Earlier this month, Danny Elfman's ballet "Rabbit and Rogue" was performed by the American Ballet Theater. Next month, Howard Shore's opera "The Fly" will make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles…
If film music has a royal family, it's the Newmans. So who better than composer David Newman ("The Spirit"), one of its princes, to lead its preservation charge?
A one-hit wonder can take many forms. There is the novelty song ("Kung Fu Fighting," "I'm Too Sexy") that annoys as much as it entertains; or the epic torch ballad ("You Light Up My Life," "I'll Be")…
With just two weekends left to go, the summer 2008 domestic box office is all but assured of finishing on par with last year's record-breaking take of $4.16 billion -- an unexpected victory for…
Save for those immersed in the field, not many people would connect the Belgian city of Ghent with film music. But in fact, this picturesque medieval burg has a long association with movie scores…
At the Sundance Film Institute Composers Lab, risk-taking -- even without a safety net -- is encouraged. The program, celebrating its 10th year, exists as a haven for novice composers to experiment…
In today's movie business, the movie trailer carries almost as much importance and buzz as the movie it precedes, and like any good film, its musical score -- often different from the eventual score…
The first major North American retrospective for Japanese New Wave helmer Nagisa Oshima in more than 20 years will bow as a sidebar at the New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 13.
Smoking in movies is definitely linked to kids' decisions to light up, a new federal report claims.
Six days after she suffered severe injuries in a car accident, manager-producer Joan Hyler has been upgraded to stable condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones and Stephen Colbert are among the notables set to take part in the New Yorker Festival, running Oct. 3-5.