Pete Anthony

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It’s been done for a while, but we finally put the finishing touches on it and the official Pete Anthony website has finally launched. Pete, for those who don’t know, is a conductor/orchestrator and has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest films, and collaborates with many of the top composers working today, including Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Marc Shaiman, Hans Zimmer and more!

Blood Diamond

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Tonight I went to a PGA screening of Edward Zwick’s new film, Blood Diamond. The film takes place in the late 1990s, during which the West African nation of Sierra Leone was embroiled in the middle of a civil war. The rebels (the RUF) are fighting the government, but the people are being caught in the crossfire. (Isn’t that always the way?) To help fund their revolution, “conflict diamonds” are smuggled out and eventually make their way into the world …

Dexter's Odyssey

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So I get this bizarre email today. It is replicated here, in its entirety: Dear Dan Goldwasser, I wanted the music of Dexter’s Odyssey to be based upon feel, and the music of The Dinosaur Planet of Reptaria is all gonna enhance that, because for the music of Reptaria, Film Club and I will be taking the traditional orchestra and some electronic music by James T. Hill and Vangelis and we’re putting in a tribal percussion, part Asian part African …

Batman Begins

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All I need now is my Batman Forever soundtrack to be signed by Elliot Goldenthal, and I’ll have a complete collection of signed Batman feature film soundtracks! (Well, not counting the 1960’s Nelson Riddle film score.) In case you can’t read it, James Newton Howard wrote: “To Dan Goldwasser*, Thanks for your support! James Newton Howard”. A month or so later, Hans Zimmer wrote “To Dan Goldwasser**, Thanks for supporting James. Hans Z.” Ah, what a good sense of humor …

Blake Neely

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Finished up another website. This one is for composer Blake Neely, who has worked with many big composers, including Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. He also did the music for the hit television show Everwood, for which he recieved an Emmy nomination for "Best Main Title"e;. Go check it out!

Lady in the Water

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Went to see Lady in the Water tonight, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest flick. I really dug The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, half of Signs, and probably about 1/4-1/3 of The Village. So you can probably guess that I went into Lady in the Water with some hesitation. I had seen bits of it at the scoring session a few months ago, but had no concept of how it all pulled together. Did it work? Well, if you want a tweaked …

A session a day…

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… won’t keep the doctor away, but rather will probably put me in the hospital for fatigue! In all seriousness, today marks the beginning of what could be scoring sessions for seven films in a week. Oy! Right now, I will be at: Tuesday:The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Brian Tyler) Wednesday: The Devil Wears Prada (Teddy Shapiro) Thursday: Nacho Libre (Danny Elfman) Friday: The Lady in the Water Choir Sessions (James Newton Howard) Saturday/Sunday*: Invincible (Mark Isham) Monday/Tuesday*: …


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I actually had very low expectations for RV – which is possibly why I enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s basically your standard family-comedy, about a dad who tries to get closer to his kids by cancelling their trip to Hawaii, and instead taking a road trip to Colorado in a rented RV. Of course, the reason for this is that he has to give a big presentation for work, or else he might lose his job – …

Kong, Baby!

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Seems like I’m the only journalist cleared by composer James Newton Howard to do an article related to his score for King Kong. Not going to talk about the music – my approach is one from the technology side, to talk about the enormous connectivity they’ve implemented between the scoring stage in Culver City, JNH Studios in Santa Monica, and Peter Jackson’s offices in New Zealand. And they got it all put in incredibly fast…. stay tuned!