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Streamers and Punches 66: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

In this episode we talk to Gloria Cheng about her new album, look at the Oscar nominations, some recent news about Hans Zimmer and Alexander Desplat, Lord of the Rings concert news, and what Bill’s been listening to lately.

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Streamers and Punches 54: A Rockwork Orange

In this episode we look at the drama that unfolded because of Bruce Broughton’s Oscar nomination for best song. Also, new soundtrack albums and Hans Zimmer’s new competition, and Kevin and I helped publish the full score to Elfman’s Batman!
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This week’s topics include:
  • Bruce Broughton’s Oscar nomination for best song has been removed from consideration.
  • Good luck to all Oscar nominees on March 2nd!
  • Michael Giacchino will compose additional music for the DIsney Land Ratatouille Ride.
  • Alan Silvestri will write music for a Back to the Future Musical
  • Hans Zimmer “Wants You” for a new Competition
  • Happy 100th birthday ASCAP!
  • Just published: Batman (Danny Elfman) full orchestral score now available.
  • Bill saw and heard the score from G.I. Joe Retaliation, by Henry Jackman, and Pain and Gain, by Steve Jablonsky.
  • Kevin saw and heard Sherlock Series 3, by Michael Price and David Arnold.
  • New Releases on CD: In Country (James Horner), Delirious (Cliff Eidelman), Necessary Roughness (Bill Conti), Meteor (Laurence Rosenthal), Monuments Men (Alexander Desplat), Superman: The Animated Series 4CD (Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis and Shirley Walker), Robocop (Pedro Bronfman).
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Streamers and Punches 53: Alone Yet Nominated for an Oscar

In this episode we look at Oscar nominated scores and songs, pay tribute to two passed composers, congratulate our first guest on a recent nomination, and give our uninformed predictions for who will win in March.
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This week’s topics include:
  • The Hollywood Reporter has a new composer roundtable discussion video, featuring Silvestri, Price, Zimmer, Beck, Newman, and Jackman.
  • David Chen of /Film lists his 5 favorite scores of 2013.
  • Wojcieck Kilar has died.
  • Riz Ortolani has died.
  • Bruce Broughton received a nomination for Best Song Oscar for Alone Yet Not Alone.
  • The Golden Globe for best score went to Alex Ebert for All is Lost.
    • The five Oscar nominations for best score of 2014 are:
    • John W – Book Thief
    • Tom Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
    • Philomena – Alex Desplat
    • Gravity – Steven Price
    • Her – William Butler & Owen Pallett
  • The five Oscar nominations for best song of 2014 are:
    • Alone Yet Not Alone by Bruce Broughton
    • Happy from Despicable Me 2 by Pharrell Williams
    • Let it Go from Frozen by Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez
    • The Moon Song from Her by Karen O & Spike Jonze
    • Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson
  • Jim Lochner has a good blog post on the Oscar Nominations
  • Bill’s been listening to Zero Dark Thirty (Alexander Desplat), and Bear McCreary’s new main title to Black Sails, while Kevin has been listening to The Departed (Howard Shore), and North by Northwest (Herrmann).
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Streamers and Punches 52: Don’t Set the Zoo on Fire

In this episode we look at current events, provocative articles, what we’ve been listening to, Grammys, Zimmer’s new Spider-Man theme (possibly), Shore’s new Hobbit score, and we interview orchestrator and composer Conrad Pope.
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This week’s topics include:
  • John Williams talks about Star Wars VII and Indiana Jones V.
  • Audiences for film music concerts are growing.
  • Indiewire lists its Top 15 scores of 2013.
  • 114 Film scores eligible for Oscars.
  • L.A. Times article that highlights four film scores.
  • Film/TV Grammy nominees announced.
  • Hans Zimmer’s Spider-man theme revealed?
  • Are synthesizers killing film and TV music?
  • Bill’s been listening to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Howard Shore), and Hitchcock (Danny Elfman).
  • Kevin’s been listening to The Book Thief (John Williams) and The Hobbit: TDofS.
  • New Releases: The Book Thief, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
  • Interview with Conrad Pope.
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Streamers and Punches 42: The Return of the Jedi Williams?

In this episode we talk about the Oscars, JJ Abrams’ new Star Wars and who will score it, a few headlines, and what we’ve been listening to lately. Oh, and Happy Birthday John Williams!


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  • Daniel Licht “The Art of Writing a Television Score.”
  • Golden State Pops Orchestra to have an all-Alan Silvestri concert on 2/16/13.
  • Petra Haden (violinist, vocalist) covers film themes; full album stream here.
  • We’ve been listening to Safe, House of Cards, How to Train Your Dragon
  • New Star Wars VII directed by JJ Abrams; who should write the score?
  • Oscar Nominations for music
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