A Carol of Scrooges

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: A Carol of the Scrooges. An hour-long version of A Christmas Carol, narrated by Edmund Stone, with music from five different film version of the Dickens classic on the next edition of the Score.

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A Conversation with Mark Isham

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: A Conversation with Mark Isham. We’ll talk with the composer of Crash, A River Runs Through It, The Accountant, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Meryl Streep

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Music to the Movies of Meryl Streep. From Hollywood’s A List: Sophie’s Choice, Julie and Julia, The Hours, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Great Speeches

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Scores For Great Speeches. Films sometimes include rousing impromptu speeches and historical calls to arms. We’ll include examples from The King’s Speech, Independence Day, Henry V, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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True Lives

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: True Lives. Great biographies and historical events in movies. A cinematic look at people who changed their world and sometimes ours, too, including MILK, Florence Foster Jenkins, Steve Jobs, Lincoln, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Not Another Bite

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Not Another Bite. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we highlight food overindulgence in movies, including Babette’s Feast, Chocolat, Ratatouille, Julie and Julia and more on the next edition of The Score.

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The Sound of DC

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: The Sound of DC. Music to movies and television shows based on the superheroes of DC Comics, including scores from versions over the years of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Obsession

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Obsession. Stalkers, jilted lovers, artists and scientific geniuses; we’ll hear music from films about obsession, including Misery, Black Swan, Fatal Attraction, American Beauty, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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A Haunting We Will Go

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: A Haunting We Will Go. Our annual Halloween show features music from films about haunted houses, castles and even people, featuring music from The Haunting, The Conjuring, Poltergeiist, The Others, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Wishes and Curses

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Wishes and Curses. Music from films about wishes and their less-noble equivalent, curses, featuring music from The Ring, Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Stone Reads Poe: “The Raven” and “The Tell Tale Heart”

Edmund Stone reads two classic tales by Edgar Allen Poe. The art of storytelling is something that we’ve cherished since people first gathered around a fire by their caves. Over the millenia, the stories have changed, but not our love of a well-crafted tale. At this time of year, as Halloween approaches, tales of the… Read more »

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Riddle Me This

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Riddle Me This. A good riddle begs to be unraveled. This week, some excellent suspense movies keep us guessing, taking us on a journey to unravel codes and cyphers, with music from The Da Vinci Code, National Treasure, The Imitation Game, and more on the next edition… Read more »

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Star Trek 50th

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Featuring scores from both the films and the TV Series, plus conversations with Star Trek composers including Michael Giacchino, the wife of the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Music for Your Inner Child

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Music for Your Inner Child. Movies based on classic children’s stories including The Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Little Mermaid, The Chronicles of Narnia, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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To The Rescue

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: To the Rescue. This week, music to movies about rescue missions with nail-biting drama, including Die Hard Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Martian, and even a passing nod to James Bond on the next edition of The Score.

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Horse Power

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Horse Power. Horses star on The Score this week. Their bond to humans have been the subject of movies over the decades and this week we’ll explore this attachment with music from The Black Stallion, Seabiscuit, The Horse Whisperer, War Horse, and more on the next edition… Read more »

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Portals

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Portals. Music from films that take us through the entrance to an alternate reality. We’ll hear scores from Contact, Somewhere in Time, and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Remembering Mancini

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Remembering Mancini. Family members share their memories of the late Henri Mancini. We’ll talk with the composer’s son Chris and wife Ginny about his life, and his award-winning music for Days of Wine and Roses, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Touch of Evil, and more.

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Elmer Bernstein, A Son’s Perspective

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Elmer Bernstein, A Son’s Perspective. We’ll learn about the legendary composer of classic scores including The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Ten Commandments, and The Age of Innocence.

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All-Time Great Suspense Themes

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: All-Time Great Suspense Themes. This week, we’ll hear music that keeps you on the edge of your seat, including great suspense themes from films such as Vertigo, North By Northwest, Fatal Attraction and more.

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The Leitmotif

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: The Leitmotif. We’ll explore the use of character themes, or leitmotifs, in film, such as the famous 2 notes that meant Jaws was near or Darth Vader’s Imperial March.

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The Man Behind the Mask

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: The Man Behind the Mask. We’ll hear music from movies about masked men, including Phantom of the Opera, The Lone Ranger, Spiderman, and V for Vendetta.

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The Orchestrator

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: 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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2016 Summer Blockbusters

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: 2016 Summer Blockbusters. Music from a few of this summer’s big movies, including Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, and Independence Day: Resurgence, plus comments from some of their composers.

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Playing Politics

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Playing Politics. We’ll hear music from films about political campaigns, including The Manchurian Candidate, Milk, and more.

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Stranded

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Stranded. Music from films about people left to fend for themselves, including Cast Away, Gravity, The Martian, and The Revenant.

