A Conversation with Michael Giacchino

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with Michael Giacchino. We’ll talk with one of the most acclaimed composers working in Hollywood today. Michael Giacchino has scored films including Up, The Incredibles, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and the upcoming Jurassic World on the next edition of The Score.

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An Animated Christmas

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, An Animated Christmas. We’ll sample music from some of holiday-themed animation, including Arthur Christmas, The Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the next edition of The Score.

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A Conversation with John Debney

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, A conversation with John Debney, composer of the Oscar-winning score to The Passion of the Christ. We’ll talk about his work on that film, as well as Iron Man 2, Predators, and literally dozens of others on the next edition of The Score.

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Nature Documentaries

Mother Nature is a movie star. We’ll listen to scores from great nature documentaries including March of the Penguins, Winged Migration, Planet Earth and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Culture Clashes

Music from films about people forced to negotiate the unfamiliar, from The Addams Family to Zorba the Greek and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Thank-you Notes

This Thanksgiving, Edmund expresses gratitude for his all-time favorite film composers and scores. Music by the greats Williams, Morricone, Korngold and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Variations on the Classics

This week we focus on scores that are based in part on well-known classical pieces. We’ll hear variations on Tchaikovsky, Henry Purcell and more, in films including The Black Swan, and Pride and Prejudice on the next edition of The Score.

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TV at the Movies

We’ll hear music from films that began as television series including Mission Impossible, The Addams Family and Batman.

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Vampires

The undead are more popular than ever. This year’s Halloween Show features music from vampire films, including The Twilight Saga, Nosferatu, Dark Shadows, and of course Dracula on the next edition of The Score.

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Transformations

This week, music from films about people who become superhuman or no longer human at all. We’ll hear scores from Avatar, Robocop, Beauty and the Beast and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Heist Films

Music from films about bold and brilliant acts of thievery. We’’ll hear music from heist films, including The Ladykillers, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Usual Suspects and more on the next edition of The Score.  

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Road Trips

When the journey is more important than the destination, we celebrate the great American ritual known as the Road Trip. We’ll hear music from films including Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Philomena and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Authors on Screen

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Authors on Screen. We’ll hear great music from films about authors including Misery, Sunset Boulevard, Shakespeare in Love and more on the next edition of The Score.

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True West

We’ll hear music from realistic, unromanticized views of the Old West, including Tombstone, 3:10 to Yuma, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and more on the next edition of The Score.

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The Tartan and The Thistle

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The Tartan and The Thistle. As the country prepares for an historic vote on independence from the U-K, we’ll hear music from films about Scotland, including Braveheart, Rob Roy, Local Hero and more on the next edition of The Score.

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The Scores of Sherlock Holmes

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The Scores of Sherlock Holmes. Scores from Sherlock Holmes adventures, from the classic Basil Rathbone series to contemporary versions starring Robert Downey Junior and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Labor Day 2014: Cars, A Love Affair

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Cars, A Love Affair. Americans love their cars and the movies made about them. We’ll hear scores from films including the Fast and The Furious franchise, Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino and of course Pixar’s Cars.

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The Film Music of Georges Delerue

We’ll hear music by one of France’s best-loved composers and a favorite of director Francois Truffaut. We’ll hear Delarue’s music from Platoon, Steel Magnolias, Agnes of God and more.

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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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Satirical Scores

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

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Music for Ancient Worlds

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Music for Ancient Worlds, how 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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Summer Blockbusters 2014

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Summer Blockbusters. They’re designed to have mass appeal, and earn lots of money. And sometimes, they also have terrific scores. We’ll hear music from Summer Blockbusters, including Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Maleficient and more.

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A Conversation With Carl Davis

We talk with British composer Carl Davis about his scores for classic TV series like Upstairs Downstairs and Pride & Prejudice, and his compositions for silent films from the 1920s including Ben-Hur, Napoleon, The Phantom of the Opera and more.

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Prequels, Reboots and Remakes

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Prequels. Music from films that provide the back-story. We’ll hear scores to prequels, including The Phantom Menace, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oz the Great and Powerful and more.

