Jumat, Maret 11, 2011

Josh Brolin, Tim Burton Teaming to Develop 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' for Warner Bros.

Tanggal 28 Februari 2011, The Hollywood Reporter mem-publish artikel mengenai film yang mungkin akan dikembangkan oleh Tim Burton yang artinya musiknya akan dibuat oleh Danny Elfman. Berikut kutipannya:

Hunchback, an 1831 novel by Victor Hugo, tells the story of Quasimodo, a deformed and hunchbacked bell-ringer of the Norte Dame cathedral who tragically falls in love with beautiful gypsy named Esmerelda.

The book features Quasimodo fighting off troops, love and betrayal, a hanging, a swing off a belltower and bodies and graves galore; in short, stuff that seems tailor-made for Burton.

But the project, being spearheaded by Brolin, who would also produce as well as star, is in the nascent stages. Burton, who is in preproduction on Dark Shadows for Warners, is interested, but his commitment is dependent on the outcome of the script.

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2010 Filmtracks Awards

Jauh lebih menarik penghargaan dari Filmtracks, berikut pemenang dan nominees untuk score 2010 terbaik, top composer 2010 dan 2010 best cues:

Top Film Scores:
Space Battleship Yamato (Naoki Sato)

Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (David Arnold)
How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
The Last Airbender (James Newton Howard)

Top Composers:
John Powell

Danny Elfman
Harry Gregson-Williams
James Newton Howard
Christopher Lennertz

Top Film Cues:
"Alice's Theme" Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman)

It's difficult to argue with the merit of "Alice's Theme" from Alice in Wonderland, a return to the spirit of vintage Danny Elfman and one of the catchiest soundtrack melodies to exist in years.

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Trent Reznor: 'I Am Truly Stunned' to Win an Oscar

Pada tanggal 27 Februari 2011 (28 Februari kalau di Indonesia) di acara pengumuman pemenang 83rd Academy Awards, Trent Reznor dan Atticus Ross mendapatkan Oscar untuk score mereka di The Social Network, menyisihkan A. R. Rahman (127 Hours), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon), Hans Zimmer (Inception) dan Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech). Berikut kutipan dari The Hollywood Reporter:

“[Inception] composer, Hans Zimmer, who I’ve been battling at awards shows all year, told me, ‘In a lot of ways, I hope you win because it’s helped open up the field a bit for texture of what film scores can be,’ ” Reznor told reporters backstage. “I am truly stunned by this.David [Fincher] bugged us to do it. I’m very glad we did. It’s been the best experience I’ve ever had from start to finish.”

"Thankfully David had a very clear idea of what he wanted,” said Reznor. “The only immediate direction he gave us was that there be no orchestra, be similar to Bladerunner -- inhabit the same iconic quality -- but not sound dated. It was definitely difficult to score for a bunch of people talking in rooms. There were no landscapes, or battles scenes. It wasn’t obvious to us what shape it would have."

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SCL Oscar Nominees Reception

Pada hari Sabtu tanggal 26 Februari 2011, The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) mengadakan resepsi rutin untuk para 83rd Academy Award nominees. Jonathan Broxton dari situs Movie Music UK melaporkan acara tersebut dan menampilkan foto-fotonya. Berikut kutipannya:

The six nominees for Best Original Score –Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech), John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon), A.R. Rahman (127 Hours), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network) and Hans Zimmer (Inception) – were all in attendance, as were Best Original Song nominees Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (Tangled), and Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey (Country Strong).

In addition to the nominees, those present at the event included composers Neal Acree, Mark Adler, Bruce Broughton, Russell Brower, Charles Fox, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Mark Kilian, Penka Kouneva, Michael McCuistion, Eimear Noone, Atli Orvarsson, Stu Phillips, Garry Schyman, Richard B. Sherman, Ryan Shore, and Pinar Toprak; legendary lyricist Hal David; industry veterans Jon Burlingame, Dan Goldwasser, Julie Kirgo, Leonard Maltin, Nick Redman, and Daniel Schweiger; film music agent Laura Engel of Kraft-Engel Management...

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