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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

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The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,
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Review: 20th Century Women Rocks the Roost

You must remember this... Filmmaker Mike Mills remembers a lot of things. His own life is the source material for his films. 2010’s Beginners was about his rough relationship with his father; now, 20th Century Women is about him growing up with his mother. Darkly comic, brutally honest, deliciously awkward, and provocatively “other,” 20th Century Women casts a literary tranquility all its own. As a late-1970s period piece, its sense of place and time, its careful quotations of other books, songs, and movies, the almost hypnotic, Philip Glass-lite -- in a good way! -- score by Roger Neill is compelling. The lifestyle of all surrounding characters as transient yet not going anywhere, the quality of the tag-team narration by both mother and son… Beautiful. Annette Bening...

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145 Film Scores In Running For 89th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

“The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,” Silvia Leonetti, composer

Assassin’s Creed,” Jed Kurzel, composer

Autumn Lights,” Hugi Gudmundsson and Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, composers

The Bfg,” John Williams, composer

Believe,” Michael Reola, composer

Ben-Hur,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers

“Bilal,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna,
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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward

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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the 145 scores eligible in the Best Original Score category, includeing work from “Jackie” and “La La Land.” The latter film, a musical directed by “Whiplash” helmer Damien Chazelle, picked up the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s award for Best Music earlier this month; “Jackie” was the category’s runner-up. Notably absent, meanwhile, are “Arrival” (which just landed a Golden Globe nod), “Manchester by the Sea” and “Silence.”

Read: ‘La La Land’: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s ‘City of Stars’ Duet Will Sweep You Off Your Feet – Listen

Justin Hurwitz composed and orchestrated the “La La Land” score, while “Jackie” marks “Under the Skin” composer Mica Levi’s second silver-screen effort. Decades after becoming one of the world’s most renowned film composers, Ennio Morricone won last year’s Oscar for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.
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’20th Century Women’ Composer Roger Neill On Revisiting 1979 And The Synthesizer From His Youth

’20th Century Women’ Composer Roger Neill On Revisiting 1979 And The Synthesizer From His Youth
Collaborating variously with director Mike Mills over the years—most notably on Beginners—composer Roger Neill brought an ethereal synth-driven score to 20th Century Women, in the process reestablishing a connection with instruments he'd played as a child. As ever, music is integral to Mills' final product—he's often described the film on the awards circuit as "'As Time Goes By' meets the Buzzcocks," an apt description of the intergenerational family drama, which captures…
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Sound on Sight Radio #297: Director Alexander Payne & The Best Soundtracks of 2011

Since the (very) black comedy Citizen Ruth announced him as a writer-director to be reckoned with, Alexander Payne has been one of the most consistently acclaimed American filmmakers of the last 15 years; he doesn’t make movies very often, but when he does, both critics and audiences take note. Recently, he released his latest, The Descendants, starring George Clooney. With special guest Joseph Belanger (of Black Sheep Reviews), we’ll be taking a look at Payne’s latest, along with his 1999 breakthough, the bleakly funny Election.

Check out the list of the best soundtracks of 2011 here.

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Music Playlist

Kavinsky – “Night Call” – Drive Soundtrack

Jonathan Keevil – “Bland” – Bellflower soundtrack

Billie Holiday – “Did I Remember” – Midnight In Paris soundtrack

Roger Neill & Dave Palmer – “Beginners Suite” – Beginners soundtrack

Johnny Cash and June Carter – “Jackson” – The Help soundtrack

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Best Soundtracks Of 2011

I didn’t think I would have to insult the intelligence of our readers by pointing out a very simple fact, but based on the first comment we received, I guess I should make something clear. This is a list of our favourite soundtracks of 2011. We are currently working on a list of the best original scores, which should be posted sometime within the week. Let us know if you think we left out any soundtracks you would recommend. Enjoy!

