Italian-born, London-based composer Dario Marianelli took his inspiration for "Pride & Prejudice" as much from Beethoven and Henry Purcell as from novelist Jane Austen and director Joe Wright's…
Can Alex Wurman beat the odds and become the first composer of a documentary score to be Oscar nominated since "Birds Do It, Bees Do It" in 1975?
"He is one of the most compelling and original actors of his generation," says director Laurence Dunmore of Johnny Depp, who will be honored Nov. 11 with a tribute at the AFI Fest.
Veteran "Tonight Show" publicist Charlie Barrett remembers when press-shy Johnny Carson was about to celebrate his 25th anniversary on NBC in 1987. Carson left a message: "I'm not doing any…
Of this year's five Emmy nominees for music in series television, three used real musicians. That might not sound like much of a news flash, but music budgets have shrunk so much in recent years that…
"Major Dundee," Sam Peckinpah's first major film as a director, has been given a new score for its upcoming theatrical re-release, and that's got some in the music community crying foul.
Whey weren't nominated for the Oscar -- this time around. But don't be surprised if the names Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Jon Brion, Stephen Trask or Gustavo Santaolalla grace the music…
"Accidentally in Love" Shrek 2, "Al otro lado del Rio" The Motorcycle Diaries, "Believe" The Polar Express, "Learn to Be Lonely" Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, "Vois sur ton chemin"…
They're a who's-who of 20th-century composing giants: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Virgil Thomson in America; William Walton and Ralph Vaughan Williams in England; Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri…