For the 500th edition of The Score Edmund selects a few of his favorite moments from the past decade, including interviews with Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, Mel Blanc, and Michael Giacchino; plus women film composers and Star Trek at 50.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, a look at some of the impressive film scores to emerge in the past year, including Wonder Woman, Darkest Hour, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Beauty and the Beast, Despicable Me 3, Justice League and Thor: Ragnorak.
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.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, movies about those who serve and protect, including Serpico, The Untouchables, Bullitt, The Bone Collector, Die Hard, Dirty Harry, LA Confidential, Fargo, Lethal Weapon and The Naked Gun.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we talk with Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) about his scores to Deadpool, 300: Rise of the Empire, Dark Tower, Brimstone, Mad Max Fury Road, the videogame Darkspore and his recent theme to Wonder Woman.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, just in time for Thanksgiving, movies featuring cooks in the kitchen, including Babette’s Feast, Ratatouille, The Tale of Desperaux, No Reservations, Chocolat, Fried Green Tomatoes, Big Night, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Eat, Drink Man, Woman and Julie and Julia. A feast for the ears is coming…
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we begin a new occasional show about how great movies opened in a particular year, in this case 2001. We’ll include Planet of the Apes, Monsters Inc. and the launch of five franchises: Lord of the Rings, Fast and the Furious, Harry Potter, Oceans and Shrek.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we feature music to movies that showcase a few rather odd people who share communities in some Hollywood films, including The Addams Family, Monsters vs Aliens, Let the Right One In and more.
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…
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we get into the Halloween spirit by featuring a recent box set from Varese Sarabande on original soundtracks to post 1960s horror classics, including The Mephisto Waltz, The Nightmare on Elm Street, The Fly, Scream, The Serpent and the Rainbow and more. Purchase Varese Saraband’s “Little Box…
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we are attacked by the elements with music to movies including Finest Hour, Twister, Towering Inferno, Perfect Storm, Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow and more.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, film director and producer Matt Schrader discusses his new movie Score: A Film Music Documentary and it’s theme of how a movie score is created and its impact in a movie. Also included contributors to the documentary including Hans Zimmer, John Williams and other well-known movie composers,…
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, continuing our popular Hollywood’s “A” List, with The Films of Emma Thompson, including music from Sense and Sensibility, Saving Mr. Banks, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee and more. Next time on The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, before there was Star Wars, there was The Rare Breed. We’ll explore the film music made by John Williams and other big names composers, long before they were famous.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, A Tribute to James Horner. In 2015 composer James Horner died at the age of 61. We’ll pay tribute to the man who wrote scores for films including Titanic, Legends of the Fall, Braveheart and more.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The End Of The World As We Know It. Hollywood loves end-of-the-world movies – From Planet of the Apes to The Fifth Element, and 12 Monkeys to The War of the Worlds, join Edmund Stone as he tries to save the world from itself!
This week on The Score music from movies inspired by live action and animated classic children’s stories, including Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many more.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, our look at the big movies this year, including Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Transformers: The Last Knight, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes, Cars 3, The Mummy, Despicable Me 3, Alien Covenant and one or two surprises. Next time on…
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, movies with assembled teams, working together, including Guardians of the Galaxy, The Magnificent Seven, The Avengers, Remember the Titans, X-Men: First Class, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and more. Next time on The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, movies featuring bumbling and bungling characters, including The Pink Panther, The Lady Killers, The Naked Gun, Austin Powers and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, the many ways movies showcase mythical and fantastic creatures, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pan’s Labyrinth, Spirited Away and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, revenge in the movies, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Payback, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Kill Bill, Braveheart, True Grit, Unforgiven, Once Upon a Time in the West, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Gladiator, Hamlet and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, movies that reflect people and nations that rise and fall, including The Artist, Raging Bull, Michael Collins, Macbeth, The Last King of Scotland, Goodfellas, Casino, Inglourious Basterds and The Fall of the Roman Empire on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, films detailing real and imaginary scandals, including All the President’s Men, Wag the Dog, Erin Brockovich, American Hustle, Quiz Show, Chinatown, Trumbo and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, a conversation with Tyler Bates, the man responsible for the music to such movie hits as John Wick 1 & 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, Conan the Barbarian, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 300 and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, films where a battle or contest is the movie; including Zulu, 300, The Hunger Games, Hotel Rwanda, The Hurt Locker, Master and Commander, Glory and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, people who stand up to injustice, including On The Waterfront, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dead Poet’s Society, Inherit the Wind, Ghandi and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, movies about people who seek power and manipulate those who have it, including The Cabin in the Woods, The Wizard of Oz, Macbeth, Othello and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Hollywood loves remakes and some are almost identical. We’ll include newer versions of Ben-Hur, Birth of a Nation, Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we continue our series of Hollywood’s A List with music to the films of Tom Hanks, including Philadelphia, Forest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Sully and more on the next edition of The Score.
