Some of Hollywood's finest composers created particularly rich scores for movies of method actor Montgomery Clift, and David Garland presents highlights from several tonight at 9 pm.
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Saturday nights at 9:00 pm, host David Garland presents new and old film scores, emphasizing the delights and uniqueness of movie music, and sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the field.
Film scores can be full of emotion, suspense, and surprises, and use a rich variety of musical languages to help tell the movie's story. From the classics by Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann, to new scores by Thomas Newman, Carter Burwell, and Danny Elfman, the panorama of movie drama will be heard.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
In advance of tonight's Academy Awards, host David Garland presents music from all five Oscar-nominated scores for your consideration and enjoyment.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
In the second installment of a 10-part series on the history of music in film, we hear from "King Kong," "The Wizard of Oz," "Adventures Of Robin Hood" and "Gone With the Wind."
Saturday, February 15, 2014
One of the most beautiful of movie stars, whose glamour has graced thousands of films, is the New York City skyline. Tell us your favorite opening-credit sequence featuring New York.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland offers a fresh bouquet of love themes from movies old and new, including "Spartacus," "The Godfather," "An Affair to Remember," "Women in Love," "Ben Hur" and others.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland kicks off a series of programs on the history of film music. Part one focuses on the original scores for silent film classics such as "Metropolis," "Nosferatu" and more.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The film "Saving Mr. Banks" depicts Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) in the early 1960s as his commercial/cultural empire was growing.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
In this second of two parts, David Garland presents music from 2013 science fiction and adventure films such as "Gravity," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Europa Report," and several others.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, it's holiday favorites including "it's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "The Bishop's Wife," among others.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
In this first of two parts, David Garland presents music released during the past year from films such as "All Is Lost," "12 Years a Slave," "Philomena," "Enough Said," "Wadjda," and several others.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Henry Mancini's music for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Charade" and "Days of Wine and Roses" have been celebrated for years. But the actual, original scores have only just recently been released.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
In such movies as "The Hunger Games," "The Planet of the Apes" and "The Road," the score serves not only to emphasize the action, but also to tug at our emotions, yielding surprisingly lovely music.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
On Saturday, David Garland hosted a retrospective look at composer John Williams, whose newest score is for "The Book Thief," now in theaters. Listen to the show and vote in our poll.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Saturday at 9 pm: There's more to Mozart in film than "Amadeus." His music has played a role in over 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable genre.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
With Laurence Rosenthal's 87th birthday coming up on Nov. 4, David Garland presents highlights from some of his many film and television scores
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Writer Edgar Allan Poe, the great master of the macabre, created stories that have conjured vivid scenes in the imaginations of generations of readers -- and filmmakers.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
David Garland presents some exquisitely spooky music culled from many Italian mystery and horror movie scores.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Perhaps inspired by the dramatic emotions of Italian opera, the wide and wild world of Italian film music is particularly expressive and colorful.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
The new film "Gravity" takes place in orbit above the earth. Its score by Steven Price plays an important role in establishing the out-of-this-world location and the drama of astronauts lost in space.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
David Garland highlights some recent movie music by Minimalist composers, including Johann Johannsson's score for "Prisoners" and Philip Glass's for "Visitors."
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Brooklyn-born musician Leonard Rosenman started composing for movies when his friend James Dean was cast in Elia Kazan's "East of Eden." Dean suggested that Rosenman score the film.