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KFMF18: The sound of music, Polish style

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Often in minor chords and melancholy but then again rousing, lush and hopeful, the music of Polish cinema filled the newly named Krzysztof Penderecki Hall at ICE Kraków Thursday night as the Film Music Festival … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ (spoilers)

By Ray Bennett Darren Aronofsky’s epic “Noah” is uproarious fun because it’s hard to tell if it’s an impressionist but serious take on the biblical tale or a giant piss-take. (Note: This review contains many spoilers.) It has splashy special effects, … Continue reading

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Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Edge of Love’ my pick of 2008 film scores

By Ray Bennett Vanity Fair has an interesting rundown of 11 potential candidates for this year’s film score awards. It’s a good list with many of the always deserving usual suspects. Good bets for Oscar nominations include Alberto Iglesias for … Continue reading

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James Newton Howard wins at World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – James Newton Howard (left) was named film composer of the year at the World Soundtrack Awards 2008 Saturday night for his scores to “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Michael Clayton” and “I Am Legend,” and Dario … Continue reading

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VENICE: ‘The Wrestler’ wins the Golden Lion

By Ray Bennett U.S. movie “The Wrestler” won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday at the close of the 11-day competition on the Lido. The film stars Mickey Rourke as an ageing … Continue reading

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Top film composers lined up for 35th Ghent Film Festival

By Ray Bennett The World Soundtrack Awards 2008 at the Ghent Film Festival in October will see British composer Dario Marianelli, who won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for best score this year for “Atonement,” once again meet … Continue reading

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Clint Mansell’s ‘The Fountain’ tops World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – “This is really great, fantastic,” said British composer Clint Mansell as he struggled for words when he accepted his World Soundtrack Award  for best original score from three-time Oscar-winner Maurice Jarre. “Speak up, son,” encouraged … Continue reading

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