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Topic: Mark Kilian
LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FILM BEFORE THE RAINS, COMPOSED BY MARK KILIAN "Unforgettable... a hothouse of sensuality, empire, class and guilt" - Mira Nair Soundtrack Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for BEFORE THE RAINS will be available in stores on July 22. The soundtrack contains original music composed by Mark Kilian. The film was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. The South African-born Kilian came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California's graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television. After leaving USC he began working for film composer Christopher Young where he worked as the composer's assistant and electronic score producer for many films including SPECIES, COPYCAT, VIRTUOSITY, and HARD RAIN. He scored his first film LOVERGIRL in 1997 and would continue on to write for many feature films and TV series including KING SOLOMON'S MINES, THE ANIMATRIX, and JAKE IN PROGRESS. In 2004 Kilian would return to South Africa to score the Oscar®-winning film TSOTSI. He then scored director Gavin Hood's next film RENDITION, traveling to Morocco and South Africa for research and to record. The ability to blend world music, particularly South African, with modern classical and electronica has helped Kilian to carve out a niche in the film music industry. For BEFORE THE RAINS, Kilian traveled to India where he worked with many of the top musicians in the country including the legendary Indian percussionist, Sivamani. Set in 1930s southern India against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement, BEFORE THE RAINS is the English language debut of acclaimed Indian director Santosh Sivan (THE TERRORIST, ASOKA). An idealistic young Indian man (Rahul Bose) finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss (Linus Roache) and a village woman (Nandita Das). Santosh Sivan (ASOKA) directs this film that is presented by Merchant Ivory, the renowned force behind HOWARD'S END and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY.

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Topic: Thomas Newman
Walt Disney Records will release the original soundtrack for Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios WALL.E on June 24, 2008. The recording features score written by 8 time Academy Award®-nominated composer Thomas Newman [photo] (Finding Nemo, American Beauty) and the original song "Down to Earth" written and performed by Peter Gabriel (with music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman). The soundtrack also includes two songs from Hello Dolly performed by Michael Crawford ("It Only Takes A Moment" and "Put On Your Sunday Clothes") and Louis Armstrong's "La Vie En Rose."


Academy Award®-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life) didn't wait long to ask Finding Nemo collaborator Thomas Newman to compose the music for WALL.E. Stanton described, "The night of the Oscars in 2004 for Nemo, we went out for a celebratory toast at the bar in the middle of the ceremony, and right there I remember saying, 'Okay, I've got this idea, and it involves Hello Dolly and science fiction.' Wondering if he would still talk to me after that." The Hello Dolly reference didn't scare off Newman - his uncle Lionel was the conductor for the 1969 film. Thomas Newman is member of the film-scoring Newman dynasty (his father and uncle are the legendary composer and conductor Alfred and Lionel Newman respectively, his brother is composer David Newman and cousin is composer/singer/songwriter/recording artist Randy Newman). After studying at Yale University, Thomas Newman joined the family business and began scoring for film in 1984. It was ten years later that he would became a double Academy Award®-nominee with Little Women and The Shawshank Redemption. He has since received 8 nominations for the films American Beauty, Road To Perdition, Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Good German. He also composed the theme music for the television shows Boston Public and Six Feet Under and the miniseries Angels in America. Though he has written music for a wide range of films Thomas Newman has never composed for a science fiction film. He brought his own unique style to WALL.E. Stanton describes, "He's got a very unique style that often involves a lot of overdubs and mixing after he's recorded the orchestra. And it just allows this fresh palette of sounds to come in." "He's really nailed an identity for not only the movie but for the characters and for the moments," Stanton continues, "and I can't imagine it any other way." Legendary artist Peter Gabriel had first contacted Andrew Stanton through a mutual friend, Gabriel's bass player Tony Levin. Gabriel emailed Stanton seeking advice on a different animated feature. The email exchanged ended with Gabriel adding a post script offering "If you ever need a song in one of your movies, just let me know." Stanton called in the marker, and Gabriel to collaborate with Newman on the song "Down To You," which Peter performs. In addition, Gabriel co-composed two additional score cues with Newman. What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL.E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL.E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL.E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

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Updated: Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:52 AM EDT
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Topic: Clint Mansell

Soundtrack Features Original Music By Clint Mansell (June 10, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) -Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack for Definitely, Maybe on June 24th. Clint Mansell composed the music for the film, which opened on February 14, 2008. The film has since earned over $50 million at the box office worldwide. Clint Mansell began scoring for film following the break-up of his band Pop Will Eat Itself. His first score was for writer/director Darren Aronofsky's film Pi. He has since composed for Aronofsky's films Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, the latter of which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Mansell's credits also include Sahara, Abandon, and Smokin' Aces.

