Lynne Warfel's two big loves converge today: horses and films. It's Kentucky Derby Day today, so on Saturday Cinema, Lynne celebrates the music from films featuring cast members of the equine sort.
Based on a play which was based on Michael Morpurgo's children's book, the film 'War Horse' featured original music composed and conducted by John Williams. Lynne Warfel features 'War Horse' on this week's Flicks in Five.
From Sean Connery to Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Peter O'Toole, Robert Redford, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and James Garner (who turned 84 on April 7), a sampling of some of their best films and film music is on Saturday Cinema.
While John Barry's Oscars and Oscars nominations came from love stories and epics, Barry's first big movie break came when a fellow composer was struggling to find a theme for a movie's main character. Bond. James Bond.
Passover and Lent bring out the Biblical epic movies on TV, and we'll look at some of the classis: 'Ben Hur', 'The Robe', and 'The Ten Commandments' with suitable "epic" scores by Elmer Bernstein, Miklos Rozsa and Alfred Newman. Also a tribute to Mickey Rooney who passed away earlier this month.
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.
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.