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Highlights from several war movie scores, including Elmer Bernstein's "The Great Escape," Jerry Goldsmith's "Patton," Bernard Herrmann's "The Naked and the Dead," John Williams' "Saving Private Ryan," Carmine & Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now,"...
The Animating Spirit of Ray Harryhausen
Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen died on May 7 at age 92, but his legacy lives on. David Garland considers his genuinely awesome stop-motion "Dynamation."
Michael Giacchino Premieres his Music for 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
Composer Michael Giacchino returns to Movies on the Radio for the broadcast premiere of selections from his score to "Star Trek Into Darkness."
More Mood Than Melody: The Mysteries of Modern Movie Scoring
Host David Garland considers scores that make their impact using atmospheric sounds and effects. Featured scores include "To the Wonder," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Broadchurch."
Music for Mother Nature
Hear soundtracks from Ernst Reijseger for Werner Herzog, Elmer Bernstein for National Geographic, George Fenton and Sarah Class for the BBC, and more.
When Opening Credits Star the NYC Skyline
One of the most beautiful of movie stars, whose glamour has graced thousands of films, is the New York City skyline. Tell us your favorite opening-credit sequence featuring New York.
The Scintillating Sounds of Sword and Sorcery
Tales of swords and sorcery have been lighting up screens for many years - from "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, to television shows such as "Game of Thrones."
Inspired by Bach
The majestic music of Johann Sebastian Bach has enhanced and influenced many film scores, including "Fantasia," "The Beast with Five Fingers" and "The Brotherhood of the Bell."
The Indelible Humphrey Bogart
The American Film Institute has ranked Humphrey Bogart as its number-one American Screen Legend, the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.
In Like a Lion: Music for Cinematic Storms
Extreme weather has played a prominent role in movies from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Life of Pi." Roaring thunder and flashing lightning have accompanied many a film climax.
Music by the Oscar Contenders
Host David Garland gives listeners the chance to evaluate the contenders by presenting music from this years Oscar nominees for best musical score.
My Tardy Valentine
It's not too late for love, is it? Valentine's Day has just passed, but Movies on the Radio is still feeling the ardor.
David Garland offers film music that brings East and West together, blending Chinese and western instruments and traditions in colorful, exciting ways.
The Dynamic Film Music of Quincy Jones
David Garland presents an overview of Quincy Jones' movie music, including highlights from "The Color Purple," "The Italian Job," "In the Heat of the Night," and more.
George Duning: Master of Tenderness
George Duning (1908-2000) may not have the most familiar name in soundtrack composing, but his music is striking and unforgettable.
The Dark Drama of Film Noir
The Film Noir genre may be best known for its hard-boiled heroes, deceitful dames, and deeply shadowed stories and cinematography, but music also plays an important part in these dark dramas.
Oscar Nominees for Best Score, and the Musical Urgency of 'Downton...
Host David Garland is joined by Slate.com film critic Dana Stevens to present music from these scores.
The Varied Talents of Richard Rodney Bennett
Richard Rodney Bennett, who died on Dec. 24, was a composer known for the diversity of his work, which included everything from cabaret songs to symphonies.
Christmas at the Movies
There have been many Christmas scenes in movies, and host David Garland unwraps their accompanying music. Highlights include It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street and The Bishop's Wife.
Howard Shore's 'Hobbit' and Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Howard Shore previews his score for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Plus: Alexandre Desplat shares his music for "Zero Dark Thirty."
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