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Topic: Danny Elfman
LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FILM Based On The Graphic Novel Series, WANTED Introduces A Hero For A New Generation . Wes Available Here (June 5, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) - Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for WANTED on June 24th. The soundtrack features music composed by Danny Elfman, including the original song "The Little Things". Danny Elfman is a Grammy Award®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated composer who began his career in the Los Angeles-based band Oingo Boingo. A self-taught musician and composer, his brother filmmaker Richard Elfman, asked Elfman to provide music for his first film FORBIDDEN ZONE. Oingo Boingo would go on to release 8 albums and would contribute music for such classic 80s films as FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, BACHELOR PARTY, WEIRD SCIENCE and SOMETHING WILD. It would be 1985's PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE that started a prolific relationship with director Tim Burton. The two would collaborate on such films as BEETLE JUICE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS, MARS ATTACKS!, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and CORPSE BRIDE, to name a few. Elfman's non-Burton scores include DICK TRACY, DEAD PRESIDENTS, GOOD WILL HUNTING, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and MEN IN BLACK I & II. Together with the Batman films, Elfman has completed a superhero trifecta, composing for two films in the Batman series, two films in the SPIDER-MAN series, and 2003's HULK. Based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov-creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series-WANTED tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson. 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie). After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society led by Sloan (Morgan Freeman) that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny

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Topic: Geoff Love
Geoff Love (born 4 September 1917, Todmorden; died 8 July 1991, London) was a British easy-listening orchestra leader. His father was a mixed race American born guitarist and dancer and his mother an actress. As a child he began to learn to play the violin but then switched to the trombone. He played with Jan Ralfini's band and then embarked on a solo career before military service during WW2 in the King's Royal Rifles. After the war he played with Harry Gold. He recorded at least two albums with Shirley Bassey in 1959 and 1960. He also recorded under the name 'Manuel & The Music of The Mountains'.


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Topic: Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse (b. March 8, 1922 - d. June 17, 2008)
Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse, whose legs were insured for a million dollars in the heyday of the Hollywood musical, died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her agent said. She was 87. Was married to the same husband, singer Tony Martin, for 60 years.

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new book profiles singer/actress DORIS DAY
Topic: BOOKS
Doris Day by David Bret

Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924)[1] is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. A vivacious blonde with a wholesome image, Day was one of the most prolific actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Able to sing, dance, and play comedy and dramatic roles, she became one of the biggest box-office stars in Hollywood. She has 39 films to her credit, as well as over 75 hours of television work, and has recorded well over 650 songs.

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Topic: Harold Arlen
Arlen wrote such timeless classics as “Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” “Old Black Magic” and “One for My Baby.” But he’s best known for the music from “The Wizard of Oz.” If he’d just written “Over the Rainbow,” he’d have been assured of his place in the Great American Songbook. Arlen was enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971. He died in 1986 at age 81.


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Topic: Alex Wurman
THE PROMOTION! Soundtrack Features Original Music By Alex Wurman Now Available (June 2, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) - Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack for The Promotion in stores on June 10. Alex Wurman (March of the Penguins, Confessions of A Dangerous Mind) composed the music for the film, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. Some may say that Alex Wurman went into the family business, when he became a composer. His father, Hans Wurman, is an arranger and composer who was a pioneer in electronic music recording on the first Moog synthesizer. He also recorded radio plays featuring well known actors. Alex's exposure to the business, both through his father and other generations of his family who studied and performed music, led him to attend the Academy of Performing Arts High School in Chicago, later studying composition at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and also the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Alex Wurman's critically acclaimed score for the Academy AwardT winning documentary March of the Penguins was integral to the film's commercial success. His next film was for the blockbuster Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby. Equally adept at scoring for comedy as for drama, Wurman's credits also include Confessions of A Dangerous Mind, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the recent film Run, Fat Boy, Run The Promotion stars Oscar-nominated actor, John C. Reilly (Chicago, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) and Seann William Scott (American Pie) who lend their deft comedic touch to the story of two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees Doug and Richard, a dubious new guy from Canada - who compete ruthlessly for a coveted managerial post at a new store location. Doug and Richard could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits and will reveals how they have more in common than they once suspected. The film is the directorial debut of Steve Conrad, the writer of the The Pursuit of Happyness. The Weinstein Co. presents The Promotion, in theaters on June 6, 2008.

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Topic: Alexander Courage
Alexander (Sandy) Courage, composer of the original Star Trek theme and an Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger for TV and movies, died May 15 at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 88 and had been in declining health since 2005. WEB LINKS

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