On the 30th of September, live music from the soundtrack of cult 2004 film Sideways will be performed by soundtrack impresarios London Music Works, alongside selected jazz classics, prior to a screening of the film in the heart of London’s West End at Regent Street Cinema.
The audience will be given the opportunity to taste one of the latest releases from the Fess Parker winery (featured in the “spit bucket” scene) before watching the film in the newly re-opened Regent Street Cinema, a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus
tube. Originally the birthplace of British cinema, it was the venue for the Lumière
brothers’ first public demonstration of the Cinématographe machine and has now been beautifully restored.
Tickets are £15 and include the screening of Sideways, a glass of Fess Parker Pinot Noir,
live music and a discount on the soundtrack vinyl (£12 instead of £15.99). Book early as tickets are limited!
Ridley Scott’s 1985 cult fantasy film LEGEND famously starred a young Tom Cruise, had two soundtracks and was represented by one of the most iconic looking horror bad-guys in the history of cinema, known as “Darkness”. The original Jerry Goldsmith score was preferred by Scott and was used in the Director’s Cut (2002) including several songs: “My True Love’s Eyes”, “Living River”, Bumps and Hollows”, “Sing the Wee” and “Reunited”.
The extended version of the soundtrack makes its vinyl debut on this Special Edition release, using amazing original artwork by artist Vance Kelly, who has also designed a Limited Edition poster, released simultaneously and available from The Flood Gallery .
Release Date: 16th October 2015
180g Black vinyl DLP
Special Edition with New Artwork
Doctor Foster is a gripping new five-part drama series, commissioned for BBC One and written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, featuring music by Frans Bak whose previous work includes The Killing. Broadcasting on BBC1 from September 9th 2015.
Doctor Gemma Foster (played by Suranne Jones) is a woman in control: she’s a respected GP, the heart of her village, a woman people can trust. But Doctor Foster’s life is about to explode. When she suspects her husband (played by Bertie Carvel) has been having an affair, she’s determined to find out the truth. Gemma throws herself into an investigation that will propel her, her family, and even some of her patients, into chaos. Bit by bit, Doctor Foster uncovers secrets that shock her to the core. Now she has to choose how to react. And one thing is certain – she is going to behave in ways she could never have imagined. This is a drama with an intelligent, empowered woman at its centre – one with a huge battle on her hands, both in her personal and professional life. Doctor Foster’s psychological and emotional journey will be complex, compelling, and utterly gripping.
Silva Screen will be releasing Frans Bak’s soundtrack to the series on 25th of September. Bak is a Danish composer and musician who became known when he scored the Danish series “Forbrydelsen”, which was remade into the highly successful crime drama, “The Killing”, to which he also wrote the soundtrack. Amongst numerous commercials, short films and feature films, Bak was nominated for three Academy Awards for “Ernst The Light”, “Sweethearts?” and “Helmer & Son”.
Shaun The Sheep soundtrack composer Ilan Eshkeri gives an illuminating interview for Billboard magazine on how he approached the difficult task of writing a score for a film with no dialogue. In what he describes as a “crazy tapestry of different styles” the article gives a fascinating insight into the art of film composition. Read it here.
Channel 4’s £12m. sci-fi fantasy series Humans has become their biggest original drama success of the last 20 years. A co-production with AMC, the makers of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the series explores the fine line between humans and machines. Created by the makers of Utopia, the series is a natural fit for the composer from that programme, Cristobal Tapia de Veer. His award winning, innovative score which he described as a “guerilla composition” won a five star review in Record Collector and was one of Mojo’s Soundtracks Of The Year. Silva Screen are delighted to be working with Cristobal once more and will be releasing this exciting new score very shortly.
Congratulations to Maurizio Malagnini for his Emmy nomination in the category Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score). His elegant score for The Paradise, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra was released by Silva Screen in Autumn 2013 and received outstanding reviews. The 67 Emmy Awards ceremony takes place at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles on September 20th.
Sunday August 16th is a date for the diary when the Proms celebrate the musical world of Sherlock Holmes. Alongside performances of classical favourites of the great detective which feature in the stories there is also a celebration of the music written for TV and film adaptations including the work of David Arnold, Michael Price and Miklós Rózsa.
Silva screen will release the 40th anniversary edition of the Blazing Saddles score on August 28th. The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all Hollywood comedies, a fact underlined by its three Academy Award nominations. Writer and director Mel Brooks brought to the soundtrack exactly what played out on screen, a glorious, gag-packed parody of the western genre. The main theme performed by Frankie Laine was one of those Academy Award nominations. Running a trade ad to find a Laine sound-alike to perform the song he was astonished to see the great man himself turn up to deliver this delicious parody of of every wild west theme he had previously performed mixing elements of Rawhide, Mule Train and Gunfight At The OK Corral. In collaboration with John Morris, Brooks skilfully also created a magnificent score that refined every possible musical cliche connected to westerns from swirling strings to choral refrains. Originally only released in part in the 1970s this 40th anniversary edition is the most complete version yet with 28 tracks that also incorporates some of the most hilarious dialogue from the film.
Composer Debbie Wiseman has announced two dates where she will be performing her best selling music for the series Wolf Hall. St George’s, Bristol is the venue for October 25th followed by a performance at the Cadogan Hall in London on December 6th. Full details below.
Silva Screen’s recording of George Frideric Handel’s Zadok The Priest will be appearing on BT Sport throughout the rest of the year for various promotions beginning on June 6th.