Movies on the Radio
The Long Shadow of the Atomic Bomb08/10/13
To commemorate the significant events of 68 years ago, host David Garland presents some powerful music for the films "Fat Man and Little Boy," "Above and Beyond" and "The Beginning or the End."
Remembering Jerome Moross, Hollywood Symphonist
David Garland presents an overview of composer Jerome Moross’ joyful and dramatic music for films such as "The Big Country," "The Proud Rebel," "The War Lord" and "Rachel Rachel."
Richard Wagner at the Movies
"The Ride of the Valkyries" was used famously in "Apocalypse Now," but it also showed up in Russ Meyers' "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," and in Ennio Morricone's score for the Spaghetti Western "My Name Is Nobody."
Summer TV Reruns: Music from TV Classics of the 1960s
During the bygone era of 60s Television, soundtrack compositions were surprisingly witty and adventurous. Hear David Garland rerun selected compositions this week.
The Lustrous Sound of Ernest Gold
Ernest Gold composed nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and his death in 1999. His music seems to be an elegant combination of Hollywood and Vienna.
American History at the Movies
The silver screen has sometimes served as a history book, telling of the people and events that have shaped the United States. Whether those stories are raw or romanticized, music always helps convey the emotions of the drama.
Bernard Herrmann, Master of Cinematic Music
For his 102nd birthday, a range of Herrmann's music, including highlights from "Citizen Kane" and "Taxi Driver," plus selections from his many collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock.
The Sound of Vinyl: Great Soundtrack LPs
David Garland presents an array of collectors' items, forgotten curiosities, and under-appreciated gems, all heard from vinyl pressings, and most not yet reissued digitally.
The Music of Superman Through the Years
David Garland presents an hour of Superman-inspired music, early 1940s cartoons, the 1950s TV show, John Williams' score from the 1978 film, and highlights from the new "Man of Steel."
Classic Insect Movies, Creepy and Crawly
As Cicadas arrive, David Garland presents music from some of the great insect movies, including "Them! and "The Swarm," as well as "Empire of the Ants," "The Fly" and "Mothra."
The Sound of Silents
The Sound of Silent Film Festival of Chicago makes its New York debut in July. David Garland talks with composer and festival coordinator Seth Boustead.
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...
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...
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.
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