10 – Young Adult

One of the themes of Jason Reitman’s upcoming film Young Adult, is the idea of being stuck in the past, and trying to relive your glory days, and so it’s no surprise that the soundtrack to the film is loathed with 1990s alt-rock cuts. Due December 6th via Rhino Records, the fifteen-track disc features the Replacements, the Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, Cracker, 4 Non Blondes, Veruca Salt and many more.
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Weekly Film Music Roundup (September 9, 2011)

Four new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the thriller Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Cranston and John Hawkes. The film’s music is composed by Cliff Martinez. A soundtrack album featuring the score by Martinez has been released by Watertower Music. Check out our previous article for more information and audio clips from the score. Also visit Film Music Magazine for a lengthy audio interview with the composer talking about his recent work.

Also opening wide is the drama Warrior directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison and Noah Emmerich. The movie’s score is written by Mark Isham. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album including Isham’s score, as well as a song by The National. The
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Title and Composer Revealed For Roman Coppola’s Next Directorial Effort

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Roman Coppola has been working in the film business for over a decade, but he only has one feature to his name, that being 2001′s Cq. Sure, he’s done music video work and second unit material on the films of his father, his sister, and friend, Wes Anderson — whom he co-wrote The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom with — but that’s not the same. Fans of his debut would certainly like to see a sophomore effort, so there’s some good news for them.

We learned last year that he would be jumping back into the fray, and ThePlaylist has dug up a little detail on the website for film composer Roger Neill — he collaborated with the director on Cq, while recently doing work for films like Beginners and Tanner Hall. Anyway, said website has a listing for Coppola‘s new project, which is called A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.
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Roman Coppola’s New Film is ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’

Roman Coppola’s New Film is ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’
Briefly: It's been nine months since we heard anything about the new film that Roman Coppola is reportedly putting together. He's been busy working on music videos and collaborating on features, often directing second unit, with sister Sofia Coppola, father Francis and friend Wes Anderson. But it has been just over ten years since Coppola's one feature directorial effort, Cq. (A film that holds up quite well on repeat viewings.) So we're ready to see something new from the guy. Last year Sofia Coppola said [1] her brother was working on something new, but she offered no details, and reps for Roman Coppola were not forthcoming with more info. Now we've learned that the title of the film is A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. The Playlist [2] dug up the info on the website of Roger Neil, who scored Mike Mills' wonderful film Beginners. (He did some work on Cq as well.
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Roman Coppola's Next Film Is Called 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

'Beginners' & 'Tanner Hall' Composer Roger Neil Writing Score Late last year, during the press rounds for "Somewhere," we spoke to Sofia Coppola, who was tight-lipped, but gave us a little teaser bit of info and a bit of hope: her brother Roman Coppola was finally working on a new film. “He’s working on something new,” she told us coyly. Something he would writing and directing again we asked? “Yeah, he’s working on a script that he put together.” To recap, it's been ten years since Coppola made the the weird and wonderful “Cq” in 2001. The writer/director's paean to…
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Weekly Film Music Roundup (June 3, 2011)

Only one new movie is opening wide this weekend:

Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation X-Men: First Class starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence and Rosamunde Pike is expected to top the weekend box office. The film’s music is written by Henry Jackman and a soundtrack album has been released digitally earlier this week by Sony Classical. A physical release will follow on June 28. For more information on the album and to listen to audio clips from the score, visit our previous article.

Opening in limited release is the dramedy Beginners directed by Mike Mills and starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent. The film’s score is composed by Roger Neill, David Palmer and Brian Reitzell. The movie also features a number of songs. A soundtrack album with both songs and score has been released earlier this week by Relativity Music Group. To preview
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‘Beginners’ Soundtrack Details

Relativity Music Group has announced a soundtrack album for the dramedy Beginners. The album includes the original score by Roger Neill, David Palmer and Brian Reitzell. Also featured on the soundtrack are several songs from the movie from artists including Hoagy Carmichael, Gene Austin, Josephine Baker and Jolly Roll Morton. The album will be released on May 31, 2011 and is available to pre-order on Amazon. Audio clips will be added later this month. Beginners is directed by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) and stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent. Focus Features will release the film on June 3. For more information on the project, visit the official movie webpage.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Stardust (Hoagy Camichael)

2. Everything’s Made For Love (Gene Austin)

3. Bach Suite (David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell)

4. 1955 (David Palmer, Roger Neill, Brian Reitzell)

5. Sweet Jazz Music (Jelly Roll Morton)

6. That Da Da Strain (Mamie Smith)

7. Mamanita
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