It began with Warner Bros and Disney Cartoons, talking animals in movies. Hi, I’m Edmund Stone, host of The Score, and this week music from movies with anthropomorphic animals. From The Jungle Book to Zootopia the fun is on display and you are invited.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Morricone’s Italian Movies. The Maestro began with movies made in his own country and still composes for them. We’ll hear music from the spaghetti westerns to Cinema Paradiso and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, The French New Wave Cinema, recalling a movement that helped to change the way movies were made in France in the 1960s. We’ll include films of Francois Truffaut and Jacques Demy composed by Georges Delerue, Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, including Jules and Jim, Day For Night,…
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Composers who have never won an Oscar, but deserved to. Many well-known movies composers have never won an Oscar for their work and today we’ll tip the hat to those who should. From Danny Elfman’s Edward Scissorhands to Alan Silvestri’s The Polar Express, we salute some of…
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, 2017 Academy Awards. Our annual visit to the Oscars includes all five nominations in the Best Original Score category: La La Land, Lion, Jackie, Passengers, and Moonlight; plus interviews with several of their composers on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Love-Hate Relationships. We’ll hear music from films about love-hate relationships like The Painted Veil, Pride and Prejudice, The Taming of the Shrew and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Sword and Sandal Movies. Sword and sandal films is a Hollywood term for biblical and early Italian-themed epics. This week on The Score music from a few famous ones including Ben-Hur, Gladiator, Conan the Barbarian and more on the next edition of the Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Siblings: Movie Brothers and Sisters. Many of us have them but we don’t always get along, and it’s the same in films. We’ll include sisters, brothers and a few of each from The Incredibles, Star Wars, Thor, Practical Magic, and more on the next edition of the…
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Piano Music for Film. A surprising amount of great piano music was written specifically for film soundtracks. We’ll hear pieces including Miklos Rosza’s Spellbound Concerto and Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Seen and Heard in 2016. Our annual year-end review with a look back at 12 movies from the past year, including Finding Dory, Star Trek: Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One and more on the next edition of the Score.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: there's something in the water as we enjoy moments and music from Erin Brokovich, The Shape of Water, Jaws, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Water Horse and more. Due to All Classical's spring fundraiser the show will not be on the air at the normal 2 pm time this Saturday, 3/17, but you can still listen to the show on our Audio Archive starting at 3 pm. player.allclassical.org/archives/... See MoreSee Less
The parallels between the new “Tomb Raider” and Indiana Jones” are ever present and in some scenes lifted directly from “The Last Crusade” but if you are going to copy, do it from the best.
