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‘Blood on Black Wax’ is a Passionate Tribute to Movie Soundtracks and Vinyl – And a Must-Own For Horror Fans

“ Vinyl is one of those beautiful mediums that should not die out. I think film scores are in general enjoying more of a renaissance as a celebrated art form, and that ’ s beautiful. Vinyl is one of the things that contributes to letting people know that the scores to films are in themselves works of art that are worth being treasured. ”  –  Michael Abels, Composer of Us and Get Out In the foreword of 1984 Publishing and Rue Morgue ’ s latest book, Blood on Black Wax: Horror Sou...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, House, Catholic Church, John Williams, Young, Chris, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Lalo Schifrin, Goldsmith, Andrew Wright, Musica


‘Hollow Man II’ Exists, But Is It Worth Seeing This Invisible Man?

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we take a look at a killer who can’t be seen. Because he’s sneaky. And invisible.) Universal’s The Invisible Man (1933) remains a classic, but unlike the other “monsters” in the studio’s collection, the poor guy never got an official attempt at a reboot. (A new one was finally announced earlier this year from director Leigh Whannell, though.) We i...
Tags: Movies, Features, Kevin Bacon, Seattle, Leigh Whannell, Paul Verhoeven, Jerry Goldsmith, Frank, Christian Slater, Slater, Sebastian, Michael Griffin, Rhona Mitra, Peter Facinelli, William Devane, Featured Stories Sidebar


Jerry Goldsmith’s 25-Year-Old ‘Rudy’ Score Headed for a New End Zone: ‘Rudy in Concert’

“There are so few things in the world that you can stand up and scream from the rooftops and not care what anyone says, because you know there’s absolute right and absolute wrong,” says Sean Astin, who played Rudy Ruettiger in the quintessential underdog movie, “Rudy.” “And it is an absolute right and an absolute […]
Tags: News, Rudy, Jerry Goldsmith, Sean Astin, Rudy Ruettiger, Hollywood Chamber Or


This playlist is full of wonderful ARP music – some might surprise you

As we remember Alan R. Pearlman and the impact his instruments had on music, here’s a survey of the many places ARP sounds appeared in music culture. It’s a reminder of just how profound electronic music tools can be in their influence – and of the unique age in which we live. Perhaps now is the perfect time for an ARP revival. With modular synthesis reaching ever-wider audiences, the ARP creations – the 2500, 2600, and Odyssey featured here – represent something special. Listen across these t...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Williams, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, John Williams, Arturia, Jerry Goldsmith, Korg, David Abravanel, Moog, David Friend, Alan R Pearlman


The 20 Best Archival Soundtrack Albums of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


The 20 Best Classic Soundtrack Reissues of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


The 20 Best Classic Soundtrack Albums of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


Beat LA! Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th birthday gala rocks!

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th season-opening celebration was a bash for the books. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, it filled the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday with a potpourri of less than traditional musical offerings, spilled out onto Grand Avenue for a champagne-flowing block party that literally lit up the hall, and ended late into the night swaying to the sophisticated rhythms of Pink Martini! There was not a single note of Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Mahler or Mozart to be heard. ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chris Martin, Classical Music, Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend, John Adams, Frank Zappa, Emily Dickinson, Refik Anadol, Chinatown, Janelle Monae, Mozart


Beloved Sports Movie ‘Rudy’ to Receive Live-to-Picture Concert Treatment (EXCLUSIVE)

A beloved sports movie will receive the live-to-picture concert treatment when “Rudy” is screened on Nov. 10 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium with an 80-piece orchestra performing Jerry Goldsmith’s original score. Star Sean Astin, director David Anspaugh, writer Angelo Pizzo, producer Cary Woods and Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (the real Rudy) are all slated to appear […]
Tags: News, Rudy, Jerry Goldsmith, Sean Astin, Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, Angelo Pizzo, David Anspaugh, Music for Screens, Cary Woods, Daniel Rudy Ruettiger


