If the Academy doesn't suffer from short memory, voters could deliver composer John Williams a record 46th Oscar nomination. He was nominated for all three previous Indy films, in 1981, 1984 and…
Australia" boasts one of the more complicated and diverse soundtracks in recent memory. But will the Academy reward what director Baz Luhrmann calls "as musically layered a world as the film is…
Carter Burwell, virtual inhouse composer for Joel and Ethan Coen -- he's done 12 features for them since their 1984 debut with "Blood Simple" -- was unable to celebrate with them earlier this year…
Asked whether he is Hollywood's only editor-composer, John Ottman replies: "I have to be, because no one else is crazy enough to do this!"
Comicbook movies always seem to need a lot of music. But it need not always be heroic, or even action-oriented. For "The Spirit," Frank Miller's adaptation of the Will Eisner strip, composer David…
Irving Gertz, composer for dozens of B movies and sci-fi TV in the 1950s and '60s, died Nov. 14 in Los Angeles. He was 93.
With almost 80 film and TV credits dating back to the late '70s, it's no longer a surprise when Thomas Newman -- 53 and still boyish in appearance -- is credited with three scores in the span of a…
Transfer two Tony award-winning Broadway plays -- each known for intensive dialogue and showcase acting -- to the bigscreen. Is music even necessary? And, if so, what must it accomplish?
French composer Alexandre Desplat has faced his share of eclectic challenges -- from "Birth" to "Syriana" to his Oscar-nominated "The Queen" -- but rarely one as difficult as "The Curious Case of…
Director-star Ed Harris reteamed with his "Pollock" composer Jeff Beal for "Appaloosa," an offbeat oater with Harris and Viggo Mortensen as longtime friends and lawmen-for-hire, Jeremy Irons as the…