Kamis, Januari 20, 2011

Tanggal 18 Januari 2011 kemarin, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) mengumumkan nominasi untuk 2011, berikut untuk kategori musik:

127 Hours - AR Rahman
Alice in Wonderland - Danny Elfman
How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell
Inception - Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech - Alexandre Desplat

Siapa yang bakal menang? Media sepertinya condong ke pilihan tertentu, coba kita lihat judul-judul beritanya:

Rahman gets BAFTA nomination for 127 Hours
AR Rahman nominated for a BAFTA for 127 Hours
Rahman earns BAFTA nomination for ''127 Hours''

Dan salah satu yang paling sedap: BAFTA awaits Rahman?

Baca nominasi lengkapnya di sini.

2011 Golden Globe Awards

Para pemenang di 68th Golden Globe Awards sudah diumumkan tanggal 17 Januari 2011 kemarin, berikut untuk kategori score dan lagu:

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Hans Zimmer - Inception

"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque, music & lyrics: Diane Warren

"Bound To You" – Burlesque, music: Samuel Dixon, lyrics: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler
"Coming Home" – Country Strong, music & lyrics: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
"I See The Light" – Tangled, music: Alan Menken, lyrics: Glenn Slater
"There's A Place For Us" – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, music & lyrics: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges

Like I said, third's time not a charm buat Danny Elfman. Kalau bukan score untuk The Social Network yang menang, hampir pasti jatuhnya ke 127 Hours. Okke baca daftar pemenang lengkapnya di sini yak.

Jumat, Januari 14, 2011

Batman (Complete) - Danny Elfman

Situs Soundtrack Express me-review Batman complete tanggal 11 Januari 2011, berikut kutipannya:

Batman by Danny Elfman is one of his finest scores, one of the most well regarded superhero scores and the breakthrough effort that put him well and truly on the map. Therefore, if you don't own it already, shame on you.

I guess if you're equipped with the original album and aren't a die hard Elfman fan, it's not an essential expansion given the rather limited amount of truly unreleased material, but for everyone else, yeah, go buy it. Great stuff.

Baca lengkapnya di sini.

2010 Year in Review

Situs Music on Film membahas tahun 2010 di podcast. Musik film yang dibahas antara lain Inception, Tron: Legacy, How to Train Your Dragon, Predators, Krull, Star Trek III dan lain-lain dan yang tidak disebut di situsnya adalah tentang Danny Elfman terutama The Wolfman dan sampelnya. Pembahasannya cukup panjang selama delapan menit dimulai dari menit 15:52.

Berikut kutipannya:

Let’s face it: 2010 was a lousy year at the movies. Aside from a few gems, Hollywood seemingly left creative storytelling and original ideas at the door for lots of stupid in glorious 3-D.

New film music didn’t fare much better, which made it especially hard to do our annual year end best-of episode. So we cheated. Instead of a top ten list, we decided to open up the conversation and let the chips fall where they may. That means we discuss not only some of our favorite new releases of the year, but also the mountain of expanded editions and older scores released for the first time on the boutique labels.

Joining us for this episode (and hopefully more in the future) is special guest Mike Joffe, a producer at BSX Records and a respected member of the soundtrack community. Mike really adds some great insights that you’ll not want to miss.

Podcast-nya bisa diakses di situsnya di sini.

The Elfman-Burton Music Box Collector's Edition Bonus Disc

Di akhir Desember orang-orang sudah mulai menerima bonus disc ini dan melaporkan track list-nya. Ehehe old news yea, but still... here goes:

1. The Danny Elfman/Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box Suite
2. Pee Wee's Big Adventure: Main Title/Bike Race
3. BeetleJuice: Main Title (with Elfman vocal intro)
4. Batman: The Batman Theme
5. Edward Scissorhands: Introduction (Titles)
6. Batman Returns: End Credits
7. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: End Title
8. Mars Attacks!: Main Title
9. Sleepy Hollow: Main Title
10. Planet of the Apes: Main Titles
11. Big Fish: Big Fish (Titles)
12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Main Titles
13. Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride: End Credits Part 2 (Bonus Tracks from Bonejangles and his Bone Boys)
14. Alice In Wonderland: Alice's Theme

Jadi ada 14 tracks yaitu satu track dari music box yang kelihatannya bisa didengar di situs burtonelfman.com, sweeet, plus 13 tracks dari semua film Burton-Elfman sesuai tahun rilis; semacam highlight ya, niceeee!

At 77, Original Score Is Oscar's Smallest Field

Berita tanggal 29 Desember 2010 ni, tentang film-film yang memenuhi syarat untuk mendapat nominasi Oscar. Memenuhi syarat antara lain kebanyakan menggunakan musik lama, kebanyakan lagu dan termasuk juga bahwa score-nya di-submit ke juri AMPAS. Patoet diperhatikan bahwa ada dua dari tiga score Danny Elfman yang masuk ke dalam daftar ini yaitu Alice in Wonderland dan The Next Three Days. Score Danny Elfman yang tidak masuk adalah The Wolfman which I think is the best from the three, what a shame..

Eniweis, berikut kutipannya:

Last week came news that the musical scores for "True Grit," "Black Swan," "The Kids Are All Right" and "The Fighter" had been ruled ineligible by the Academy's music branch, either for using too much pre-existing music or for relying too heavily on songs.

Now that Academy voters have received the list of scores that did qualify, we can add "Toy Story 3" to the list of high-profile scores that aren't in the running – not because the branch ruled it ineligible, but because composer Randy Newman opted not to submit it.

Notable composers whose work isn't on the Oscar list: Harry Gregson-Williams for "Unstoppable," Desplat for "Tamara Drewe" and Dario Marianelli for "Agora."

Baca lengkapnya di sini.