UPDATE: SIX STRINGS MAGAZINE "DOWNLOADS"


As of September 11, 2017 the issues on the right links might expire, we are always evolving ourselves... so if you come to a dead link, please contact us for the new link. We are also going to make complete editions available on our Facebook page, so if you want to see them... 

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

"Howlin' Wolf Records" New Releases!


It's a new dawn, a new day and several new "Howlin' Wolf Records" releases and recent releases! Featuring composers; Brian Tyler, Bruno Valenti, Rich Douglas, Wojciech Golczewski, Vincent Gillioz and Pablo Garcia Croissier... 


Okay that is some great news!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Welcome to the ALL NEW "SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5

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 SIX STRINGS - SEASON 2: ISSUE 5... INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER "CHANCE THOMAS"... 10 Years working with "LORD OF THE RINGS: ONLINE"!

Not going to make this complicated, we are going for a much smaller, more direct issue and printable issue of SIX STRINGS... focusing on one or two projects! Everything else will be back to normal on this the main site, where we will share the best interviews and upcoming releases. You can get this, downloadable...

"SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5
DIRECT ISSUE: [CLICK HERE]

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Interview with Game Soundtrack "PROJECT CARS 2" Composer Stephen Baysted

Jeremy [Six Strings]: How did you come to work on the "PROJECT CARS" game soundtrack and how much creative freedom did you have on the latest "PROJECT CARS 2" compared to the previous one?

Stephen Baysted: I’ve been fortunate enough to have composed the music for all Slightly Mad Studios’ games stretching right back to their first game release in 2004. I had a great deal of creative freedom for Project Cars 2. However, as composer and audio director for the series, my role is always to serve the needs of the game.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: When creating music like "PROJECT CARS 2", where did you find your inspiration or do you find you have a ritual?

Stephen Baysted: Good question! Inspiration comes from many sources: deadlines, walking in the countryside, being by the ocean. There’s no ritual as such, but I begin each project by doing research on the subject matter and I find that it helps to get things kick-started.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Congratulations on your nomination from the "Golden Joystick Awards" for "PROJECT CARS 2" for all your hard work in creating a great score like this... how is this different from a film "nod" to a game "nod" of appreciation?

Stephen Baysted: Thank you very much! It’s always an honour to be recognized for hard work, especially when you’ve been working on a project for such a long time. I think nowadays they are quite similar, although what makes the Golden Joystick Awards so special is the fact that they are voted by the audience.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Your career has many different levels from game, television series and film... where do you find is the most rewarding or could you please share one of your favourite of each?

Stephen Baysted: This is a difficult question. To be honest I really enjoy the variety of projects, working with new people and collaborating on new ventures. Each is a very different medium to work in and I’m not sure I have a favourite!

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Can you share some upcoming projects?

Stephen Baysted: Work has already begun on my next game project due for release in 2019. It’s a major Hollywood film franchise tie-in but I can’t say too much more about it at this stage! I’m also working on various TV series at the moment, one of which is with Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge and the BBC.
THANK YOU...

Project CARS 2 is nominated for Best Audio [Click Here] in the 25th Golden Joystick Awards (VOTE HERE) and the original soundtrack is out now on Spotify and iTunes.

Stephen Baysted
http://www.stephenbaysted.com/

Renowned for his versatility, emotionally charged and expressively powerful music, Stephen Baysted's acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by audiences worldwide in a succession of award-winning films and video games including the best-selling racing series Project CARS, EA's Need for Speed series and Phil Grabsky's 'Exhibition On Screen' series of films bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to the cinema, in stunning high definition. Baysted is an in-demand film and television composer whose credits include two seasons of Blink Film's epic documentary series "Ancient Mysteries" for Channel 5, Blink's "Volatile Earth" for Channel 4 and Nova, and "Graveyard of the Giant Beasts" for Channel 4 and PBS. Earlier this year, Baysted also reunited with award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions to score "I, Claude Monet," a new documentary feature in the acclaimed 'Exhibition On Screen' series. Their previous collaborations include "Renoir: Reviled and Revered," "The Impressionists - And The Man Who Made Them," and the Royal Television Society award-winning "Matisse: Live from the Tate and MoMa". His scores for these important landmark factual documentary series have been nominated for three Jerry Goldsmith Awards for Best Score. Stephen is currently scoring a new three-part series exploring Tutankhamen's treasures with Blink Films for Channel 4 and a six-part factual series with Bone Soup Productions for BBC2 and Michelin Star chef Tom Kerridge.

