Flicks in Five

Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Lynne Warfel takes a close look at great films, their scores and the stories behind the cameras... all in five minutes.

  • Still of Cary Grant and Eva Marie SaintFlicks in Five: North By Northwest
    From a crop-duster attack in a midwestern cornfield to the tip of George Washington's nose, Alfred Hitchcock packed a ton of suspense into this 1959 classic caper. On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel takes a look at Hitch's "North by Northwest."September 16, 2014
  • Back to the Future (1985)Flicks in Five: Back to the Future
    This week's Flicks in Five features the film Back to the Future. 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.September 2, 2014
  • harry potterFlicks in Five: Harry Potter
    This week's spotlight film is the first Harry Potter 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?August 26, 2014
  • Still from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeFlicks in Five: Star Wars
    John Williams provided the music for sci-fi's equivalent of The Ring Cycle, "Star Wars." Six films and billions of dollars later, Williams' music stands as some of the best movie music of all time.August 19, 2014
  • james garner as jim rockfordFlicks in Five: James Garner
    This week, Lynne Warfel pays tribute to James Garner, an actor she knew back in Los Angeles. Garner, Warfel says, was one of Hollywood's truly nice guys.August 12, 2014
  • pink panther album coverFlicks in Five: The Pink Panther
    One of Lynne Warfel's favorite comedies of all time came about thanks to the collaboration of director Blake Edwards, actor Peter Sellers and composer Henry Mancini.August 5, 2014
  • The GodfatherFlicks in Five: The Godfather
    Certain movies make an impression upon you — you can remember who you went to the movie with, what you were doing with your life, and especially what age you were. I was still in high school when this American crime film came out, and it was the sensation of 1972.July 29, 2014
  • out of africa soundtrack albumFlicks in Five: Meryl Streep, 'Out of Africa'
    Meryl Streep is widely considered to be the greatest living actress. She has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other, although Katherine Hepburn has won more Oscars. Lynne Warfel looks at 'Out of Africa', for which Streep won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.July 22, 2014
  • The Book ThiefFlicks in Five: The Book Thief
    'The Book Thief' features an emotive score by the legendary composer John Williams.July 15, 2014
  • Still from To Kill a MockingbirdFlicks in Five: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Elmer Bernstein provided a breathtaking score for the tale of courage and character in a small southern town. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is on Flicks in Five.July 8, 2014
  • Dances with WolvesFlicks in Five: 'Dances with Wolves'
    'Dances with Wolves' changed both Kevin Costner's career as an actor and director as well as the place of Westerns in American film history. On Flicks in Five, we hear John Barry's Oscar-winning score.July 1, 2014
  • Still from Yankee Doodle DandyFlicks in Five: Yankee Doodle Dandy
    As the Fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man.June 24, 2014
  • Still from South PacificFlicks in Five - South Pacific
    Rodgers and Hammerstein try to top their success with "Oklahoma" when they filmed "South Pacific". Only two of the actors in the film are heard singing with their own voices.June 17, 2014
  • A still from the Music ManFlicks in Five - The Music Man: from Mason to River City
    Meredith Willson has written some great standard tunes in the popular repertoire, but it's the story of the con man turned good-guy by an Iowa librarian that became a classic when "The Music Man" premiered.June 10, 2014
  • Still of Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRaeFlicks in Five: 'Carousel'
    Rodgers and Hammerstein were inspired by a Hungarian play about a con artist carousel barker who falls in love with a sweet, innocent local girl. The idea became 'Carousel', a Broadway and cinematic hit.June 3, 2014

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