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October 3, 2021 12:46 PM
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Livestream! Celebrating The Online Film Music Critic 25 Years Later | 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

25 years ago, when the internet was in its infancy, a handful of film music review websites were established, pioneering online film music criticism with a new generation of writers and broadcasters who were taking advantage of this new medium for the first time.

Now, a quarter of a century later, the International Film Music Critics Association is delighted to announce a special event celebrating the dedication and longevity of five of these critics, with an anniversary round table looking back at the history of online film music criticism.

Moderated by IFMCA member Tim Burden, the event will feature a live and interactive conversation between five of these forerunners: Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, Christian Clemmensen of Filmtracks, Christopher Coleman of Tracksounds, James Southall of Movie Wave, and Erik Woods of Cinematic Sound Radio.

Join us on Sunday October 3rd 2021 at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST, 6:00pm BST) via the live stream on the IFMCA Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/InternationalFilmMusicCriticsAssociation, where you can watch the celebration, post questions to the panel, and more!

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July 26, 2014 3:15 PM
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In Context - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Michael Giacchino)

In Context - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Michael Giacchino) | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In-Context is a new series where I will deliver my thoughts on how an well original score functions within its specific context:  feature film, television program, or video game!   Our first stop is Matt Reeves' DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES with an original score by MICHAEL GIACCHINO.  You can watch this series on our Youtube channel and/or read the text version here on our blog!  Either way, let us know what you thought of the Giacchino's score as it performed in-context or what you think of this new series.

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October 2, 2013 10:26 AM
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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox by Frederick Wiedmann - The Unwrapping of Doom

Yet another compelling entry from the DC Comic's animated world, brought to us by Warner Brothers Animation, is Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. While...
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June 2, 2013 3:36 PM
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SoundCast Interview: Olivier Deriviere (Remember Me)

SoundCast Interview: Olivier Deriviere (Remember Me) | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Composer Olivier Deriviere (Alone in the Dark, Of Orcs and Men) discusses his most recent project, REMEMBER ME.  He talks about coming up with the unique approach to the score, working with renowned sound engineer, John Kurlander, and his profound respect for Don Davis and his scores for The Matrix films.

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March 17, 2012 7:21 PM
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John Carter (Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino

John Carter (Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
The Leap
Review by Christopher Coleman

 

It only took 100 years from the publish date of the first volume of Edgar R. Burroughs’ JOHN CARTER sci-fi series to make the big screen; 100 years and about that many directors. One element or another of the JOHN CARTER series has been pursued for translation to a feature film (both animated and live action) since the 1930s, but for one reason or another, it was simply never able to make the leap. After most recently transporting itself from the directing-likes of James McTiernan, Robert Rodriguez, and John Favreau, the property ultimately came into the hands of Walt Disney and director Andrew Stanton.

 

Ironically, the century-old story finally finds a release in the full digital age but in the hands of a first-time, live-action, director. While Stanton has certainly proven his game in the animated feature arena with stunners such as WALL-E and FINDING NEMO, there was certainly a bit of trepidation on whether he’d be able to mimic that success in this territory. Afterall, even though live-action films can contain as many digital elements as animated, and even though Stanton’s Pixar-partner, Brad Bird, seemed to calm similar apprehensions with his work for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, the world of animation and live-action can be as far apart as say Jasoom is from Barsoom.

Be that uncertainty as it may, a pretty safe bet these days is to hire composer MICHAEL GIACCHINO for your sci-fi, animated, or action film. While he does score the occasional drama, teen comedy, or television show, Giacchino has become the go-to-composer for many of those who are climbing their way to the top of Hollywood’s young-directors-list. Giacchino has already proven his own world-leaping abilities moving from that of video games to television to feature filmS. Now, for JOHN CARTER he has been tasked with scoring the leap of a 19th century hero across time and space.

 

http://tracksounds.com/reviews/john_carter_michael_giacchino.htm

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July 31, 2014 11:44 AM
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino + Audio Review | Tracksounds

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchino + Audio Review | Tracksounds | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Thrills and Feels
Review by Christopher Coleman
Two years ago the movie-watching-world got a pleasant surprise with RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES; however, the bad taste left by Tim Burton’s reimagining of THE PLANET OF THE APES, a decade earlier had not quite left the mouths of some. This somewhat hindered RISE from the box office heights it probably should have hit. That Wahlbergian-foulness was resilient enough to still be found in the detectable quantities come 2014 and the dawning of the sequel to RISE. DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES would see two significant changes behind the camera from director Rupert Wyatt to Matt Reeves and from Patrick Doyle to MICHAEL GIACCHINO as the score’s composer. Would such significant changes continue the resurrgence of the franchise or send it back down the apocalyptic hole from whence it came?...
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October 16, 2013 12:53 PM
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Pacific Rim (Soundtrack) by Ramin Djawadi | Tracksounds Review + Audio Edition

Pacific Rim (Soundtrack) by Ramin Djawadi | Tracksounds Review + Audio Edition | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Category 7 ... out of 10
Review by Christopher Coleman

Big robots. Big monsters. Neither have had much critical success on the big screen in recent years. Put the two together and you could just be doubling up the level of fail. But under the skillful direction of Guillermo Del Toro? Well, that’s a different story... a different movie.

Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM has, for some, become the darling of the 2013 Summer film season. It’s a movie that turned out to be just what it was promised to be... and even what it was marketed to be. What a concept! While this would have been enough to put an untainted smile on my face, PACIFIC RIM even went a bit further. It actually features a personality of its own and delivers a character or two to care about, which sadly can’t be said for all that many of it’s contemporaries.

Composer RAMIN DJAWADI may best be known for his memorable theme for GAME OF THRONES, but caught ears (for better or worse) with his rock-and-rolly original score for IRON MAN back in 2008. I happen to think it was very much for “the better.” Djawadi’s score for PACIFIC RIM is, in part, the spiritual successor to IRON MAN. His title theme, featuring the distinctive guitar work of Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), is the only track you’ll need to hear to make the connection.  But you shouldn't stop there...go on and listen to more ... of both scores....

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June 17, 2013 1:28 PM
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SoundCast 62 - Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer | Tracksounds

SoundCast 62 - Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer | Tracksounds | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Alex Billington (Firstshowing.net) and Tim Burden (Movie Magic) join Christopher Coleman to discuss the most divisive film of the year, MAN OF STEEL ... and it's original score by one of the more divisive composers in Hollywood, Hans Zimmer. 

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April 22, 2012 5:10 PM
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SoundCast #45 - The 90s - The Best Decade Ever?

SoundCast #45 - The 90s - The Best Decade Ever? | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio) joins Christopher, Marius, Richard, and Edmund to do a marathon run through the bountiful decade of the Nineties. We dive deep into Austin Wintory's score for JOURNEY and also responde to two emails from you!

 

http://tracksounds.blogspot.com/2012/04/soundcast-45-90s-best-decade-ever.html

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