Enjoy a selection of score cue snapshots celebrating one of our favorite holidays, Halloween. From sci-fi, family-friendly films, to absolute horror, there is something here for everyone!
Ep. 191 - Alan Silvestri's 'Death Becomes Her'
Who can forget one of the most iconic films ever made? This is one of our favorites for its creativity, comedy, cast, and also the wonderful Silvestri score. Happy Halloween!
Listen to the score: https://music.apple.com/us/album/death-becomes-her/1443093326?i=1443093650
Where to watch: https://l...
Ep. 112 - John Carpenter's 'Halloween'
Who doesn't love this iconic score to one of the most iconic films ever? Happy Halloween!!
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/1eA3cq4WvDR4yVKChvZewP?si=LeRvzEUuQOy0rC_KYq99YQ
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/halloween-1978/
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Ep. 19 - Danny Elfman's 'Edward Scissorhands' (4K HDR)
Enjoy this beautiful cue by Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's 1990 film 'Edward Scissorhands'. There is something magical about the working relationship between these two creative masters, and for us, 'Ice Dance' is a wonderful example of them both in impeccable form.
Where to watch: https://letter...
Ep. 20 - Thom Yorke's 'Suspiria'
Luca Guadagnino 2018 remake of 'Suspiria' from Dario Argento's 1977 Italian version is a perfect tribute to the original. Shot entirely on 35mm film, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke composed the score - his first feature film soundtrack. It features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir in a wo...
Ep. 73 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Mummy'
With another spectacular cue by Jerry Goldsmith this week, we are featuring "Imhotep" from the 1999 film, "The Mummy". This cue is one of our favorites and highlights such a dynamic sequence ranging from adventure, tenderness, and tragic loss. There is also very extensive brass and percussion ele...
Ep. 166 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Mummy'
Saying 'The Mummy' was successful in 1999 is an understatement - it was hugely successful, and sparked a multitude of sequels, a park ride, spinoffs, and a reboot. With a score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith, orchestrations were provided by Alexander Courage. Sommers, the film's director, had p...
Ep. 165 - Elliot Goldenthal's 'Interview with the Vampire'
This film took the world by storm when it was released in 1994 - mainly because of its all-star cast with two leading A-listers. Even so, Neil Jordan's interpretation of Anne Rice's work landed Elliot Goldenthal an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. He also won an ASCAP Film and Television...
Ep. 162 - Danny Elfman's 'Alice in Wonderland'
Elfman's score to Tim Burton's 2010 film is one of our favorites. Interestingly, the film generated over $1.025 billion in ticket sales and became the fifth highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run!
This scene in particular is especially fun - Alice refuses a marriage proposa...
Ep. 159 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman'
Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece is considered one of the best films ever made, which includes Keaton and Nicholson's performance in addition to Elfman's incredible score. Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek and Shirley Walker to arrange compositions for the orchestr...
Ep. 154 - James Newton Howard's 'Snow White & The Huntsman'
Regardless of what you think of Rupert Sanders' 'Snow White and the Huntsman', we love James Newton Howard's work in the film. This scene in particular is one of our favorites, when Eric the Huntsman professes his regret for not being there to save Snow White, who is lifeless from eating the pois...
Ep. 151 - Clint Mansell's 'Black Swan'
Who can forget Darren Aronofsky's 2010 psychological thriller, 'Black Swan'? Receiving five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Natalie Portman went on to win both an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress.
The series of scenes presented here not only showcase Portmans' incredibl...
Ep. 150 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman The Animated Series'
We think Shirley Walker's score is insanely good for this awesome animated series that ran from 1992-1995, but the main title track is composed by the incredible Danny Elfman. Anyone who knows this animated series would agree that the show overall was excellent for its thematic complexity, film n...
Ep. 149 - John Paesano & Braden Kimball's 'Daredevil'
Who doesn't love this Netflix Series? We can't wait for what Disney+ does with this next! This intro title sequence is from Season 1 with music by John Paesano and Braden Kimball. As always, the intro sequence is perfectly done with beautiful VFX with (obviously) a great score cue.
If you haven...
Ep. 170 - James Newton Howard's 'The Sixth Sense'
In another snapshot featuring the genius relationship between James Newton Howard and M. Night Shyamalan, we are going to focus this one on the first feature film that sparked their creative relationship for many years to come.
This scene in particular comes at the end of the film when Malcolm (...
Ep. 08 - Danny Elfman's 'Beetlejuice'
The 8th episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Tim Burton’s iconic film Beetlejuice, the 1988 fantasy comedy with the unique and wonderful score by Danny Elfman, which would be his second col...
Ep. 190 - Ben Lovett's 'The Night House' (feat. Richard & Linda Thompson)
This is a beautiful, yet tragic and dark indie film - right in time for this month of October! Released in 2020, it is a psychological horror film starring Rebecca Hall as a widow who discovers a dark secret about the house her recently deceased architect husband had built.
The visuals are stri...
Ep. 182 - Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow's 'Men' (feat Arvo Pärt)
Alex Garland is one of our favorite directors for a variety of reasons - creative storytelling, visuals, direction, but also how he integrates music in each of his films. In this 2022 folk horror film, we were excited to listen and experience Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow's atmospheric score, whic...
Ep. 181 - Christopher Young's 'Jennifer 8'
There is a beauty to Christopher Young's music that you can't quite put your finger on. This 1992 thriller opened up with mixed reviews, but over the course of time we feel the film has aged well. Featuring Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, and John Malkovich, the story follows a murder case that focuses...
Ep. 180 - Shirley Walker's 'Final Destination'
'Final Destination' is one of our favorite movies, most notable for its creative horror twists and great score by the legendary Shirley Walker. The snapshot featured here is the opening sequence of the film, which is a great example of Walker's dynamic and epic composing style. The "Main Title" p...
Ep. 176 - Disasterpeace's 'It Follows'
There is no question that 'It Follows' put director David Robert Mitchell on the map. The film was acclaimed by critics and was a remarkable commercial success considering its low budget. The film itself is one of the most creative and unique horror films we've seen, and the music reminds us of t...
Ep. 107 - James Horner's 'Casper'
"Casper" is one of those '90s gems that you can't quite forget. Directed by Brad Siberling (who also directed 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'), 'Casper' was his directorial debut and featured the great James Horner at the helm to compose the score. Horner's composition is touchi...
Ep. 108 - James Newton Howard's 'The Village'
As you probably know, we are huge fans of M. Night Shyamalan's work - especially the films where he collaborated with the incredible James Newton Howard. This score is nothing short of gorgeous, and in fact was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004.
This clip features two snapshots from differ...
Ep. 109 - Wojciech Kilar's 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'
Did you know that was the only Dracula film to ever win Oscars? To us, this version of Dracula is our absolute favorite. Nothing tops Gary Oldman's version of this character and without question, Kilar's score is genius. From the costume design, Makeup, Art Direction, and Cinematography, the musi...
Ep. 110 - Danny Elfman's 'Sleepy Hollow'
Halloween wouldn't be complete without featuring a score by Danny Elfman, especially in a film directed by Tim Burton! Winning the Golden Satellite Award, the score is a masterful mix of swelling choral and orchestral cues combined with everything one would expect from a suspenseful score. It is ...