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  • Lord of the Rings voted 'best movie soundtrack'

    09/13/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 08.26.14
    The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy has been deemed the best of all time, beating John Williams' 1977 Star Wars score into second place.Composer Howard Shore's accompaniment won the Classic FM listeners' accolade for the fifth consecutive year.Hans Zimmer's music to Gladiator, Schindler's List by John Williams and John Barry's soaring Out of Africa score made the top five.
  • 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    06/15/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Billboard ^ | :13 AM PDT 6/15/2013 by Keith Caulfield, Billboard
    Han Zimmer's soundtrack could debut in the top five on the chart; meanwhile vocal quartet Big Time Rush could sell around 45,000 copies during the tracking week. Big Time Rush and the Man of Steel film soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new 24/Seven album could sell around 45,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 16. The Man of Steel soundtrack -- an instrumental score album by Hans Zimmer -- might move around 30,000.
  • 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    01/09/2013 9:08:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Billboard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Keith Caulfield
    The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 92,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" album opened atop the April 7, 2012, list. The last musical film soundtrack to the lead the chart was the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" album on May 2, 2009. The last stage musical-turned-movie musical whose companion album reached No. 1 was "Mamma Mia!" in 2008. "Les Miserables" declined 32% in sales in the week ending Jan. 6, but that didn't prevent it from...
  • Italian master of soundtracks

    12/29/2011 11:19:06 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    You might be walking about humming Ennio Morricone’s songs and you won’t even know it. In his long and prolific musical career, he has written more soundtracks for cowboy movies than one would care to remember. He is the man we have to thank for the actual term “spaghetti western.” He is the guy who helped turn Clint Eastwood into a household name. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fist Full of Dollars, and For a Few Dollars More are some of the most popular movies that featured Morricone’s soundracks.
  • John Barry's "The Black Hole" Original Soundtrack remastered, expanded, and rereleased.

    08/26/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    The soundtrack to the 1979 Disney space epic has been remastered, expanded, and now available from Disney and Intrada records. The music was composed by the late English movie music master John Barry, who is widely known for his work on the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987. Here is a suite of the OST on youtube
  • 'Goldfinger' still glitters as a James Bond movie soundtrack

    03/24/2010 8:55:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies · 898+ views
    Zap ^ | 03.24.10
    It's the adventure that made the James Bond series about the music as well as the movie. If there's any doubt of the impact the sound of "Goldfinger" had, and still has, consider that the 1964 classic ranks eighth on Turner Classic Movies' recently issued list of 15 Most Influential Film Soundtracks -- behind "Psycho" and "A Hard Day's Night" but ahead of "The Graduate" and "Saturday Night Fever."
  • Why I love soundtracks

    12/14/2009 7:05:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 78 replies · 1,403+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 12.12.09 | Jon Savage
    Soundtrack albums are the hidden pleasures of pop. Composed and performed to accompany moving images, they're emotional enhancers. This dramatic quality, coupled with the depth of sound-field in full cinema reproduction, ensures that many soundtracks stand apart from their parent films as a listening experience.
  • I love the parts where legoes was in. [sic]

    12/05/2006 6:39:15 AM PST · by Country_gurl_07 · 107 replies · 4,032+ views
    okay i have to things
  • Marketing of 'Narnia' Presents Challenge

    10/14/2005 6:40:47 AM PDT · by paudio · 52 replies · 1,311+ views
    NYT ^ | oct 12, 05 | JEFF LEEDS
    The spiritual character of "Narnia" is being reinforced with the debut on the charts last week of a Christian pop album of music inspired by the film. But prospects for a previously announced secular soundtrack now seem cloudy, executives involved in the process say. Disney executives say that at the very least the CD will be delayed beyond its planned Oct. 25 release. Mitchell Leib, president of music for Disney's Buena Vista film unit, said he still expected to assemble and release a secular soundtrack before the film's Dec. 9 opening. But he cited production snags. He said he was...
  • "The Passion" of the Composer (John Debney turns Soundtrack into Symphony)

