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…
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…
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…
"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…
Of this year's five Emmy nominees for music in series television, three used real musicians. That might not sound like much of a news flash, but music budgets have shrunk so much in recent years that…