Film music for newcomers

The first of four film music documentaries released by Kultur is profiled in my latest online Music from the Movies (MFTM) column. Titled The Hollywood Sound, it’s actually the last doc in the Music for the Movies series (nope, no relation to our illustrious website), and forms an excellent intro to pioneering composers such as Alfred Newman (The Song of Bernadette), David Raksin (Laura), and Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind), who helped establish the sound and technical skills required to compose, record, and mix music to create a functional and supportive music score.

Coming shortly to MFTM will be the remaining docs in the series – individual profiles of Bernard Herrmann, Toru Takemitsu, and Georges Delerue.

Also added today at is a review of Andrzej Korzynski’s score for Szamanka / The Shaman (1995), one of the more recent films by cinema’s persistent enfant terrible, Andrzej Zulawski, best known for his bizarro horror film Possession (1981). Korzynski’s seriously retro soundtrack is available from Poland’s online label Soundtracks.PL in both MP3 and APE formats.


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