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Win DOOMED! Untold Story of Corman's Fantastic 4

Highly-anticipated documentary DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR, from writer-director Marty Langford, will be distributed in the US and Canada by Uncork’d Entertainment this month.

Chronicling the history of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994), DOOMED! features never before seen footage from the production as well as new on-camera interviews with cast and crew including Mr. Corman, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White and Rebecca Staab.

Langford says DOOMED! was “courted by a number of distributors and he had the luxury of choice. But once Keith at Uncork’d explained his company’s vision and strategy for our film, we realized that he was obviously the right one. He’s a terrific guy, a great distributor, and partner that we’re lucky to have.”

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be releasing the definitive account of the never-released movie production and its Fantastic background.

“The average moviegoer doesn’t know that, ten years before releasing Tim Story’s version, Roger Corman was asked to produce a Fantastic Four movie. Unbeknownst to cast and crew, the film was never going to be released though – and for a variety of reasons. Doomed! is such a compelling documentary - and not just for comic book movies but anyone intrigued by the ins and outs of Hollywood and business. In short, it’s a Fantastic movie.”

Leopard’s enthusiasm for the film won producer Mark Sikes over. "The reason Marty and I chose Uncork'd was Keith's passion for the film. He had a great reputation, but what really impressed us was how passionate he was about the film. We could tell he really liked the film and we knew we needed someone who understood it wasn't your typical documentary."

Uncork'd Entertainment will release DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR on VOD 10/11 and DVD on 12/20.

For your chance of winning a copy of DOOMED! on DVD to enjoy with your friends, just simply answer the following question about Roger Corman: For which 1967 movie was director Corman given a $2.5 million budget and yet still made it for $400,000 less?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before January 15th, 2017 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: DOOMED! DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Brigitte Kingsley/Good Soldier Initiative Giveaway

For all those not in the know, Brigitte Kingsley is a Canadian Actress best known for her role as Summer Vale in the multiple 'Dark Rising' films and television series.

That said, you actually might first have happened upon Kingsley when she was still in High School (!) because she was dubbed the "hostess with the mostess" when she hosted the television series Game Nation for 4 seasons; under the name Suki Diefenbaker!

But now, and having launched a production company, Defiant Empire Corporation with business partner and husband Andrew Cymek, starting a new, stand alone production company, Good Soldier Films, and in 2012 having shot the fourth Dark Rising project, Warrior of Worlds, Kingsley and company are releasing NIGHT CRIES on Blu-ray and DVD.

Unleashing a whole other world of psychological pain and mystery in this brand new, and uber scary thriller, NIGHT CRIES (where production on the film took place in Mattawa, Ontario), after his world crumbles, Joseph will stop at nothing to find his wife while battling demons, psychopaths, and the ruler of this new apocalypse; The Hat.

Starring: Brigitte Kingsley (Sarah), Colin Mochrie (The Hat), Andrew Cymek (Joseph), Jacob Blair (Raymond), Lauren Williams (Angel), Mishael Morgan (Haitian Priestess), Aislinn Paul (Caitlyn), Kristian Bruun (David), Nicholas Grimes (Bastogne), and Patrick Haye (Bryl), this supernatural thriller will chill you to the bone - and back again, trust me!

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They start pre-orders on the Blu-rays and DVDs OF NIGHT CRIES November 1st, 2016 with the items being shipped out come December 14th, 2016. It's a special winter campaign where there are SIGNED copies of both for sale along with other special items like calendars, t-shirts, and so much more!

Adding to the mix these other special items us because of Brigitte and her husband Andrew's devotion to their aforementioned Good Soldier Initiative. "We’re also doing a charity campaign to raise money to send care packages overseas to soldiers during the holiday season to help lift their spirits," Brigitte told me. "It's called the “Good Soldier Initiative" and it's live until November 30th, with the 'Night Cries' campaign live until December 10th."

