Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scoring Stages: Paramount

Paramount Studios
Stage M

Located on the historic Paramount lot, the scoring stage originally opened in 1932.  Opening later than the other scoring stages in early Hollywood, Stage M was connected to Stage 10 in the Bing Crosby Building.  Until 1968 as the studio system died down, it is where the Paramount orchestra recorded.  With subsequent renovations and improvements, Glen-Glenn Sound took over the stage for many years until Record Plant Scoring took over in 1982.  Amid financial situations, the facility closed but reopened for more film scoring in 1992.  Along with films and television series, many Star Trek scores were recorded there.  Sadly, the stage closed in 2006 and all of the Bing Crosby Building (Stage 10, and assorted offices) were demolished in 2008 to house a new post-production facility.     

Scores recorded there include:

Sampson and Delilah (1949) - Victor Young
Sunset Boulevard (1950) - Franz Waxman
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) - Victor Young
The Ten Commandments (1956) - Elmer Bernstein
Wild is the Wind (1957) - Dimitri Tiomkin
Psycho (1960) - Bernard Herrmann
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - Henry Mancini
Hatari! (1962) - Henry Mancini
Annie (1982) - Charles Strouse, Ralph Burns
48 Hrs. (1982) - James Horner
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - James Horner
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) - Jack Nitzsche
Flashdance (1983) - Giorgio Moroder
Terms of Endearment (1983) - Michael Gore
Police Academy (1984) - Robert Folk
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) - James Horner
Witness (1985) - Maurice Jarre
Out of Africa (1985) - John Barry
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) - Leonard Rosenman
Fatal Attraction (1987) - Maurice Jarre
Coming to America (1988) - Nile Rodgers
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) - Ira Newborn
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - Jerry Goldsmith
Hunt For Red October (1990) - Basil Poledouris
Addams Family Values (1993) - Marc Shaiman
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) - Ira Newborn
Nell (1994) - Mark Isham
Star Trek: Generations (1994) - Dennis McCarthy
Clueless (1995) - David Kitay
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) - Jerry Goldsmith
Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco (1996) - Bruce Broughton
Phenomenon (1996) - Thomas Newman
101 Dalmatians (1996) - Michael Kamen
The Relic (1997) - John Debney
Good Will Hunting (1997) - Danny Elfman
A Civil Action (1998) - Danny Elfman
The Horse Whisperer (1998) - Thomas Newman
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) - Jerry Goldsmith
Wild Things (1998) - George S. Clinton
Good Will Hunting (1998) - Danny Elfman
Frequency (2000) - Michael Kamen
Along Came a Spider (2001) - Normand Corbeil
Road to Perdition (2002) - Thomas Newman

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) - Jerry Goldsmith
The Bourne Identity (2002) - John Powell
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) - David Arnold

The Core (2003) - Christopher Young
Sin (2003) - Michael Giacchino
Team America: World Police (2004) - Marc Shaiman (unused)
The Island (2005) - Steve Jablonsky
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) - John Powell
Little Children (2006) - Thomas Newman
Nacho Libre (2006) - Danny Elfman
Freedom Writers (2007) - Mark Isham
Wall-E (2008) - Thomas Newman

The Ten Commandments, Elmer Bernstein conducts


Dan Wallin, sound mixer at the Paramount booth

Alias television season 1 (Michael Giacchino), 2001

Wall-E (2008) composer and crew 

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