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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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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • 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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Streamers and Punches 39: Newman. Thomas Newman.

In this episode we look at Neil Finn’s new song, the entire Hobbit score streamed, an NPR John Williams interview, wish farewell to Richard Robbins, new score CD releases, and dissect Newman’s score to Skyfall.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Listen to Neil Finn’s Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit.
  • Composer Richard Robbins has died. Our thoughts go out to his family.
  • Empire has the entire Hobbit score streaming for free.
  • NPR interviews John Williams about his ‘Inevitable Themes.’
  • New CD releases: Star Trek, Quo Vadis, The Red Pony, Condorman, Skyfall, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas.
  • Weekly listens by Bill and Kevin: Skyfall, Lincoln, The Hobbit.
  • In-depth discussion of Thomas Newman’s score to Skyfall.
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Streamers and Punches 38: Looper, Master, Zimmer, Spy

In this episode we look at a preview to Thomas Newman’s score to Skyfall, Adele’s cover song of the same, also look at some archival footage of Spielberg and Williams collaborating on E.T., and discuss what we’ve been listening to.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • The AFM sues 20th Century Fox and NBC/Universal over The Simpsons music used in the new theme park attraction.
  • Hans Zimmer wrote a new theme for ABC World News Tonight.
  • Randy Newman nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Christopher Young to visit Butler University for a performance of a suite from “Priest” 10/28/12.
  • New Zealand singer Neil Finn to provide end credits song for the Hobbit.
  • George S. Clinton named chair of Berklee film scoring department.
  • This clip shows Williams working on E.T. theme on piano with Spielberg.
  • Six-minute preview to the Thomas Newman score to Skyfall.
  • Listen to Adele sing the new James Bond theme song.
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Streamers and Punches 20: Streamers and Punches Christmas Vacation

We look at headlines involving The Artist, sound/music for War Horse and MI: Ghost Protocol, and the upcoming scores to two new films. Kevin and I discuss scores we’ve heard recently, and we see Zimmer’s inspiration for the Dark Knight.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Kim Novak cries foul to “The Artist” using Herrmann’s Vertigo score.
  • Music and sound behind-the-scenes videos of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and War Horse.
  • Skyfall, the next Bond movie, to be scored by Thomas Newman.
  • Rocker Mike Patton set to score next film for Derek Cianfrance “The Place Beyond the Pines.”
  • New CD releases announced.
  • Kevin and I discuss what we’ve seen lately in theaters rental.
  • We look at a new video that details the origins of Zimmer’s score to The Dark Knight.
If you like…

Hans Zimmer’s score to Dark Knight (Amazon MP3, iTunes), you might like Francis Lai’s score to Edith et Marcel. (YouTube comparison)

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Streamers and Punches 16: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Hugo

We discuss Howard Shore’s new score to Hugo, several articles featuring Michael Giacchino, and how hard it is to be nominated for an Oscar for best score. Plus Kevin and Bill talk about what they have both seen lately. Happy Birthday Randy Newman.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Howard Shore talks about “Hugo,” then talks about Hugo to Doug Adams, then Hugo’s score gets reviewed.
  • Michael Giacchino gets interviewed here and here, and is announced to score Star Trek 2.
  • David Arnold would like Queen to perform the new Bond theme song.
  • Article about Conrad Pope’s “My Week with Marilyn score”, including a video interview.
  • Is “Best Original Score” the hardest Oscar category to break into? Plus, possible award season contenders.
  • Happy Birthday Randy Newman!
If you like…

Martin Scorsesi films, you might like Howard Shore‘s The Invention of Dreams from the new film Hugo.

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