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Film Music Friday - June 24, 2022 (Epic Films)

The dictionary defines "epic" as something that's heroic, majestic, impressively great.  In Hollywood an epic is a movie that's big - really big.  And a big movie needs big music.  This week's Film Music Friday examines the music of epic films, with examples from Ben-Hur, King Kong, The Sea Hawk, The Man Who Would Be King and The Avengers, among others.

Film Music Friday - June 17, 2022 (Science Fiction)

On this week's Film Music Friday we're hearing the Golden Age of the Science Fiction. Our fascination with the future has made science fiction a staple of the cinema since silent movies. From space invaders and forbidden planets to time travel, sentient robots and atomic mutations run amok, almost anything is possible in the science fiction film. We'll hear music from Metropolis, Things to Come, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Destination Moon and more!

Film Music Friday - June 10, 2022 (Carter Burwell)

Carter Burwell didn't aspire to become a composer, much less a film composer.  However, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen gave him an opportunity to write the score for their first film, Blood Simple, in 1994 and he went on to write music for most of the Coen brothers' films.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear Burwell's music from Fargo; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; True Grit; The Big Lebowski and more.

Film Music Friday - June 3, 2022 (A Film Music Concert)

It’s not uncommon today for us hear film music played in concert by symphony orchestras. But it wasn’t always the case. When the concept of creating a synchronized score for a motion picture was still a new thing…most music critics and symphony conductors didn’t take it seriously.

Film Music Friday - May 27, 2022 (Music from Movies About Movies)

This week on Film Music Friday we're hearing music from movies ABOUT movies, including themes from Sunset Boulevard, The Bad and the Beautiful, Singin' in the Rain, 8 1/2, Cinema Paradiso and more.

Film Music Friday - May 20, 2022 (Dimitri Tiomkin)

For a Russian composer who never quite mastered the English language, Dimitri Tiomkin wrote some of the most American-sounding music in films.  This week on Film Music Friday we'll hear examples of the Tiomkin sound, with music from Lost Horizon, Red River, It's a Wonderful Life, Giant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and more.

Film Music Friday - May 13, 2022 (The Music of Republic)

This week on Film Music Friday we're hearing the music of Republic Pictures. For more than 30 years, Republic was best known for Westerns, serials and B films emphasizing mystery and action.

Film Music Friday - May 6, 2022 (Rejected Scores)

This week on Film Music Friday we're hearing rejected scores.  Nearly every film composer has had a score rejected at some point in their career.  Some perhaps more than others, and all at different stages of scoring production.  Among the rejected scores we'll hear this week are 2001: A Space Oddysey, The Exorcist, Torn Curtain and more.

Film Music Friday - April 29, 2022 (Cary Grant)

This week's Film Music Friday spotlights music from the films of Cary Grant, including excerpts from The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, The Bishop's Wife, Gunga Din and more.

Film Music Friday - April 22, 2022 (Director-Composer Collaborations)

On this week's Film Music Friday we explore some notable collaborations between director and composer, with themes from Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler's List, Apollo 13, Psycho, The Incredibles, The Dark Knight Rises and more.


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