Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. Transformers: Last Knight
2. Cars 3
3. The Mummy
4. Wonder Woman
5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
. . 1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Titanic
4. Avatar
5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
6. Gladiator
7. Star Wars: A New Hope
8. Animal Farm
9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
. . 1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
3. Willow
4. The Ghost and the Darkness
5. An American Tail
Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for March, 2002:





3/29/02 - Twentieth Century Fox has threatened Filmtracks with legal action over this site's coverage of the popular musical Moulin Rouge. Through their law partners, Keats, McFarland & Wilson, LLP, Twentieth Century Fox stated in a surprise cease and desist letter that Filmtracks must immediately remove select elements of the coverage pertaining to the promotional album. No such demand has ever been made of Filmtracks before, and the letter arrived without any attempt by Fox to resolve the "offense" through non-legal threats. Filmtracks has removed the minimum content required to appease the legal threat presented by Fox on the same day the demand was delivered. Filmtracks continues to support the film, its music, and especially Craig Armstrong, whose coordination and arrangement of music for the project is much admired. In response to the (in our opinion) unprofessional and disrespectful manner in which Fox resorted to immediate legal threats, a copy of their original letter, Filmtracks' official response, and the webmaster's "unofficial" response on the subject have been published in the place of the content removed. Since its launch in 1996, Filmtracks has enjoyed superb relations with studios, record labels, and artists alike. Twentieth Century Fox is the first company to use legal threats as a means of first communication with the site.

3/24/02 - This year's Academy Award winner for Best Original Score is Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Replacing Bill Conti as the pit conductor at the new Kodak theatre in Hollywood for this year's ceremony is the maestro himself, John Williams. After conducting an arrangement he made of the most memorable movie themes of all time (which included no less than three of his own themes), Williams cordially applauded Howard Shore's win. By winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song ("If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.), Randy Newman avoids becoming the single "losingest" nominee in the history of the Oscars (in any category). Newman had been nominated 15 times without a win. Feel free to voice your opinion about this year's results at the Filmtracks ScoreBoard.

3/23/02 - Kate & Leopold: (Rolfe Kent) "Becoming a staple of the light comedy scoring genre, Rolfe Kent is quickly asserting his position as a reliable and frequent composer for films that lie on the edge of the mainstream, including several entries during this past year alone. The romantic, 2001 holiday season film Kate & Leopold ranked among the most popular that Kent has been associated with thus far. Despite the hopes of Miramax, the star power and flighty love story didn't sustain the film to the same level as Meg Ryan's other similarly targeted films. But the project still managed a strong enough box office to gain the Sting song for the film, "Until...," the recognition necessary for the awards season. The moderate success of the film, as well as Sting's contribution, also caused a much deserved album release for the score by Rolfe Kent. With his film scores rarely experiencing a lengthy release, Milan Record's release of this Kent score is much welcomed...." **** Read the entire review.

3/4/02 - The Filmtracks March, 2002, Theme of the Month is now available. Just like every March since 1997, Filmtracks examines the nominees of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, makes a few predictions, and adds some perspective to the awards process. Finally, the fans' choices are added to Filmtracks' own awards to round out a complete overview of the film music of 2001. All five of the AMPAS score nominees belong to films that have fantasy elements to them, and more interestingly, all five are major American films. The year of 2001 marked the grand return of the fantasy film and fantasy score, and when it came down to awards time, the mainstream fantasy genre took flight. You can discuss the Academy or Filmtracks' nominations and winners at The Filmtracks ScoreBoard.






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