So, what makes it so urgent now for fans to buy these Blu-rays and DVDs of 'Night Cries'? "Because come December 10th no one will be able to purchase the film until we do our next campaign, most likely in the spring; or even via iTunes early new year," she replies.

Directed by Andrew Cymek, the lovely Brigitte Kingley is a true friend of ours here at Exclusive Magazine and has generously offered up to our lucky readers the chance to win some 'Night Cries' Ultimate Packages and a few Brigitte Kingsley Packages too!

So, if you would like to win one of these 'Night Cries' Ultimate Packages or Brigitte Kingsley Packages (our choice at the time of mailing), all you have to do is answer this easy question about the lady herself: In which Scott Speedman movie (where he played a WWII vet) did Brigitte play a role?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these incredible 'Night Cries Ultimate Packages' or Brigitte Kingsley Packages' for yourself! Just send us an e:mail here before December 12th with with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: BRIGITTE KINGSLEY GIVEAWAY to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'JASON BOURNE' on Blu-ray ... TODAY!

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in 'Jason Bourne'. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures' Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA's most lethal operative drawn out of the shadows.

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of.

And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too.

Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAY™, DVD:

Bringing Back Matt Damon As Bourne - Matt Damon and Director Paul Greengrass discuss how they brought a beloved character back to the big screen.
Bare-Knuckle Boxing - Matt Damon discusses his love for boxing and how he prepared for the bare-knuckle fight sequences.
Close Quarters Combat - A behind-the-scenes look at the brutal fight between Jason Bourne and Christian Dassault.
Underground Rumble - Matt Damon, Vincent Cassel, and fight coordinator Roger Yuan discuss how they staged Bourne’s final showdown with The Asset.
The Athens Escape - Matt Damon, stunt coordinator Gary Powell and second unit director Simon Crane discuss the challenges of shooting a chase sequence through cramped city streets.
Convention Chaos - Join the cast and crew on location in Las Vegas as they film the final act of Jason Bourne.
Shutting Down the Strip - A behind-the-scenes look at one of the wildest car chases in Bourne history.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 15, 2016

4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 6, 2016 (FROM UNIVERSAL HOME PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT)

If you would like to win a copy of this FANTASTIC new Blu-ray, just answer this easy question about lead actor himself, Matt Damon: Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions and he made his professional acting debut in which 1988 film?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new Blu-rays! Just send us an e:mail here before December 6th, 2016 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MATT DAMON BLU-RAYS to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'KILL GAME' on DVD ... TODAY!

'KILL GAME" is the story of a group of high school kids who amuse themselves by pulling pranks on unsuspecting students and teachers. They are all popular, good looking, the kids voted most likely to succeed. But at their core lies a cruelty and shallowness which comes with the territory of privilege.

One night, a prank goes horribly wrong and a teenager is killed. The gang covers it up as a drowning accident but five years later, their lives are turned upside down when one of them is killed by a serial killer wearing a haunting Marilyn Monroe mask.

It doesn't stop there, one by one the gang is killed in manners mirroring the pranks they pulled in high school. Is it revenge? Is it karma? Is it the dead boy's spirit coming back to avenge his death? One thing is certain. No one is laughing now!

Written and directed by Robert Mearns and based on his short "Prank," the frightening film follows an unstoppable masked murderer who is out for blood.

'KILL GAME' stars newcomer Sari Sanchez and also stars Joe Adler (The Maze Runner, "The Mentalist"), Pierson Fode (Indigenous), Michael Galante (Boy Meets Girl), and Laura Ashley Samuels (In Time).

If you would like to win a copy of this incredible new DVD, just answer this question about the films lead actor, Joe Adler: In between 'Prom' (2011) and 'The Maze Runner' (2014), Adler starred in a movie short, but what was it's name?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before January 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: KILL GAME DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'THE AFFAIR' Soundtrack CD ... NOW!