WALT DISNEY RECORDS: "THE POLYNESIAN SOUNDS OF TE VAKA WITH TE VAKA’S GREATEST HITS"


Walt Disney Records releases Te Vaka Greatest Hits, which features 10 songs culled from the group’s 8 albums, plus a new previously unreleased track, “Lakalaka.” The music video for “Lakalaka” is available on the band’s YouTube channel HERE. The digital album is available today. The physical CD will be available on October 6 and can be ordered HERE.

Te Vaka, a unique 11-piece group, has enchanted the world with its music, costume and dance of the South Pacific for more than two decades. Combining the timeless roots of Polynesian music with contemporary influences and dance, audiences are taken on a journey into the Pacific Islands, into the heart of Polynesia.

Opetaia Foa‘i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, is a multi award-winning songwriter, celebrated for his dedication to telling the stories of the South Pacific.

Foa‘i was part of the diverse and dynamic team behind Disney’s “Moana” inspired music, which also included Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” and the Oscar®-winning “Training Day”). In addition to co-writing several songs for the film and soundtrack, the score also featured contributions from Te Vaka’s singers and log drummers.

The “Moana” soundtrack has spent 23 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and has remained on that chart for all 35 weeks of its release.

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT: BUSHWICK [DVD and DVD/BD combo]


RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action film BUSHWICK on DVD and on DVD/BD combo on Oct. 24, 2017. 

Written by Nick Damici (We Are What We Are, Stake Land) and Graham Reznick (Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear) and directed by the filmmaking team of Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Cooties), BUSHWICK stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect franchise, Hairspray), Angelic Zambrana (Precious, Fighting) and Jeremie Harris (FX’s “Legion,” The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Pariah).  RLJE will release BUSHWICK on Oct. 24, 2017 on DVD.
 


Emerging from a NY subway on her way home from college, Lucy (Brittany Snow) discovers her neighborhood of Bushwick engulfed in utter chaos. Trying to escape the violence, Lucy seeks refuge in the basement of Stupe (Dave Bautista), a former Marine on his way out of town to find his family. As the unlikely pair navigate through a hail of gunfire and lethal explosions, they learn they are in the middle of a civil war as Texas attempts to secede from the US. With the clash between local residents and the militia escalating, Lucy and Stupe must rely on each other in an impossible race to get out of the city and survive another day.

The DVD and DVD/BD combo include bonus features: Photo Galleries, Poster Gallery and “The Making of BUSHWICK.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Last Chance: A Novel" written by Gregg Hurwitz


The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.

The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to The Rains. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.

GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the #1 international bestseller Orphan X. His books have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, The Punisher) and DC (Batman). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for many major studios and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. The Last Chance is the sequel to The Rains, Gregg's first YA novel. Hurwitz resides in Los Angeles with two Rhodesian ridgebacks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "ONLY THE BRAVE" By Joseph Trapanese


Varèse Sarabande will release the ONLY THE BRAVE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 20 and on CD on November 17, 2017. The album features the original music composed by Joseph Trapanese (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, OBLIVION).

“After two films and unique scores together, Joseph Kosinski and I knew we wanted to create something special for our third film,” said Trapanese. “When I started writing, I knew I wanted the music to feel incredible human and vulnerable.”

It's not what stands in front of you… it's who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it - they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

“I wanted the music to feel like you were in someone’s bedroom listening to them play for you, as if these characters were right next you telling their story,” Trapanese described.  “We made a deliberate choice to feature one theme, the Hotshot theme, that grows and changes alongside our characters throughout the film. Joe and I built something simple and direct, a theme that drives right into the heart of the audience and creates a direct emotional connection to our story.”

Kino Lorber: "POP AYE" [DVD]


Kino Lorber is proud to announce that Kirsten Tan's award-winning Pop Aye is now available on DVD.  A winner of both the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Big Screen Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Pop Aye was a hit with critics and festival audiences alike, and was selected by Singapore as the country's Official Submission to the 90th Academy Awards.

Pop Aye was released theatrically by Kino Lorber earlier in 2017, with a two-week run at New York's Film Forum and engagements in key national markets including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.


