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Film Music Fridays

Film Music Friday - September 18, 2020 (When Aliens Attack)

When Aliens Attack is the theme for this edition of Film Music Friday. Movie aliens always seem to want to enslave us, destroy us or eat us (sometimes all three). We'll hear themes from some classic alien invasion movies, including The Thing from Another World, The Day the Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds, Kronos, Alien and Mars Attacks.

Film Music Friday - August 28, 2020 (Franz Waxman)

In his 30+ years as a film composer Franz Waxman created music for such films as The Bride of Frankenstein, Captains Courageous, Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun and many more.  Along the way he was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won back-to-back Oscars in 1950 and 1951.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear some of the memorable movie music of Franz Waxman.

Film Music Friday - August 21, 2020 (National Philharmonic)

Starting in the early 1970's, the London-based National Philharmonic Orchestra produced a long string of albums devoted to classic movie music.  On this week's Film Music Friday, we'll hear some of those memorable records, with music from The Adventures of Robin Hood, Lost Horizon, Airport, The Fountainhead, The Jungle Book and more.

Film Music Friday - August 7, 2020 (Hitchcock's Music)

This week on Film Music Friday, it's music from the films of Alfred Hitchock.  Hitchcock was a true auteur, a filmmaker whose influence and artistic control was so profound that he is truly the author of his films.  And that’s nowhere more evident than in the  music. We'll hear excerpts from classic Hitchcock films such as Rear Window, Rebecca, Strangers On a Train, Vertigo and Psycho, among others.

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