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Takitani Scores Runner-Up Nod at LACFAs
Sakamoto's score for the critically-hailed feature, Tony Takitani, has been named the runner-up for the year's Best Score by the L.A. Film Critics Association. Congratulations to Joe Hisaishi and Youmi Kimura who took Best Score honors for their work on "Howl's Moving Castle." Additional information about the LA Film Critics Association, which traditionally announces award winners and runners-up, and a complete list of winners are available at lafca.net.

Sakamoto's original score for Tony Takitani is available in the iTunes Music Store, and the film DVD is available at sitesakamoto.com.


NYC Screenings & Discussions for Original Child Bomb Announced
The documentary film Original Child Bomb, a 57-minute meditation on the atomic age and the human cost of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, will screen in New York City at three venues, including MoMA and Columbia University. A panel discussion with director Carey Schonegevel McKenzie will follow most screenings. Original Child Bomb features music
contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mat Schmitz, Dan the Automator, and DJ Shadow and Mos Def.

Film "Original Child Bomb" in NYC - Spring 2006 Screening Schedule

Thursday, 3/2, 6:00 PM
Donald Keene Center, Columbia University
Venue: Barnard College
*Panel Discussion following the screening
Attendee: Students and general public
Panel: Carey Schonegevel McKenzie (director) and more
Admission: Free

Thursday, 3/9, 6:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Modern Art - MoMA Theater 2
Attendee: General public
Introduction: Carey Schonegevel (director)
Admission: $10 general (free for MoMA members)

Friday, 3/10, 10:00 AM
Venue: Japan Society Auditorium
Attendee:*High school students
*Panel Discussion following the screening
Panel: Carey Schonegevel (director), teenage peace
activists, Linda Hoagland (moderator)
Admission: Free

Sunday, 3/12, 4:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Modern Art - MoMA Theater 2
Attendee: General public
Admission: $10 general (free for MoMA members)

Additional information about the film and screenings is available here.


Nokia Sells 1 Million 8800s, Picks Up Best Handset Honors
The Nokia 8800, introduced to the market in June, 2005, recently surpassed the one million unit sales mark, and picked up the GSMA Award for Best GSM Handset for its blend of design, materials and innovation. The GSMA also praised the phone's sound suite of ringtones, alarms, and alerts.

"The Nokia 8800 has clearly found an audience with individuals who appreciate quality materials and world-class design," says Alastair Curtis, who directs the design team at Nokia's Mobile Phones unit. "The Nokia 8800 is as much an object of art and desire, as it is an advanced piece of technology. As the first mobile phone to be crafted of modern materials like stainless steel and mineral glass, the Nokia 8800 brings a new elegance to the art of personal communication."

The Nokia 8800 introduced a complete soundtrack, including a themes, ringtones, alarms and alerts, created by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Inspired by the modern lines and organic curves of the Nokia 8800, Sakamoto's musical accompaniment became a unique selling feature, striking a powerful chord with consumers.

"Nokia has a long, storied tradition of creating high-quality, timeless mobile devices targeted specifically to consumers who demand the finest materials and premium experiences," says Heikki Norta, Senior Vice President, of Nokia's Lifestyle Products Group. "That the Nokia 8800 has sold more than one million units also demonstrates that there is a strong consumer demand for premium mobile products that occupy the upper-tier of the pricing strata."


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