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Streamers and Punches 61: Doctor Houdini

In this episode we look at film composer interviews with Broughton, Debney, and Beltrami, an award for Howard Shore, some upcoming concerts featuring Elfman and Shore, some new film score CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Howard Shore to receive Maestro Award
  • Interviews on examiner.com with Bruce Broughton and Marco Beltrami
  • John Debney:
  • Recording has begun on JNH’s score for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
  • Danny Elfman to do a Halloween concert at the Nokia Theater, then Honda Theater.
  • The entire LOTR Trilogy will accompanied by a live orchestra/chorus at Lincoln Center. April 8-12, 2015.
  • Bill has been listening to: Tim’s Vermeer (Conrad Pope), Walking Dead S3 (Bear McCreary), Buck Rogers 2nd Season 4CD, Godzilla (A Desplat), X-Men DOFP (J Ottman), Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold)
  • Kevin has been listening to Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold) and Arrow (Blake Neely)
  • New Releases: The Lion King: Legacy Collection (will contain all of Zimmer’s score), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 2nd Season 4CD (Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson, Bruce Broughton, John Cacavas, Herbert Don Woods), Cocoon expansion/remastered (J Horner), Gorky Park (J Horner)
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Streamers and Punches 59: Hello, Newmann

In this episode we interview Bones composer Julia Newmann, talk in-depth about Michael Giacchino’s score to Dawn of Planet of the Apes, talk about what else we’ve been listening to lately, and look at which composers are being honored in Europe.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Variety interviews “Fargo” composer, Jeff Russo.
  • Alexandre Desplat to head jury at Venice Film Festival.
  • Hans Zimmer will be honored at the Zurich Film Festival, which includes a film music competition.
  • Listen to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; read the silly DOTPOTA track titles.
  • John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel, and Gustavo Santaolalla discussed film scoring at the LA Museum of Art on July 21.
  • Rumor: Christopher Young to score Doctor Strange.
  • Bill has been listening to DOTPOTA (Michael Giacchino), Game of Thrones Season 4 (Ramin Djawadi), Night Crossing (J Goldsmith), and Deep Rising (J Goldsmith).
  • Kevin has been listening to Chef (Various), Edge of Tomorrow (Christoph Beck), Jersey Boys, DOTPOTA (Giacchino).
  • Bill and Kevin discuss Michael Giacchino’s score to Dawn of Planet of the Apes.
  • Julia Newmann interview (Bones composer, seasons 1-9)
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Streamers and Punches 50: Winter (Film Music) is Coming

In this episode we look at a lot of news, upcoming scores that we’re looking forward to, congratulate our producer and recent guest Bear McCreary on their recent accolades, and look at new CD releases and what we’ve been listening to lately.
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This week’s topics include:
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Streamers and Punches 46: Star Trek Into Wrath of Khan (Him?)

In this episode we look at a few articles, talk about new scoring assignments, Arrested Development season 4, Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, what we’ve been listening to, and new CD film score releases.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Kevin’s been listening to: Arrested Development Season 4 (David Schwartz).
  • New CD releases: Dreamscape (Maurice Jarre), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (Jerry Fielding), Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (Joel McNeely), Dressed to Kill (Pino Donaggio), Rosewood 2CD (John Williams).
  • Summer Movie Scores Part 2 – Star Trek Into Darkness and After Earth.
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Streamers and Punches 32: Get Reich

In this episode we look at David Rodwin’s youtube rant regarding the score to The Hunger Games, and we talk about what we’ve been listening to this week. We also look at Roy Budd playing some of his score to the original Get Carter.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • There is a rant on youtube from David Rodwin claiming Steve Reich’s Three Movements for Orchestra was more memorably used in The Hunger Games than James Newton Howard’s score.
  • Kevin talks about the original score to Get Carter by Roy Budd.
  • Bill talks about the score to Unknown (Ottman, Rudd) and The Black Cauldron (E. Bernstein).
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