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Welcome to "comPOSERS The Movie Score Podcast", where three old musician friends of dubious talent enjoy some movie-themed drinks while discussing film scores and the films they're in. Our goal is to find the perfect movie score, and our journey takes us some really weird places. Join us on this bizarre musical trek to...somewhere? Follow us on the socials @composerspod, then sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy some comPOSING. NEW EPISODES EVERY SUNDAY!
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Scored to Death: The Podcast is the official companion podcast to the books, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers & Scored to Death 2: More Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers, and is an ongoing exploration into the world of horror film music and the people who create it -- Featuring new and exclusive in-depth interviews with the genre's greatest composers as well as informative audio documentaries and more. Twitter & Instagram: @scoredto ...
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Breakout composer Andrea Datzman (INSIDE OUT 2) talks about her initial rejection from film scoring industry, and what led her to persevere. How her struggle with Lyme disease threatened to upend her initial breakthrough with Michael Giacchino on INSIDE OUT, and led to a surprising new revelation about her own brain and neuropsychology. She also di…
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In this bonus interview episode, Andrew Gordon Macpherson talks about his music and TV editing skills leading to his career scoring video games and television documentaries, including the hit Vice series DARK SIDE OF THE RING, and WHO KILLED WCW?, produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. How the world of professional wrestling drama created a canvas …
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Today on the Podcast we discuss the latest in the long running Mad Max franchise, Furiosa. NEWS ON THE MARCH R.I.P. - Donald Sutherland / Richard Sherman Quentin Tarantino scraps his latest project Sam Mendes to direct 4 Beatles Movies Wake Up Dead Man (Knives Out 3) lands a stacked cast Avengers 5 Update FEATURE REVIEW: FURIOSA A MAD MAX SAGA MINO…
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Pour a tall glass (?) of applejack and watch for flying dip, because the comPOSERS are ringing in Krueger's 40th birthday (and Father's Day, as it turns out) with one of the weirdest and most-fun movies we've ever covered on this show. It's 2022's Hundreds of Beavers, with music by Chris Ryan*! *As you'll hear, we looked high and low for the score/…
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Did you see that we're on Instagram now? Follow us there via this link or find it on our landing page. We're cool now. Tell your friends. Episode 42 delivers. In fact, we deliver two great scores right into your earholes. The first is the score for the 1997 film Princess Mononoke. The film was directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The composer of the soundtr…
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Composer Andrew Lockington (ATLAS, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN) joins SCORE to talk about Toronto, working with and under the tutelage of fellow Canadian Mychael Danna after wanting to start a rock band, and how his interest in orchestration led to his composing breakthroughs. Plus, working with Jennifer Lopez, creating “suites” of music, what makes temps s…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss the Netflix comedy, Unfrosted starring, Jerry Seinfeld. FEATURE REVIEW: UNFROSTED RANT & RAVE Darren (8:50) - No One Will Save You / The Wonder Paul (15:00) - Hell Camp: Teenage Nightmare (Netflix) / The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping (Netflix) / Tales of the Empire (Disney+) Ron (22:20) - Operation Fortune: Ru…
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TREKKING IN THE 25TH CENTURY returns with Part 1 of our audio commentary of STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK. As this Trek classic celebrates its 40th anniversary, THE HYPER SPACE crew breaks down movie trivia and shares personal recollections about the good odd-numbered Trek film! So climb the steps of Mount Seleya and join us in the final fron…
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Set speed to warp factor FUN because we're fucking back baby. After an extremely long hiatus thanks to various Krueger calamities (Kalamities? probably not, right?), we celebrate the old man's 40th birthday with a journey to the Final Frontier...literally! It's Star Trek 5: The One Shatner Directed, with music by the inestimable "King" Jerry Goldsm…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss the latest monster-verse movie, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire. FEATURE REVIEW: GODZILLA X KONG THE NEW EMPIRE RANT & RAVE Darren (9:05) - Quiz Lady / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Paul (16:25) - Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple) / Skull Island (Netflix) Ron (22:15) - Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie / …
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It turns out that the Force is no match for the Fatigue! Join us as we bring our epic FRANCHISE FATIGUE TRILOGY to a close and tackle the one you've all been waiting for: STAR WARS! Disney's assembly line production of movies and shows has resulted in severe damage to the once venerable franchise. We talk about what Disney has done wrong (and done …
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Today on the Podcast we discuss, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. NEWS ON THE MARCH - R.I.P. - Roger Corman / Dabney Colman Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis divides audiences (6:25) MARVEL NEWS (9:50) Agatha Along debut Sept. 18 / What If..? Season 3 coming / Spider-Man 4 could shoot this year / Daredevil Born Again scales back episodes / Spide…
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We catch up with composer extraordinaire Christophe Beck (UNFROSTED, ROAD HOUSE) for the first time in six years! Christophe shares how early piano lessons led to dreams of making his own album (now in the works). Plus, how years leading a composer team on major films refreshed his love of teaching and sharing, his creative rapport with director Do…
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CLONING IT IN: THE BAD BATCH returns for our discussion of the final two episodes of the series! Did this series land the shuttle? Did our heroes get a fitting send off? Does Hemlock finally speak in a voice above a whisper? We discuss it all on the epic conclusion of this landmark STAR WARS series, and it's commentary you're only going to hear on …
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Hello listeners. As you might have guessed by now, comPOSERS is on a bit of a break. Jay, Aaron and I are all working a lot right now, and I've had a lot of insurance- and physiotherapy-related bullshit on my plate to boot, so we're struggling to find time. We do plan to be back soon, so please watch this space for updates. In the meantime, thanks …
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CLONING IT IN returns with our 2-MINUTE WARNING show from THE BAD BATCH season 3! There's only 2 episodes left, but before we say goodbye to our favorite band of clone misfits we take a look back at our favorite moments from the season, and speculate about what might be to come. It's the kind of commentary you'll only find on THE HYPER SPACE podcas…
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Composer Chris Benstead talks about being Guy Ritchies’ musical maestro on multiple projects, including THE GENTLEMEN on Netflix and THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE. How his musical education led him into music mixing and eventually working in the “sound” departments on major projects, before his work with Patrick Doyle, Steven Price, Alan Me…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss the Academy Award winner, Poor Things, as well as the Canadian production, Blackberry. POOR THINGS BLACKBERRY (9:50) RANT & RAVE Paul (18:20) - Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix) / Taskmaster (Youtube) Darren (24:45) - Descendant (Netflix) / Quartet Records: The Magnificent 7 Collection Ron (33:20) - The Killer (Ne…
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On the latest episode of THE HYPER SPACE, our conversation about FRANCHISE FATIGUE continues. In this episode we focus on the rise and fall of Marvel Studios. For 10 years Marvel was the undisputed champion of entertainment. But as the Disney Plus machine cranked up, the MCU foundation started to buckle under the weight. Quantity over quality becam…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss Dune Part 2 and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. DUNE: PART TWO GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE (11:11) RANT & RAVE Paul (21:40) - Rebel Moon Part 1 (Netflix) / X-Men 97 (Disney+) Darren (29:45) - 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible (Netflix) / Entrada Records Bernard Herrmann Double CD - On Dangerous Ground - The Man Who Knew T…
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YouTuber Rudy Mancuso has been following SCORE for years, as a musician and composer in his own right. He joins Kenny Holmes and Matt Schrader to discuss his breakout hit film from SxSW ‘MÚSICA’ out now on Prime Video — a semi-autobiographic film, years in the making, that pushes musical possibilities to refreshingly brilliant musical storytelling.…
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CLONING IT IN: JUST THE GOOD ONES returns with the pivotal Savage Opress trilogy! Asajj Ventress has grown too powerful, and Palpatine decides she needs to go. After being left for dead, Ventress plants her seeds for revenge in a Dark Side monster called Savage Opress. This week, THE HYPER SPACE Star Wars crew discusses this important chapter in CL…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss, Nicolas Cage in Dream Scenario, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, and Ridley Scott's Napoleon. DREAM SCENARIO THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER (6:00) THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER (10:10) RANT & RAVE Ron (14:50) - Albert Brooks: Defending My Life (Crave) Paul (18:10) - Apollo 11: We Have Landed LP Darren (21:25) - Hook…
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Today on the Podcast we discuss, Marvel's Echo, What If..? Season 2, as well as an overview of Phases 4-5. ECHO WHAT IF..? SEASON 2 (5:35) MARVEL: IN DEFENSE OF PHASES 4-5 (8:30) RANT & RAVE Paul (28:20) - Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Netflix) Darren (31:25) - The Sound of Music 5 Disc Soundtrack Ron (37:00) - Next Goal Wins…
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Today on the Podcast we finally discuss the Barbie / Oppenheimer phenomenon, as well as, The Killers of the Flower Moon. BARBIE OPPENHEIMER (6:40) KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (15:30) RANT & RAVE Paul (22:45) - The Morning Show (Apple) Darren (25:40) - Chevalier (Disney+) Ron (29:30) - Maestro (Netflix) Paul (33:25) - Shrinking (Apple)…
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CLONING IT IN returns with our discussion of the first 4 episodes of THE BAD BATCH season 3! Classic Star Wars action and adventure take center stage as Omega and Crosshair deal with life as Imperial prisoners, while Hunter and Wrecker search the galaxy for their lost friends. And a very familiar Sith Lord turns up to cement his unnatural future as…
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This week, THE HYPER SPACE debuts the latest podcast on our network: TREKKING IN THE 25TH CENTURY! Star Trek is too big NOT to have a podcast of its own, and this week Mike and Jared offer commentary and discussion around the first appearance of Captain Kirk in the landmark second pilot of Star Trek, WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE. So live long and p…
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Composer Laura Karpman joins Score to talk about her work on the Oscar-nominated score for AMERICAN FICTION, breaking down how jazz informed a story rich in satire and wit to give it a unique musical edge and voice intertwined with characters. Then, she discusses her path from likely music professor into at one point being one of the only women wor…
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Today on the Podcast we look back at our favorite films from 2022, with each of us revealing our Top Ten Lists as well as some candidates for the worst films of the year. RON'S LIST RUNNER UP'S You Won't Be Alone / Causeway / RRR / Tar / Decision To Leave / After Yang / Nope / The Sea Beast / The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent / A Man Called O…
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This week, THE HYPER SPACE jumps into the maelstrom of FRANCHISE FATIGUE. So many movies. So many books. So many episodes. The quantity increases and the quality drops. Those who don't jump ship are simply beaten into submission by the sheer volume of endless content. Many once-great franchises have been bludgeoned into mediocrity, buckling under t…
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HORNSMITH IS UPON US! This month we're covering one film each from the electrifying compositional duo brought together by the power of Jerry Goldsmith's daughter. This week: 1995's epic historical drama about a time when Mel Gibson was a sought-after actor. It's Braveheart with music by the inestimable James "Horny" Horner!…
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Composer David Fleming (The Last of Us, Blue Planet II) talks about his inventive score for Prime Video’s new Mr. & Mrs. Smith, working with Donald Glover, coming up through the Remote Control composer system with Atli Orvarsson, Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, and why the new Jim Henson documentary will melt everyone’s hearts. Interview by Kenny …
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Time to grow a stupid braid and murder some Tuskens, everybody, because Johnuary continues with our second foray into the much-maligned prequel trilogy. It's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with music by Old Whatsisname. NOTE: This was supposed to go up last week, but I got screwed up by the new "two episodes a month" schedule and forgo…
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Welcome Podcast Pioneers, to the inaugural episode of our latest podcast: CLONING IT IN - JUST THE GOOD ONES! This is our retrospective discussion show of the best of Star Wars animation, and this week we take a look at the Mortis Trilogy from season 3 of THE CLONE WARS! This is a story which sent ripples through the Star Wars universe and might ha…
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