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Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the film adaptation of the YA novel The Maze Runner directed by Wes Ball and starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The film’s original music is composed by John Paesano (Dragons: Riders of Berk, When the Game Stands […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the family movie Dolphin Tale 2 written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Austin Stowell. The film’s original music is composed by Rachel Portman (The Cider […]

Antoine Duhamel (1925 – 2014)

Posted: September 11, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Antoine Duhamel has passed away at age 89. The French composer was best known for scoring numerous films for directors Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. His collaborations with Godard included 1965’s BAFTA-nominated drama Pierrot le Fou starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and 1967’s Weekend. Among the movies he scored for Truffaut were the 1968 Oscar-nominated comedy drama […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the music-themed drama The Identical directed by Dustin Marcellino and starring Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta.  Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean, Constantine, Rescue Dawn) and Christopher Carmichael have composed the film’s original score. City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution have released a soundtrack […]

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced last night that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are writing a new song for the upcoming animated short Frozen Fever. The film is directed by Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It-Ralph) and Chris Buck (Tarzan) who also helmed last year’s hit movie and takes place on Anna’s birthday, for which Elsa and Kristoff […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this week: Already in theaters since Wednesday is the action thriller The November Man directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. Marco Beltrami (World War Z, Scream, The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma) has composed the film’s original music. Varese Sarabande has released […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the teen drama If I Stay directed by R.J. Cutler and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. The film’s original score is composed by Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, Beverly Hills Chihahua). […]

Howard Shore has been chosen to receive the Maestro Award at this year’s Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, which is being held November 5 and 6 at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning composer is best known for his music for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also scored such […]

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out this afternoon at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Alan Silvestri won his first two Emmy Awards for both his score and his main titles theme music from Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. David Arnold and Michael Price were honored with their first Emmy for […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the action sequel The Expendables 3 directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film’s music is composed by Brian Tyler (Iron […]