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Nominees set for WSA, concert to honour Ronni Chasen

By Ray Bennett The World Soundtrack Awards concert at the 38th Ghent Film Festival on Oct. 22 will be a night of mixed emotions because while it will celebrate the music of some great composers, it also will be dedicated … Continue reading

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World Soundtrack Awards: Wins for Desplat, Rahman, Hamlisch

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – French Golden Globes Award-winner Alexandre Desplat (above right) was a double honouree at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards on Saturday as he was named film composer of the year and picked up the prize … Continue reading

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World of soundtracks is tough, say WSA winners

By Ray Bennett Ghent, Belgium – Veteran Hollywood film composers James Newton Howard and Angelo Badalamenti (pictured) were among those honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, held in association with the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. But they and fellow … 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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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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Film composers strut their stuff in Ghent

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – Double Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla kicked off three evenings of music tied to the Flanders International Film Festival and the World Soundtrack Awards Thursday with a thunderous performance by the electrifying aggregation known as … Continue reading

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All about Alberto Iglesias in Almodovar’s film on stage

By Ray Bennett Kevin Spacey’s tenure as artistic director of London’s Old Vic continues apace with a marvelous stage version of “All About My Mother” running through Nov. 24. Not least of its many charms is the film’s beautiful original … Continue reading

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