Soundtrack Review: Atropa

Atropa Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Atropa by Kevin Riepl. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 70 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Atropa is a 2018 American science fiction television series directed by Eli Sasich and starring Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolet & Chris Voss. A troubled Off-World Officer, running from his past, finds himself slammed directl...
Tags: Music, TV, Time, 2018, 10s, Moviescore Media, Sanders, Jerry Goldsmith, Jensen, Mason, Michael Ironside, Eli Sasich, Kevin Riepl, Anthony Bonaventura Jeannie Bolet Chris Voss, Kevin Riepl Atropa, Riepl


Soundtrack Review: Damnation Alley

Damnation Alley Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Damnation Alley by Jerry Goldsmith. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 98.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 28.7 Album Excellence: 95.7% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Damnation Alley is a 1977 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Jack Smight and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard & Dominique Sanda. It is based on the 1969 novel of the...
Tags: Music, Boston, Sci-fi, America, Los Angeles, United States, Southern California, Film Scores, Intrada Records, Jerry Goldsmith, 70s, Goldsmith, Jerry, Tanner, 1977, Roger Zelazny


‘Aladdin’ Will Feature Two Songs From ‘La La Land’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ Songwriting Duo

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won an Oscar last year for writing La La Land‘s “City of Stars,” and they were nominated at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony for their work on The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Though they went home empty-handed last night, losing to Coco‘s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Pasek and Paul revealed one heck of a consolation prize: they’ve written two brand new songs for Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Find out about the two Alad...
Tags: Coco, Comedy, Movies, Disney, Adaptation, Will Smith, Musical, Cw, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Jerry Goldsmith, PAUL, Alan Menken, Aladdin, Ritchie, Benj Pasek


Tearing Down The Wall

All of us, as composers, have origin stories.  For some, it may have been one cathartic moment when the light bulb snapped on and you knew what you were going to be.  For others, it may have been an accretion of experiences, of formative musical events that added up to being a composer.  Or, if you’re like me, it may have been a series of revelatory moments, like an unseen hand guiding you down a path—to where, you may not have known until you got there. Baitz in Durban in 1972 In 1972, when ...
Tags: New York, London, New York City, Africa, Religion, Beach Boys, Los Angeles, South Africa, Ifc, Broadway, Brian Wilson, Collaboration, James Bond, Brazil, Manhattan, Congo


Soundtrack Review: Queen’s Messenger

Queen’s Messenger Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Queen’s Messenger by Stelvio Cipriani. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 93.7 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 32.4 Album Excellence: 73.8% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Queen’s Messenger is a 2001 Bulgarian-British-Canadian action film directed by Mark Roper and starring Gary Daniels, Trie Donovan & John Standing. By order of Her Majesty’s Foreign Office, Captain...
Tags: Music, Action, 2001, Kazakhstan, Film Scores, 00s, Stelvio Cipriani, Jerry Goldsmith, Cipriani, Alexi, Kronos Records, Gary Daniels, Mark Roper, Gary Daniels Trie Donovan John, Queen s Messenger, Stelvio Cipriani Kronos Records


You'll Have Yourself a Very Scary Christmas with These Eight Films

Between Frankenstein (1931) and The Invisible Man (1933), director James Whale made this over-the-top lark of a dark and stormy night with stranded travelers and a crazy family. In a wordless performance, Boris Karloff headlines as the deformed butler who inspired The Addams Family 's Lurch. Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Melvyn Douglas and Ernest Thesiger are among those so vividly present, and Whale has a ball directing t...
Tags: Music, Ray Bradbury, Fbi, Poland, Warner Bros, Vietnam, Kyle Maclachlan, David Lynch, Cannes, Personal Shopper, Stuart, Whale, Jerry Goldsmith, Cohen, Lynch, Andersen


