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Streamers and Punches 65: Everybody Knows Craig’s Name

In this episode we interview Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter), look at the Hollywood Reporter composer round table discussion, Golden Globe winner Jóhann Jóhannson, what we’ve been listening to, and our predictions for the 2015 Oscars.

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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Congrats to Golden Globes winner Jóhann Jóhannsson, for The Theory of Everything.
  • John Williams cancels appearance with San Diego Symphony due to illness.
  • Hollywood Reporter round-table discussion with Zimmer, Beltrami, Reznor, Elfman, Powell.
  • Guesses for 2015 Oscar nominations.
  • New CD releases: King Solomon’s Mines 2CD (J Goldsmith), The Last Starfighter extended release (C Safan)
  • Bill has been listening to The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Shore), The Flash (Neely), and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (Williams).
  • Kevin has been listening to Big Eyes (Elfman) and The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson).
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Streamers and Punches 63: Omnistellar

In this episode we look at Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, and Patrick Doyle in the news, talk about the sound mix issues surrounding Interstellar plus our thoughts on the score, and interview orchestrator and Omni Music Publisher owner Tim Rodier.

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Streamers and Punches 40: Hitchcock: An Expected Journey

In this episode, we look at the LA Music Scoring Community meeting, a new article by Jim Lochner, A-list composer productivity, new CD releases, Grammy noms, and what we’ve been listening to lately, including Hitchcock, Life of Pi, and the Hobbit.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Full video of LA Music Scoring Community meeting. FB link
  • Jim Lochner’s 9 favorite film music moments of 2012.
  • Composer productivity: Danny Elfman has 6 2012 feature-length credits, Alexander Desplat has 9. 18 between 2011-12, Hans Zimmer has 5 in 2012. 10 between 2010-12, not including shorts and video games.
  • CD releases: 2 CD release of Home Alone 2, Die Hard: with A Vengeance, The Untouchables, Conan the Barbarian 3CD, Coogan’s Bluff
  • Grammy Nominees:
    • The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn John Williams, composer
    • The Artist Ludovic Bource, composer
    • The Dark Knight Rises Hans Zimmer, composer
    • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
    • Hugo Howard Shore, composer
    • Journey Austin Wintory, composer
  • What We’ve Been Listening To:
    • Bill: Hobbit, Life of Pi, Hitchcock, Die Hard
    • Kevin: RED and Due Date (Christoph Beck), Empire of the Sun, John Carter, The Hobbit, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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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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  • 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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  • 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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