    07/05/2005 4:04:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 807+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 4, 2005
    ROME, JULY 4, 2005 ( The composer of the soundtrack for film "The Passion of the Christ" has extended his original work into a symphony. John Debney will conduct a world premiere of the symphony in Rome this Wednesday. He arrived here Friday for rehearsals. Beforehand, he gave ZENIT more insight into his work. Q: Could you please give us a glimpse of what we're expecting here in Rome? Is there a difference between the symphony and the soundtrack? Debney: Yes. Certainly, this whole idea started when I was composing music for the film with Mel Gibson and I thought...
  • Jan Kaczmarek: Anti-Communist Protester, Now Oscar Winner

    03/11/2005 9:50:11 AM PST · by lizol · 9 replies · 719+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Mar 04, 2005 | Anders Mahlen
    Jan Kaczmarek: Anti-Communist Protester, Now Oscar Winner The Life of 2005's Oscar Winner for Original Score By Anders Mahlen The Epoch Times Mar 04, 2005 Musician Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (R), winner of Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) for Finding Neverland, poses with actor John Travolta backstage during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) Although the movie Finding Neverland, with its mixture of Peter-Pan magic and emotional relationship content, received somewhat mixed reviews in media, its music has achieved more acclaim. At the Oscars...
  • Rimes, Harwell Lead NASCAR IMAX Soundtrack

    12/27/2004 11:32:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1,153+ views
    Billboard ^ | December 27, 2004 | Carla Hay
    New songs from LeAnn Rimes and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell are among the offerings on the "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" film soundtrack. The Shout! Factory disc will also boast previously released tracks from Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band, among others. "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" was released in IMAX theatres in March, and has grossed $19 million to date.
  • Catchy soundtrack done entirely with Windows Sound

    12/12/2004 4:21:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 1,027+ views
    Oh, man . . . I'm gonna get flamed for this. But I can't resist; I thought it was kind of clever. Soundtrack is about 3 minutes long. Click on this to listen to it. Somebody's got a lot of time on his hands, lol!
  • Whats the best all time movie music?

    09/18/2004 6:39:32 PM PDT · by StACase · 188 replies · 1,877+ views
    Vanity | September 17<sup>th</sup>2004 | Vanity
    What's the best movie music of all time? John Williams and Star Warsor all the hits from Chicagohow about Joplin's rags from The Sting or the opening scene from 2001? I know I like the renditions of the Navy Hymn from The Perfect Storm you have to be hard hearted not to get a lump in your throat during that scene, and the rendition in The Crimson Tide. So Drama, musicals, Comedies, chick flicks, westerns, SciFi, etc. which movie has the best music? What's your vote?
  • Gollum's Song (hankie-alert)

    11/27/2002 6:58:23 AM PST · by BibChr · 50 replies · 1,504+ views
    Lord of the Rings ^ | n.d. | Howard Shore
    The link above contains "Gollum's Song," from the upcoming movie "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." I'm on my second listen-through. This is a tearful song; I can only imagine the movie's context. Dan
  • Best score belongs to Lord of the Rings

    08/29/2002 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Overtaxed · 22 replies · 304+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug. 28,2002 | Sally Pook
    The Oscar-winning soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings has been voted the greatest film score of all time in a poll conducted by the radio station Classic FM. The score by Howard Shore beat such classics as Gone With The Wind and Dr Zhivago and was a testament, experts said yesterday, to the huge popularity of the film, which produced one of the highest box office gross figures of all time. Long-standing favourite soundtracks such as Casablanca, The Godfather and The Sound of Music were notable by their absence from the poll of more than 52,000 listeners. "It doesn't...
  • History Center compiles musical collage for Pittsburgh

    08/07/2002 9:27:54 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 5 replies · 240+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 07, 2002 | Adrian McCoy
    <p>If Pittsburgh had its own unique soundtrack, with songs that have some connection to the city, what would it be? It could include "Blue Velvet" and "Blue Moon," or Stephen Foster's "Oh Susannah" and Donnie Iris' "Ah Leah."</p> <p>Based on the belief that plenty of good music has come out of Pittsburgh, the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center has launched a "Soundtrack of Our City" initiative, asking Pittsburghers to vote for their most memorable songs. The music should be about Pittsburgh or composed or performed by Pittsburgh artists. The ones with the most votes will be used to compile a series of city "soundtracks," which will be played in the History Center's Great Hall.</p>