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.
- How Randy Newman re-invented himself with 'Ragtime'
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.March 11, 2014
- Flicks in Five: Danny Elfman
Four time Oscar nominee, Danny Elfman is known for his collaborations with Tim Burton, music for the Batman movies and The Simpsons theme song.March 4, 2014
- Flicks in Five: Ben-Hur - The Epic Defined
With the best movie sequence of all time -- the chariot race -- 'Ben Hur' also boasts one of the longest musical scores ever written, recorded in one of the most epic recording sessions ever scheduled.February 25, 2014
- Flicks 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.February 18, 2014
- Flicks in Five: 'The Wizard of Oz'
The year 1939 was a bountiful one for Hollywood, and even though 'The Wizard of Oz' was not an initial success at the box office, it has since become a classic. Its music plays no small role in the film's enduring popularity.February 11, 2014
- Flicks in Five: 'Cleopatra'
It boasted the biggest budget Hollywood had seen as of 1963. Alex North provided the score, and we hear the love theme of Anthony and Cleopatra on Flicks in Five.February 4, 2014
- Flicks in Five: Up
This week's Flicks in Five features the 2009 Pixar film Up, with music composed by Michael Giacchino.January 28, 2014
- Flicks in Five: The Magnificent Seven
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.January 21, 2014
- Flicks in Five: 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'
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.January 14, 2014
- Flicks in Five: Billy Wilder, 'Some Like It Hot'
The Austrian born American director brought us many films in his trademark black and white, but it was his 1958 comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe that earned him a place in the annals of film history.January 7, 2014
- Flicks in Five - Sunset Boulevard
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.January 4, 2014
- Flicks in Five & Saturday Cinema: It's A Wonderful Life
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.December 28, 2013
- Flicks in Five: White Christmas
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.December 17, 2013
- Flicks in Five: 'Scrooge'
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.December 10, 2013
- Flicks in Five: Home Alone
John Williams provides a sentimental and lovely score to accompany the screwball comedy about a kid left alone at home at Christmastime.December 3, 2013