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.
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.
Saturday at 10 a.m., join host Lynne Warfel for classical music from the movies. Today's theme continues from last week, presenting music from all-time great movies (according to the American Film Institute). Plus, some thoughts from the Cube Critics about depicting writers' lives in film.
As we head into the awards season for movies, it's interesting to consider the nominee who didn't win on the day, but Elmer Bernstein's score has outlived the film itself to become part of our popular culture.
Saturday at 10 a.m., join host Lynne Warfel for classical music from the movies. Today's theme is music from all-time great movies (according to the American Film Institute). Plus, some thoughts from the Cube Critics about film reboots.
Stanley Kramer became known as a director of "message movies," taking on tough subjects of the day, but it was his big budget, all-star shot at comedy that endeared him to many.
Saturday at 10 a.m., join host Lynne Warfel for classical music from the movies. Today's theme is Chaplin, Hitchcock and comedies. Plus, the Cube Critics provide a video that looks at artificial intelligence in film.