A New Leaf

This week, scores from films about former addicts and other people who turn their lives around. We’ll hear music from Lost Weekend, 28 Days, American History X and more.

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A Conversation with Alex Heffes

This week, we talk with the award-winning British composer Alex Heffes. He composed music for films including The Last King of Scotland and Mandela, The Long Walk To Freedom and more.

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John Williams: The Spielberg and Lucas Scores

Some of John Williams’ best-known music was written for blockbuster movies by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. We’ll hear selections from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Saving Private Ryan and more.

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Thanksgiving 2013: Films About Chefs

For Thanksgiving, we’ve cooked up a tribute to films about chefs. We’ll hear music from The Wedding Banquet, Babette’s Feast, Julie and Julia and more.

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Family Feuds

Music from films about families at odds. We’ll hear selections from Romeo and Juliet, The Big Country, Thor and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Veterans Day 2013: Soldiers & Veterans

Edmund Stone celebrates Veterans Day with music from films about soldiers and veterans. We’ll hear selections from Cold Mountain, The Hurt Locker, The Deer Hunter and more.

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Courtroom Dramas

We’ll hear music from great courtroom dramas, including Philadelphia, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Portals

This week, music from films that take us through the entrance to an alternate reality.

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The Sound of the City

London, New York, Paris, Rome, in some films, the city provides more than a backdrop. Sometimes, it’s a character in itself. We’ll hear music from big-city films, like Roma, An American in Paris and more.

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Music from Hollywood

In 1963, some of Hollywood’s most famous living composers gathered at a historic concert, conducting their own works at a benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl. We’ll feature some of those seldom-heard recordings, on this edition of The Score.

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The Music of Hugo Friedhofer

He was a respected orchestrator who worked with Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Max Steiner. He also wrote award-winning music for films including The Best Years of our Lives, and An Affair to Remember on the this edition of The Score.

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A Conversation with Henry Jackman

A protege of the great Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman talks about his work on films including Monsters vs Aliens, Wreck-It-Ralph, and X-Men: First Class and more on this edition of The Score.

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Labor Day 2013: Manual Labor

From coal mining and farming to life in the shipyards, we’ll listen to scores from films about manual labor including Norma Rae, On the Waterfront, and more.

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Silent No More

Some of the most interesting film music around was written decades after the movie it accompanies. Metropolis, The Passion of Joan of Arc and other great silent films are silent no more.

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Movie Music of Victor Young

A look at the composer of memorable film song hits including Stella by Starlight and Love Letters, and movie scores such as Gulliver’s Travels, Samson and Delilah and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Morricone Beyond Spaghetti Westerns

nnio Morricone is best known for his scores to films about gunslingers. But some of his best music was written for movies that weren’t set in the Wild West. We’ll hear excerpts from his scores to Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in America and more…

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Morricone’s Westerns

Music by one of the most acclaimed film composers of all time, Ennio Morricone. We’ll listen to some of the scores for which he’s best-known to US audiences, scores to westerns including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, and Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Jerome Moross Centenary

We mark the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the late composer Jerome Moross, in a conversation with his daughter Suzanna. We’ll hear excerpts from classic Moross scores including The Big Country and The Cardinal.

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2013 Summer Blockbusters

We’ll hear music from the films expected to be this year’s Summer blockbusters, including Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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A Conversation with Robert Townson Part 2

We continue our conversation with music producer Robert Townson, VP of Varese Sarabande. He’ll talk about his work on more than a thousand soundtracks, including Michael Giacchino’s score for Star Trek Into Darkness, and John Powell’s How To Train Your Dragon.

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A Conversation with Robert Townson

We’ll talk with Robert Townson, Vice President of Varese Sarabande and producer of more than 1,000 film soundtracks. He shares his experience working with composers including Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, and Alex North.

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Secret Identities

Music from films about people with secret identities including V for Vendetta, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

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The Great Outdoors

Music for films set in natural landscapes, including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, A River Runs Through It and more.

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Inventors

We peruse the best scores from films about tinkers, evil scientists, and mad geniuses, including music from Hugo, Iron Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and more.

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Constructing Emotion

Happiness, anger, hope, fear, love; we’ll explore the techniques film composers use to underscore emotion, in films like Cast Away, Jaws, Romeo and Juliet, Casablanca, and more.

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Music for Ancient Worlds

Score in which film composers have imagined the music of ancient civilizations. We’ll hear scores for films including Alexander, The Ten Commandments, and more.

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A Conversation with Mychael Danna

We’ll talk with the winner of the 2013 Best Score Oscar. Michael Danna talks about his score for Life of Pi, and other films including Little Miss Sunshine and The Sweet Hereafter.

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Satirical Scores

We’ll hear music from films that parody other films including Galaxy Quest, Airplane, Young Frankenstein, and more.

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Remembering Richard Rodney Bennett

He was a classical composer, a jazz musician and a visual artist. But the late Richard Rodney Bennett will always be remembered for his film scores. Music from Four Weddings and A Funeral, Far From The Madding Crowd and more.

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Seafaring Classics

We’ll hear music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Blood, and other great films about swashbucklers, scoundrels and high seas adventure.

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Classical Composers and Soviet Film

Some of the 20th Century’s many famous composers wrote music for the Russian film industry, including Khachaturian, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. We’ll hear some of thee soundtracks, and chat with Gabriel Prokofiev about his grandfather’s famous scores.

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2013 Academy Awards Show

Our Annual Academy Awards show. We’ll hear music from all this year’s nominated scores, and talk with three of the nominated composers.

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The English Idiom

What makes the scores to many English films sound English? With our guest, film conductor Harry Rabinowitz, we explore the English musical traditions that inspired the scores for Merchant-Ivory films, Jane Austen adaptations, Downton Abbey and more.

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James Bond at 50

Double O-Seven turns 50. We’ll hear music from 50 years of James Bond films including the recently-released Skyfall.

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Seen and Heard in 2012

We’ll hear some of the best music from films made in 2012 including The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man.  

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Bad Movies Great Scores

We’ll hear first-rate scores from films that were critical flops, including The Postman, Waterworld, and The Last Airbender

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