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@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? ThanksIt is somewhat bizarre that you all are thinking directors actually want to work with Junkie. Surely, the only reason anyone hires him is that they want Zimmer who is not available. Yes, some may have heard Mad Max but it would be silly to think anyone actively wants a Junk score.Bob Badami (as Robert Badami), Melissa Muik, Mark Wherry (as Mark Andrew Wherry are music editors!<br><br>Booklet credits<br><br>Music Editor: Melissa Muik <br>Score Wrangler: Bob Badami<br>Digital Instrument Design: Mark WherryI don't think Junkie XL picks the shittest films to work on. It's just that art film directors won't choose him to score their films. Even in RCP, a lot of his colleagues are more well respected than he is. I would argue Benjamin Wallfisch is already more well regarded. Mad Max is an exception because of its unique setting and story line.Metro Expanded Score (1997) By Steve Porcaro & James Newton Howard<br><br>I found an interesting about unreleased tracks from the whole movie by one hour and 57 minutes, it's meant something missing in the movie. But I did edit some unreleased tracks from the movie, but not in OST It could be Expanded Score. I'm sure about that!<br><br>1. Main Title (1:57)<br>2. Sam's Death (1:31)<br>3. Keep You Out Of This (0:41)<br>4. Roper & Ronnie (0:51)<br>5. Jewelry Store Heist / That's Korda (1:46<br>6. First Chase (2:41)<br>7. Cable Car Pursuit (6:18)<br>8. He's Getting Away (0:21)<br>9. Car Garage Capture (0:51)<br>10. Dinner Only (1:06)<br>11. Intruder (3:14)<br>12. Ronnie Attack (4:41)<br>13. Love Theme (1:51)<br>14. Korda's Escape (1:49)<br>15. Is She Out There ? (0:26)<br>16. Ronnie Kidnapped / Korda's Demands / The Shipyard (3:16)<br>17. Final Chase (3:11)
"I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct."<br><br>I agree with you, except that Snyder and I have very different ideas about what makes good (film) music, and how to emphasize it. Ridley Scott is a somewhat similar case. Somehow he has gotten a ton of great music written for his movies over the years despite the fact that his musical instincts are really strange and misguided sometimes. At least Snyder doesn't butcher the scores he gets.<br><br>You're right that a director like Whedon doesn't seem to pay that much attention to how music can enhance his movie. But as someone who cares about film music 95% of the time as albums, not in film, I often find that a director who gets out of the way and just trusts the composer to do his/her thing is preferable to one who gets overly involved with the scoring process and has lots of ideas about how things should sound. That the subsequent scores end up buried or ineffective in their films is a shame, but the music at least tends to be good on its own terms.@mrzimmerfan<br>Oh no, I mean I love the score as a whole. I was just saying my personal highlights. Man of Steel emotionally resonated with me. But that’s cool that you like BVS, I personally just think Man of Steel is more engaging.@mpolonest: But that moments are simply moments, not the entire score, i prefer BvS, because there is a variety in it: Batman, Wonder Woman, Luthor, and is more complex than MoS (also i prefer the movie over MoS).<br><br>And yes, the theme for Superman is cool, but that dosen't make the entire score cool too.and some nice boob representation, too.@MrZimmerFan<br><br>Point Break is a lousy movie, but the score and guitar main theme isn't all that bad. Those 10 minutes on the soundtrack don't do it enough justice at all.<br><br>But again - this is Junkie doing action scoring....Miles better than any of his slow stuff. For me, anyway.
@Edmund <br>He’s definitely not my favorite director, but I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct. One of my biggest pet peeves is when directors/composers just use music as a sonic wallpaper, instead of letting it improve  and add to the scene. John Ottman is a great example. He can write great themes, but he tends to write underscore which adds nothing to the film. That’s why Zimmer, Williams, James Newton Howard, etc. are so good. They treat each moment with care."Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music"<br><br>A matter of opinion, and not an opinion I share.@mrzimmerfan <br>I disagree with you there. I love Man of Steel, I think the themes and the overall bombastic nature of the score work perfectly. As for BVS, I’m not a huge fan honestly. There are some amazing highlights, but the tone of the score is so downbeat. It lacks the soaring elements of “Flight” or “What Are You Gonna Do...” and the action highlights of “Terraforming” or “Escape From Ship”. <br><br>To each their own though :-)For the themes mostly, this Batman and this Superman fit with the themes written by Zimmer. But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)<br><br>I genuinely wish we could hear Justice League, I would have loved to see what he brought to that under Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music.
I still remember when Divergent was released, I was almost immediately dismissive of Junkie XL. Having only heard his remixes and his drum stuff for MoS/300 the first thing I expected was to hear an electronica album with percussion and sound design. So imagine my surprise when I heard several different themes, beautiful string adagios, vocals, and a pretty big variety of styles. And then Run All Night came out and blew me away. Ever since then I’ve been pretty supportive of his work, but I have to agree with everything you guys are saying.<br><br>The past two years have been pretty bad in terms of his ratio of good scores to bad. Black Mass and Brimstone, as I’ve mentioned, are solid scores that veer away from the usual JXL sound. But then we have Deadpool (abrasive), Distance Between Dreams (ok for a stand-alone album), Dark Tower (pretty fun in parts and just bland in others), and Tomb Raider (one of the most generic scores I’ve heard in recent memory). It’s frustrating to see a composer who obviously has talent and a diversity of skills write almost the same thing over and over. <br>And the weirdest thing is, his earlier scores are far more distinctive than his current ones. How did that happen?Nope he released All I see is you Soundtrack last year and it was a great soundtrack..<br><br>Are you sure you're a fan of him?<br><br>So far no project announced for this year but I think there will be at least one...What happened to Marc Streitenfeld? It's been a long time since there has been any involvement or a new score from him. Some years ago, I thought he's going to be the new upcoming star from the horizon of RCP. But then abruptly silence. Any reason or information?@Meta: Really Point Break was interesting?, it's only 10 minutes of music released, and i din't care about it, honestly, and the movie was really, really bad.<br><br>As for Tomb Raider, the music was serviciable in the movie, but i more comfortable with it than Point Break.I'm not sure JXL is picking the projects. In the case of Tomb Raider it seems like WB handed it to him when Joss Whedon asked them to replace him on Justice League. I guess they were annoyed because he had been a frequent collaborator, so giving him another blockbuster straightaway was a soft way of dealing with that.<br><br>Also yes poor JXL really seems pigeonholed. Even though, to be honest, the only style he's proven excellent so far is the rythmic stuff (see the highlights of Fury Road). His rare excursions to other styles have been quite bland to me, so the fact that he's always asked to do the same style isn't really a surprise. Directors/producters who want this specific sound will call JXL, and people who're making a comedy or romance won't even bother and will call another composer.

