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From the Silver Screen to Symphony Hall: Concert Works by Film Composers

This post is the first of an occasional series called Hidden Gems, in which I will bring to light some lesser known/under-appreciated works in the classical repertoire. 1,698 more words

Bernard Herrmann

2017 Movie #64: The Fugitive (1993)

What more could you possibly want from an action movie? One of the greatest action stars of all time, in a cat-and-mouse game of wits against an equally great actor, a film of nonstop action and suspense and thrilling moments, even a cameo appearance from a young Julianne Moore!  480 more words


James Newton Howard.

James Newton Howard is an amazing composer who does the music for many very popular films. Here are just a few.

The Hunger Games.

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Let’s go back a few years to 2008, to a movie entitled THE HAPPENING, and a score that was the work of James Newton Howard. I recently watched the movie again on TV and was still struck by the suspense and the sense of apprehension and uncertainty that just oozed from this movie, the musical score had a lot to do with creating this thick and foreboding atmosphere. 492 more words


Unbreakable (2000)

Smart, subtle & subversive, Unbreakable is a masterly crafted, deftly layered & thematically rich story that deconstructs the superhero mythology unlike anything before it, or since. 574 more words

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