‘Gremlins’ Is Returning to Theaters in December

Around the holiday season, plenty of cinephiles like to throw around the names of their favorite unconventional Christmas movies. One of the movies consistently near the top of that list is Gremlins, the campy horror comedy from director Joe Dante and executive producer Steven Spielberg. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to see Gremlins in theaters, or you have a loved one who has never had the pleasure of watching this holiday favorite, December has quite the opportunity for you. Warner Bro...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Events, United States, Gremlins, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Mondo, Gizmo, Jerry Goldsmith, Warner Bros Pictures, Harkins, Howie Mandel, Marcus Theatres, Chris Columbus


Soundtrack Review: On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score On Golden Pond by Dave Grusin. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 12.7 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda & Jane Fonda. It is based on the 1979 play of the same name by Ernest Thompson. Cantankerous ret...
Tags: Europe, Music, Drama, John Williams, New England, Billy, Film Scores, 80s, 1981, Jerry Goldsmith, Varese Sarabande, Dave Grusin, Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson, Grusin, Mark Rydell


Soundtrack Review: Children Of The Corn

Children Of The Corn Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Children Of The Corn by Jonathan Elias. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 29.8 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Children Of The Corn AKA Stephen King’s Children Of The Corn is a 1984 American horror film directed by Fritz Kiersch and starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton & R.G. Armstrong. It is based on t...
Tags: Music, Horror, Stephen King, Film Scores, 80s, Midwest, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Varese Sarabande, 1984, Armstrong, Isaac, Burt, Elias, Vicky, Cornfield


Children of the Corn Blu-ray Review

Children of the Corn: 1984 Stephen King adaptation somewhat pulls its punches but is still a fun, gruesome horror movie In the 1980’s, Stephen King movies were all the rage, due to the success of A-list horror masterworks like Brian De Palma’s Carrie, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, John Carpenter’s Christine and David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone, with every minor league King short story being optioned, adapted and expanded for feature film length. And most of these lesser King films weren’t ve...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, David Cronenberg, Nebraska, Dvd, King, Hamilton, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, Christine, Horton, John Sullivan, Gatlin, Jonathan Elias


Soundtrack Review: Ave Mater

Ave Mater Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Ave Mater by Simon Kolle. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 73 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 1.9 Album Excellence: 3.6% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Ave Mater AKA Vilsen is a 2016 Swedish action film directed by Rasmus Tirzitis and starring Göran Sjögren, Alexandra Zetterberg & Christian Kinell. Several dead bodies have been found in Gothenburg striking fear into the ...
Tags: Music, Gothenburg, Film Scores, Jerry Goldsmith, Gabriella, Simon Kolle Buy, Rasmus Tirzitis, Göran Sjögren Alexandra Zetterberg, Goran Lidman, Lidman, Simon Kolle


The Best Movies Named After Songs That You’ve Probably Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition: the best movies named after a song title – intentionally or not – that you’ve probably never seen!) Pop culture crosses streams all the time both in an effort to increase profit and benefit from name recognition. Adaptations, brands, and “cinematic universes” are the most obvious examples, but sometimes it’s as simple as a song...
Tags: Amazon, UK, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Moscow, Mel Gibson, Morrissey, Alan Alda, Southern California, The Eagles, Jerry Goldsmith, Kurt Russell, Tequila Sunrise, Simon Garfunkel


Soundtrack Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes

War For The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score War For The Planet Of The Apes by Michael Giacchino. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 98.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 72.4 Album Excellence: 96.6% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? War For The Planet Of The Apes is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson & Steve Zahn. It is a sequel to ...
Tags: Music, Sci-fi, Sony, Woody Harrelson, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Jason Graves, Jerry Goldsmith, Doyle, Caesar, Charlton Heston, Michael Giacchino, Patrick Doyle, Matt Reeves, Giacchino


Hell in the Pacific Blu-ray Review

Hell in the Pacific: Grueling and brilliantly acted anti-war thriller is just as socially important now as it was in 1968 War is horror. The very idea of it, stripped of its marketing and glory, is the stuff ripped from a nightmare. It’s primal and tribal and evil by design, pitting human beings against each other for murky reasons. The concept that people are programmed to think that other people are “the other”, that other human beings are bad, are “the enemy”, is ludicrous and yet still, ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Horror, Marvin, Castaway, Pacific, Jerry Goldsmith, George Takei, Kino Lorber, Boorman, Neville Brand, Blu-Ray Releases, Mifune, John Deliverance, Emerald Forest Boorman


