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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.

Film Music Friday - July 10, 2020 (Ennio Morricone)

Composer Ennio Morricone died on July 6 at the age of 91.  In this edition of Film Music Friday, we remember the Maestro with some of his best-known film scores, including music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, The Untouchables and more.

Film Music Friday - July 3, 2020 (Music for Teamwork)

On this week's Film Music Friday, it's music from The Magnificent Seven, The Avengers, Hoosiers, Now You See Me and other films about teams taking on huge odds to accomplish mighty deeds. Tune in tonight at 7 on KPR stations.

Film Music Friday - June 26, 2020 (The Music of Film Noir)

This week's Film Music Friday explores the music of film noir - those cynical Hollywood crime dramas made in the 1940s and '50s. We'll hear excerpts from The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep, The Killers, L.A. Confidential and more, featuring music by Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and Adolph Deutsch.

Film Music Friday - June 19, 2020 (Theremin in Film)

This edition of Film Music Friday explores the use of the Theremin in movies.  We'll hear excerpts from the scores for Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, The Ten Commandments, It Came from Outer Space, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Ghostbusters, Hellboy and more!

Film Music Friday - June 12, 2020 (The Music of Flight)

This week's Film Music Friday celebrates movies about flying, whether it be in a plane, a balloon or even a bicycle(!).  We'll hear music from E.T. The Extraterrestrial, The Dambusters, The Aviator, The High and the Mighty, The Spirit of St. Louis and more.


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