"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…
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…
Cinerama -- the pioneering widesceen format -- is back. Hollywood's Cinerama Dome will commemorate the 50th anni of the process with a weeklong run of "This Is Cinerama," the original 1952 film…
Nobody is going to mistake the "Perry Mason" theme for a Motown hit.
The show can be summed up in three words: "Who shot J.R.?"
"Cleopatra's" barge may have sank at the box office in 1963, but conductor John Mauceri believes Alex North's musical score is ready to sail back from the shores of denial.
Norman D. "Buddy" Baker, Oscar- and Grammy-nommed composer who scored many of Walt Disney films and TV shows as well as theme park rides and who in recent years headed the film-scoring program at…