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.

  • 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
  • great escape film posterFlicks in Five: 'The Bridge at Remagen' and 'The Great Escape'
    So close to Memorial Day, we're considering music from two Hollywood war films unified by their great music written by distinctive composer Elmer Bernstein.May 27, 2014
  • Paul AnkaFlicks in Five: 'The Longest Day'
    A very young Paul Anka, who had a part in this big-budget movie, wrote the theme song.May 20, 2014
  • cary grant audrey hepburn charadeFlicks in Five: Audrey Hepburn - a belated 85th birthday
    The late Audrey Hepburn was the paragon of youth, beauty, elegance and romance. We pay tribute to her with music from the comedy-mystery-romance in which Audrey was paired with Cary Grant: Charade.May 13, 2014
  • dumbo frame captureFlicks in Five: 'Baby Mine' from Walt Disney's 'Dumbo'
    In the run-up to Mother's Day, Lynne Warfel offers this heartstring-tugging gem: 'Baby Mine' from the Walt Disney animated classic, 'Dumbo'. Bring your own tissues.May 6, 2014
  • war horse jeremy irvineFlicks in Five: 'War Horse'
    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.April 29, 2014
  • Still from GoldfingerFlicks in Five: John Barry
    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.April 22, 2014
  • Still from There's No Business Like Show BusinessFlicks in Five: There's No Business Like Show Business
    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.April 15, 2014

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