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The Talented Mr. Rabinowitz

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: The Talented Mr. Rabinowitz. This week we celebrate Harry Rabinowitz: soundtrack conductor, raconteur and friend of All Classical Portland and The Score who just passed away at the age of 100. From the archives we share a 2008 conversation with Harry and include some of his original… Read more »

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A Conversation with Alan Silvestri

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: A Conversation with Alan Silvestri. One of the most respected composers in Hollywood talks to Edmund about his movies including Back to the Future, Forest Gump, The Polar Express and The Avengers.

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Ship Ahoy!

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: Ship Ahoy! Movies about ships are perennial favorites of Hollywood and this week we focus on some, including Star Trek, Titanic, Master and Commander and Moby Dick.

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Deception

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Deception. We encounter scam artists, con-men, imposters and liars in films about Deception, including The Usual Suspects, Catch Me If You Can and Ex Machina (Mackinna), and more.

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Island Time

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Island Time. From Treasure to Cutthroat and Shutter to Dr Moreau, it’s music for films set on remote islands

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Teachers

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Teachers. Teachers are shown in various roles on screen, mostly good, and we’ll explore a few of them on The Score from Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet Society to Mr. Holland’s Opus, the Harry Potter movies, and more

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A Look Into the Future

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Look Into the Future. Letting imagination run wild with movies showing the future of our world, including Fahrenheit 451, Terminator, Tomorrowland, and more.

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Prison Escape Movies

Entertaining movies and their scores highlighting prison escapes, including The Great Escape, The Shawshank Redemption and, to show it’s not always about humans, Chicken Run.

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Scores That Should Have Won An Oscar

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Scores That Should Have Won An Oscar. Scores under discussion include Batman, Gladiator, Edward Scissorhands, and more.

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Fighting the Good Fight

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Fighting the Good Fight. This week soundtracks from movies depicting individuals or nations standing firm against oppression, including Casablanca, Braveheart, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and more.

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Game Changers

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Game Changers. Sometimes a film is so bold and innovative it changes the craft of movie-making itself. We’ll hear music from films including Citizen Kane, Jaws, Avatar, and more.

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Gems You May Have Overlooked

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Overlooked Gems. Scores from films you might have missed including Dracula 1979, Mr. Holmes, Death on The Nile, and more.

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Score From Down Under

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Scores From Down Under. We’ll hear music from films set in Australia, including Babe, Muriel’s Wedding, all four Mad Max films and more.

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Angels Among Us

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Angels Among Us. We’ll hear music from films about angelic visitations including It’s A Wonderful Life, Michael, Defending Your Life and more.

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A Few of Edmund’s Favorites

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Few of Edmund’s Favorites. Host Edmund Stone shares some the film music he listens to again and again. We’ll hear excerpts from scores including Cinema Paradiso, Wall-E, The Fellowship of the Ring and more.

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Great Openings and Closings

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Great Openings and Closings. Some of the best music plays while you’re watching the credits.  This week we’ll hear great opening and closing music from films including The Magnificent Seven, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman, and more.

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The Old West: 21st Century Style

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, The Old West: 21st Century Style. We’ll hear scores from recent films set in the Wild West including Cowboys and Aliens, 3:10 to Yuma, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight and more.

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Shakespeare on Film

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Shakespeare on Film, The Bard of Avon as screenwriter. We’ll hear great scores from film versions of Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other films based on his plays.

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Avast Ye Moviegoers

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music for swashbuckling, including the thrilling scores to the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and classics like The Seahawk and Captain Blood.

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Bond Music

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Bond Music. We’ll hear music from five decades worth of 007 films including the most recent, SPECTRE

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2016 Academy Awards

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, the 2016 Academy Awards, our annual Oscars program. We’ll hear excerpts from this year’s Best Score nominees: Bridge of Spies, Carol, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Hateful Eight; as well as an interview with one of the composers.

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Family Feuds

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Family Feuds, music from films about families at odds. We’ll hear selections from Romeo and Juliet, The Big Country, Thor and more.

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Remembering Alan Rickman

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Remembering Alan Rickman. A musical tribute to the late English actor, who passed away earlier this month, with music from his many films. We’ll hear excerpts from Sense and Sensibility, Die Hard and, of course, the Harry Potter films.

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A Conversation with Howard Shore

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with Howard Shore. We’ll talk with Oscar winning composer Howard Shore about his work on Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

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The Scores of Sherlock Holmes

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

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The Music of Pixar Studios

Pixar Studios not only revolutionized digital animation, they’ve also commissioned some of the best film scores around. On this week’s edition of The Score with Edmund Stone we’ll hear music from Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo and more.

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Seen and Heard in 2015

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Seen and Heard in 2015, our annual year-end film music review. We’ll hear music from small budget films like Mr. Holmes and Far From The Madding Crowd as well as blockbusters like Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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