Lynne Warfel Feature Archive

Our celebration of Pixar films continues this week as we look at <i>Monsters, Inc.</i>, another Randy Newman-composed score. (10/22/2013)
So many Hollywood romances, so little time. But for sheer passion and a tale of (nearly) unrequited love, at least by movie's end, you can't beat Rick and Ilse in "Casablanca." Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman sizzled as the two star-crossed lovers trying to survive in war-torn North Africa. Sam plays again on Flicks in Five. (10/08/2013)
While Casablanca made Humphrey Bogart a star before he met Lauren Bacall, it was their famous off-screen love affair that fired their on-screen chemistry. (09/24/2013)
As we think about movies with a back-to-school theme, there's a beautiful and rather somber one that comes to mind. It was even filmed at a real private school in Vermont. (09/17/2013)
This week's Flicks in Five features the film <i>Back to the Future</i>. Alan Silvestri composed the epic soundtrack to this film, and his music is just one of the many elements that makes this film a beloved and enduring classic. (09/10/2013)
This week's spotlight film is the first <i>Harry Potter</i> movie, which features a score by John Williams. As we're marking back-to-school month, what better school to imagine attending than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? (09/03/2013)
This week's spotlight Pixar film is the 2003 release, <i>Finding Nemo</i>, which was scored by Thomas Newman in collaboration with Andrew Stanton. (08/20/2013)
American composer Jerome Moross celebrates his 100th birthday on August 1st. In this week's Flicks in Five we learn about Moross' early years and how Aaron Copland was indirectly responsible for Moross' time at Warner Brothers. (07/30/2013)
All month long, we've been highlighting the best of Broadway throughout the years. Have you been paying attention? Test your Broadway acumen with our quiz. (06/26/2013)
It is a sad fact that the musical world, especially the film music world, didn't have Jerome Moross for a longer time. But what he left us was indeed impressive. His best known film score is from "The Big Country", a rather oddball Western about an out of place retired sea captain played by Gregory Peck, who arrives in the "wild West" and inadvertently takes on the established system he finds. (06/13/2013)
<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>. (05/11/2013)
<em>Summer Stock</em>: Judy Garland's last film for MGM and her last pairing with friend Gene Kelly, <em>Summer Stock</em>'s upbeat nature is far from what was going on during filming. (04/26/2013)
This French composer didn't hit the Hollywood radar screens until he received wide acclaim for the scores for the final Harry Potter movies (04/19/2013)
A star long before he was paired on screen with Katharine Hepburn, Tracy's now legendary quote about the art of acting says it all: "Know your lines and don't run into the furniture." (04/13/2013)
Steven Spielberg is one of Hollywood's most powerful director-producers, and we're taking a look at his early career and his Oscar wins. (04/06/2013)