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Indiana Jones set for Royal Albert Hall debut

1 hour ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screening to mark 35th anniversary will include John Williams’ score performed live.

Indiana Jones is heading for the Royal Albert Hall in London next spring.

The is holding a 35th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s action classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark, on March 12 with John Williams’ Oscar-nominated score performed live and in full by the 21st Century Orchestra.

It will be the first time a complete Williams score has ever been played on the Hall’s famous stage.

Lucy Noble, director of events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’ve wanted to bring Indy to the Hall for years and we’re delighted to announce that it’s finally happening.”

It is the first show announced in the Hall’s film-and-live-orchestra programme for 2016. Upcoming presentations this year include The Godfather, Ratatouille andTim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

More details available here www.royalalberthall.com »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Back to the Future Live in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall: Magnificent

5 July 2015 4:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Backed by a live orchestra and a receptive crowd, Back to the Future celebrated its 30th anniversary in some style at last night's (July 4) Royal Albert Hall performance.

The time-travel comedy is one of those rare films that feels just about perfect. Robert Zemeckis's fluid, faultless direction doesn't have a frame out of place, and the script is a tight-as-a-drum masterclass in setup, pay-off and ticking-clock suspense.

Musically, the roaring guitars of 'The Power of Love' and 'Johnny B. Goode' lend the film rock 'n' roll edge, so it's easy to forget just how great Alan Silvestri's score is. As far as film music goes, Silvestri's familiar Back to the Future theme is easily on par with John Williams's formidable hat-trick of Star Wars, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In this Amblin era blockbuster scores weren't afraid to be big, bold and adventurous. The hummable, »

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Raiders of the Lost Ark will make its Royal Albert Hall debut next spring

2 July 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Raiders of the Lost Ark will be making its Royal Albert Hall debut, complete with a full orchestra.

The venue will celebrate the movie's 35th anniversary with screenings on Saturday, March 12 next year, as John Williams's score will be performed live and in full.

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"Raiders is one of the most purely enjoyable movies in cinema history, with one of the greatest, most instantly recognisable scores," Royal Albert Hall's director of events Lucy Noble said.

"We've wanted to bring Indy to the Hall for years, and we're delighted to announce that it's finally happening.

"35 years on, this show will allow you to experience the magic of Raiders of the Lost Ark in a totally new way."

The two shows will take place at 2.30pm and 7pm. »

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Watch: 40th Anniversary Tribute Video For Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' Has Some Bite

29 June 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it was released in the summer of 1975, Steven Spielberg’s killer shark masterpiece “Jaws” became an instant hit that kick-started the blockbuster era of American mainstream cinema. The movement was solidified with the release of “Star Wars” two years later, but “Jaws” was the spark that ignited the big budget spectacle era, which we’re still in the middle of forty years later, for better (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) or worse (The “Transformers” franchise). In order to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, editor and Vimeo user Robert Jones put together an exciting and visceral video tribute to Amity Island, Brody, Quint, Hooper, and Bruce the Shark, that also works as a fast-paced and engaging 3-minute trailer that focuses mostly on the thrills and the action. Relying heavily on John Williams’ haunting and perfectly escalating score, Jones manages to construct a high-tension narrative that fits the hyperbolic sensibilities of modern blockbuster trailers. »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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‘Killer Mermaids’ DVD Review

29 June 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic | Written by Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Milan Todorovic

Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-dvd Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the Dead), returns to the horror genre with Killer Mermaids, which follows two friends Kelly (Klebe) and Lucy (Burn) who travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend.

While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island. As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island. Awaking the mythical terror, dawn may never come for the two girls who realise they »

- Phil Wheat

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Danny Elfman on Film Scores, 'Simpsons' and Working With Tim Burton

29 June 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The way film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman tells it, his whole career boils down to two words: "Fuck it." He muttered that philosophical phrase when he offered an opportunity to write his first movie score – for director Tim Burton's feature debut, Pee-wee's Big Adventure – and the musician said it again when given the chance to perform his now-impressive catalog of symphonic cinematic creations in his "Music From the Films of Tim Burton" concert series.

The shows, which opened in London in 2013 and will kick off »

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Comic-Con 2015: Bmi Announces ‘The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition’ Panel

26 June 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Re-Animator—these films are as recognizable by their eerie scores as they are by the monsters that haunt their stories. At this year's Comic-Con, Broadcast Music Inc. will bring together composers from the aforementioned films and several others for “The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition” panel.

Who: Broadcast Music Inc.® (Bmi®), a global leader in music rights management, and Krakower Poling PR will return to Comic-Con, to present “The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition" panel, featuring composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard Band (Re-Animator), Tyler Bates (Dawn of the Dead), Maurizio Guarini of Goblin (Suspiria), along with special guest actor Douglas Tait (Freddy vs. Jason).

