"What music should accompany a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's murder in the Old West?," says composer Carter Burwell of "True Grit."
For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.
"Never Let Me Go" needed music that was as delicately balanced as the storytelling.
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Ronni Chasen was remembered as a brilliant publicist, as well as a loyal and funny friend, at a memorial service Sunday morning at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City. The crowd easily numbered…
Director Christopher Nolan keeps throwing wild challenges at composer Hans Zimmer. First, it was reinventing the sound of a troubled hero for "Batman Begins," then creating an unsettling vibe for the…
John Powell, whose credits include such popular animated films as "Shrek," "Happy Feet" and "Kung Fu Panda," returned to that arena with music for one of the year's best-reviewed films: "How to Train…
Hollywood studio musicians are worried. Some are saying they are doing much less work than they once did, and some are blaming a growing number of overseas recordings for American films as an…
In the mid-1980s, Disney's animation arm was at a low ebb, cranking out titles like "The Black Cauldron" and "The Great Mouse Detective" -- a far cry from the glory days of "Snow White and the Seven…
Ask Alan Menken about the painful process of getting a Broadway-bound musical on its feet, and he'll quote the late Larry Gelbart who once famously said: "If Hitler's alive, I hope he's out of town…
Our vote for this holiday season's must-have, high-priced, movie-related toy is Warner Bros. Records' "Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box."