Monday, December 15, 2014

SoundCast Interview: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

SoundCast Interview: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)


Interview: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

Christopher Coleman talks with composer Jóhann Jóhannsson about Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominated score for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.  Jóhannsson shares his reaction to finding out about his Golden Globe nomination, his thoughts on some of the other scores nominated, his involvement in the production of the soundtrack and how the voicebox voiceover of Stephen Hawking effected the score.


Episode Highlights

00:00 — Introduction to Johann Johannsson
02:00 — Finding out about the Golden Globe Nomination
04:33 — Becoming a part of "Everything"
06:44 — Coming on to the project later
09:38 — Surprisingly Warm
11:40 — Progression and Digression
13:52 — Putting the soundtrack together
16:56 — Fans reaction to film music
19:27 — The voicebox challenge

Music Selections

00:00 —  Cambridge 1963  (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
01:49 —  Rowing  (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
09:12 —  The Wedding  (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
12:29 —  Collapsing Inward (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
14:26 —  Rowing [Alternate Version] (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
15:38 —  Domestic Pressures (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson
18:52 —  Prisoners (Prisoners) by Johan Johannsson
22:00 —  The Theory of Everything  (The Theory of Everything) by Johan Johannsson

Notes:

Follow Johann Johannsson on Twitter (@JohannJohannss)
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter (@ccoleman)
Special thanks to Erica Hungerford at Brigade Marketing.

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2014 Critics Choice Nominees For Best Original Score

2014 Critics Choice Nominees For Best Original Score

The Broadcast Film Critics Association's list of nominees for the annual CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning.   There are no huge surprises in the BEST SCORE category, as hose with the most "awards-buzz" to date find themselves nominated.  We have conveniently put at the top of the nomination list for you.  You can tune into the live awards show on January 15, 2015 at 9 PM ET on A&E.

So what do you think of these noms?  Predictable? Acceptable?  Outrageous-able?



SCORE

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar


SONG

Big Eyes (“Big Eyes”)

Everything Is Awesome (“The Lego Movie”)

Glory (“Selma”)

Lost Stars (“Begin Again”)

Yellow Flicker Beat (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″)


PICTURE

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash


DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay – Selma

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman

Angelina Jolie – Unbroken

Richard Linklater – Boyhood


ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton – Birdman

David Oyelowo – Selma

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything


ACTRESS

Jennifer Aniston – Cake

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild


SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash


SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer


ACTING ENSEMBLE

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Into the Woods

Selma


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo

Boyhood – Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy

Whiplash – Damien Chazelle


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

The Imitation Game – Graham Moore

Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten

Unbroken – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson

Wild – Nick Hornby


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman

Interstellar – Hoyte Van Hoytema

Mr. Turner – Dick Pope

Unbroken – Roger Deakins


ART DIRECTION

Birdman – Kevin Thompson/Production Designer, George DeTitta Jr./Set Decorator

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator

Inherent Vice – David Crank/Production Designer, Amy Wells/Set Decorator

Interstellar – Nathan Crowley/Production Designer, Gary Fettis/Set Decorator

Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator

Snowpiercer – Ondrej Nekvasil/Production Designer, Beatrice Brentnerova/Set Decorator


