Many of the great filmmakers forged strong, ongoing relationships with a single composer: Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Truffaut and Georges Delerue, Fellini and Nino Rota, to cite a few of the…
Everybody complains about the Emmys. It's become a favorite Hollywood pastime, especially in August and September while the voting is taking place and the statues are awarded.
Musicians and intellectual-property rights advocates were outraged earlier this year when highly paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas took out full-page trade ads soliciting music for his upcoming "An…
Twenty-five years ago, movie music became respectable when RCA launched its "Classic Film Scores" series with an album devoted to the '30s and '40s music of forgotten master Erich Wolfgang Korngold…
A small but growing niche in the soundtrack market is the commercial release of original recordings of classic film scores. But it's only possible in rare instances when the studios have been savvy…
Hollywood history is filled with family dynasties of one sort or another --- the Barrymores, the Fondas, the Hustons --- but in the realm of music, only one name qualifies: the Newmans.
David Newman didn't start out to be a film composer. He wasn't even fully aware of the crucial role his father had played in film music history until a few years after Alfred Newman had died.
Given her family's ties to Hollywood, Maria Newman might be considered the rebel of the musically rich Newman clan. At age 35, the youngest of Alfred Newman's children is also a composer --- but she…
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