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8:00 AM on 10.07.2014

John Williams starts work on Star Wars Ep. VII score in two weeks

Just a little morning news to get you listening to the old scores all day. Get hype, folks. 

Matthew Razak

5:07 PM on 09.25.2014

Listen to the entire Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross Gone Girl score

OK, we're all excited for Gone Girl, but how do we hold ourselves over for the next week before it comes out? The score. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross teamed back up with director David Fincher (they previous did The Social N...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman

In news that should shock no one -- he scored Man of Steel, all three Nolan Bat films and probably enjoys getting payed money -- Hans Zimmer has confirmed that he'll be returning for Batman vs. Superman. The prolifi...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 07.29.2013

John Williams will score Star Wars: Episode VII

It's now official: John Williams will be back to score Star Wars: Episode VII and likely the rest of the new trilogy. The announcement was made over the weekend by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy during Star Wars Celebra...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 05.01.2013

Listen to some Hans Zimmer's Man of Steel score

The video above will play you a sampling of Hans Zimmer's score for Man of Steel. This things usually drop for a lot of movies and we never post about them, but this one is notable because Zimmer is taking over a score for a...

Matthew Razak

6:30 PM on 04.30.2013

John Williams likely to score Episode VII

J.J. Abrams spoke at a press conference recently in Berlin for Star Trek Into Darkness. He was inevitably asked questions regarding his next project, Star Wars: Episode VII. While he guided questions away from the subject, he...

Logan Otremba

10:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Stream Clint Mansell's score for Park Chan-wook's Stoker

Park Chan-wook's American debut Stoker comes out at the end of the week, and you can now listen to the film's full soundtrack online. The majority of the music is from Clint Mansell, best known for his scores on Requiem for a...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 02.21.2013

Listen to the entire score to Upstream Color

Upstream Color, the sophomore film by Primer writer/director Shane Carruth, will be coming out soon. Allistair saw the movie at Sundance last month (read his review here) and a few of us will be checking it out at SXSW next m...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 02.18.2013

John Williams hoping for a return to Star Wars

Practically everyone who has ever been involved in Star Wars has been wondering if they will be involved in Star Wars: Episode VII. The most recent is now John Williams wondering what he might be doing. For those who don&rsqu...

Logan Otremba

11:00 AM on 01.03.2013

Jay-Z will score Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

The most recent trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby featured Filter's abysmal cover of "Happy Together." I hope that song doesn't wind up in the final film. But even if it does, at least the score will be interesting....

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 12.17.2012

Hans Zimmer replaces Jack White on Lone Ranger score

A couple months back, we reported that Jack White was set to score The Lone Ranger (aka Land Pirates of the Caribbean). Plans have now changed, with Hans Zimmer coming on to do the score instead. White will still contribute s...

Hubert Vigilla

3:00 PM on 12.07.2012

Creating the score for Beasts of the Southern Wild

As the awards season looms, many have been wondering where Beasts of the Southern Wild will fit into the mix. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, the movie is the indie darling of the year, and there's been lots of buzz over its stars...

Hubert Vigilla

4:00 PM on 11.30.2012

The Hobbit midnight IMAX posters; stream the film score

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be out in two weeks, if you can believe it. And so the hype machine continues with a new TV spot and lots of other keen things. First of all, if you're attending a midnight 3D IMAX scre...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 08.23.2012

New Looper poster, details on the film's unique score

A new poster has dropped for Rian Johnson's Looper, one of the 2012 movies we've been looking forward to since last year. It's pretty keen, though the tagline could be better. ("Yippee ki yay, Gordon-Levitt" has a better rin...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 07.10.2012

Hear the entire Dark Knight Rises soundtrack now

If you're not yet super excited for The Dark Knight Rises, maybe you should consider pumping some Hans Zimmer into your belligerent little earholes. Empire's posted the film's score, allowing you an auditory journey through t...

Jason Savior

9:00 AM on 06.19.2012

Hans Zimmer scoring Zack Snyder's Man of Steel BRAHWM

Hans Zimmer will score Man of Steel rather than Zack Snyder's usual composer, Tyler Bates. As Heat Vision notes, this may be a sign of Christopher Nolan's influence on the production since Zimmer has scored the last three Bat...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 06.15.2012

Listen to samples of Zimmer's The Dark Knight Rises score

Below the jump you can take an early listen to some of the score of Christopher Nolan's upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, which is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. The score was composed by Hans Zimmer, who, if...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 06.05.2012

Park Chan-Wook's Stoker scored by Clint Mansell

At one point set to be scored by Philip Glass, Park Chan-Wook's Stoker now boasts Clint Mansell as its composer. Mansell, Oscar-nominated and most famous for his work with Darren Aronofsky, has also scored Moon and,...

Jason Savior

1:00 PM on 04.25.2012

Jack White to score The Lone Ranger

Fresh off from the release of his (awesome) solo album, Jack White has been announced to write the score to Gore Verbenski's adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Alex put it in the staff email "I think Max just spouted love juice i...

Maxwell Roahrig

2:00 PM on 01.26.2012

Listen to three selections from the John Carter score

We're about six weeks away from the March 9th release of John Carter. The trailer for John Carter looked very promising, giving a nice taste of the action out on Barsoom. Recently three full pieces from the film's score made ...

Hubert Vigilla

UPDATED: Clint Mansell playing live shows at Largo in LA photo
UPDATED: Clint Mansell playing live shows at Largo in LA
by Hubert Vigilla

[UPDATE: Due to popular demand, a third live show has been added on Friday, April 6th.]

You guys and gals in LA are in for a treat. Clint Mansell is playing two intimate live shows in April at the Largo. The shows coincide with the release of his score for the film Last Night by Massy Tadjedin. Tickets are currently available on the Largo website. The shows are on Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 5th.

Mansell will be accompanied by the Sonus Quartet, with whom he played a live show in London back in 2009. While the two Largo shows will spotlight the score from Last Night, Mansell will likely play selections from his scores for Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Moon, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Pi.

On the note of film scores, I should add that the Largo regularly plays host to Jon Brion, who did the music for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, and Synecdoche, New York among others. (He's also worked with Kanye West, Spoon, Elliott Smith, and Aimee Mann. His solo album Meaningless ain't too shabby either.) Brion's live shows were a staple at the original Largo location.

[Via /Film, Largo at the Coronet]

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Alan Silvestri scores, supports The Avengers photo
Alan Silvestri scores, supports The Avengers
by Jamie R Stone

It looks like Alan Silvestri is poised to return to Marvel in scoring The Avengers coming off of his last triumphant score to the recent Captain America: The First Avenger. Alan Silvestri is also responsible for scoring the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit as well as a slew of other Zemeckis-directed films (yes, even creepy CG era Zemeckis). He also scored Mousehunt, which is basically Silvestri doing his best Danny Elfman impression... Oh, and Predator... and Predators.

Silvestri remarks, “This is actually a very unique experience [for me]. I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation."

Personally, I love Alan Silvestri's portfolio of work even more than John Williams' (Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc.) because he's capable of musically relaying the action and emotion of a scene better than pretty much any major film composer. I still harken back to the brilliantly tense scoring of Back to the Future Part II's scene where Marty is on the hoverboard trying to get the book back from 1955-era Biff driving in his Ford. There's really nothing I like hearing more when I'm writing or when I'm making some badass art.

The Avengers comes out in theaters May 4 next year.

[Via Marvel]

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