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. . 1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
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4. The Ghost and the Darkness
5. An American Tail
Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for July, 2001:





7/29/01 - A Special Audio Tribute to Richard Band has been established on the composer's Up and Down promotional album review page at Filmtracks. Band is a veteran of scoring in the television and CD-ROM game genres, with notable TV show credits which include Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, 7th Heaven, Stargate SG-1, Walker: Texas Ranger, Dawson's Creek, and Hyperion Bay. Also prominent in his career is cartoon scoring, highlighted by his yearly title themes for Warner Brothers Hoopla. To celebrate the illustrious career of Richard Band, Filmtracks now offers twenty short audio clips from his two-CD promotional album, released last year by SuperTracks. Click here and enjoy!

7/28/01 - The Conversation: (David Shire) "'He'd kill us if he had the chance.' ...The most memorable line from one of the very best films of the early 1970's, the Francis Ford Coppola thriller starring Gene Hackman and a young Harrison Ford. It is a film for which sound editing was paramount, because the plot of Coppola's story revolves around a private investigator (Hackman) whose life is completely consumed in the controlled environment of his eavesdropping technologies. The story and its characters are gut-wrenching in their sorrow, malice, and determination, and the film has a whopper of twist at the end that will likely leave you feeling as though you've been had. Technologically, the sound elements are the most complex feature of the film. David Shire, brother-in-law of Coppola, was approached to score the film at a time in his career when he was looking for a big break. When first learning of the opportunity to score The Conversation, Shire was sure that the Coppola film would afford him a big budget to score for a large orchestra, and his career would take off. When he learned that Coppola wanted the entire score to be performed by one instrument, Shire was shocked...." *** Read the entire review.

7/24/01 - Captain Corelli's Mandolin: (Stephen Warbeck) "Working together once again, composer Stephen Warbeck and director John Madden, who were awarded Academy Awards for film and score for their 1998 Shalespeare in Love, have set out on a rather unusual course of action for their latest collaboration, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. The film adaptation of the novel has been a long time in production, and it is one of the rare cases in which the score was conceived of before the primary shooting of the film even began. Madden and Warbeck have gotten to the point in their work together where both are directly and equally involved in the final vision of the film. Because the music in the story of Captain Corelli's Mandolin (and not just that of the mandolin itself... the story also includes quite a bit of dancing to guitars and the likes, as well as operatic vocals) is pivotal, Madden decided to unleash Warbeck on the composition of the primary themes of the score first so that the editing and cinematography would correspond with the music, and not vice versa...." *** Read the entire review.

7/23/01 - The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith: (Telarc Compilation) "Not until the late 1990's did Jerry Goldsmith's conducting career really begin to flourish, when he slowed his pace of composing new scores and spent a larger portion of his time conducting recordings of his own (or other classic composers') pieces for straight-to-album release. Tickets to his concerts in the United States and United Kingdom are a hot item, especially since "Goldsmith Conducting Goldsmith" concerts don't occur as frequently as his fans would probably want. Like John Williams, Goldsmith has arranged several of his best known and favorite film score themes into suites that can be performed by nearly any orchestra. While this excludes performances of his powerful electronic efforts from the 1980's, it also allows originally small scale score recordings to be heard with the full force of groups such as the London Symphony Orchestra. Also to be reckoned with is the lack of noteworthy solos from the original recordings in his concert works. Safe to say, though, if you go to see and hear a Goldsmith concert, you will most likely find it to be nearly identical to the contents of this newest Goldsmith compilation album from Telarc International...." **** Read the entire review.

7/16/01 - The June/July, 2001, Theme of the Month has been an in-depth review of the career of upstart composer Cliff Eidelman. All of Eidelman's commercially available scores on CD have now been reviewed at Filmtracks. To cap off the concentration on his work, a Filmtracks Cliff Eidelman Tribute has now been established. Included in this tribute is a short biography, overview of his career, quotation about everyone's favorite sci-fi franchise, and audio from his Tempest concert piece as well as a rarely heard Czech performance of his Star Trek VI suite. Eidelman is confirmed as having produced the score for the upcoming film, An American Rhapsody, which will be released in the U.S. by Paramount on August 10th. This film represents Eidelman's first feature film score in two years, and follows a series of work completed conducting the RSNO for performances of classic film music.

7/4/01 - Filmtracks has just moved to a new server! If you are reading this On Cue entry, then that means you are being served from a significantly faster Filmtracks machine. The interactive sections of the site (the viewer comments, ratings, scoreboard, etc) have grown to such popularity that they were causing too much stress on our old server from 2000. So with this new machine, we hope to get through to 2003 before needing another upgrade. We thank you for your patience during the momentary downtime that accompanied this move over the past few days. Some comments and votes on the review title pages were lost if they were posted on 7/3/01 or 7/4/01, but otherwise, all other content has been transferred. And to all you Americans, happy Independence Day! Get out your noisemakers and wake up thy neighbors!






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