Hans Zimmer's two late-2013 films couldn't possibly be more different: "Rush," a driving, in-your-face rock score for a competing pair of 1970s Formula One race car drivers, and "12 Years a Slave," a…
"Very often in film scores," says composer Henry Jackman, "you're looking for music to extend and enhance, and if anything, exaggerate. All of those rules of scoring and storytelling go out the…
On a Monday afternoon in early September, conductor Tim Davies is putting an 81-piece orchestra through its paces on the Warner Bros. scoring stage. On the bigscreen behind the musicians, a…
MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES "Arrested Development" David Schwartz › Two previous noms › Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix" › Series' signature Tahitian ukelele, jazzy themes return; rare score nod…
With movie music nights having become de rigueur at concert halls and amphitheaters across the land -- not to mention recently sprung festival showcases -- it might be important to note the event…
When Guy Ritchie calls "action" on the set of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in early September, it will mark the end of a 35-year odyssey to tailor one of the most popular spy series of the 1960s into a…
Beginning next year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will showcase its Oscar-nominated songs and scores in a live concert a few days before the awards ceremony itself.
Eighteen years ago, film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham (“Crash,” “42”) was writing music in his Benedict Canyon garage. When he and his wife Donna went looking for property that would provide…
You've known them for years, maybe all your life: the great comicbook movie and TV themes. John Williams' soaring brass flourishes for Superman, Danny Elfman's brooding Gothic fanfare for Batman…
Quincy Jones wasn't the first black composer to score a studio film.
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Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%