Pop Aye is a heartwarming tale of a man and his elephant. A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "TERRORVISION" Original Score by RICHARD BAND

 TERRORVISION
Original Score by RICHARD BAND
Original Songs by THE FIBONACCIS
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I knew I wanted a truly’ 60s-style sound not unlike that in a Lost in Space episode because the movie had a very unique look and color about it and the humorous (though more contemporary) subject matter dictated a VERY untraditional approach.
-- Richard Band

Richard Band approached his scoring of Empire Pictures’ cosmic sci-fi/monster vehicle TerrorVision (1986), produced by family members Charles and Albert Band, with an array of synthesized colors—both tonal and otherworldly—in keeping with the quirky tale of the Putterman family and their monster-inhabited TV set. Restless Records issued a short-lived LP in 1986, with one side devoted to the five vocal and instrumental tracks written and performed by The Fibonaccis and the other side offering highlights from Richard Band’s original score. For the premiere release of this score on CD, Intrada accessed the original ½” three-channel and 2” eight-channel session masters recorded by Christopher L. Stone, and created all-new stereo mixes, allowing Intrada to add a substantial amount of previously unreleased music.

In the film, an alien garbage disposal converts a monsterous mutant into energy and beams it into space, where it is received via a new satellite dish set up in the Putterman's back yard.  Three kids try to take care of it to prevent it from going on a hungry rampage.

This release is limited to 500 copies.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "LADY IN WHITE/FRANKIE GOES TO TUSCANY" Composed and Arranged by FRANK LaLOGGIA


There are certain films that embody the essence and imagination of Halloween.  The Disney film Hocus Pocus with its magical score by John Debney is certainly one of them.  Another film is the 1988 ghost story Lady in White.  Frank LaLoggia’s Lady in White transcended its modest budget with an impressive cast and startling visual beauty, combined with the heartfelt nostalgia of a memoir. LaLoggia’s film has gained an increasingly devoted cult following in the three decades since its original release, with the filmmaker’s own unusually lush and melodic orchestral score a key component in its popularity.

On Halloween of 1962, Frankie Scarlatti (Lukas Haas), an imaginative nine-year-old, is locked all night in his school’s spooky cloakroom by bullies. Frankie is terrified by the sight of two unexpected visitors—the ghost of a murdered girl and the murderer himself, who nearly kills the boy while hunting for a piece of incriminating evidence. An African-American janitor is falsely arrested for the series of child murders that have plagued the area, while Frankie investigates and learns the deaths may be tied to the “Lady in White,” an apparition that haunts the nearby cliff-side. As Frankie comes closer to solving the mystery, he discovers that the innocent are sometimes punished for the actions of the guilty, and that evil may be closer to home than he ever dreamed.

The ambitiously melodic score pays homage to the composers who had filled LaLoggia's soundtrack collection as a teenager. The greatest influence can be heard in the music of Elmer Bernstein, as Lady’s themes and orchestrations have the distinctive warmth of a classic Bernstein score, and yet he evokes the master so clearly without ever copying from Bernstein’s own masterpiece of childhood wonder and terror, To Kill a Mockingbird, a film clearly echoed in Lady’s subplot of racial injustice. The score is dominated by bright and playful themes that reinforce the lighthearted mood of the early sequences and make the film’s surprisingly dark turns even more effective. The later parts of the score are dominated by a simple, literally “haunting” choral theme for the murdered girl, whose heart-breaking innocence serves almost as a siren song as young Frankie pursues the mystery; for the finale, LaLoggia provides a waltz as the ghostly girl and her grief-stricken mother are reunited in the heavens.

As an added bonus, a second disc featuring LaLoggia's concept album, Frankie Goes to Tuscany, adds a spirited and entirely different musical experience from the ghost story on the first disc. LaLoggia created, almost entirely, the recording with digitally sampled instruments via computer, and while this is in sharp contrast to the 70-piece orchestra that recorded Lady in White, it clearly boasts LaLoggia's melody-driven, film-score inspired ideas. As LaLoggia comments in the notes,  "Frankie Goes to Tuscany is a film score in search of a movie. In fact, I’d say that just about every track has a movie idea behind it in varied stages of development."