'The Affair' (Music From The Showtime Original Series) - Marcelo Zarvos

A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

The soundtrack features the score from the first season of the hit Showtime Series The Affair. Marcelo Zarvos is also the composer for the Showtime series Ray Donovan, as well as for the recent Bill Murray film, Rock The Kasbah.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Marcelo Zarvos: He most recently composed the score for a movie starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. What was its title?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'The Affair' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: THE AFFAIR CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'RAY DONOVAN' Soundtrack CD ... TODAY!

As I’m sure you are all more than well aware by now, unless you just have basic cable, of course, ‘Ray Donovan’ is an American television crime drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season premiered on June 30th, 2013 and the pilot episode broke records of viewer ship instantly, becoming the biggest premiere of all time on Showtime! Indeed, Showtime renewed the show for a fourth season, which premiered a couple of months back now.

The superb soundtrack features the score from the early seasons of the hit series, composed by the uber talented Marcelo Zarvos. It also includes songs featured in the series: 'Down In the Willow Garden' by The Chieftains featuring Bon Iver, 'It's About Time' by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, 'No Sympathy' by Flash Lightnin, and 'Banshee' by Kendra Morris.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Marcelo Zarvos: He composed the score for a movie starring Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, and Brendan Fraser. What was its title?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Ray Donovan' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: RAY DONOVAN CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'HOWARD LOVECRAFT' Soundtrack CD ... NOW!

Young Howard Lovecraft begins his adventure by going to the Butler Sanitarium with his mother to visit his father Winfield Lovecraft, a patient there who has been driven mad by something he's done. Howard's father goes into a spasm of paranoia and fear, begging his son to destroy a book that he should have never written.

The boy doesn't scream during the incident, but does go home with a small gift - a paper star made by his father. Once home, Howard's curiosity is too much and he begins to read his father's book. He's drawn into a dark, cold world of magic and deceit soon thereafter and, for all intents and purposes, all Hell soon breaks loose!

Starring Christopher Plummer, Ron Perlman and Jane Curtin, 'Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom' is a film for ALL H.P. Lovecraft fans! It boasts a stellar voice cast, including the aforementioned Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Up), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Jane Curtin (Antz) and along with Doug Bradley (Hellraiser).

It combines dark, elaborate storytelling with beautiful animation to tell the secret tale that inspired some of Lovecraft’s most famous writings! George Streicher, filmmaker and director for BlackBoxTV and GWSFilms, composed the score and boy, what an inventive, atmospheric, and totally engrossing score it truly is.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, George Streicher: In 2005, he scored his own 35-minute short film entitled ... what?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: HOWARD LOVECRAFT CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX' OST CD ... NOW!

'The 9th Life of Louis Drax' is a 2016 Canadian-American supernatural thriller film directed by Alexandre Aja, written by Max Minghella based on Liz Jensen's best-selling novel of the same title, and starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Julian Wadham, Jane McGregor, Barbara Hershey, and Aaron Paul.

Patrick Watson has flexed his film-scoring prowess once again, this time composing original music for The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The soundtrack officially arrived on September 2nd, 2016 via Varese Sarabande, and boy, is it - for its subject source - an upbeat, and vivid work of composed tracks.

The soundtrack work from Watson follows his previous forays into film music on short, feature and documentary projects like Gravity Boy, Cochemare, The Flood, Les 4 Soldats and A St-Henri, le 26 Aout.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Patrick Watson: He began his musical career in high school as a member of a ska band called ... what?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'The 9th Life Of Louis Drax' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'REVELATION' Soundtrack CD ... TODAY!

‘Revelation - Original Soundtrack’ is the soundtrack (duh!) to the massively popular Chinese based RPG game. Composer Neal Acree is an award winning film, television and video game composer whose work includes the massively popular game franchises World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, shows such as Stargate and Witchblade as well as over 30 feature films.

Indeed, ‘Revelation’ actually began development back in 2009 and the game is finally showing promise, mixing the visual style and some gameplay features of two of the best current MMORPGs: Blade and Soul and Aion. The proprietary engine is called BigBang and just like Dragon Sword (also from NetEase), this is another Chinese game which looks great.