What: “The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition” panel at Comic-Con will be co-moderated by Anne Cecere of Bmi and Chandler Poling of Krakower Poling PR, »

- Derek Anderson

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Mondo's Vinyl Pressing of Michael Giacchino's 'Jurassic World' Score

26 June 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Welcome to Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow's new entry in the Jurassic Park series has broken numerous global box office records, and is still playing strong in theaters around the world. One of the better parts of the film is the score from composer Michael Giacchino, who does his best to hold his own and deliver an exciting soundtrack for the dinosaur movie. There's no point in comparing John Williams work because he really is in a league of his own, but I'm just as impressed by the score Giacchino came up with for Jurassic World. Austin based art house Mondo is releasing a special limited vinyl pressing of Giacchino's Jurassic World score with art by Stan & Vince. Even if you don't really need the vinyl, the artwork is worth viewing. Here's the art by Stan & Vince (website) for the Jurassic World soundtrack vinyl - found via CinemaBlend: The vinyl »

- Alex Billington

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Cool Stuff: Mondo’s Limited Edition Jurassic World Vinyl Soundtrack

25 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Mondo previously released John WilliamsJurassic Park soundtrack on a beautiful limited edition vinyl release featuring art by Jc Richards and Dan McCarthy. Now Mondo have revealed their sequel, a vinyl pressing of Michael Giacchino‘s Jurassic World score featuring original cover artwork by Stan & Vince. See and learn about the the limited edition Mondo […]

The post Cool Stuff: Mondo’s Limited Edition Jurassic World Vinyl Soundtrack appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Star Trek 3 to Start Filming as Zachary Quinto Gets in Character

25 June 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Justin Lin's Star Trek 3 is set to open in theaters July 8, 2016, so the film should start shooting any day now. Star Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the franchise, gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his own preparation for the shoot as he gets into character. Despite popular fan-fiction to the contrary, Quinto does not spend his days sporting Spock's signature bowl cut, arched eyebrows, and pointed ears; it takes a fair bit of manscaping (Vulcanscaping?) to do the character justice. Star Simon Pegg has joined the screenwriting team for this untitled installment of the franchise and will join Quinto in front of the camera as well, along with returning stars Chris Pine, Zoe SaldanaKarl UrbanJohn Cho, and Anton Yelchin. Check out Quinto's behind-the-scenes image as he preps to shoot Star Trek 3: someone is preparing to emerge. A photo posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto »

- Dave Trumbore

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The Jurassic World Mondo Vinyl Soundtrack Has Really Sweet Cover Art, Check It Out

24 June 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mondo has a beautiful history with the music of the Jurassic Park franchise. Around this time last year, the company made waves with an exquisite vinyl press of the iconic original soundtrack to Steven Spielberg.s masterpiece. And now that Jurassic World is dominating the box-office charts, Mondo is at it again. and they are sharing the artwork for the recording with CinemaBlend, exclusively. Mondo just announced a first vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Colin Trevorrow.s Jurassic World, composed by the incredibly talented and prolific Michael Giacchino. We recently reported how the success of Jurassic World helped John Williams. original score to climb back up the music charts nearly 22 years after release. So it.s obvious that the music of the Jurassic series has almost as much of an impact as the special effects, performances and film craft have on the finished product. Mondo's web exclusive version of »

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Reviews: Doctor Who Series 8 Soundtrack

23 June 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Growing up a band nerd in school, I get pretty excited about music. So when a new Doctor Who soundtrack is released, I get fairly giddy. Murray Gold has always found a way to musically enhance any of The Doctor's stories, like John Williams did with the Star Wars films. However, as much as it pains me to say it, the soundtrack for Series 8 left me feeling underwhelmed. Perhaps even a little disappointed. Where Gold once had stand out themes for characters, brilliant action numbers and heart tugging emotional suites, here we get three disks of little that makes for repeated listening.

It's not that the music in and of itself isn't good. We do start the experience off with the newly revamped Main Theme, which sounds very similar to the version from the early eighties. From there we are given a pretty run of the mill musical landscape. Trilling violins, »

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5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember

23 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb with 5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember…

You did it. You planned to watch all three Jurassic Park films prior to watching Jurassic World and stalled after the first one.

There are problems with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, sure, but it is crucially a Spielberg film. Not executively-produced, but directed by the bearded cinematic deity himself. But you had to skip it because everyone ‘knows’ how bad it is. Truth be known, I don’t think it is that bad. I don’t see the horrendous train-wreck of a film, many believed it was…

The now-defunct podcast ‘Frankly, My Dear‘ once claimed – and I’m paraphrasing – “The Lost World is so bad that it puts in doubt whether Spielberg actually directed the film and, though people claim it’s only the San Diego bit which is bad, in fact, »

- Simon Columb

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Listen to the ‘Jurassic Park’ theme 1000x slower

22 June 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Jurassic World continues to make an absolute ton of money. People just really like to see Chris Pratt chasing dinosaurs around.

And with so many people still enthralled with the nostalgia of Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park, this latest rendition of John Williams’s iconic score seems more than fitting. 1000 percent slower, Williams’s score is a beautiful, spacey rendition of sonic waves and tones easy to get lost in. It sounds incredible, although at a rate that slow, even Justin Bieber can sound pretty incredible.

