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Index for Reviews to Volume 11

(2009)

Total Reviews = 37


Editor's Choice

 

 

Best of the Month for January

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON -- music by Alexandre Desplat

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for February

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE --
music by Max Steiner

 

 

 


Best of the Month for March

TIME AFTER TIME --
music by Miklos Rozsa

 

 

 

 

 


Best of the Month for April

A JOHNNY MANDEL TRIO
(3 CD Box Set)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for May

HOW TO STEAL A MILLION and
BACHELOR FLAT --
music by Johnny Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for June

TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE--
music by Jerry Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for July

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER --
music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for August

GOD'S LITTLE ACRE --
music by Elmer Bernstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for September

EXODUS -- music by Ernest Gold
also other film scores (2 CDs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for October

THE BLACK STALLION -- music by Carmine Coppola/ Additional music by Shirley Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for November

TARAS BULBA -- music by Franz Waxman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Month for December

CAPTAIN ABU RAED --
music by Austin Wintory

 

 

 

 


Capsule Reviews

 

ANGELS & DEMONS -- music by Hans Zimmer and others

CULT CUTS: MUSIC FROM THE MODERN CINEMA

TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (1985)/ KORGOTH THE BARBARIAN (2006) -- music by Lee Holdridge

 


 

Full Reviews

 

 

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD -- music by Bernard Herrmann [Special Merit] 

THE APARTMENT -- music by Adolph Deutsch

IRMA LA DOUCE and THE FORTUNE COOKIE -- music by Andre Previn

DAVID RAKSIN AT M-G-M (5 CD Box Set)

THE DEAD POOL -- music by Lalo Schifrin

THE DEFINITIVE HORROR MUSIC COLLECTION

DISCOVER FILM MUSIC (2 CD compilation with 165 page booklet)

DRACULA A.D. 1972 -- music by Mike Vickers

THE FILM MUSIC OF RALPH RAINGER

THE INFORMANT! -- music by Marvin Hamlisch

IN HARM'S WAY -- music by Jerry Goldsmith

JAKE SPEED -- music by Mark Snow

MARS ATTACKS! -- music by Danny Elfman

MAX AND HELEN & THE OASIS -- music by Christopher Young

THE MUSIC OF BATMAN (compilation)

THE MUSIC OF STAR TREK (compilation)

STAR CRASH -- music by John Barry

You Must Remember This Too:
Classic Film Music Arranged for Guitar
[Special Merit] 

 

 

 

 


DVDs

 

 

THE FORD AT FOX COLLECTION:
THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD


DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
FRONTIER MARSHAL
BECOMING JOHN FORD

Capsule review: This set is a bit disappointing, especially the awkwardly filmed and edited documentary. Commentary by Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman on DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK is very good. Film transfers are clean and sharp, but with great scores by David Buttolph and Alfred Newman, these classic films deserve to have isolated music tracks. Rating: ***1/2

 

 

 

Recommended DVDs with Isolated Scores

 

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Two-Disc Special Edition)

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
(2 Disc Special Edition)

Music by Bernard Herrmann
Commentary by film & music historians John Morgan,
Steven Smith, William Stromberg, and Nick Redman


Rating: ****

 

 

The Robe


THE ROBE (1953)
(Special Edition)


music by Alfred Newman
Commentary by
film composer David Newman,
film historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman


 

 


Book Reviews

 

 

 

A History of Film Music
by Mervyn Cooke

 

 

 

 

 

Alex North's A Streetcar Named Desire: A Film Score Guide (Scarecrow Film Score Guides)

Alex North's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE:
A Film Score Guide
by Annette Davison


Volume 11, 2009

Number 1 (Winter)

Number 2 (Spring)

Number 3 (Summer)

Number 4 (Fall)

 


 

The Sammy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

To read all the previous Sammy Awards, click on these links:

 

21st Annual Sammy Awards For 2008

20th Annual Sammy Awards For 2007

19th Annual Sammy Awards For 2006

18th Annual Sammy Awards For 2005

The Sammy Awards (Complete List)

 

 

 


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