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“Tonight, Andrew Collins shines the spotlight on two composers, starting with the Academy Award-winning Rachel Portman. Her Oscar-winning music for Emma features alongside nominated scores for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat. We’ll also hear some of Portman’s most recent projects, including Belle and Their Finest.

The second film composer to feature is John Barry, with the iconic scores for Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves among his rich legacy. Plus some of Barry’s contributions to the James Bond films, such as You Only Live Twice and Thunderball.”

Starcrash CD re-released on December 8th

Monday, 13 November 2017 12:31

Starcrash CD re-release November 2017Update 2017-11-13:

We are informed by writer Randall D. Larson that this Starcrash release is a reissue of the BSX edition via BSX's distributor. It shares the BSX content and graphics, and, presumably, his booklet notes.

According to the amazon.co.uk website, Starcrash is to be released again on CD on December 8th.

The L-Shaped Room - Blu-Ray

Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:52

The L-Shaped Room (1962) is to be released on Blu-Ray by Twilight Time on December 19th.

We don't have any more details at this stage.

Bianca

Friday, 15 September 2017 16:02

Ruud.

 

 

RPO: Film Music Gala

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:33

Sunday 16 July 2017
7.30pm
Venue: Derngate
19-21 Guildhall Rd,
Northampton
NN1 1DP

https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on/rpo-film-music-gala/ 

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is offering you the chance to hear some of the best; from the classic sweeping strings of Out Of Africa, [...] Joining the Orchestra for a special tribute to the composer John Barry will be the sensational singer Alison Jiear, who dazzled audiences on Britain’s Got Talent and starred in Cinderella at Royal & Derngate in 2015. She and the Orchestra will perform some of Barry’s best-known works, including the iconic themes from the Bond films Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.

The Chase - UK Blu-Ray

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:13
The Chase
25 September 2017
United Kingdom, Powerhouse
Limited Dual Format Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)
 
Nick Redman: "It's the same 4k restoration as we released last year - they licensed our commentary and the isolated score that Mike Matessino created from us as well."

• 4K restoration from the original negative
(4K means that the transfer is a 4K scan - on a blu-ray it is of course reflected as 1080p)
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
Arthur Penn on ‘The Chase’ (1996, tbc mins): previously unseen footage from Paul Joyce’s documentary Marlon Brando: The Wild One
Matthew Penn on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): a new interview with director Arthur Penn’s son
James Fox on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): the renowned actor interviewed by Richard Ayoade
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated Score: experience John Barry’s original soundtrack music
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Christina Newland, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
• More TBC
BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE

The Betsy 2017 - widescreen?

Friday, 07 July 2017 16:19

Is the new 2017 Warner Archive release of The Betsy really widescreen? Find out on our Snippets page!

The Betsy 2017 - widescreen?

Friday, 07 July 2017 16:15

John Barry and movie afficionado Alan has discovered that Warner Archive recut the pan-and-scan 4:3 version used for the 1999 dvd release of The Betsy, to make a pseudo Widesceen 2017 release with a terrible quality result. See image below:

 

 

John Barry honoured with Blue Plaque in Fulford
John Barry honoured with Blue Plaque in Fulford

On the 20th June The York Civic Trust honoured John with the award of a Blue Plaque, affixed to the wall of The Pavilion Hotel, Fulford. The hotel was formerly Fulford House, where John lived with his family from 1944 to 1958, at which point he departed for London and fame and fortune.

The plaque was unveiled by John's son, Jonpatrick, who had travelled from America with his mother, Laurie, for the ceremony. They were joined by several members of the Prendergast family, including John's niece and great-nieces, who still live locally.

David Fraser, chief executive of the trust, said: "John Barry lived in what became the Pavilion Hotel from his teens into his twenties.

John learned music from his mother Doris, who was a concert pianist, and from Francis Jackson, the organist at York Minster.

He went on to compose film music that made him world famous, and was globally important – and that all originated here in York."

Dr Fraser added that the Pavilion Hotel was delighted to have the plaque installed, which is easily visible to passers-by.

Please also read this article on the York Mix website  which includes the photo below:

 


John Barryhonoured with Blue Plaque in Fulford
John Barry honoured with Blue Plaque in Fulford

On the 20th June The York Civic Trust honoured John with the award of a Blue Plaque, affixed to the wall of The Pavilion Hotel, Fulford. The hotel was formerly Fulford House, where John lived with his family from 1944 to 1958, at which point he departed for London and fame and fortune.

The plaque was unveiled by John's son, Jonpatrick, who had travelled from America with his mother, Laurie, for the ceremony. They were joined by several members of the Prendergast family, including John's niece and great-nieces, who still live locally.

David Fraser, chief executive of the trust, said: "John Barry lived in what became the Pavilion Hotel from his teens into his twenties.

John learned music from his mother Doris, who was a concert pianist, and from Francis Jackson, the organist at York Minster.

He went on to compose film music that made him world famous, and was globally important – and that all originated here in York."

Dr Fraser added that the Pavilion Hotel was delighted to have the plaque installed, which is easily visible to passers-by.


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Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

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A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


19 Nov 2017

   Canada   Thunder Bay Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond

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James Bond Spectacular
December 1, 2017
Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey, GU15 3SY,
GB

Website

The popular James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show is coming to Camberley Theatre.

They will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. 

This show has been a huge success all around the World with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies...


 

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 WIEN
(that's Vienna!)

Samstag 2 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Sonntag 3 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Dieses Galakonzert lässt 53 Jahre Bond-Movies live und auf großer Kinoleinwand Revue passieren. Von John Barrys «Goldfinger», «Thunderball» und «Diamonds Are Forever» über «Licence To Kill», «A View To A Kill» und «Goldeneye» bis hin zu «Skyfall» und dem Song des bislang letzten Bond-Streifens, «Writings On The Wall». Spezielle Arrangements für großes Symphonieorchester garantieren neben den Star-Interpreten einen unvergesslichen Abend.

Am 2. und 3. Dezember 2017 werden die legendären Songs und Scores aus den Bond-Movies von den Star-Interpreten Maya Hakvoort, Nazide Aylin und Sandra Pires im Wiener Konzerthaus präsentiert. Dabei werden sie von einem großen Symphonieorchester, ergänzt durch Top-Instrumentalsolisten für den speziellen Bond-Sound, begleitet, während die berühmten Filmszenen auf eine Leinwand projiziert werden. Die Arrangements stammen vom musikalischen Leiter der Galakonzerte, Alex Johansson. Als besonderes Highlight wird Stargast Conchita ihre Lieblings-Bondsongs interpretieren.


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts
Sun 25th Feb 18 (7.30pm)
Victoria Halls, Stoke-On-Trent
with Madeline Smith (Live & Let Die)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/victoriahall


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts
Sun 11th Mar 18
The Woodville, Gravesend
with Madeline Smith (Live & Let Die)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/thewoodville


 Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts

Sun 25th Mar 18 (6pm)
King's Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth
with Madeline Smith (Live & Let Die)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/kingstheatre


 Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts

Wed 4th Apr 18
Southport Theatre
with Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/southporttheatre


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts

Sun 8th Apr 18
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
with Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/waterside


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts

Sun 6th May 18
New Victoria Hall, Woking
with Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/newvictoria