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Film Music Friday - September 30, 2022 (The New Westerns)

Following the Second World War, the western movie underwent a transformation, from good guys vs. bad guys shoot-em-ups to more complex, and often violent, adult stories.

Film Music Friday - September 23, 2020 (Jazz in Films)

In the beginning jazz and films had a problematic relationship. Until the 1950s the main function of jazz in a film was strictly for entertainment…or what’s called “source music”…in other words, music that—on film—might be heard in a bar or playing on a radio. However, in the hangover following World War 2, and the rise of film noir, more composers began to use jazz in their film scores.

Film Music Friday - September 16, 2022 (When Good Music Happens to Bad Movies)

This week on Film Music Friday - When Good Music Happens to Bad Movies. Some movies just plain stink, but are occasionally redeemed somewhat by virtue of a powerful and compelling score. We'll hear examples from films like Moon Over Parador, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Meet Joe Black, The Core and others.

Film Music Friday - September 9, 2022 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

Although he only worked on 16 films, composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold is considered one of the fathers of modern film scoring. This week on Film Music Friday, we'll hear some of his greatest scores, including music from Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Elizabeth and Essex and Kings Row, among others.

Film Music Friday - September 2, 2022 (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

On this week's Film Music Friday we're focused on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  It's the most successful film franchise in history, and has spawned its own music publishing business.  We'll hear scores from Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Black Panther and more.

Film Music Friday - August 26, 2022

Someone once said the American western is our Odyssey and Iliad, and this week on Film Music Friday we're hearing the music of some classic westerns, including Stagecoach, The Big Country, The Magnificent Seven, Rio Bravo and more.

Film Music Friday - August 19, 2022 (Lalo Schifrin at 90)

Composer Lalo Schifrin celebrated his 90th birthday in June and on this week's Film Music Friday we'll feature some of his most memorable music for films and TV, including his famous themes for Mission: Impossible and Mannix, plus music for Bullitt, Dirty Harry, The Cincinnati Kid and his unused score for The Exorcist.

Film Music Friday - August 12, 2022 (Maurice Jarre)

This week on Film Music Friday, we’re hearing the work of three time Oscar winner Maurice Jarre, a composer whose career stretched across five decades and gave music to films like Dr. Zhivago…The Man Who Would Be King…Fatal Attraction…and Ghost.  He was perhaps best known for scoring large scale epics but was equally at home with more intimate films, too.

Film Music Friday - August 5, 2022 (Bond, James Bond)

This week on Film Music Friday we're hearing the music of Bond, James Bond.  Rather than the enormously popular songs that have opened most 007 movies, we'll focus instead on the orchestral scores created for the films by composers like John Barry, David Arnold, Marvin Hamlisch, Hans Zimmer and others, including themes from Dr. No, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, the most recent Bond film, No Time to Die, and more.

Film Music Friday - July 29, 2022 (The Great Fantasy Films)

This week on Film Music Friday, we're hearing music from the great fantasy films.  Whether it's riding a magic carpet in Thief of Bagdad...finding a fabled lost city in She...or the mystical circus of Dr. Lao, we'll take you to some mighty strange and magical places.


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