Neal Acree’s 23 track opus to the video game is massive, but an undertaking that is well worth your time. Playing the game you hear all his work, but it floats into the background as you fight your way through the stages laid out for you. But sit back and just listen to the music, and you suddenly get drawn into its spirit, its bravado, its selective and singular power. Trust me, whenever you play the game again, having heard this stand alone soundtrack score, you will never hear the game the same way ever again!

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Neal Acree: He has scored 30 feature films, contributed music to popular Blizzard Entertainment video game franchises, as well as television work. Please name two (2) Sci-Fi TV series' that he has composed for?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Revelation' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: REVELATION CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'JESSE STONE: ULTIMATE COLLECTION' CD!

The Jesse Stone series of 14 novels have produced 232 combined editions as they continue to be reprinted again and again. On television, Tom Selleck's Jesse Stone films are a modern day phenomenon, with 9 movies between 2005 and 2015. The most recent was released in October.

With ratings generally @ 12-13 million people it wasn't brain surgery to bring out a soundtrack of the best cuts from the movies. Even better though was to bring out a double album of an amazing 51 tracks spanning the life of the character and TV show thus far.

Indeed, all the music from the series of films found on these 2 CDs have been composed by Jeff Beal, (House of Cards, Monk), and as a commercial release of this music has never been widely available until now, well, you can bet your bottom dollar that it is going to fly of the CD racks with all the Jesse Stone fans out there!

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Jeff Beal: Beal wrote his first long-form composition for which-named Orchestra while a student at Castro Valley High School?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Jesse Stone: The Ultimate Collection' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: JESSE STONE ULTIMATE COLLECTION CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON' Soundtrack CD ... NOW!

'Keep on Keepin' On' is a wonderful, heart warming documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

First-time director/drummer from Australia, Alan Hicks, convinced his surfing mate and cinematographer, Adam Hart, to travel to the U.S. to follow and film 89-year-old jazz legend, Clark Terry (Quincy Jones's first teacher) over four years - to document an unlikely mentorship between Terry and the driven, blind piano prodigy, Kauflin. Clark, now 93, mentored Miles Davis as a young musician and is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands.

Varèse Sarabande has just released the Keep On Keepin’ On Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally and on CD this past February 24th, 2015 and boy, what a24 track piece of musical wonderment it truly is.

“This soundtrack is not only a road map through the film, but also somewhat of a personal Clark Terry mix-tape,” said the film’s director Alan Hicks. “Producing it with Clark’s first student — the great Quincy Jones—has been an honor and an extremely humbling experience, something I will never forget. Keep On Keepin’ On is a project filled with passion and love, and has been my little way of saying thank you to my teacher.”

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about jazz legend Clark Terry: After leaving Ellington in 1959, Clark's international recognition soared when he accepted an offer from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to become a staff musician. He subsequently appeared for ten years on which Talk Show?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Keep On Keepin' On' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'CLIFF MARTINEZ - FILM FEST GENT' on CD!

Containing orchestral versions of Cliff Martinez’s film themes as performed by The Brussels Philharmonic this past October as part of the Film Festival gent and World Soundtrack Awards concert, Cliff Martinez-Film Festival Gent is just one of those CDs you put on - and seemingly never wish to take off.

Since the beauty of Martinez’s music often lies in its stylized simplicity, for Cliff Martinez-Film Festival Gent these newly-orchestrated versions had to highlight his subtle, transparent and yet rich musical worlds of sound that he has always been known for.

Conductor Dirk Brosse orchestrated the recording and most definitely had to walk a thin line between symphonic and electronic music, complexity and transparency, rhythm and calm when it came to this recording. Martinez as born in the Bronx, but raised in Ohio. He later moved to California in 1976 landing in the middle of the punk movement, of all things. He subsequently drummed for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus front man Jim Thirlwell, not to mention the final incarnation of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.

