Movie history is dotted with great director-composer partnerships: Fellini and Nino Rota, Truffaut and Georges Delerue, Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. Most contemporary directors like to shop…
Technology has so altered the animation landscape that it would be unrecognizable to anyone who worked in the classic Disney era. But as opposed to the classic animator, whose tools include pen and…
For "Spanglish," composer Hans Zimmer took an ambitious route. He imported an Austrian string trio, coupled them with a virtuoso Brazilian guitarist and then tried hard not to write "comedy music."
Once upon a time, having a score thrown out was news (as when Bernard Herrmann was fired by Alfred Hitchcock on "Torn Curtain" or Randy Newman's music from "Air Force One"). Now scores are tossed at…
Three giants of 20th century film music -- Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin -- died this year, leading some observers to suggest that their passing is the end of an era.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences music branch has another controversy on its hands, as it struggles with who is and isn't nominated among 2003-2004 telepix and miniseries.
Music can create a mood, establish a setting and convey emotion quickly and efficiently -- something that longform TV producers have long known.
Elmer Bernstein, the Oscar-winning composer whose music graced such 1950s and '60s classics as "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Magnificent Seven," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Escape,"…