Hear it below via Soundcloud:

The post Listen to the ‘Jurassic Park’ theme 1000x slower appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Brian Welk

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Does ‘Jurassic World’ Make You Feel Like a Dinosaur? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

22 June 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since “Jurassic Park.” If that fact alone doesn’t make you feel old, now there’s “Jurassic World” to make those of us ancient enough to remember — and admire — the original feel like dinosaurs.

In theory, the movie is a sequel, but let’s admit it: “Jurassic World” is really a remake — a remake engineered the way Steven Spielberg probably figures he’d have to treat “Jurassic Park” if he were making it for the first time today, at a time when half that film’s problems could be solved by a little invention called the cell phone. (As for Spielberg’s “Jaws”? Fuggedaboudit. We’re living in the age of “Sharknado.” No one’s impressed by a shark anymore.)

For the sake of this column, I’m going to assume you’ve seen “Jurassic World.” Ten days in theaters, and the movie has already grossed nearly $1 billion. »

- Peter Debruge

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After 20 Years, Jurassic Park Theme is Number 1

21 June 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s kind of appropriate that Jurassic World, a CGI-addled brute of a movie afflicted with nostalgia for the previous films in the franchise, would inspire fans to buy John Williams’ original theme from Jurassic Park. Williams’ theme has hit number one on Billboard’s Classic Digital Songs, after Jurassic World opened to monstrous, record-killing numbers. Michael Giacchino’s score for Jurassic World sits at number six on the Soundtrack charts, while Williams’ score for Jurassic Park is at number 11. Listen to Williams’ lovely theme below: »

- Greg Cwik

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'Jurassic Park' Theme Hits #1 on Billboard Charts 22 Years After Release

20 June 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Williams' iconic Jurassic Park theme has finally reached #1 on the classical music Billboard Charts. This milestone comes 22 years after it was released as a single to accompany the theatrical debut of the Steven Spielberg directed thriller. It was originally released as a cassette and CD single, two items that are almost as extinct as the dinosaur. The theme leapt to the top of the charts with a miraculous 205 percent gain.

Over 3,000 copies of the single were sold in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music. To date, the Jurassic Park theme has sold a whopping 189,000 downloads. This happened the same week the long-awaited sequel Jurassic World opened to record breaking box office numbers. The film was released in preview showings last Thursday, and pulled in $209 million to be come the biggest ever opening weekend in both the U.S. and Canada, beating previous record holder Avengers: Age of Ultron. »

- MovieWeb

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Video Game Review – Lego Jurassic World

20 June 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews Lego Jurassic World

You have to hand it to Traveller’s Tales, they’re clearly huge fans of the licences they come to develop for with each new Lego game they make. Despite one coming out seemingly every 6 months now, each one features an obvious love, respect and understanding of the licence material that has managed to translate the worlds of DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit into some hugely fun, charming and endlessly inventive platform games. They’re games by fans, for the fans.

As a kid with a short attention span, I liked and enjoyed a lot of different things in rapid, fickle succession, but my childhood came to be defined by three things, three loves that endured my youth and lasted to this day, Batman, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Traveller’s Tales have already adapted Batman and Indiana Jones »

- Kris Wall

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"The shark isn't working!" 14 classic behind-the-scenes pictures as Jaws hits 40

20 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"The shark isn't working!"

The above was a familiar cry during the making of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic Jaws. In an era before CGI, it was down to a giant mechanical great white (known as Bruce) to strike fear into audiences.

Unfortunately, the rubber recreation never quite functioned to the crew's wishes, leaving Spielberg to use John Williams's score and a point-of-view camera perspective to do most of the heavy lifting.

It proved to be a masterstroke - not seeing the beast made it ever-more terrifying, and when we did get a glimpse it was fast and violent.

As Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary today, we look go behind the scenes with 14 classic pictures below.

1. Steven Spielberg makes a phone call beneath a terrifying piece of Jaws artwork

2. 'Bruce' takes a bite out of fishing boat Orca

3. and 4. Robert Shaw relaxes aboard the Orca, then surveys Bruce from the bow

5. Roy Scheider, »

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Composer Elliot Goldenthal Is Experiencing a ‘Dream’ Spring

19 June 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As far as working couples go, director Julie Taymor and composer Elliot Goldenthal might be the most daring, experimental and sophisticated in the showbiz firmament. Their film, theater and opera collaborations combine complex soundscapes with highly stylized visuals.

Their latest phantasmagoria, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — a filmed record of Taymor’s staging of the play at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn that debuted at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival last September — is no different, despite the production’s spare trappings.

“It was really simple onstage,” explains Goldenthal, “just a few projections, and the audience surrounding the actors. It was mainly an actors’ piece.”

And yet the production — which is being presented event-style in approximately 85 theaters for one night only on Monday, June 22 — appears highly cinematic, bathed in stark, moonlight-blue lighting, and adorned with gorgeous costumes that bridge contemporary and period worlds with the spirit world of gods and fairies. »

- Steve Chagollan

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