Lynne Warfel Feature Archive

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. (01/21/2014)
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. (01/18/2014)
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. (01/14/2014)
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. (01/11/2014)
Franz Waxman gave the same chilling effect as his score to "The Bride of Frankenstein" in the score of "Sunset Boulevard," the story of the mental disintegration of a silent film star. (01/04/2014)
For Flicks in Five and Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel revisits Frank Capra's masterpiece about George Bailey's redemption in Bedford Falls. She continues in the spirit of the season with music from other holiday classics; plus a Cube Critics video that looks at the best films of 2013. (12/28/2013)
It started as a "pop" song by Irving Berlin that Bing Crosby debuted at Christmastime 1941, but didn't get much notice until late in 1943 when servicemen and women requested it to the top of the charts. (12/17/2013)
Join Bill Morelock and Lynne Warfel for an hour of holiday movie music that ranges from the sentimental to the completely cranky. From "White Christmas" and cozy homes for the holidays to Grinches and Scrooges, A Hollywood Holiday takes in your favorite holiday movies from a musical point of view. (12/11/2013)
The 1970 musical by Leslie Bricusse is a beautifully filmed version of the classic "A Christmas Carol" with Albert Finney, Alec Guiness and an all-star British cast. (12/10/2013)
Saturday Cinema begins with Flicks in Five and the 1990 holiday classic, <i>Home Alone</i>. The hour continues with the scores from holiday films. We've also included a DVD review from MPR's Cube Critics. (12/07/2013)
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. (11/20/2013)
Movie scores provide a huge portion of the story telling. John Barry wrote a choral score for <i>The Lion in Winter</i> that sets the stage for intrigue and the appropriate Plantagenet style backstabbing. (10/29/2013)
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)