“We were literally planning a vacation when I got the call asking if I could come and talk to them about it. At the time, it left me with literally four and a half weeks to write. … I spent the weekend with my kids and said, ‘You know what? The next four and […]Read more "R – “Rogue One”: A Film Score Worth Remembering"
It’s perhaps the most recognized musical theme in the world. Every child who has ever pretended to be a shark in the swimming pool has heard it, and even those who haven’t have played it on the piano. John Williams, the composer who gave us the memorable film scores to cinematic treasures such as Indiana […]Read more "J: “Jaws” and Beyond – the Genius of John Williams"
As we once again find ourselves marching toward Veteran’s Day, I’ve dusted off the CD cover of one of my favorite film scores of all time. Randy Edelman’s Gettysburg is an absolute masterpiece. Not only does Edelman capture the history of the time by using period instruments such as banjos and fifes, but […]Read more "Film Score Review – “Gettysburg”"
While I may not don a Wookie costume every time the Star Wars convention comes to town, I still consider myself to be a true fan of the franchise. For this reason, I was beyond thrilled to hear that J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars, Episode VII (scheduled to be released worldwide on December 18, […]Read more "Return of the Musical Jedi – John Williams on Board for Star Wars Episode VII!"
Cinematic scores stand among the greatest musical compositions of our time. I love listening to film scores. Without a single visual, they tell the story of our favorite movies – it’s as if you can hear the plot unfolding. Which is why I was waiting for the release of James Newton Howard’s Catching Fire film […]Read more "C: “Catching Fire” Film Score, and the One Track Most Worth Buying"