What American composer better embodies the spirit of the day than Irving Berlin? His music has graced innumerable Hollywood offerings from "White Christmas" to "Annie Get Your Gun." This week on Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel celebrates Irving Berlin.
This week on Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel celebrates the music from the films that featured dancer extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The playlist includes works by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.
This week, we celebrate the work of Tom Hanks; in particular, his work in the Pixar film, 'Toy Story'. On today's Flicks in Five, we're featuring Randy Newman's Academy Award-nominated score to that first big Pixar hit.
Discover how Spike Jones led the way for Peter Schickele's PDQ Bach, and how one of The Marx Brothers helped Allen Sherman on his way. Also appearances by Anna Russell, Flanders and Swann and, of course, The Clown Prince of Classical Music Comedy, Victor Borge.
Loosely based on a true story, 'The Sound of Music' was last in a string of successful musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Royal governess Anna Leonowens' incredible story was the basis for Mary Langdon's best-selling novel <em>Anna and the King of Siam</em>, which was later adapted into the broadway musical <em>The King and I</em>.
Film composer Randy Newman didn't have Hollywood success handed to him on a silver platter. 'Ragtime' gave Newman a chance to reach new heights.
Four time Oscar nominee, Danny Elfman is known for his collaborations with Tim Burton, music for the <em>Batman</em> movies and <em>The Simpsons</em> theme song.
With the best movie sequence of all time -- the chariot race -- 'Ben Hur' also boasts one of the longest musical scores ever written, recorded in one of the most epic recording sessions ever scheduled.
This week on Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel spotlights music that was included in the works of some of the all-time most-nominated or awarded actors: Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
Meryl Streep is widely considered to be the greatest living actress. She has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other, although Katherine Hepburn has won more Oscars. Lynne Warfel looks at 'Out of Africa', for which Streep won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
The year 1939 was a bountiful one for Hollywood, and even though 'The Wizard of Oz' was not an initial success at the box office, it has since become a classic. Its music plays no small role in the film's enduring popularity.
It boasted the biggest budget Hollywood had seen as of 1963. Alex North provided the score, and we hear the love theme of <i>Anthony and Cleopatra</i> on Flicks in Five.
Saturday at 10 a.m., join host Lynne Warfel for classical music from the movies. Today's program features music from some classic foreign films.
This week's Flicks in Five features the 2009 Pixar film <i>Up</i>, with music composed by Michael Giacchino.