Enjoy these two sides of Frank LaLoggia. His brilliant score to the haunting Lady in White is everything we at Intrada love about film music. And it's perfect for the Halloween season.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit: [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Forge Books: "An Irish Country Practice" - Patrick Taylor


An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds.

Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.

As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice.

All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.


PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D. was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. He is the bestselling author of the Irish Country series, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea and An Irish Country Love Story among many others.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sumthing Else Music Works: "ECHOES OF THE FIRST DREAMER: THE MUSICAL PREQUEL TO GOLEM" Music by Marty O'Donnell


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and independent game studio Highwire Games, proudly present the vinyl edition of "Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem," the new visionary album from celebrated Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell. The LP is released on black vinyl and presented in a deluxe gate-fold package. The album is also available on physical CD as well as digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com.

Written for piano and orchestra, "Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem" is not the soundtrack to Highwire's forthcoming exclusive PlayStation VR game Golem - it is a musical prequel; composed, arranged and recorded as an independent work that introduces audiences to the world and themes of Golem.

"For a composer, a prequel album is an interesting challenge because, unlike a traditional soundtrack, it cannot lean on the listener's memories and experiences from the game. It needs to stand alone and have its own independent emotional journey. At the same time, it must relate to Golem's tone and world.

For example, one of the first environments that we built for the game was a rustic home, filled with hand-made furniture and colorful blankets. Inside was such a cozy bedroom, it made me think of a mother, singing her child back to sleep. I remembered a lullaby I wrote many years ago after the birth of my first daughter. I found a copy of the original and developed it for the announcement trailer. Although it's a simple melody, it showed potential to evoke complex emotions, and eventually became the key theme for this suite of music.

Lakeshore Records: "REVOLT" by Bear McCreary


Lakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows will release the REVOLT - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK digitally on October 13, 2017. The album features the original score by Emmy® Award-Winning Composer Bear McCreary (REBEL IN THE RYE, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE).

Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, an American soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) team up to survive the alien onslaught. As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity.

“From day one, Bear and I agreed that our original scifi movie needed a signature sound.  A score that would balance a sinister alien presence with the power of our will to fight back,” said writer/director Joe Miale.  “Bear gives our story a distinct voice, one that can waver, whimper or scream. A single solo instrument sails with uncertainty over a relentless rhythm— man against machine. Cue after cue, Bear weaves the story’s dynamics into the music itself; a cherished collaboration that still leaves me wonderstruck."

McCreary is known for his out-of-the-box techniques to create the perfect sonic palette for the score.  His recent projects have featured unusual instruments (like the hurdy gurdy, Blaster Beam, and bagpipes) and sampled sounds (including manipulated versions of his three year-old daughter’s voice, a typewriter, and even an MRI machine). "When I saw the staggeringly scary robotic drones stampede towards Lee Pace in Joe Miale's visceral sci-fi film REVOLT, I knew the score needed to be mechanical, pulsing and sonically distinct from anything I'd ever done,” said McCreary.  To achieve the perfect backdrop he “assembled an ‘orchestra’ of floppy disc drives, and worked with brilliant sound designer Jonathan Snipes, to get them to create sustained notes I could use in the score. Their chirping, guttural voices permeate the music, giving these killer robots a sense of devious human expression."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "HAPPY DEATH DAY" by Bear McCreary


Back Lot Music announces the release of the HAPPY DEATH DAY soundtrack, featuring music by Bear McCreary (Rebel in the Rye, 10 Cloverfield Lane) digitally on October 13 and on CD on October 20, 2017. 

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in HAPPY DEATH DAY, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. HAPPY DEATH DAY is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell.

“When I first saw Happy Death Day, I was immediately struck by the film’s perfect balance of horror and dark comedy,” said McCreary. “The main character, Tree, hilariously captures a millennial spirit the horror is genuinely terrifying, and the comedy pitch perfect. The film is a goldmine for musical inspiration!”

In the thriller, the killer’s identity is hidden behind a baby-face mask.  McCreary had to look no further than to his three-year old daughter for inspiration in creating the score. “Christopher Landon and I decided to give this voiceless character a voice in the score,” McCreary explained.

