Thomas Newman's American Landscape

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Composer Thomas Newman has a unique sound. His unusual film scores for such movies as American Beauty, The Horse Whisperer, and Erin Brockovich convey an inventive, characteristically American sonic landscape. Host David Garland presents highlights from several Thomas Newman scores.

American Beauty:

The Horse Whisperer:

Comments [5]

Bob from LI, NY

Please tell us what else you were planning on including tonight that you did not have time to play.

Thanks!

Sep. 10 2011 09:55 PM
Stephanie J. Hughes from Manchester, NJ

Thank you for a wonderful way to "come back" from the magnificent Mahler symphony!. I love all the Newmans, but Thomas is a special favorite. I have quite a few of his works. Thank you, David Garland!!!

Sep. 10 2011 09:39 PM
Bob A from LI, NY

I fell in love with Finding Nemo long before I saw the movie. Listening to In the Bedroom for the first time now, his material works so well independent of the movies.

Hope a playlist will be posted.

Sep. 10 2011 09:25 PM
beth from upper west side

this is wonderful-thanks, David! The soundtrack from Wall-E is one of my all-time favorites!

Sep. 10 2011 09:22 PM
Adam Smith! from from Crom!

Ooo..Interesting. I hope The Shawshank Redemption, Meet Joe Black, and The Good German are on the program. I find Thomas Newman used to be good in his early years, but he's really taken a step for the worst. The Adjustment Bureau, Brothers, and Jarhead were just empty of anything. Oscar and Lucinda also has some great compositions although it is a very weird movie.

Sep. 09 2011 11:56 PM

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