Cliff Martinez-Film Festival Gent is a 16-track, stunning beautiful recording from The Brussels Philharmonic with the treatment to the scores being left in the hands of conductor Bosse a masterstroke at its finest. Martinez’s tonal palate has varied throughout his career - Pump Up The Volume, The Limey, Wicker Park, Drive, etc. - but here on Cliff Martinez-Film Festival Gent it’s the spare, simple and expressive sounds that crave the listeners ear; in a way, perhaps, never quite heard before.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the man himself, Cliff Martinez: Martinez composed the main menu titled "Galaxy Theme" for Spore with which famous musician in 2008?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Cliff Martinez: Film Fest Gent' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: CLIFF MARTINEZ CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'A HOPEFUL PLACE' on CD ... TODAY!

'A Hopeful Place' is a song cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra in 9 movements. Dedicated to Kristi Holden, who premiered the work in 2010, the music was composed by Dan Redfeld, with text by John Koladziej.

'A Hopeful Place', and the studio recording, is a testament to the fortitude of two powerful women in my life: Kristi [Holden], who got the ball rolling, and Elizabeth Hedman, our concertmaster and my wife, who made sure the ship never steered off course. My respect and love for you both is immeasurable. (Dan Redfeld)

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the lady herself, Soprano Kristi Holden: For over 5 years Kristi starred as Christine Daae in the multi-million dollar Las Vegas production of which worldwide hit, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'A Hopeful Place' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: A HOPEFUL PLACE CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'SUFFRAGETTE' Soundtrack CD ... TODAY!

This enthralling, gritty film, 'Suffragette,' tells the story of foot soldiers of the early feminist movement; women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Ergo, 'Suffragette' is a 2015 British historical period drama directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff.

Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat is a French film composer. He has won one Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTA nominations (winning two), seven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning one), and six Grammy nominations (winning two).

Having worked on a variety of Hollywood films, including independent and commercial successes like The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Desplatmnow finds himself orchestrating yet another well-crafted, well-made and well-done body of soundtrack score art.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the man himself, Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat: When recording the music for his first film, he met violinist Dominique Lemonnier who became his favorite soloist, artistic director and wife. What was the name of that very first scored film?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Suffragette' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SUFFRAGETTE CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'SCHINDLER'S LIST' Film Music on CD ... NOW!

In honor of the Maestro’s 83rd birthday (Feb. 8, 2015), BuySoundtrax Records proudly released this collection of new recordings, in which some of John Williams’ most thoughtful orchestral film compositions are distilled into the intimacy of the instrumental duet.

These tracks comprise Williams’ own arrangements as well as those of pianist Dan Redfeld, who is joined by Elizabeth Hedman (violin), David Washburn (trumpet), Donald Foster (clarinet), and Karen Hogle Brown (voice) in articulately presenting these themes with deference to their composer and with the heartfelt artistry of each performer.

Singular among virtually all Hollywood motion picture composers, John Williams has established a distinguished reputation in contemporary American music over a career that has thus far continued for six decades. It’s a sign of the ongoing flexibility of Williams’ music and his ongoing association with the concert hall and with modern classical music that many of his film works are being translated into new arrangements for performance by a variety of small ensembles. It was actually the composer himself who first began to reshape the symphonic splendor of his movie music into the austere environment of the chamber hall.

For SCHINDLER’S LIST: THE FILM MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS, the composer’s own arrangements were used for the new recordings and where Williams hadn’t published his own arrangements, Dan made his own arrangements, relying on his understanding of Williams’ compositional style from having studied and played them over many years. “John is my favorite composer,” Redfeld said. “In college, I had the good fortune to hang around him and watch him work in Boston, and I know his material.” The spotlight on these selections is intended to be on the soloists: violin, clarinet, trumpet, voice.

