Movies on the Radio

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.



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The Sound of Easter Epics

Tonight at 9 pm, host David Garland offers suites from "King of Kings" by Miklos Rozsa, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" by Alfred Newman and John Debney's score for "The Passion of the Christ."

The Drama of Passover

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday at 9 pm, hear music that's been written to help convey the drama of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, including scores for "The Ten Commandments," "Moses the Lawgiver" and "Prince of Egypt."

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André Previn: Film Score Prodigy

Saturday, April 05, 2014

On the eve of André Previn's birthday, host David Garland presents highlights from Previn's colorful music for "Bad Day At Black Rock," "The Subterraneans," "Irma La Douce," and others.

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105 Years of Film Music: Part Three - The 1940s

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: film music from the 1940s. America's involvement in World War II during the decade gave filmmakers plenty of stories to tell, and new genres such as Film Noir were developed.

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The Dark Elegance of Angelo Badalamenti

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Composer Angelo Badalamenti is probably best known for scoring "Twin Peaks," "Blue Velvet," and other projects by the distinctive director David Lynch.

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The Music of Wes Anderson's World

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Films such as "Rushmore," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Moonrise Kingdom," and his latest, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," all provide vivid characters who teeter between haplessness and determination.


Magnificent Music for Montgomery Clift

Saturday, March 08, 2014

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.


And the Nominees for Best Original Score Are…

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.

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105 Years of Film Music: Part Two - The 1930s

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."

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When Opening Credits Star the NYC Skyline

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.

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Love in the Movies

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.

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105 Years of Film Music: Part One - The Silent Era

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.

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The Wonderful Musical World of Disney

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.

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Soundtrack Trends and Styles in 2013, Part II

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.

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Christmas at the Movies

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. 

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Soundtrack Trends and Styles in 2013, Part One

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.

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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and the Musical Magic of Mancini

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.

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Beautiful Music for Post-Apocalypse Dystopias

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.


Poll: Your Favorite John Williams Score

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.

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Mozart at the Movies

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.

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Laurence Rosenthal: 'The Miracle Worker,' 'A Raisin In The Sun,' and More

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

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