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‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new…
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Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Borrows Grandeur of Original Score

With every reboot of a classic TV series, the producers face a key question: Reprise the musical theme of the old show or go for an entirely new sound appropriate to a new cast and concept?

Zack Estrin, executive producer of Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” available for streaming on April 13, chose the former, with a twist. “We’re maintaining the core spirit of the show — this great family survival adventure — and along with the rights to the show came this incredible trove of original John Williams compositions,” he says. “We wanted you to feel like you were in a
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Lost In Space Soundtrack Features Original Music By Christopher Lennertz

Lakeshore Records will release Lost In Space – Netflix Original Series Soundtrack digitally April 13, 2018 with a CD release forthcoming. The album features original music by composer Christopher Lennertz (Ride Along, Medal Of Honor, Marvel’S Agent Carter).

Produced by Legendary Television, Lost In Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.

“When we were approaching the score for Lost In Space we knew there was a certain feeling we wanted to create for the viewers,
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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
141 original scores just made the Oscar shortlist, meaning that we have no real idea which soundtracks will go on to be nominated for the actual Academy Award — “Phantom Thread” composer Jonny Greenwood looks poised to finally be recognized for his work, but might “Baywatch” be a spoiler? We simply don’t know, dear reader. We simply don’t know.

As you await the nominations — which will be announced on Tuesday, January 23 — treat yourself to this selection of tracks from the shortlist.

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Here are the 141 scores vying for an Oscar nod:

Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer

“All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld, composer

“All the Money in the World,” Daniel Pemberton, composer

“Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer

“Band Aid,” Lucius, composer

“Battle of the Sexes,
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Game Of Thrones: composer Ramin Djawadi interview

Paul Weedon Jul 14, 2017

We chat to Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi about season 6, Jon Snow, Sansa, Westworld and more...

Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 6.

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Summer is finally upon us and with it, well, erm winter, courtesy of the long-awaited return of Game Of Thrones.

A staple part of the show’s success since its first season, composer Ramin Djawadi’s stirring work on season six marked some significant tonal changes for the show, not least because of some shocking plot twists. With season seven set to venture even further in to uncharted territory, it’s a given that we’re in for some big surprises going forward.

Between seasons, Djawadi hasn’t exactly been resting on his laurels, working on the
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Make it a family movie night with the beloved blue creatures in the fully animated, all-new take on
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Join the Adventure! Smurfs: The Lost Village Debuts on 4K, Blu-ray & DVD July 11th

The critics love Smurfs: The Lost Village :

“The entire family will love this movie.” ~ Shawn Edwards, Fox-tv

“Hilarious and adorable for the whole family to enjoy!” ~ Deepa Prashad, The Family Channel

Make it a family movie night with the beloved blue creatures in the fully animated, all-new take on The Smurfs when Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village debuts on digital June 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital and DVD July 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Boasting an “A” CinemaScore with general audiences and a rare “A+” with those under the age of 18, Smurfs: The Lost Village follows Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs
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Review: ‘Baywatch’ Drowns in Easy Jokes and Lazy Plotting

Blame it on 21 Jump Street. In 2012, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller rebooted a silly, cult television series with a clever wink. It was a hit that spawned a hit sequel. Now we have Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon, a not-so-clever adaptation of an ultra-silly television series that got popular in the 90s. Dwayne Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, the studly leader of Baywatch, the world’s most elite lifeguard crew. Filling out his batch of loyal Baywatch-ers are Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera), Cj Parker (Kelly Rohrbach), Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario), Ronnie (Jon Bass) and Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympian forced to fulfill his community service with the team.

There are drugs on the beach and it’s on Mitch and co. to get to the bottom of things. But, also not really. It’s actually a job for the police, as the screenplay (from, take a deep breath,
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Alan Silvestri Receives Icon Honor at Bmi Film, TV and Visual Awards

Alan Silvestri Receives Icon Honor at Bmi Film, TV and Visual Awards
Veteran film composer Alan Silvestri received the Icon Award before a cheering crowd of composers and songwriters at the annual Film, TV and Visual-Media Awards of Broadcast Music Inc. (Bmi) Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Silvestri, the Oscar-nominated composer of “Forrest Gump,” Grammy winner for “Cast Away” and an Emmy winner for “Cosmos,” ascended the stage to the strains of “Back to the Future,” his most famous movie theme. His nearly 100 other films include “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Night at the Museum,” “The Croods” ” and “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

“I did my first film in 1972, so it’s been 45 years,” Silvestri told Variety prior to the awards ceremony. “I never thought I would do this,” he said, referring to a career scoring movies. “I’m really looking at tonight as a chance to publicly thank a small group of people who have been so instrumental in my being here.
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Film Score Review – Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Tony Black reviews the score for Smurfs: The Lost Village

Who knew we were getting a new Smurfs movie? Especially one with, as it turns out, a really quite charming score. Christopher Lennertz for some reason hasn’t broken out to become one of the giants in modern composing but it’s hard to see why as he consistently delivers enjoyable music, not just for cinema but TV and video games – he provided an excellent alternate score to Quantum of Solace for its PlayStation video game around a decade ago. Smurfs: The Lost Village provides him with another opportunity to deliver, this time for an animated movie score which has a great deal in common with the perky yet at times Gothic strings of Danny Elfman at his most adventuresome.

Kelly Asbury’s picture tells the story of Smurfette and her friends on a race against time through the Forbidden
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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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Catching up with the Best Original Score/Original Song long lists and the Foreign Language short list

In case you didn’t notice last week, a number of categories had their ranks thinned out by the Academy. Well, in that regard, I’m here to help. Yes, AMPAS thinned the herd in Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Foreign Language Feature. They also managed to include a handful of snubs, as always is the case. Those will be listed in just a moment, but definitely study these lists, as there are Oscar hints to be found within. For now though, these are just the remaining titles fighting it out for nominations. Take a look and be sure to see how it all impacts predictions going forward. Below you will see the 145 films in Original Score that are still eligible, the 91 tunes in Original Song, and the nine in Foreign Language Feature that remain in play. There were no real Song snubs, but notably Score has eliminated presumed nominee Arrival,
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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.”

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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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Will Alan Menken Get Oscar Love For His R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Song?

Alan Menken (Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy of Everett Collection)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Alan Menken is far from being a newcomer at the Oscars, but this year the composer could be nominated or even win for a venture into the new territory of R-rated films. Having usually created award-worthy songs for Disney, Menken connected himself with a more mature project with Sausage Party and stands to win an Oscar for a song in a movie about weenies and buns.

This year Sausage Party’s “The Great Beyond” (which would be shared with Chris Lennertz for the animated venture written by and starring Seth Rogen) is considered a major threat in the best original song race, according to this site’s namesake Scott Feinberg. In the past, Menken has been nominated a grand total of 19 times with eight of those being wins. Let’s take a look back at what
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‘Sausage Party’ Behind-The-Scenes Clip: Seth Rogen And Composers Discuss The Film’s Score

‘Sausage Party’ Behind-The-Scenes Clip: Seth Rogen And Composers Discuss The Film’s Score
The adult animated film “Sausage Party” was released last Friday to initial commercial and critical success. The film follows Frank, a sausage (played by Seth Rogen) who resides in a supermarket aisle, who discovers the truth about what happens when he and the other foods are brought to The Great Beyond, i.e. a kitchen in a customer’s home, and tries to warn all of his friends about their impending doom. While the film has garnered a reputation for its raunchy humor and theological underpinnings, one element that has gone largely unnoticed is its score. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film featuring Rogen, co-directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, and composers Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz discuss the film’s score.

Read More: ‘Sausage Party’ Review: It’s Feast Or Famine In A Grossly Uneven Comedy That Forever Redefines ‘Food Porn’

Alan Menken is best known for
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Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party” is a filthy good time

As somewhat of a man child, I have a soft spot for animation, especially when it’s at least a bit on the irreverent side. I also happen to really enjoy the humor of Seth Rogen, so when I knew he was developing something called Sausage Party, my interest was already piqued. Well, fast forward from its initial announcement a few years ago to last night I finally got a chance to see it, ahead of its release at the end of the week. Wow. Not only is it perhaps the dirtiest animated film that I’ve ever seen, it just might be one of the funniest as well. It’s unlike anything else out there, that’s for sure. The movie is a look at what our food does in the supermarket and how they actually learn the truth about their existence. Initially believing that humans are gods and when selected,
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Umlaut Audio Creates Custom Sounds for Composers

With shorter deadlines and reduced music budgets now the norm, especially in TV, composers need more help than ever. A new L.A. firm offers assistance by crafting sounds to order.

Umlaut Audio creates “custom software instruments and custom sounds for composers,” explains co-founder and CEO Marc Juenger. Especially in TV, he notes, “they have three or four days to write as much as 30 minutes of music,” and so much of it sounds alike because many are drawing from the same widely available sample libraries.

Juenger hopes to tap into the market by providing busy composers with custom-designed pads, drones, soundscapes, rhythmic loops, beat-driven sound design, sound effects and more.

“We create unique sounds for their specific project,” adds Marc’s wife Anne Juenger, co-founder and COO of the company. Clients can also choose whether the sounds created can be exclusive to them on a permanent basis; for a specific
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Win A Copy Of Ride Along 2

Fasten your seatbelts and brace yourselves for another wild ride when Kevin Hart (Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer) and Ice Cube (22 Jump Street, Barbershop) return in the hilarious, action-packed comedy, Ride Along 2, coming to Digital HD on April 12, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more of the duo’s hysterical banter and explosive fun with deleted scenes, gag reel, never-before-seen bonus material, including a hilarious new recruitment video “Ride Along With Us” and “The Ride Diaries” with Kevin Hartand Ice Cube!

Ride Along 2 reunites the partners and brothers-in-law-to-be as they take on new crime in Miami. The absurdity quickly unfolds while tough cop and all-around cool guy James (Ice Cube) works to solve a major case with the mouthy wannabe Ben (Kevin Hart). In the riotous sequel to the action-comedy hit that first
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Sundance: Sandy Hook Documentary ‘Newtown’ Unites 17 Composers for Emotional Score

Sundance: Sandy Hook Documentary ‘Newtown’ Unites 17 Composers for Emotional Score
Newtown,” which debuts this weekend at Sundance, has what may be the most ambitious score of any movie in the festival: 17 different composers contributed music, all because they were moved by the subject matter.

Newtown” deals with the aftermath of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where 20 first-graders and six staffers were killed in the second-deadliest mass shooting by a gunman in U.S. history.

Composer Fil Eisler (“Revenge,” “Empire”), Czech-born but now an American citizen with a 4-year-old daughter, remembers a conversation with producer Maria Cuomo Cole in which he expressed his outrage at yet another massacre. (“I’m scared of her growing up in this country,” he said.) Then Cole told him she was working on a film about Sandy Hook.

“The floor just fell out from under me,” Eisler recalls. “I didn’t ever want to see that film, much less score it.” But the more he thought about it,
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