Based on a successful series of video games, specifically the 2013 reboot, Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl” and “Ex-Machina”), brings a Lara Croft to the screen that is more believable with greater depth and humanity. Although the story line is predictable, there’s much to admire about this film from Vikander’s portrayal to the gritty special effects - especially a terrifying shipwreck scene - a twist or two along the way, and a percussive score by Tom Holkenborg (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Where this “Tomb Raider” differs is its back story, emphasizing the connection between a young Lara Croft and her beloved explorer-aristocrat father, Richard. She may have been born into privilege but she wants none of her father’s wealth and global empire as she forges her own life on her own terms. Refusing to believe her father is dead, she unravels the intricate clues he left behind and continues his maniacal mission to beat the mysterious Trinity organization in a race to find a cursed tomb. The supporting characters are somewhat formulaic, and the plot sets the stage for more sequels. It’s not original, but it is good “popcorn entertainment” and you don’t need to be familiar with the video game to enjoy it.
In just three years Alicia Vikander has proven she has no problem playing strong characters. She won an Oscar as an illustrator/painter in “The Danish Girl” and then inhabited the role of a manipulative android in “Ex Machina”. She is now poised to become an even bigger screen presence. ... See MoreSee Less
Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” is an updated, visually sparkling take on the children’s classic by Madeleine L’Engle but it may leave audiences flat and fans of the children’s classic rather underwhelmed and disappointed. To be fair, director Ava DuVernay put a lot of effort and heart into updating the characters and tried to give the story a modern twist so today’s young audiences could relate more to the fable. But tackling a classic is a challenge for any director and updates risk abandoning the very things that made the book so beloved. For decades millions of young readers identified with Meg Murry, the geeky girl with glasses who is too smart for her own good, and her boy-genius little brother Charles Wallace as they went on a fantastical quest through time and space to search for their father. But the story line is nearly drowned out by Disney special effects that weaken the very messages that made the book so endearing – that love will triumph over darkness; the importance of family; and that each child has worth even when, or especially when, they don’t fit in. Meg, played by Storm Reid, is believable and likeable, as is Levi Miller as Calvin, the star athlete that befriends Meg. In his portrayal of Charles Wallace, Deric McCabe fails to convey the quirkiness of the character. Oprah Winfrey plays Mrs. Which, the lead in a trio of otherworldly guides collectively known as “The Mrs.” The movie shows Mrs. Which in her mentoring role to Meg but leaves out some of the most delightful parts of the character as it was written, most obviously neglecting to mention that she is more than two billion years old and was once a star but sacrificed herself in a war against the IT which is now threatening Earth – and holding Meg’s brother and father captive. The character of Mrs. Whatsit, played by Reese Witherspoon, is unfathomably changed in the script making her annoying rather than intriguing. Mindy Kaling portrays Mrs. Who, a being that speaks mostly in quotations, a character that was difficult enough to understand in the book and not made any easier to comprehend by the movie. The film version is fraught with holes in the story line, characters pointlessly changed and often left dangling in unfinished subplots, and The Mrs.’ wardrobes changed to the point of distraction. Although Ramin Djawadi’s music is at times very good, it seems his score overtakes the dialog at several points with muddled results. Yet with all its flaws, Disney’s “A Window in Time” may appeal to its targeted audience of middle-schoolers and hopefully inspire them to take up the book again. ... See MoreSee Less
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: we follow the leader with music and moments from such movies as Darkest Hour, Ghandi, Lincoln, Black Panther and more. That's on the next edition of The Score. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Saturday, March 10th, at 2pm. www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
I have twice had the personal and professional honor to work with David Ogden Stiers, hosting "Newport Symphony Goes to the Movies". Sharing the stage with such a great presence was a delight. David was personally invested in each of the pieces he conducted and brought his own flair to the music. When we were selecting the film music for the concerts he chose John Williams' theme to Steven Spielberg's comedy "1941". With a warm smile, he told me that when he was filming M*A*S*H in 1979, one day he crept into the recording studio to watch Williams conduct the "1941" score live, and he had loved it ever since. David was a great thespian, conductor and a genuinely gracious person. Through my work in broadcasting, music and on stage I know how challenging it is to bring all the elements together. When David Ogden Stiers took up the baton he made it look so easy - the mark of a true professional. Moreover, he made it fun for everyone involved - the mark of a great spirit. You will be missed. ... See MoreSee Less