EDITING

Birdman – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione

Boyhood – Sandra Adair

Gone Girl – Kirk Baxter

Interstellar – Lee Smith

Whiplash – Tom Cross


COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges

Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood

Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard

Mr. Turner – Jacqueline Durran


HAIR & MAKEUP

Foxcatcher

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Into the Woods

Maleficent


VISUAL EFFECTS

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Edge of Tomorrow

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Interstellar


ANIMATED FEATURE

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Lego Movie


ACTION MOVIE

American Sniper

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Edge of Tomorrow

Fury

Guardians of the Galaxy


ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow

Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Brad Pitt – Fury

Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy


ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow

Scarlett Johansson – Lucy

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy

Shailene Woodley – Divergent


COMEDY

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

St. Vincent

Top Five

22 Jump Street


ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jon Favreau – Chef

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Bill Murray – St. Vincent

Chris Rock – Top Five

Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street


ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Rose Byrne – Neighbors

Rosario Dawson – Top Five

Melissa McCarthy – St. Vincent

Jenny Slate – Obvious Child

Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins


SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

The Babadook

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Interstellar

Snowpiercer

Under the Skin


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Force Majeure

Ida

Leviathan

Two Days, One Night

Wild Tales


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Citizenfour

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Last Days in Vietnam

Life Itself

The Overnighters


YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars

Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar

Jaeden Lieberher – St. Vincent

Tony Revolori – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie

Noah Wiseman – The Babadook

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SoundCast Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2

SoundCast Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2


Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2

For part 2 of of this Marvel Phase 3 discussion, Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly), David Kociemba, Wendell Jones (Sideshow Sound Radio) finish out with Christopher Coleman and Richard Buxton on Captain Marvel, Inhumans and Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.


Episode Highlights

00:21 — Let's Talk About Phase 3 ... part 2
01:42 — Captain Marvel
24:07 — InHumans
36:44 — Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2
58:13 — Will Marvel Pull It Off?

Music Selections

00:00 — Extremis (Iron Man 3) by Brian Tyler
07:58 — Main Title (The Cape) by Bear McCreary
14:14 — Green Lantern Main Titles (Green Lantern: Animated Series) by Frederick Wiedmann
20:27 - Silver Surfer Theme (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) by John Ottman
22:47 - Age of Gods (Illusions) by Thomas Bergersen
25:04 - Outlands (Tron: Legacy) by Daft Punk
31:41 - The Third Man (Battle Royale) by Masamichi Amano
33:25 — Plague, Trinity & Wasp (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
43:48 - Splinter vs. Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Brian Tyler
46:00 - Spyders (Minority Report) by John Williams
49:37 - Following Godzilla (Godzilla) by Alexandre Desplat
53:54 - Entrance to Cave (Tarzan) by David Newman
70:34 - Battle Finale (Iron Man 3) by Brian Tyler

Notes:
Follow Kristen Romanelli on Twitter (@kbfornow)
Follow Wendell Jones on Twitter (@Sideshowsound)
Follow Richard Buxton on Twitter (@monkeybutlerman)
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter (@ccoleman)

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Soundcast Interview: The Flight (Joe Henson, Alexis Smith) - Alien Isolation

Soundcast Interview:  The Flight (Joe Henson, Alexis Smith) - Alien Isolation


Interview:  The Flight (Joe Henson, Alexis Smith)

Marius Masalar talks to Joe Henson and Alexis Smith of ‘The Flight’ about their work on the multiplayer segment of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as the full score to Alien: Isolation.

From performing things live on esoteric instruments to the challenges of building on Jerry Goldsmith’s work, the duo discusses their process and offers a glimpse into their workflow and how their extensive experience producing for pop artists has informed their approach to media scoring.

Episode Highlights

00:00 — Intro
00:45 — Getting the opportunity to score the multiplayer for Assassin’s Creed IV
02:20 — Working in parallel
03:38 — How pop producing experience influences game scoring
07:50 — How multiplayer scoring differs from campaign/singleplayer work
11:25 — Live performances, and creative instrumentation
14:35 — A team of three for Alien: Isolation
17:55 — Building on the franchise’s musical history
23:05 — Scoring the alien
25:40 — Implementation and interactive music challenges for horror
30:08 — Diversity of mediums and the growth of game audio
34:28 — Advice for aspiring media composers
38:31 — Conclusion

Music Selections

00:00 - Saba Island (ACIV: Black Flag) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
08:14 - La Havana (ACIV: Black Flag) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
12:45 - Prison (ACIV: Black Flag) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
18:38 - Promo Cue 1 (Alien Isolation) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
20:54 - Promo Cue 2 (Alien Isolation) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
23:12 - Promo Cue 3 (Alien Isolation) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
26:56 - Promo Cue 4 (Alien Isolation) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
39:18 — 03 Tampa Bay (ACIV: Black Flag) by Joe Henson, Alexis Smith
58:27 - "Humans Are Predators" (Twilight) by Carter Burwell
61:25 - "Monkey See, Monkey Coup" (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) by Michael Giacchino
62:40 - "Main Titles" (Pillars of the Earth) by Trevor Jones
65:00 - "Hercules and Hebe" (The Legend of Hercules) by Tuomas Kantelinen
69:04 - "April 1945" (Fury) by Steven Price
72:05 - "I Am Iron Man" (Iron Man 2) by John Debney
73:35 - "Battle of Vanaheim" (Thor: The Dark World) by Brian Tyler

Notes:
Follow The Flight on Twitter (@theflightmusic)
Follow Marius Masalor on Twitter (@mostlymarius)


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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

AmazonMP3's $5 Soundtrack Sale

AmazonMP3's $5 Soundtrack Sale


AmazonMP3 continues to give us great weekly deals on soundtrack releases fans actually want.  This week they're offering some greats like E.T. (John Williams), The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Ennio Morricone), An American Tail and A Beautiful Mind (James Horner).  There are several other less-known, but decent titles that you might have been on the fence about purchasing like:  Snow White and the Huntsman (James Newton Howard) or Halo 4 (Neil Davidge).  Check them out below or here for the full list of $5 titles!








Halo 4
by Neil Davidge



















Monday, November 03, 2014

Soundcast 76 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 1

Soundcast 76 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 1



Episode 76 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 1

Kevin Feige recently unveiled the titles for the next massive phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Nine films will comprise Marvel's Phase 3 and will take us through 2019.  Christopher and Richard are joined by Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly) David Kociemba (Adjust professor at Emerson College) and Wendell Jones (Sideshow Sound Radio Podcast) to discuss the announcement and who we'd like to see compose the scores for each of the upcoming films.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - Marvel Phase 3 Announcement Excerpt
00:37 - Introductions
05:55 - What is Marvel Phase 3?
07:08 - Captain America: Civil War
21:01 - Doctor Strange
31:35 - Guardians of the Galaxy II
46:28 - Thor: Ragnarok
60:30 - Black Panther
72:22 - You've just been "cliffhangered."

Music Selections

00:10 - "Marvel Fanfare" (Thor: The Dark World) by Brian Tyler
13:48 - "Lemurian Star" (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) by Henry Jackman
17:05 - "Main Theme" (Captain America: The First Avenger) by Alan Silvestri
19:23 - "Ivan's Metamorphesis" (Iron Man 2) by John Debney
22:40 - "The Lair II" (Batman Returns) by Danny Elfman
25:10 - "The Horror in Canisters" (Sinister) by Christopher Young
26:09 - "Humans" (Daybreakers) by Christopher Gordon
28:08 - "Evacuation" (I Am Legend) by James Newton Howard
30:03 - "The Woman in Black" (The Woman in Black) by Marco Beltrami
30:51 - "Don't Say it, Don't Write It, Don't Hear It" (Evid Dead) by Roque Banos
32:15 - "The Lifespring Rhapsody" (Warriors of Virtue) by Don Davis
33:30 - "Guardians United" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates
41:02 - "The Pod Chase" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates
48:25 - "That is the Target" (The Incredible Hulk) by Craig Armstrong
49:12 - "Storm" (Elizabeth - The Golden Age) by Craig Armstrong
52:34 - "Driving with the Top Down" (Iron Man) by Ramin Djawadi
53:20 - "Merchant of Death" (Iron Man) by Ramin Djawadi
58:27 - "Humans Are Predators" (Twilight) by Carter Burwell
61:25 - "Monkey See, Monkey Coup" (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) by Michael Giacchino
62:40 - "Main Titles" (Pillars of the Earth) by Trevor Jones
65:00 - "Hercules and Hebe" (The Legend of Hercules) by Tuomas Kantelinen
69:04 - "April 1945" (Fury) by Steven Price
72:05 - "I Am Iron Man" (Iron Man 2) by John Debney
73:35 - "Battle of Vanaheim" (Thor: The Dark World) by Brian Tyler

Notes:
Follow Kristen Romanelli on Twitter (@kbfornow)
Follow Wendell Jones on Twitter (@Sideshowsound)
Follow Richard Buxton on Twitter (@monkeybutlerman)
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter (@ccoleman)

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!


Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

Christopher, Marius, Richard and Edmund reconvene to countdown their top ten scores from the very ripe, 2014 Summer movie line up!  It's been a few months, but we're back with  almost two-hours of episodic vengeance!


Episode Highlights

00:00 - Summer Countdown Mix
01:00 - Intro and How We Spent Our Summer Vacation
09:31 - #10
27:35 - #9
37:10 - #8
45:08 - #7
64:49 - #6
73:10 - #5
76:07 - #4
80:00 - #3
93:19 - #2
97:14 - #1
99:31 - Scores that didn't make the list

Music Selections


00:04 - "The Pod Chase" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates
09:55 - "Dochi Theme" (Kundo:  Age of the Rampant) by Jo Yeong-wook
12:56 - "You Understood Us" (Earth to Echo) by Joseph Trapanese
16:38 - "Guardians United" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates
21:00 - "The Kylin Escape" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates
23:14 - "TMNT March" (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Brian Tyler
30:38 - "Son of Zeus" (Hercules) by Fernando Valezquez
37:21 - "Training Dusty" (Planes 2: Fire and Rescue) by Mark Mancina
40:45 - "Godzilla!" (Godzilla) by Alexandre Desplat
45:14 - "There He Is" (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) by Hans Zimmer et al
52:03 - "Main Titles" (The Giver) by Marco Beltrami
56:49 - "Enough Monkeying Around" (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) by Michael Giacchino
58:41 - "Level Plaguing Field" (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) by Michael Giacchino
65:01 - "Hiten-Kyoto" (Rurouni Kenshin - Kyoto Inferno) by Naoki Sato
66:55 - "End Title Suite" (A Million Ways to Die in The West) by Joel McNeeley
69:17 - "Main Titles" (Belle) by Rachel Portman
73:16 - "Trajectory of a Miracle" (Magical Sisters Yoyo and Nene) by Go Shina
77:07 - "Dragon Racing" (How to Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell
80:15 - "Hassan Learns French Cooking" (Hundred Foot Journey) by A. R. Rahman
82:52 - "Maleficent Suite" (Maleficent) by James Newton Howard
89:00 - "Main Titles" (X-Men: Days of Future Past) by John Ottman
93:34 - "Marnie" (When Marnie Was There) by Takatsugu Muramatsu
98:05 - "Opening Title" (Stand By Me Doraemon) by Naoki Sato
100:02 - "The Unspeakable Has Happened" (The Boxtrolls) by Dario Marianelli
103:12 - "Angel of Verdun" (Edge of Tomorrow) by Christophe Beck
105:34 - "Toothless Found" (How to Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Best Soundtrack Cover Art for 2014

Follow Tracksounds's board 2014 Best Soundtrack Cover Art on Pinterest.


Yes.  We are on Pinterest! 

So what are we doing there?  Oh ... just keeping track of, what we consider, the best soundtrack cover art work for each year.  We'll be adding to it as the year goes, so if you're feeling "pinny," please do follow us there and give some of our pins some "like-age" on the covers you agree are among the best of the year.

Of course, it is possible that we might miss some great art out there...whether it is for a CD release or vinyl.  Heck.  It might even be for a digital-only release.  If we do miss something, don't hesitate to hit us up in our comments, tweet us, Facebook us... you know the drill.

This may even signal a return of the "Best Cover Art" category to Cue Awards or something.