Lynne Warfel Feature Archive

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland were a pair of triple threats: performers who could sing, dance and act with equal talent. The two worked together in the MGM release, 'Easter Parade', and one of their numbers from that film, 'We're a Couple of Swells', is considered a classic to this day. Hear it on this week's Flicks in Five. (04/07/2015)
This 1969 romantic comedy features Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Sally Kellerman and a wonderful supporting cast. The film's title tune proved a big hit for composer Burt Bacharach, finding its way onto radio as well as into restaurants and department stores. Hearing it on this week's Flicks in Five may jog your memory. (03/31/2015)
Despite being snubbed by Oscar, Ennio Morricone's score for this 1986 film is considered by many to be one of the best film scores of all time. (03/24/2015)
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the film, 'The Sound of Music'. To celebrate, we'll listen to a medley of pieces from this beloved film. (03/17/2015)
At St. Patrick's Day approaches, Flicks in Five looks at the music from John Ford's 1952 classic film about an American prizefighter who visits Ireland. For the score, composer Victor Young made a detailed study of original Irish folk tunes. (03/10/2015)
One of Lynne Warfel's favorite comedies of all time came about thanks to the collaboration of director Blake Edwards, actor Peter Sellers and composer Henry Mancini. (03/03/2015)
<em>A Place in the Sun</em> was a 1951 black-and-white classic of intrigue, betrayal and murder based on Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel, <em>An American Tragedy</em>. (02/24/2015)
Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score to 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' features different types of artists: actor Viggo Mortensen, flutist James Galway, soprano Renee Fleming and vocalist Annie Lennox can all be heard in the music. Hear some of Shore's music on this week's Flicks in Five. (02/17/2015)
If Max Steiner had had his choice, 'As Time Goes By' wouldn't have been part of this film's classic score. But the schedule of the film's rising star, Ingrid Bergman, ensured the score would remain as we know it. (02/10/2015)
James Cameron's 'Titanic' earned 11 Academy Awards, including both music categories. You probably remember the first time in the movie when you saw the Titanic out at sea. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll listen to the music that accompanied that breathtaking cinematic moment. (02/03/2015)
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. (01/27/2015)
The Austrian born American director brought us many films in his trademark black and white, but it was his 1958 comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe that earned him a place in the annals of film history. (01/20/2015)
Based on a novel and a 1930s opera, the 1959 film 'Porgy and Bess' starred Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge -- but their vocals were overdubbed by Robert McFerrin (Bobby's father) and Adele Addison, both of whom were uncredited. Hear Kathleen Battle sing the iconic tune, "Summertime", on this week's Flicks in Five. (01/13/2015)
The film considered one of the greatest of all time also features an equally lauded score by Bernard Herrmann. The music includes an aria from an opera that doesn't exist. Hear it on this week's Flicks in Five. (01/06/2015)
There aren't many films that have New Year as the theme from beginning to end, but there are certainly loads of great movies that have New Year's scenes in them, like 1960's 'The Apartment', directed by Billy Wilder and featuring music by Charles Williams. (12/30/2014)