Bear collected recordings of his daughter that he used throughout. “These sounds of her giggling and whispers were digitally mangled and distorted, until they became terrifying vocal textures, with menacing bass, crackling breathy overtones. One baby whimper in particular became the theme for the killer, wailing like a banshee over the score. I combined the baby voice with a full orchestra, and the end result truly terrified me. I am hopeful it will have the same effect on the audience.”
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "JIGSAW" Music by Charlie Clouser


Lakeshore Records will release the JIGSAW - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 27, 2017. The album features the original music by Charlie Clouser (SAW, TVs WAYWARD PINES).

“For JIGSAW I actually started working on the score by concentrating on the end of the film, because there would need to be two thematic cues that came before the obligatory re-interpretation of ‘Hello Zepp,’” described Clouser, the composer of the previous seven films in the SAW franchise. “Each film has its own musical vocabulary that is grafted onto the established tonal framework, and there are certain chord progressions, subtle melodies, and trademark sounds that helped to give that sense of continuity across the whole franchise.”

This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present JIGSAW! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

Lakeshore Records: "WONDERSTRUCK" Music by Carter Burwell


Lakeshore Records will release the WONDERSTRUCK - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally October 20th and on CD/LP later this year.  Simultaneously second version of the album, containing three bonus tracks, is also being released as an Amazon Exclusive Special Edition.  Both releases feature original music by Carter Burwell (CAROL, FARGO).

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, in WONDERSTRUCK Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. 

“The script specifies that Rose’s segment of the film would be silent because her character is deaf, so music was going to play a large role,” said Burwell. “Because of the lack of dialogue and the lack of sound effects in Rose’s section, we presented it as a silent film, with wall-to-wall music.  I don’t believe there’s ever a moment where we actually go completely silent. That was a new challenge for me.”

Part of the film is set in New York City.  “I’m a New Yorker myself, so I’d love to think that the city affected this score, particularly since it is such a big part of the movie,” Burwell described. “Rose right from the beginning has her musical theme and Ben has his.  Initially, we didn’t try to make those instruments specific to the period of time in which they’re living. They live 50 years apart, one in 1927 one in 1977. But in the end it settled into something like that where Ben’s world was more driven by guitars and synthesizers, and Rose’s world was more driven by acoustical instruments.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)" Music by Randy Newman


Lakeshore Records will release THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 13, 2017. The album features original music by multiple Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Randy Newman (THE NATURAL, TOY STORY).  The all-piano score is also performed by Newman.

The veteran film composer did something completely different for THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED – Newman crafted a score utilizing only the piano.  “After I saw the movie I wrote and recorded a little piece so that Noah [Baumbach, writer/director] could hear something that I thought might work for the picture,” Newman described.  “He liked it and he decided that solo piano would be an effective way to score his picture.”

From writer/director Noah Baumbach, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) is the emotional, and comic inter-generational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. With an original screenplay by Baumbach, the film also stars Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen, Judd Hirsch, and Rebecca Miller. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub, and Eli Bush.  It will be released in theaters and on Netflix on October 13, 2017.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "GOD OF WAR" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


A maverick commander and a young general join forces to battle pirates who pillage small villages in 16th-century China in the epic historical action drama GOD OF WAR, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD October 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Gordon Chan (Painted Skin, Fist of Legend), GOD OF WAR stars Vincent Zhao (The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom), Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2), Wan Qian (Hide and Seek), Keisuke Koide (Shin Godzilla) and Yasuaki Kurata (Fist of Legend).


During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu (martial arts legend Sammo Hung) enlists the help of a sharp young general (Vincent Zhao), they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land in this sweeping historical epic from veteran action director Gordon Chan.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films: "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story" [Blu-ray and DVD]


Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films are proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, the critically-acclaimed documentary from Oscar®-nominated director Daniel Raim (The Man on Lincoln's Nose) and executive producer Danny DeVito. Harold and Lillian tells the story of husband-and-wife team Harold and Lillian Michelson, who brought their talents as storyboard artist and film researcher, respectively, to numerous Hollywood classics including The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and The Graduate, and working with such master filmmakers as Hitchcock, Spielberg, and Kubrick.

Named as a New York Times Critic's Pick and chosen as an Official Selection of Cannes Classics and Doc NYC, Harold and Lillian explores the couples' lives and work, weaving together stories about both their personal and professional lives to present an intimate, moving portrait of an enduring marriage and the immense talents that the Michelsons contributed to so many films that have become beloved classics. 


Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more.

Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips, and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]