Monday, February 29, 2016

Scoring the Series: Indiana Jones

Scoring The Series continues with a look back at the Indiana Jones series.  Here are the credits to each film with some scoring photos tossed in.   

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Music composed by John Williams
Conducted by John Williams
Orchestrator: Herbert W. Spencer, Al Woodbury
Music Editor: Kenneth Wannberg
Recording Engineer: Eric Tomlinson
Recording Supervisor: Lionel Newman 
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded at Anvil Recording Studios, London; Abbey Road Studios, London

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Music composed by John Williams
Conducted by John Williams
Orchestrator: Herbert W. Spencer
Music Editor: Kenneth Wannberg, Alexander Courage
Music Scoring Mixer: Lyle Burbridge 
Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Music composed by John Williams
Conducted by John Williams
Orchestrator: Herbert W. Spencer, Alexander Courage
Music Editor: Kenneth Wannberg
Music Recorded: Dan Wallin 
Recorded at Lorimar Studios (Sony Scoring Stage)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Music composed by John Williams
Conducted by John Williams
Orchestrator: Conrad Pope, Edward Karem
Music Editor: Ramiro Belgardt
Music Recorded and Mixed: Shawn Murphy
Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage

Below: first five photos from "Last Crusade", others are from "Crystal Skull"






Thursday, February 11, 2016

Composer Cameos #5

Let's keep the Composer Cameos coming!  Hard to believe, but we're on the 5th post of Composer Cameos! This time including the multiple appearances of Howard Shore on SNL and Marc Shaiman as the pianist in every movie! 
(Find the previous posts here: #1, #2, #3, #4)

JOHN ADDISON
Addison conducts in Phantom of the Opera (1990 TV movie)

BURT BACHARACH
Bacharach serenades in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Bacharach makes an end credit appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

NICK CAVE
Nick Cave sings in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

ALEXANDER COURAGE
Courage conducts for Pavarotti in Yes, Giorgio (1982)

PATRICK DOYLE
Doyle sings and plays in the British TV series, No 73 (1982-1983)
Patrick Doyle as "Policeman in lift" in Dead Again (1991)
Doyle as Amiens in As You Like It (2006)
Doyle gets animated in Brave (2012)

DANNY ELFMAN
Elfman performs as part of Oingo Boingo in Back to School (1985)

MURRAY GOLD
Series composer Gold performs in the band in a 2007 episode of Doctor Who (with the mustache)

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
JNH plays keyboard for Elton John Live in Central Park (1981)

BEAR MCCREARY
Series composer McCreary appears in the background of an episode of Battlestar Galactica (2009)

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
Mothersbaugh in one of his several appearances on Yo Gabba Gabba! 

BLAKE NEELY
Series composer Neely plays piano in an episode of Eastwick (2009)

RANDY NEWMAN
Newman lends his voice to The Singing Bush for ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

TREVOR RABIN
Rabin is part of the band in Jack Frost (1998)

MARC SHAIMAN
Shaiman plays piano in Beaches (1988)
Shaiman (and a great mustache) conduct in The Addams Family (1991)
Shaiman accompanies on piano in Hot Shots! (1991)
Shaiman plays piano in Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Shaiman plays piano in The Wedding Planner (2001)
Shaiman is delightfully cheesy in Down With Love (2003)
Shaiman plays piano in an episode of Smash (2012)

THEODORE SHAPIRO
Shapiro (in blue) is part of the band in Along Came Polly (2004)

HOWARD SHORE
Shore and Lily Tomlin perform as part of The All Nurse Band on SNL (1975)
Shore performs as part of Howard Shore and the All Angel Band on SNL (1975)
Shore (L) performs as part of the All Bee Band on SNL (1976)
Shore (r) and Paul Shaffer perform as Dr. Frankenstein and the All Monster Band on SNL (1976)

MARK SNOW
Series composer Snow appears (l) as a doctor on an episode of X-Files (2001)

DIMITRI TIOMKIN
Tiomkin appears on an episode of What's My Line (1956)

PAUL WILLIAMS
Songwriter Williams appears as El Sleazo Pianist in The Muppet Movie (1979)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Screen Credit Quiz! (Decade Edition 3)


In this Screen Credit Quiz, each one is from a different decade (from the 1940's to 2010's).   
Here's what to do: name the film by the title card and put your guesses into the comment section!

1. 1940's

2. 1950's

3. 1960's

4. 1970's

5. 1980's

6. 1990's

7. 2000's

8. 2010's