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  2006, February 27
DOOGAL cd release

The score composed by Mark THOMAS & James L. VENABLE for the french animated movie will be released by Milan Records on March, the 7th. 2006.

Here's the tracklisting :

1. "Main Titles" - Mark Thomas 1:48
2. "The Magic Roundabout" - Kylie Minogue 3:50
3. "Meet Doogal" - James L. Venable 0:43
4. "Magic" - Pilot 3:05
5. "You Really Got Me" - Bill Nighy and Catherine Batt 2:20
6. "Doogal the Mechanic" - James L. Venable and Catherine Bott 1:03
7. "Zeebad Escapes" - James L. Venable and Danail Getz 1:09
8. "Sam Marches" - Mark Thomas 0:40
9. "The Magic Roundabout" - John M. Davis 3:28
10. "Meet Zeebad" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 1:09
11. "Setting Up Camp" - James L. Venable 2:25
12. "Spinning" - Mark Thomas 2:22
13. "Duel of the Springs 2" - Mark Thomas 1:41
14. "Simply Wonderful" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:31
15. "The What-a-Snails Waltz" - Mark Thomas 0:32
16. "Zeebad Threatens" - James L. Venable 1:33
17. "Train's Back" - Mark Thomas 3:41
18. "Lost in the Cold" - Mark Thomas 1:58
19. "See the City" - Mark Thomas 0:34
20. "The Frozen City" - Mark Thomas 0:16
21. "Frozen Florence" - John M. Davis 0:59
22. "The End of Zeebad" - Mark Thomas 1:31
23. "Florence Awakes" - Mark Thomas 1:41
24. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies 2:49
25. "I Love to Boogie" - T.Rex 2:17
26. "Lean Mean Fighting Machine" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:51
27. "Believe Yourself" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:33
28. "Bust this Joint" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:06

  2006, February 27
A new Jim Dooley Interview

The website has released an interview from Jim DOOLEY who speaks from his past, current and futur works. Extract...

