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Film Music Friday - November 6, 2020 (Bernard Herrmann)

On this week's encore broadcast of Film Music Friday, we explore the music of composer Bernard Herrmann.  We'll hear music from Citizen Kane, North by Northwest, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Psycho and more.

Film Music Friday - October 30, 2020 (Horror Films)

Would horror movies be as frightening without the scary music? With Halloween nearly upon us, tonight's Film Music Friday spotlights some of the music for classic horror films. We'll hear excerpts from The Wolf Man, The Beast with Five Fingers, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Red House and more!

Film Music Friday - October 23, 2020 (Disaster Movies)

Some movies are disasters.  Others are disaster movies.  On this edition of Film Music Friday we'll sample music from some classic (and some not-so-classic) disaster films, including Airport, When Worlds Collide, The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, The Hindenburg and more!

Film Music Friday - October 16, 2020

In this one-hour edition of Film Music Friday, we'll hear themes from I Was Monty's Double, The Three Worlds of Gulliver, Hobson's Choice and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Film Music Friday - October 9, 2020 (The Epic)

The dictionary defines the word “epic” as a grand or heroic story.  In Hollywood the epic is a movie that’s big – really big – and a big movie needs big music.  This week on Film Music Friday we're hearing music from some classic epics, including The Sea Hawk, Ben-Hur, King Kong and The Man Who Would Be King, along with some contemporary epics, too.  

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.


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