Elmer Bernstein -- this year's oldest Oscar nominee -- is believed to be the only individual to have been nominated in six consecutive decades. At 80, Elmer Bernstein has been writing movie music for…
Those of us who have been around long enough to remember the surprising sounds of "Switched-On Bach" will also recall a time when acoustic instruments were the only game in town. Most pop tunes are…
Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes dispense with live TV performances of their five song nominees. They simply play a few bars of the soundtrack recordings as each nom is announced.
"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.
"I was a little scared, a little daunted," says Ed Harris of the role of Richard, a poet dying of AIDS, in "The Hours." "But I like those challenges, so I was ready."
"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…
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.
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…