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…
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…
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…
Daily Variety recaps this year's nominees in the music fields.
It used to be a given that if you wanted to have a successful career scoring movies, you had to live in L.A. Not anymore. New York is home to three of the most sought-after composers in the biz.
The bald and portly fellow with the unmistakable profile might have been surprised by the attention paid to his film music Wednesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Alfred Hitchcock was…
Writing about the work of composer Maurice Jarre, director John Huston said his music "transcends time and space, touches every visual and aural sense, whisks you to the far reaches of your…