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.
Airs Saturdays at 9PM on 105.9 FM
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, 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.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Alec Baldwin – former "30 Rock" star, film actor and now MSNBC host – is also a fixture in New York's concert halls. His love of classical symphonic music embraces music composed for film.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Film Noir genre may be best known for its hard-boiled heroes, deceitful dames, and deeply shadowed stories and cinematography, but music also plays an important part in these dark dramas.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Dogs make great cinematic heroes. They're the perfect protagonists for the classic movie story themes of courage, hope and loyalty. Plus, they're cute, charming, furry and speak a language everyone understands.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Large, Extra Large, or Gigantic? With butter? Salt? Tonight at 9 pm, the Movies on the Radio "Popcorn Bag" has something for everyone, from "The Lone Ranger" remake to "World War Z."
Saturday, August 10, 2013
To commemorate the significant events of 68 years ago, host David Garland presents some powerful music for the films "Fat Man and Little Boy," "Above and Beyond" and "The Beginning or the End."
Saturday, August 03, 2013
David Garland presents an overview of composer Jerome Moross’ joyful and dramatic music for films such as "The Big Country," "The Proud Rebel," "The War Lord" and "Rachel Rachel."
Saturday, July 27, 2013
"The Ride of the Valkyries" was used famously in "Apocalypse Now," but it also showed up in Russ Meyers' "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," and in Ennio Morricone's score for the Spaghetti Western "My Name Is Nobody."
Saturday, July 20, 2013
During the bygone era of 60s Television, soundtrack compositions were surprisingly witty and adventurous. Hear David Garland rerun selected compositions this week.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ernest Gold composed nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and his death in 1999. His music seems to be an elegant combination of Hollywood and Vienna.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
The silver screen has sometimes served as a history book, telling of the people and events that have shaped the United States. Whether those stories are raw or romanticized, music always helps convey the emotions of the drama.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
For his 102nd birthday, a range of Herrmann's music, including highlights from "Citizen Kane" and "Taxi Driver," plus selections from his many collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock.