Michael Brook's profile as a film composer appears on the upswing, but his methods are anything but conventional.
For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.
"Never Let Me Go" needed music that was as delicately balanced as the storytelling.
Writing the music for "Rabbit Hole" should have been difficult. The movie -- a wrenching adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Nicole Kidman -- details the…
When Jan Kaczmarek was approached to score "Get Low," he was attracted to the idea of infusing the music with subtle elements of American bluegrass, which he describes as "having a mystery in it."
From the start, director Derek Cianfrance had one band only in mind to score his movie "Blue Valentine": Grizzly Bear.
The composers and lyricists behind some the year's most talked about movie tunes discuss their motivation and their aesthetic, often singing the praises of their collaborators in the process.
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Four of this year's most visually striking dramas -- "I Am Love," "Somewhere," "Cairo Time" and "Eat Pray Love" -- are set in places that are so integral to the narrative that the stories could not…
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
It's one of the most macho things about being an actor. Robert Duvall has it in "Get Low." So do Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in "The Town."