Soundtrack Review: The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Mummy by Brian Tyler. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 78.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 37.8 Album Excellence: 30.3% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Mummy is a 2017 American fantasy horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella & Annabelle Wallis. It is a reboot of the Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Dark Univer...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, London, Horror, Middle East, Tom Cruise, NICK, Morton, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Back Lot Music, Jerry Goldsmith, Tyler, Brian Tyler, Brendan Fraser


Interview: Composer Marco Beltrami on Craven, del Toro and More

Veteran and influential film music composer Marco Beltrami discusses his craft in this exclusive interview Music is the spine of almost all cinema, radically transforming an image and dictating our emotional response. And yet, so few audiences actually pay attention to its essential presence. That’s why director Matt Schrader’s new documentary Score: A Film Music Documentary is so important. The movie – which is now enjoying a limited theatrical run –  assembles some of contemporary film’s mo...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Horror, Wes, Egypt, Guillermo Del Toro, John Ford, Hellboy, Alex, Marilyn Manson, Usc, Quincy Jones, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, Scream, Del Toro


Relax with 8 Hours of Classical Space Music: From Richard Strauss & Haydn, to Brian Eno, Philip Glass & Beyond

If I had one piece of advice to pass on to a younger generation it would be this: listen to more space rock. The 60s/70s subgenre of progressive/psychedelic rock gets its name as much from its subject matter as from its loose, hypnotic, futuristic sonic character—“Third Stone from the Sun,” “Space Oddity,” “Interstellar Overdrive,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “ ”… you know…. It mellows you out, man, something everyone could use right now, and inspires visions of a groovier future, though not withou...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Film, College, Pink Floyd, Stephen Hawking, Stanley Kubrick, John, Kubrick, Jupiter, Brian Eno, Pluto, John Williams, Carl Sagan, Alan Silvestri


‘Alien: Covenant’ Spoiler Review: Ridley Scott Makes His ‘Frankenstein’

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.) In 1979, Ridley Scott unleashed Alien on unsuspecting moviegoers, creating something that would end up becoming iconic in the process. Scott, a filmmaker with a background in graphic design, took what was essentially the type of B-movie that cluttered up drive-in theaters and turned it into somet...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, David, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Guillermo Del Toro, Franco, James Franco, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, Ridley-Scott, Alien, 20th Century Fox, John Hurt


Alien: Covenant Review #2

Rating: 5 out of 10 Cast: Michael Fassbender as David / Walter Katherine Waterston as Daniels Billy Crudup as Oram Danny McBride as Tennessee Demián Bichir as Lope Carmen Ejogo as Karine Jussie Smollett as Ricks Callie Hernandez as Upworth Amy Seimetz as Faris Nathaniel Dean as Hallett Alexander England as Ankor Benjamin Rigby as Ledward Uli Latukefu as Cole Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland Directed by Ridley Scott Alien: Covenant Review: **WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A SPOILER FOR ALIEN: COV...
Tags: Movies, Horror, David, Movie Reviews, James Franco, Michael Fassbender, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Fassbender, Walter, Lucifer, Jerry Goldsmith, Scott, Daniels


Late Hollywood Composer Jerry Goldsmith Receives Star On Walk Of Fame

Goldsmith was a force in Hollywood for more than 50 years, with Oscar-nominated film scores including "Planet of the Apes" and "Patton."
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Jerry Goldsmith, 'The Composer's Composer,' Honored With Hollywood Star

Goldsmith scored more than 200 films, including Alien, Chinatown and the first Star Trek movie. While his career paralleled that of John Williams, he never enjoyed the same kind of name recognition.(Image credit: David Keeler/Getty Images)
Tags: News, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Goldsmith, Hollywood Star, Alien Chinatown