Vangelis, whose compelling synthesizer themes propelled "Chariots of Fire" to 1981 Oscar wins for picture and score and whose "Blade Runner" music became a cult phenomenon, created his first movie…
EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli cited "clear signs that the market has improved" in an upbeat investor presentation Tuesday. With CD sales beginning to stabilize and digital music sales on the rise…
Imagine being asked to score Jesus' theme music, a task that unexpectedly fell to composer John Debney. Debney had scored mostly comedies and family films, specifically Christmas movies (of the Santa…
Comedy Central has sealed a deal with Alanis Morissette, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Prods. for "We're With the Band," a mockumentary-style improv series that looks behind the scenes at…
Music has been written for film or TV adaptations of Shakespeare's plays nearly 470 times since Max Reinhardt's 1935 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Now Jocelyn Pook, best known for…
Although Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap" was conceived as a parody of the world of rock 'n' roll, three current music docs -- "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," "End of the Century" and "Dig!" -…
Folk music from his native Argentina has a treasured spot in the heart of Gustavo Santaolalla, the former South American rock star who composed the score for "The Motorcycle Diaries."
Mention a movie about a boys' choir, and images of scruffy French urchins aren't likely to leap to mind. Yet it's those kids for whom Bruno Coulais had to compose the chorales in Christophe…
For "Spanglish," composer Hans Zimmer took an ambitious route. He imported an Austrian string trio, coupled them with a virtuoso Brazilian guitarist and then tried hard not to write "comedy music."
If composer Alexandre Desplat's work on "Girl With a Pearl Earring" didn't persuade cineastes of his music's quiet intensity, then his score for Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" surely should.
When it came to supplying his World War I opus, "A Very Long Engagement" with a score, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet felt like he was banging his head against a wall.