Lynne Warfel Feature Archive

The Oscar-winning score is the backdrop to the story of a young Hindu boy, Pi, in the summer of 1977, surviving a shipwreck with a Bengal tiger named after an Edgar Allen Poe character. (03/02/2013)
This weekend's Oscars ceremony marks John Williams' 48th nomination for best score and his 26th collaboration over 40 years with Steven Spielberg. (02/23/2013)
Bette Davis was the nemesis to some Hollywood types and muse to others. Through the late 1930s and into the 1940s she was Hollywood's top leading lady, winning two Academy Awards. (02/15/2013)
In a new release, American born Carl Davis conducts a full orchestra in the best of James Bond Movie Music. (02/09/2013)
Betty Jean Perske started as a dancer, then went to acting school. When the tuition money ran out, she turned to modeling, and if not for an appearance on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, she might never have been cast opposite Humphrey Bogart. (01/17/2013)
Well-known as a movie-making wunderkind, Charlie Chaplin was also known to dabble in the musical arts. (01/12/2013)
Can music really soothe the savage beast? Lynne Warfel explores how pets and other animals respond to music, with some surprising conclusions. (01/11/2013)
Alan Silvestri's music to a Tom Hanks extravaganza with Hanks giving voice to at least four characters. Based on Chris van Allsburg's award winning kids' book. (12/15/2012)
During the holidays we unpack, dust off and polish up countless traditions. Many of these special times include classic movies that take us back to wonderful Christmases past. (12/03/2012)
Two WWII vets just returned from front line action pair up in Hollywood to make one of the most touching movies of all time; Frank Capra's masterpiece about George Bailey's redemption in Bedford Falls. (12/01/2012)
From affable average guy-next-door roles in the movies to President of Screen Actors Guild to President of the United States, it's his "Oh shucks, folks" delivery that endeared him to many. (11/10/2012)
Considered by many to be the finest choral works in a motion picture, Patrick Doyle supplies Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" with a stirring score to match the epic tale. Non Nobis Domine from the orginal soundtrack. (10/20/2012)
In 1937, a talented writer-artist came to Walt Disney to pitch an idea for a story based on life with his English Springer Spaniel, Lady, and how she was ignored after his first child was born. (09/01/2012)
The 1960s marked a big change in Hollywood. The studio system was nearly gone, and in its place a new freedom and variety reigned in the movies. (08/25/2012)
Henry Mancini is one of the most loved and celebrated of 20th century movie composers. He crated music for many of Blake Edward's movies including "The Pink Panther". (08/18/2012)