Vangelis, whose compelling synthesizer themes propelled "Chariots of Fire" to 1981 Oscar wins for picture and score and whose "Blade Runner" music became a cult phenomenon, created his first movie…
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…
It's a warm October day, and on the cavernous Stage One at 20th Century Fox, 85 of Hollywood's top musicians are about to tackle cue 4M8 of Thomas Newman's score for "Lemony Snicket's A Series of…
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.
Music can create a mood, establish a setting and convey emotion quickly and efficiently -- something that longform TV producers have long known.
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.
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,"…
Jerry Goldsmith, an Oscar and multiple Emmy winner, and one of the most respected composers in film, died July 21 at his home in Beverly Hills after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.
Some of TV's most memorable music has been written for half-hour comedies: Think Earle Hagen's whistling intro for "The Andy Griffith Show," Vic Mizzy's kooky, spooky harpsichord in "The Addams…