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Film Music Friday - October 2, 2020 (John Williams)

This week's Film Music Friday is devoted to the music of John Williams. He is arguably the most popular and influential composer of the last 100 years, with a resume that includes scores for such classic films as Star Wars, Jaws, Close Encounters, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, E.T. the Extraterrestrial, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many more. In less than two hours we'll do our best to play some of the highlights from John Williams' 50+ year career.

Film Music Friday - September 25, 2020 (Film Noir, Pt. 2)

In part two of our look at music from classic film noir, we'll hear excerpts from Chinatown, On Dangerous Ground, Flamingo Road, Murder My Sweet and Dirty Harry, among others.

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 14, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Excerpts from King Kong, Jurassic Park, The Gambler, Alien and Music for Movies by Aaron Copland.

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.

Film Music Friday - July 31, 2020 (Alan Silvestri)

In his near-50 year career as a film composer Alan Silvestri has created some of the most popular and beloved themes for movies like Back to the Future, Romancing the Stone, Forrest Gump, The Avengers and more.  In this episode we'll hear highlights these films and more.

Film Music Friday - July 24, 2020 (The Chase)

The chase has been a staple of cinema since the days of the Keystone Kops. On this edition of Film Music Friday we'll hear excerpts from some of the great "chase" movies, including North by Northwest, White Heat, Catch Me If You Can, The Bourne Ultimatum and others.

Film Music Friday - July 17, 2020 (James Horner)

This week's Film Music Friday profiles James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, Apollo 13, Braveheart, The Rocketeer, The Mark of Zorro, Field of Dreams, The Magnificent Seven and many more.


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