Creating music for a film about the tsunami that resulted in the deaths of some 230,000 people in 2004 can't be easy. But that event and its aftermath were precisely what Spanish composer Fernando…
Honors embrace the blues, ballet, comedy and acting giants
Joe Wright's fragmented, hyper-stylized adaptation of Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" presented plenty of challenges to all who worked on it. But for Dario Marianelli, who has scored all but one of…
Calling "Albert Nobbs" Brian Byrne's big break might be overstating the case, but not by much. "It was a dream project," Byrne says of the Glenn Close starrer that is his biggest scoring assignment…
"Her voice is like an old fiddle," says Brian Byrne of Sinead O'Connor. "There's no other voice in the world like it."
"Cowboys and Aliens" and "Arthur Christmas" seem about as different as two movies can be. The former is a live-action Western and space invaders mash-up; the latter, an animated holiday pic for kids…
There's no getting around the burden of expectations that comes with seeing favorite novels adapted to the screen -- especially if they've been filmed before, as with "Jane Eyre." But composer Dario…
Composer Henry Jackman sees film scorers as the chameleons of the movie industry, possessing the ability to blend in just about anywhere. And the movies he's scored this year support that claim: the…
Musicians dominate the honors, but then again, Meryl Streep sings, too
Perhaps it's fitting that oldest of the dramatic arts -- live theater -- would be the last to adopt the new technology of digital casting. But this timesaving approach to populating a show now seems…
Though television is the most collaborative medium, it also offers a forum for individual talent -- especially for writers of longform drama.