As a bonus track, SCHINDLER’S LIST: THE FILM MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS includes Redfeld’s arrangement of “Where Dreams Are Born,” a vocalise for soprano and orchestra from the soundtrack to Spielberg’s wistful science fiction drama, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001). Without a published arrangement of the piece, Redfeld transcribed the music by hand from the film soundtrack. “I used John’s vocal notes as they were written,” he said, “and I came up with the arrangement for the piano part.”

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the man himself, John Williams: After service in the Air Force, Williams returned to New York to attend the Juilliard School, where he studied piano with ... whom?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Schindler's List: Film Music of John Williams' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SCHINDLER'S LIST: FILM MUSIC CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'GREEN LANTERN: ANIMATED SERIES' on CD!

We now present to you the original score to the acclaimed hit DC animated series 'Green Lantern - The Animated Series', currently airing on Cartoon Network.

Composer Frederik Wiedmann fashions an amazing, pulse-pounding original score that propels the legendary Green Lantern to out-of-this-world heights. Packed with more than 70 minutes of thrilling super hero music from some of the show's greatest moments!

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Frederik Wiedmann: For which brand new thriller, directed by Farren Blackburn, did he also just score the soundtrack to?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Green Lantern: The Animated Series' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: GREEN LANTERN CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win AWAKE AND DREAM: WORKS OF LIOR ROSNER!

Lior Rosner divides his time between the creation of concert music and composing for film, television and other media. Recent credits include the score for the film The Geography Club (2013), additional music for the upcoming film X-Men:Days Of Future Past, the film Seconds Apart, and music for the HBO special The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway.

Rosner is a co-writer of the end title piece They'll Remember You from the movie Valkyrie which was a Film Music Composition of the Year nominee by the International Film Music Critics Association. Rosner's concert music is beautifully crafted and imbued with a highly developed sense of melodic and harmonic invention.

Although, this collection of his classical works betrays some of his more known TV work background for the music here is mostly tonal, and is more about conveying atmosphere and emotion than being concerned about formal structure. And yet these works aren't just fleshed-out film cues. Rather, they're compositions of real substance.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, Lior Rosner: For which edition of the Grammy Awards did Lior compose for?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Awake And Dream: Works of Lior Rosner' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: AWAKE AND DREAM CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE on CD ... NOW!

'Ice Age' is one of the most popular animated franchises of all-time with global earnings of 2.8 Billion dollars over the first four films. Each successive film has been bigger than the previous!

Here, master composer John Debney helms the score for this latest installment, 'Ice Age: Collision Course', fresh off his success with The Jungle Book soundtrack.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the composer himself, John Debney: In his early days, and after three years at Disney, he freelanced for which famous television composer?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Ice Age: Collision Course' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win CORKY HALE'S New Jazzy Christmas CD!!

Corky Hale (born Merrilyn Hecht) has been a working jazz musician since the late 1950s. As an in-demand session player, she has traveled across the United States and throughout Europe, playing harp, piano and flute, and singing.

In addition to her musical resume, Hale has been a theater producer, political activist, a restaurateur and even the owner of a once-famous Los Angeles women's clothing store, "Corky Hale."

Joined by Kirk Smith and Tom Walsh, Corky Hale's 'Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas' album runs the gamut from popular songs of the season such as Winter Wonderland to the traditional Silent Night.

The album also allows Hale to show her prowess on the piano, which she considers her primary instrument even though her fame has been gained with the harp.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the lady herself, Corky Hale: Right back at the start of her pre-fame, and through a friend, the opportunity arose for Corky to play harp on which show that subsequently launched her career? Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Have Yourself A Jazzy Christmas' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: CORKY HALE CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win '1985 At The Movies' on CD ... TODAY!!

The 1980's were a fun, exciting time in pop culture and especially at the movies! 1985 in particular was a cultural lynchpin for a whole generation. We traveled through time in Back to the Future, hunted for treasure with The Goonies and hung with friends in St. Elmo's Fire.