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Independence Day 2014: July 4 1776

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, July 4 1776. We celebrate Independence Day with music from films about America’s founding. We’ll hear excerpts from Jefferson in Paris, John Adams and more.

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Robots, Androids and Cyborgs

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Robots, Androids and Cyborgs. Music from films about robots. We’ll hear scores from Blade Runner, Forbidden Planet, The Day the Earth Stood Still and more

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A Conversation With John Ottman

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with John Ottman. We talk with John Ottman about his work as both composer and film editor. We’ll hear his music from films including The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie and X-Men 2.

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Father’s Day 2014: Father Figures

This week on The Score, Father Figures. On this year’s Fathers Day edition of the Score, music from films about father figures, including Obi Wan Kenobi, Gandalf and X-Men’s Charles Xavier.

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Rejected Scores Part Two

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Rejected Scores. Part two of our show about rejected scores, including Alan Silvestri’s music from Mission Impossible, and the unheard original score for the movie Troy.

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Against The Odds

Scores from films about the triumph of the underdog. We’ll hear music from Braveheart, Wall Street, V for Vendetta and more.

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Rejected Scores Part One

We’ll hear scores that didn’t make the final cut, including Alex North’s original music to 2001: A Space Odyssey and William Walton’s planned music for The Battle of Britain.

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All-Time Great Suspense Themes

This week, music to keep you on the edge of your seat. We’ll hear great suspense themes from films including Vertigo, North By Northwest, Fatal Attraction and more.

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Mother’s Day 2014: Bad Mothers

They’re loving and kind and caring, most of them, anyway. On this show, music from films about truly terrible mothers. We’ll hear scores from the Manchurian Candidate, Mommie Dearest and, of course, Psycho. 

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The Leitmotif

The famous two notes that meant Jaws was near, Darth Vader’s Imperial March. We’ll explore the use of character themes, or leitmotifs, in film music.

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Happy Birthday, Will

We celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with music from Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth and other films based on his plays.

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Sounding Funny

We’ll explore the art of composing for comedy with music from Austin Powers, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters and more.

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Getting Even

Scores from films about people bent on revenge, from Moby Dick and High Noon, to Kill Bill, Unforgiven and more.

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Spaced Out

We’ll hear scores from films about astronauts and space travel, including Apollo 13, Gravity, Aliens and more.

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Out of Africa

Scores from films set in Africa, including Hotel Rwanda, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and more.

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Joe Hisaishi

Scores from Hisaishi’s anime films, including Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

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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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Sleepers

Music from films that became bigger hits than expected, including Little Miss Sunshine and My Big Fat Greek Wedding and more.

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The 2014 Academy Awards

We’ll hear excerpts from this year’s Oscar-nominated film scores: The Book Thief, Gravity, Her, Philomena and Saving Mr. Banks. We’ll also talk to some of the nominated composers including Alexandre Desplat and Thomas Newman

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Valentine’s Day 2014: Always and Forever

Our guest is conductor John Mauceri, who helps us celebrate Valentine’s Day with music from his CD Always and Forever with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. We’ll hear romantic film music including excerpts from The Age of Innocence and An Affair to Remember; plus a rare recording of Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing one of his scores… Read more »

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Toys, Bugs, Fish, Monsters

Pixar Studios not only revolutionized digital animation, they’ve also commissioned some of the best film scores around. We’ll hear music from Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo and more.

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Love Triangles

Music for films about love triangles, from Casablanca and Gone With The Wind, to Titanic and The Twilight saga.

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The Orchestrator

They may not be household names, but orchestrators play an important role in the development of a film score. We’ll talk with Dave Metzger about his craft and his work on Frozen, The Avengers, Kung Fu Panda and more.

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The O’Toole Connection

The late Peter O’Toole was one of the most versatile actors in film history. But he’s perhaps best remembered for his work on sweeping historical dramas like Lawrence of Arabia and The Lion in Winter. We’ll hear some of the music that helped make O’Toole’s classic performances so memorable.

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Seen And Heard in 2013

It’s our annual year-end roundup! We’ll hear music from films including Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel and more…

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