"The Quiet American" might still be languishing on the shelf if Michael Caine hadn't personally lobbied Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein on the film's Oscar potential.
"Gangs of New York" is favored to receive a song nomination for its end-title song, U2's "The Hands That Built America." But don't look for an original score nomination despite the Miramax ads…
Any theater buff will tell you that no movie of a Broadway musical has been done right since "1776" 30 years ago.
Thirty-five years ago, Hollywood music was in the throes of change. The pioneers were gradually departing the scene. Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind") had retired, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ("The Sea…
Handicapping the Oscars is a parlor game that everyone likes to play, and when it comes to the music categories, Hollywood's composing community is no different. Everyone tries to guess the nominees…
That old idea that good scores are supposed to be invisible, that you're not supposed to notice them, is a fallacy, says "Far From Heaven" director Todd Haynes.
When the global press discusses the latest crop of foreign films, filmmakers listen attentively. Unlike the Academy Awards, for which each country submits a single entry for the foreign-language…
Forty-five years ago, a collection of Ernest Hemingway stories was the subject of a live TV drama with original music by Aaron Copland. "The World of Nick Adams" aired once, on CBS' Sunday afternoon…