Oscar's best song picks tend to play it safe, says the old saw. Traditional songwriters, popular ballads, middle-of-the-road recording personalities tend to receive the noms, year after year, at the…
Technically speaking, Oscar has three categories for music. But this year, there will be only two -- original score and original song -- and it probably will remain the case for the foreseeable…
Dave Grusin and Earle Hagen were honored for their musical contributions to film and TV by the American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers Friday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
Composer Lalo Schifrin was honored with the Film Music Society's career achievement award Friday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Composer-orchestrator Arthur Morton, who worked in movie music for more than six decades, died April 15, at his Santa Monica home. He was 91 and had been in deteriorating health since suffering a…
With the abolition of the original musical or comedy score category, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters this year have to make even tougher choices than usual. While the original song…
Daily Variety surveyed this year's field with an eye toward those songs and scores likely to be recognized as the award season heats up.
The only two movies Thomas Newman scored last year turned out to be among the year's most talked-about: "American Beauty" and "The Green Mile." They were also two singular experiences in Newman's…
A triumphant Roman general returns home to the sounds of a barbaric march and a choir chanting in Latin. An emperor throws a lavish party with a swing band performing. Two nasty punks play pool and…
Music or musicians were the focus of a raft of films during 1999 including "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Red Violin," "The Legend of 1900," "Music of the Heart," "Sweet and Lowdown" and…