Clark DOUGLAS: What do you have coming up in the not-too-distant future?

Jim DOOLEY: Well, I'm working on "The Da Vinci Code" with Hans Zimmer right now, that'll keep me busy until about March. I do have a video game I'm scoring from March to July, but I can't say which one that is, because it hasn't been announced yet. I have a German animation film which they'll be releasing in Europe in May. It's got some really interesting songs.

CD: For "The Da Vinci Code"... that's a storyline with a lot of varied and different elements involved. What sort of direction are you and Hans taking musically with that film?

JD: Hans has all ready... pardon the pun... cracked the code, so to speak. Before I came in to lift a finger, he'd written a 700-bar suite for this score, it's pretty breathtaking, my participation in this is not so much the upfront writer, but more the extension due to the slightly accelerated schedule of production, we've been scoring four weeks from yesterday, so it's pretty tight.

Read the complete interview

  2006, February 24
Interview from Jim DOOLEY

Jim Dooley recently did an interview with IGN talking about When a Stranger Calls.
You can listen to it HERE

  2006, February 24
Zimmer, Harvey & Dooley to compose THE DA VINCI CODE

According to West One Music, British composer Richard Harvey has joined the music team on The Da Vinci Code, ?co-writing the music score? with Hans Zimmer. Harvey and Zimmer has worked together before on Beyond Rangoon.
Also, James Michael Dooley is writing additional music for the film. Recordings of the music for is scheduled to take place at London?s Air Lyndhurst Hall this month.
Hans Zimmer?s much anticipated original score for The Da Vinci Code will be released on CD by Decca Records on May, the 15th.

More infos on Film Music Radio

  2006, February 17

Ask The Dust and after...

After finishing Ask The Dust, Ramin DJAWADI began scoring for the TV series Prison Break

Listen to the Opening Title

  2006, February 17
Ice Age 2 Cd Release

John Powell's score will be released by Varese on March, the 28th. 2006.

"John Powell has composed a score brimming with melody. The soundtrack itself is an epic adventure, overflowing with a sense of wonder and fun."

  2006, February 17
Trevor joins the Gang

Trevor RABIN will score the new film from Phil JOANOU, The Gridiron Gang, starring The Rock & Xzibit. Release date on September, the 15th. 2006.
More details...

  2006, February 17
Prinz und Paparazzi

Composed by Henning LOHNER, the score from this German Film for TV has been composed in 2005.

Extracts are available Here

  2006, February 17
Batman Begins' Score nominated

The score composed by James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer is nominated for Best Score by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horor Films(The Saturn Awards).
Also nominated, John Williams for two scores (no, it's not Memoirs of a Geisha, no it's not Munich !) : War Of The World & Star Wars III
...And Patrick Doyle's Harry POTTER & the Goblet of Fire, Danny Elfman's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & john Ottman's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Results on May, the 2nd.

  2006, February 11
James Dooley
SOCOM 3 composer shares his musical secrets

by Spence D

James Dooley got his foot in the door, in regards to film, television, and videogame composition, by becoming a protege of noted Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer.
Under the tutelage of Zimmer Dooley worked as an additional composer, arranger, and orchestrator on several of Zimmer's film projects. Since then he's successfully branched out into the niche realm of composing music for theatrical trailers (he's crafted scores for the previews of Elf, Man on Fire, and King Arthur).

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  2006, February 07
According to, James L. Venable is composing the music for Scary Movie 4

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  2006, February 01
Harry Gregson-Williams: Zen, Hard Work and Destiny

By Jerry McCulley

decade after he left his native England for Los Angeles with little more than hand luggage, a visitor?s visa and but the vaguest of career prospects, Harry Gregson-Williams counts himself extremely fortunate to be amongst Hollywood?s most successful and in-demand film composers. Working from his sprawling new state-of-the-art scoring/recording complex just blocks from the Venice Beach boardwalk, Gregson-Williams has just completed director Andrew Adamson?s adaptation of author C. S. Lewis? The Chronicles of Narnia, and is already preparing to resume longstanding collaborations with directors Tony Scott and Joel Schumacher in 2006.
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