Throughout this year one film after another of these iconic movies have been celebrating their 30th anniversaries. The Goonies, which originally opened on June 7, 1985 celebrated with a fan-week in Astoria, Oregon, with many events and lots of media coverage. Brat Pack spoke to a whole generation in St. Elmo's Fire, and this film reaching 30 inspired many press stories looking back on the time and the movement.

And the biggest film of 1985, Back To The Future has received worldwide attention for its Back To The Future Day. In fact, on October 21, Doc and Marty were on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world!

'1985 AT THE MOVIES' brings them all together! This is the soundtrack of the era, the soundtrack of the year, for 1985!

If you would like to win a copy of this incredible 2CDs, just answer this easy question about the year itself, 1985: Which software company released a system in North American markets during October of 1985? It ran games such as “Duck Hunt” and “Ice Climber", if that helps?!

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Win MUSICAL FANTASY: Works by Shie Rozow on CD!

Shie Rozow is a composer, music editor and music supervisor for film, TV and interactive media. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, he was introduced to the piano at 5 years old. As his affair with music evolved, he became fascinated with the technology of producing music, throwing himself into the world of synthesis, sampling & sequencing.

Following his high-school graduation, Shie spent 3 years serving with distinction in the Israeli Defense Force before attending Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music in Ramat HaSharon, a northern suburb of Tel-Aviv, where he began his formal musical training.

Shie went on to earn a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he completed his bachelor s degree majoring in film scoring and graduating Magna Cum Laude. Following his graduation, Shie moved to Los Angeles where he built a career as a composer, music editor and music supervisor for film, TV and interactive media.

4Tay Records is proud to announce the release of film and television composer Shie Rozow s first classical CD 'Musical Fantasy'. The album features performances by The Lyris Quartet, violist Luke Maurer, pianist Robert Thies, and the final recording of French horn player Brian O Connor.

If you would like to win a copy of this CD, just answer this easy question about the man himself, Shie Rozow: His film and TV work has earned him 13 Golden Reel Award nominations, including two wins; one of which was as assistant music editor for which mega hit Broadway musical?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful 'Musical Fantasy: Works by Shie Rozow' CDs. Just send us an e:mail here before January 8th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MUSICAL FANTASY CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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Win 'ROUGH MAGIC' by Craig Safan on CD ... TODAY!

"Being a pictorial composer I tend to see music in visual terms," composer Craig Safan explains, "what used to be called programmatic music. Each piece in ROUGH MAGIC is based on a specific scenario and in that way the work is somewhat like a ballet built on thirteen scenes."

"The titles allude to these stories but not in an overly detailed a way, leaving much to the listener's imagination. I visited many Paleolithic cave sites in France and Spain in preparation of writing this piece. I travelled with a digital recorder and captured many ambient sounds in the caves. In fact all the reverbs used were modeled using the echoes I recorded in specific caves."

"Voices, footsteps, breaths, rocks, hand claps, whistles, and even stalactites being struck; all were turned into the various instruments I used performing the music. This piece is not meant to sound as music did 25,000 year ago. There's really no way to know what music sounded like back then. We know something about the instruments used by early humans, but only about the ones that have survived, mainly bone whistles and flutes (which are reproduced in several of the tracks). Anything made of wood has disintegrated long ago."

"Primitive instruments seen in various tribal societies around the world today usually include drums, logs, rocks, sticks, rattles made of seeds, gourds, and insect larva, hand claps, bullroarers, bone whistles, jawbones, and lots of vocal sounds, foot stomps, and chanting. We also find that many of these instruments were only used by the shamans who would use the sounds as a means to go into a trance and travel to the spirit world. I tried to incorporate all of this and more into my music."

If you would like to win a copy of this AMAZING CD, just answer this easy question about the man himself, Craig Safan: In his early days, he enrolled at which-named University in Boston and became a Fine Arts major, whilst still thinking he would become an architect?!

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