The Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday night, but on Saturday, host David Garland rolls out the radio red carpet, and invites you to a special Movies on the Radio Oscar party. On this two-hour special, hear this year's Oscar-nominated scores as well as past Academy Award-winning music. Plus polls and games (see below), and your chance to call in and win a full 13-CD set of Charles Gerhardt's Classic Film Score Recordings.
Don Brockway's Turner Classic Movies Generate-a-Movie-Plot Game
David writes: My friend Don Brockway recently died, but during the last few years he gathered a lot of info and ideas about his arcane enthusiasms on his blog. I particularly like the game he invented based on the movie plot descriptions used by the cable TV channel Turner Classic Movies. Don devised this game using the TCM program guide, but you'll find the same type of plot descriptions on TCM's monthly schedule. Have fun, and please contribute your plot mash-ups to the comments section on this page!
Best Original Score
Movie-Making Dream Team
Let's plan an imaginary movie. Vote in each category to assemble a dream team to accomplish this ideal -- or a just plain absurd -- movie. Depending on how you vote, we may end up with a Science Fiction film directed by Orson Welles starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bette Davis with music by Bernard Herrmann, or maybe a Historical Romance directed by Quentin Tarrantino starring Colin Firth and Lindsay Lohan with music by Ennio Morricone. Or maybe even a team that makes sense.
Call To Win A Full 13-CD set of Charles Gerhardt’s Classic Film Score Recordings
Charles Gerhardt’s Classic Film Score series helped re-introduce movie lovers to orchestral scores in the 1970s. Using the original orchestrations, heard in rich stereo sound, Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra recreated legendary scores of Hollywood’s most memorable films. Re-mastered for the first time using the original analog masters and including the original LP liner notes, 13 albums of Classic Film Scores will be available in March from Sony Music. (The call-in number will be announced during Saturday's show.)