Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell have been on a long journey with "Mad Hot Ballroom." We're not just talking about their trek from Slamdance to a $8 million-grossing national release via Paramount…
Few composers capture the absurdity and acerbity of the human soul like Thomas Newman, a composer who asserts a mood through an eclectic range of metallic and tubular instruments coupled with hard…
"Music and film are such natural lovers," says James Mangold, director of "Walk the Line." "You experience them both in the moment. Rhythm and tempo are so much a part of the aesthetics of both that…
For his 1983 teenage cult classic "The Outsiders," Francis Ford Coppola's cast included everyone from Tom Cruise to Diane Lane, Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze. But for all of these thesps who went on to…
Longstanding composing-directing teams are a rare breed. These days, few partnerships fit that bill: Steven Spielberg and John Williams are one example, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman the other.
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Those attending IFP's Gotham Awards tonight will witness a rare event: filmmaker Jim Jarmusch standing at an awards podium. Over his 25-year career, Jarmusch -- who will be honored with a Gotham…
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…
Matt Dillon isn't the star of a movie playing in theaters right now. But if the one-sheets in bus shelters throughout Manhattan are anything to go by, you'd think otherwise. Instead, his brooding mug…
As the man who coined the term "minimalism" to describe a burgeoning new music movement of the '60s and '70s, film composer Michael Nyman has left a maximal imprint of his own. Beginning with his…
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