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Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Box Set Details

VARÈSE Sarabande Records Announces Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Edition Box Set Featuring Four Classic Scores On Eight CDs Dreamcatcher (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – James Newton Howard The Stand (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – W.G. Snuffy Walden The Shining (3-cd Set) – Nicholas Pike FirestarterTangerine Dream Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce …

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8-cd Stephen King Boxset Now Available From Varèse Sarabande Records

Film music fans who are also obsessed with the works of Stephen King, take heed! The fine folk over at Varèse Sarabande Records have just released an 8-cd boxset containing the soundtracks to four King adaptations from over the years. Included in the boxset are W.F. Snuffy Walden’s The Stand, James Newtown Howard’s Dreamcatcher, Tangerine […]

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Interview: Gregory Tripi Provides Insight Into the Music of Dark Places

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Cinelinx recently had the opportunity to talk with Gregory Tripi about his career composing music for film, television, commercials, and video games. His latest project is the score for the new mystery thriller, Dark Places, based on the Giillian Flynn novel by the same name.

Gregory Tripi has made a name for himself composing and contributing music for a variety of different high-profile entertainment and advertising projects. His credits include the films Drag Me To Hell, Contagion, Drive, Priest, and Spring Breakers, among many others. Gregory's compositions have been featured in national advertisements by Adidas, Lincoln Motor, Miramax Films, Ghost House Pictures, The Coca-Cola Company, and many more. He has been recognized with many awards including the Georges Delerue Film Scoring Award and the Thomas Dolby Production Award, and is the owner of eSonic Productions. Gregory is a frequent collaborator with composer Cliff Martinez.

Gregory created the score for the upcoming film Dark Places.
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The West Wing: celebrating The Stackhouse Filibuster

Feature Louisa Mellor 27 Jun 2013 - 15:15

After Wendy Davis’ feat in Texas this week, we revisit an educational, emotionally rousing episode of The West Wing

Like escrow, rutabaga and cooties before it, filibuster is a word many of us in the UK first heard on American TV. Specifically, we heard it from the mouth of C.J. Cregg, Allison Janney’s White House Press Secretary in The West Wing’s season two The Stackhouse Filibuster.

The episode, coming as it does five episodes before one of Us drama’s most sublime achievements – season two finale Two Cathedrals – is easy to pass over, indeed, it didn’t even make it onto our best-of list. In any other show, an entry so emotionally rousing might have sailed into a top ten, but The West Wing’s seven seasons have an embarrassment of riches and then some.

Written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Bryan Gordon,
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Check Out Brian Krakow Now

Check Out Brian Krakow Now
The Atx Television Festival hosted a "My So-Called Life" reunion on Friday in Austin, Texas and the cast revealed some scoop about the game-changing teen show.

Cast members from the short-lived, cult hit series gathered at the second annual Atx Festival to discuss the legacy of Angela Chase (Claire Danes), Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto) and co.

Though Danes and Leto weren't in attendance for the "My So-Called Life" reunion, Wilson Cruz (Rickie Vasquez), Devon Gummersall (Brian Krakow), Bess Armstrong (Patty Chase), Devon Odessa (Sharon Cherski), creator Winnie Holzman and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden were on hand. They dished about life behind-the-scenes of "My So-Called Life," which aired on ABC from 1994-1995, and where they think the show's characters, which teens fell in love with, are now.

Check out photos and scoop from the "My So-Called Life" reunion at the Atx Television Festival below, including one cast member who looks very different.
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W.G. Snuffy Walden to Score ‘A Gifted Man’

W.G. Snuffy Walden has been hired to score the upcoming CBS drama A Gifted Man. The show is created by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, The Soloist) and stars Patrick Wilson as a well-known surgeon begins seeing his dead ex-wife he starts questioning the meaning of life and his place in the world. Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken and Margo Martindale are co-starring. Carl Beverly and Neal Baer (ER) are executive producing the drama alongside Grant. Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) directed the pilot. A Gifted Man is set to premiere on September 23, 2011 and will be airing on CBS every Friday night. For updates on the project, visit the official show website.

Snuffy Walden is coming off scoring the final season of the critically acclaimed show Friday Night Lights, which recently won the first TCA (Television Critics Association) Award for Program of the Year. He
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2011 Summer Television Roundup (Part 1)

With an increasing number of major TV shows premiering during the summer months, Film Music Reporter presents a listing of this summer’s original shows and their composers. Featured in Part 1 of the Summer TV Roundup are the original shows on the networks (ABC, NBC, CBS), as well as on USA and Showtime. Check back for Part 2 to appear on this page soon.


