John Williams earned two more Oscar nominations this year, tying the long-held record of 45 for the legendary Alfred Newman, composer on "Wuthering Heights," "The Song of Bernadette" and "All About…
Not so long ago, film composers worked in the time-honored fashion of putting little dots on score paper with a pencil -- and if they were pressed for time, they would write fewer notes and leave the…
"The Family Stone" is not your typical Christmas movie. While the focus is a quirky family mixture of both low-key and over-the-top personalities who gather for the holidays in snowy New England -- a…
The disappointment he suffered from having his "King Kong" score dropped doesn't diminish from Howard Shore's accomplishments for David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence."
Italian-born, London-based composer Dario Marianelli took his inspiration for "Pride & Prejudice" as much from Beethoven and Henry Purcell as from novelist Jane Austen and director Joe Wright's…
Can Alex Wurman beat the odds and become the first composer of a documentary score to be Oscar nominated since "Birds Do It, Bees Do It" in 1975?
This should have a very dreamy quality, very mysterioso. Winds, just keep it very delicate. Violins and violas, come in at bar 18 but pianissimo. I need a warm, muted sound. ..."
If John Williams asks to score your movie, do you turn him down? Probably not. In the case of "Memoirs of a Geisha," Rob Marshall wasn't about to say no to the multi-Oscar- and multi-Grammy-winning…
"He is one of the most compelling and original actors of his generation," says director Laurence Dunmore of Johnny Depp, who will be honored Nov. 11 with a tribute at the AFI Fest.
Veteran "Tonight Show" publicist Charlie Barrett remembers when press-shy Johnny Carson was about to celebrate his 25th anniversary on NBC in 1987. Carson left a message: "I'm not doing any…