Film Music


This week I highlight selections from nominees and winners of the 2011 Golden Globe awards held in Beverly Hills last Sunday. A city where the post office offers valet parking.

Selections include: Howard Shore's "Hugo"; John Williams "War Horse" and "The Adventures of Tin Tin"; Ludovic Bource's "The Artist"; Thomas Newman's "Iron Lady"; Alexandre Desplat's "The Ides of March"; Mychael Danna's "Moneyball" and more.

Tune in Wed Jan 18th, 3-4pm for the best film music you'll ever hear on any radio station.

  • Wed
    Jan 11
    3:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jan 13
    4:24 am -
    5:24 am

Highlights of Acclaimed 2011 Film Scores

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War Horse
 This week, selections from some of my top picks: Hans Zimmers' fun score 'Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows'; You wouldn't guess that Danny Elfman scored 'Real Steel'; Howard Shore's refreshing and mesmerizing journey in 'Hugo'; John Williams at his best technically and emotionally with 'War Horse' and a testament to his own brilliance with 'The Adventures of Tintin' and let's for sure include Ludovic Bource's "charming throwback to Hollywood’s Golden Age" in 'The Artist'. 

Listening to the Movies promises not a single dull moment. Tune in Wed Jan 11, 3-4pm.

The ArtistThis holiday week brings some fabulous score music set for the season:

SherlockAlan Silvestri's Polar Express; Hans Zimmers Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows; John Debney's Elf; John Powell's Mars Needs Moms; John Williams brand new score The Adventures of Tin Tin:The Secret of the Unicorn; Michael Giacchino's Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol; and hot news for a possible Oscar winner, Ludovic Bource's score to The Artist, about a silent movie star with no dialog in this film.

Listen in on the goods Wed Dec 21, 3-4pm.

 It's been 3 years and not since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull have we've heard a score from film music master John Williams. And he doesn't disappoint us with his newest The Adventures of Tintin:The Secret of the Unicorn being released December 21. Speilberg directs and Peter Jackson producer based on a series of classic comic books.

I'll also play selections from Christophe Beck's thrilling score Buffy, The Vampire Slayer; John Powell's delightful animation Rio; Michael Giacchinno's Super 8, Patrick Doyle's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and from Ramin Djawadi of Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and the incredible TV series Prison Break gives us a surprising score, Fright Night.

Don't miss this and much more Wed Nov 2, 3-4pm rat here on KRUU radio!

The Blockbusters are in full swing and have you ever seen so many superhero flicks in one summer! This week features Harry Gregson-Williams "perfect mix of old-time cowboy and new-school sci-fi" in Cowboys and Aliens.

 Then Alan Silvestri cooks up the latest big-screen incarnation of Marvel Comics with a music score of true cinematic adventure in Captain America.  Selections from HP & the Deathly Hallows Part 2; X-Men First Class; The Borgias and Super 8 complete the show. Listen Wed Aug 3th 3pm for big screen action and more swooping in your ears.

InceptionThe Oscar winners have their statues, tDragonhe nominees have been recognized and the conversations/debates will long continue over who should have won. That aside, there was, no doubt, exceptional film music over the year and you'll hear choice selections this week from Black Swan, The Kings Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman and HP & The Deathly Hallows. 

Tune in Wed March 2, 3-4pm and catch what you might have missed on the big screen.

The first part of the show highlights beautiful and outstanding melodies from Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Maurice Jarre and Jerry Goldsmith.

The remaining hour presents selections from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Megamind; The American; Chronicles of Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Tron Legacy with the highly talented Daft Punk.

Don't miss this not to be missed Listening to the Movies music hour. Wed Jan 13th 2-4pm

A new mix from Pirate Satellite, greatly inspired by Canadian Peter Beamish, who went in to a movie theatre in 1999- the last year of the Last century- to see The Matrix. "I stepped outside the theatre after seeing The Matrix and the world was somehow slighted tilted. It never did straighten-out for me again." What does that mean? "It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is goin' bye-bye." -Cypher

We'll hear music from the compilation albums Artificial Intelligence 2; Dance: Dream: Dance; and From Here To Tranquility, Ambient Compilation Volume 3.

Hear "Perfect" music from Depeche Mode; Kid Loco's Once Upon a Time In The East remix of Talvin Singh's ambient classic Traveller and music from the films Ink and The Damned United. [Click "READ MORE" below to continue.]

This weeks show highlights one of the most lyrical Western movie scores from one of the all-time greatest Western collaboration ever witnessed in cinema. Sergio Leone's "Once upon a Time in the West" is "epic in scope and Ennio Morricone's score elegiac in tone". "The way this cinematic epic's images combine with Morricone's rich score has gained a foothold as one of the very best film scores ever composed for a western". Also highlighted is Bronislau Kaper's 1962 score to unarguably the most lavish and spectacular "Mutiny on the Bounty," one of the most famous adventures in British naval history.

This weeks show highlights music from the 2010 Academy Award winning and nominated Scores. 'UP' by Michael Giacchino, to my surprise, was awarded the best score. You'll also hear selections from the nominated scores: Best Picture Film Winner 'THE HURT LOCKER' scored by Marco Beltrami, Hans Zimmer's 'SHERLOCK HOLMES', Alexandre Desplat's 'FANTASTIC MR. FOX' and James Horner's 'AVATAR'.  A selection from 'DISTRICT 9', 'STAR TREK' and 'JULIE & JULIA' will be included and as an added bonus Danny Elfman's 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' score will be previewed.

Tune in and catch the best film music choices over the last year and go out & catch the films in the theaters or DVD. Wed 3-4pm right here on KRUU.