other articles about the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: July 11 – 24

I wasn’t able to do a Monday Mailbox / New Arrivals post the last two weeks, so this is going to cover the entire period. Not that things pour in daily around here, but there’s always a trickle… This time … 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 Soundtrack: The Joy Luck Club

this is # 19 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, music composed by Rachel Portman, 1993  –  Holly wood Records HR 61561-2  –  15 cues, total time 44 minutes Take the gentle, graceful sound of Japanese … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist

this is # 18 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Film music from the Motion Picture Oliver Twist, Composed by Sir Arnold Bax, total time: 73:06, with 34 tracks (cues) This is wonderful music, one of my favorites of Chandos’ … Continue reading

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IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards

IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards MICHAEL GIACCHINO’S UP WINS BEST SCORE OF 2009 Michael Giacchino wins the 2009 Score of the Year award from the International Film Music Critics Association for his inventive and nostalgic score for the Disney … 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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IFMCA 2009 Nominees For Best Score Announced

The International Film Music Critics Awards, simply because it is the best award “show” only for film music. Here are this year’s nominees  (Source: IFMCA) FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR • AVATAR, music by James Horner • DRAG ME TO … Continue reading

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

The 2003 film is a screenwriter’s version of the story behind the creation of Vermeer’s classic painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring”. In the mid 1600’s, a young, illiterate peasant girl named Griet went to live and work as a … Continue reading

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