Airing every Tuesday night on the network is the drama Combat Hospital. The show centers on a group of doctors and nurses from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and other allied countries saving lives and limbs in a war zone military hospital modeled on a real facility in Afghanistan. Deborah Kara Unger, Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas, Terry Chen, Arnold Pinnock and Luke Mably are starring. The show’s music is composed by Edmund Butt (The Dark, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and additional
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W.G. Snuffy Walden Scoring Pilots for ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Good Christian Belles’

W.G. Snuffy Walden has recently scored a couple of new pilots for the upcoming TV season. The crime drama Hail Mary centers on a suburban single mom living in Atlanta who teams up with a hustler to solve crimes. The pilot stars Minnie Driver, Brandon T. Jackson, Stephen Tobolowsky and Enrique Murciano. The project is created by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Never Back Down) and the pilot is directed by Brad Silberling (Casper, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events). Joel Silver and Ilene Chaiken serve as executive producers on the project. CBS is expected to announce next week if the show gets picked up.

The Emmy Award-winning composer has also scored the pilot for ABC dramedy Good Christian Belles (originally entitled Good Christian Bitches). The show centers on a recently divorced mother of two who moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up to find
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'Friday Night Lights' DVD sneak peek: If you love the show's music, this will give you chills -- Exclusive Video

'Friday Night Lights' DVD sneak peek: If you love the show's music, this will give you chills -- Exclusive Video
Even those of you who haven’t seen the final season of Friday Night Lights (raises hand and weeps) can appreciate this featurette from the soon-to-be-released DVD set. In fact — much like the show itself often does — this clip might give you goose bumps.

The exclusive sneak peek at the extras from Friday Night Lights: The Fifth and Final Season DVD (out April 5) takes us behind the music and into the brilliant mind of composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, the man responsible for the show’s iconic score. “We have these incredible performers and cast members who are able to say so much with looks,
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How Television Fandom Changes Lives

Today is Josh Charles’ 39th birthday. In a week, it will be exactly 12 years since Sports Night first aired on ABC. I can tell you these things because without Sports Night, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today. That’s how I know that television fandom changes lives.

I’m sure every one of you who comes to this site has heard it from someone at some point in your life: you watch too much television. Television is bad for you. Watching television will never amount to anything. I’ve heard it, my friends have heard it, my colleagues have heard it. That’s just the common belief in the world. It’s always upset me, because I’ve always known that it’s not true. With the anniversary of my fandom coming up, I’d like to share with you my story about how TV fandom changed my life,
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Friday Night Lights Season 4 DVD Review

Friday Night Lights has proven to be the Little Engine that Could. The show recently finished airing its fourth season and a fifth is on the way in October. The upcoming season will be its last, but the fact that the show has pushed on for so long, despite its lack of success with ratings, seems to say something about its quality. The fourth season was just released on DVD and you can check out my full review of it after the jump:

I didn’t want to like Friday Night Lights. If anyone was guilty of rolling their eyes when the first commercials for the series premiere came along, I certainly was. However, something I have heard from multiple sources is absolutely true: watch one episode and you’ll be hooked. I was forced to sit down and watch an episode early on in the first season and I
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Jakob Dylan featured on ‘Friday Night Lights’ Vol. 2

HollywoodNews.com: The hit series “Friday Night Lights,” which is adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer, and David Nevins from the book and film, has released volume 2 of their television soundtrack.

The soundtrack boasts a wide variety of artists and features some of the biggest breakout bands of the year, including White Rabbits, Band of Skulls, Augustana, Heartless Bastards, A.A. Bondy, Jakob Dylan, John Doe, The Avett Brothers, Am, Sufjan Stevens, Fink and W.G. Snuffy Walden, whose title score is included on the soundtrack for the first time.

Below is the following track list:

1. Percussion Gun – White Rabbits

2. Sway -Heartless Bastards

3. Killed Myself When I Was Young – A.A. Bondy

4. Fire – Augustana

5. Something Good This Way Comes – Jakob Dylan

6. I Know What I Am – Band Of Skulls

7. The Meanest Man In The World – John Doe

8. If It’S The Beaches – The Avett Brothers

9. What You Hide – Am

10. Come
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News: Explosions in the Sky Makes Everything Better

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In my seriously random list on the seven best theme songs for current televisions shows the other day, I suggested that Explosions in the Sky was so good that you could put their music over almost any trailer, including Transformers, and you'd want to see the movie. (Note, also, that a commenter, Django, appropriately corrected me: The "Friday Night Light's theme song is actually W.G. Snuffy Walden, not Explosions in the Sky, who did the theme music for the movie. There is a striking similarity, however). That note aside, it doesn't change the facts: Explosions if the Sky makes everything better.

A mysterious reader, arrrghzi, put together a little trailer to prove the correctness of that assertion. So, for your enjoyment, here's the Transformers trailer with Explosions in the Sky music, and tell me it's not a movie you'd be ten times more inclined to see? And it's not even
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