In the riveting opening scene of "Drive," Ryan Gosling's character deftly pilots a getaway car through the dark streets of downtown Los Angeles, with a pulsating, ominous electronic beat behind him.
The astonishingly prolific Alexandre Desplat scored the year's biggest box office hit ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"); one of the year's most acclaimed films ("The Tree of Life")…
Six years ago, composer John Williams tied Alfred Newman's all-time record of 45 nominations in Oscar's music categories. This year, he could set a new high with one or even two more nominations.
The first 10 minutes of Martin Scorsese's latest feature "Hugo" is an overture of sorts.
Although director Cameron Crowe didn't approach Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi about scoring "We Bought a Zoo" until the last day of shooting, in hindsight the choice seems like a foregone conclusion.
Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous; British composer Ilan Eshkeri's two most recent scores straddle two very different worlds. . .
As traditional helmers adapt to animation, they bring techniques from the live-action side along.
With the exception of "Rango," all of this year's American-backed big-studio toons take place abroad, ranging from "Rio's" beautiful Brazilian vistas to "Cars 2's" whirlwind tour of a world inhabited…
There's retro, and then there's "The Artist." Shot in B&W, with little dialogue, the French period piece about a '20 silent film star whose career collapses with the advent of talkies was predictably…
Variety lists the tunemsiths and supervisors behind the year-end theatrical releases.
To land plum parts, actors adopt proactive approach.