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Monday, December 12, 2005

MAGAZINE WATCH - The Final issue of Film Score Magazine

Haven't had the opportunity to do any CD reviewing the past few days, having had to earn some money to live on, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to clue you in on the final two issues of what will be the much-missed Film Score Magazine, and you would probably be advised to get your copies before they become collector's items.

Volume 10, Number 8 features that much-underrated composer Michael Small on the cover and presents a very welcome appreciation of his work by Kyle Renick. There are interviews with Alex Wurman on March of the Penguins, John Frizzell on The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, and Rolfe Kent on Just Like Heaven. There are also articles on the National Geographic scores that have been enjoying release on the Intrada label, and the music for the Miami Vice TV shows; a Goblin Buyer's Guide; an interview with Elliot Goldenthal regarding his opera Grendel; and a review of a recent concert of music for the Star Wars movies, plus an interview with its conductor Erich Kunzel; plus of course all the regular features.

The final issue, Volume 10, Number 6, includes an interview with David Newman on Serenity; a celebration of Erich Kunzel's 40th anniversary as conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, including an interview and a guide to the many film music collections they have recorded over the years; part one of The Danny Elfman Buyer's Guide; a rundown of the AFI's choices for the Top 25 greatest film scores ever - sure to be the cause of great discussion; a look at the Joe Dante/Jerry Goldsmith collaborations; the first part of a survey of scores from Shakespeare Films, concentrating this time on comedies; again, plus all the regular features.

So it's the end of an era. No more issues to lovingly hold and collect. But onwards and upwards as they say, and it only remains for me to wish the guys all the success in the world with their new online incarnation of the magazine, and to remind you to go to for details.


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