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05/14/2021

Film Music Friday - May 14, 2021 (Biographical Films)

This week on Film Music Friday we'll sample music from movies about real people - the "biopic".  Among the films included are Lawrence of Arabia, Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, My Left Foot and others.
05/07/2021

Film Music Friday - May 7, 2021 (Film Noir 3)

This week's Film Music Friday is our third excursion into the music of film noir.  We'll hear excerpts from films like Caged, Possessed, All Through the Night, Pickup on South Street, Body Heat and Chinatown, among others.
04/30/2021

Film Music Friday - April 30, 2021 (Disaster Movies)

Some movies are disasters...and some are disaster movies. This week on Film Music Friday, it's a deep dive into themes from some of Hollywood's most famous disaster epics. We'll hear music from The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, The High and the Mighty, Apollo 13, Airport and more.
04/23/2021

Film Music Friday - April 23, 2021 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

Although his career as a film composer was relatively brief (just 16 films), Eirch Wolfgang Korngold is considered one of the fathers of modern film scoring.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear examples of Korngold's work from Captain Blood, The Prince and the Pauper, King's Row, The Sea Hawk and more.
04/16/2021

Film Music Friday - April 16, 2021 (Concert Music by Film Composers)

Many film composers also create music for the concert hall. This week on Film Music Friday we'll listen to examples of concert music by Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and others.
04/09/2021

Film Music Friday - April 9, 2021 (Jerry Goldsmith)

Composer Jerry Goldsmith was nominated for 18 Academy Awards and collaborated with some of film history's most accomplished directors. On this edition of Film Music Friday, we'll hear some of Goldsmith's most memorable scores, including music from The Blue Max, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, The Omen and Patton.
04/02/2021

Film Music Friday - April 2, 2021 (Jazz in Film)

This week's Film Music Friday explores the use of jazz in the movies. Several factors, including the demise of the big band era, rising costs and the emergence of film noir led to increasing use of jazz in film scoring in the 1950's. We'll hear some examples, including music from A Streetcar Named Desire, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Wild One, Anatomy of a Murder, Bullitt and Whiplash.
03/26/2021

Film Music Friday - March 26, 2021 (Alfred Newman)

Alfred Newman is one of the greatest of all film composers, winner of NINE Academy Awards (more than any other musician) and one of the fathers of modern film scoring. On this Film Music Friday we'll hear some of his most memorable work, including music from Beau Geste, Gunga Din, Song of Bernadette, The Diary of Anne Frank, How the West Was Won and Airport, among others.
03/26/2021

Film Music Friday - February 26, 2021 (Ennio Morricone)

This week, an encore broadcast of our remembrance of composer Ennio Morricone, who died in July 2020.  One of the most influential composers of the 20th century, we'll hear samples of his work from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Thing, The Untouchables and more.
03/19/2021

Film Music Friday - March 19, 2021 (Female Film Composers)

The business of film music is notoriously male-dominated.  Female composers worked on barely more than 1% of the 100 top-grossing films for each of the last 12 years.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear from some of the leading women film composers, including Oscar winners Rachel Portman and Anne Dudley; pioneers Doreen Carwithen, Wendy Carlos and Shirley Walker; and relative newcomers like Hildur Guðnadóttir and Pinar Toprak.  The music tonight is drawn from The Shining, The Cider House Rules, Poldark, True Lies, Manchester by the Sea, Joker,

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