CineConcerts' collection of trailers and score cue snapshots for kids and family.
Ep. 70 - James Newton Howard's 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire'
James Newton Howard's work never fails to impress us, which is why there are so many Film Music Snapshots celebrating his work. Interestingly, Howard approached the animated film as a live-action movie, and created different musical themes for the cultures of the surface world and Atlantis. There...
Ep. 71 - James Newton Howard's 'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep'
In a second tribute to James Newton Howard this week, we are featuring his incredible score to the 2007 film, "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep". We really love this score, mainly because of the dynamic and emotional themes throughout. Similar to the last Snapshot, Howard's ability to score ac...
Ep. 86 - Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley's Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
"Pure Imagination", sung by the great Gene Wilder (who played the character of Willy Wonka), was composed by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, who both were also nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for the film.
It is without question that this film stands on its own as one of the be...
Ep. 87 - Richard & Robert Sherman's 'Mary Poppins'
What more can be said for one of the best films and scores of all time? Winning two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and two Grammy Awards, nothing can compare to Richard and Robert Sherman's work with Julie Andrews at the helm. This was, in fact, her first on-screen...
Ep. 152 - John Williams' 'Superman'
Richard Donner's 1978 masterpiece featuring the great Gene Hackman and the late Marlon Brando & Christopher Reeve was nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Sound, and of course... Best Music (Original Score) by maestro John Williams. Even though John Williams did not wi...
Ep. 88 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music'
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-sound-of-music/
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/6p9jUvfQvXHAzStDArgYj5?si=Prl_gfuyQ2SOnQcLMm47zQ&dl_branch=1
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue wit...
Ep. 33 - Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'
Justin Freer talks about Howard Shore’s second massive, epic, and beautiful score to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, directed by Peter Jackson in 2002, based again on the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Justin discusses two scenes in this episode, one utilizing an ...
Ep. 91 - Patrick Doyle's 'A Little Princess'
It is no secret that Patrick Doyle is one of our absolute favorite composers, and we love the score to 'A Little Princess', the 1995 film directed by the great Alfonso Cuarón. The score is filled with so many great cues, it was difficult to pick just one. The mix of western and eastern motifs com...
Ep. 92 - David Newman's 'Galaxy Quest'
To this day, 'Galaxy Quest' remains one of our favorite films ever, featuring a wonderful and fun score by David Newman. There are very few science fiction comedies that stick with you (and withstand the test of time), and this is one of them. In this snapshot, we are highlighting two cues showca...
Ep. 95 - Alan Silvestri's 'Contact'
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/contact/
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/45xaa9SptbRpIrAd8KE5Ti?si=JqwPqvSWSrCVitsjTlC3TA&dl_branch=1
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue...
Ep. 96 - John Williams' 'Jurassic Park'
Nobody can question that the score to 'Jurassic Park' is one of the most beloved and iconic of John Williams' career. The unforgettable 'Jurassic Park Theme' can be heard in this snapshot to which Williams himself stated that it was an attempt "to capture the awesome beauty and sublimity of the d...
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. 97 - Thomas Newman's 'Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events'
We love featuring any score by Thomas Newman, and in this Snapshot we are showcasing his work to 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' - the 2004 adventure film directed by Brad Silberling. This scene comes near the end of the film, where three orphans open a letter from their parents...
Ep. 120 - Thomas Newman's 'WALL-E'
It is hard to believe that this film was made nearly 13 years ago, with a message that is so much more poignant in todays age. What is there not to love about this film? Andrew Stanton's beautiful Pixar-animated feature is one of our absolute favorite films and scores of all-time. This scene in p...
Ep. 127 - Joe Hisaishi's 'Princess Mononoke'
Nothing compares animated films by Hayao Miyazaki, especially this one. Composed and performed by Joe Hisaishi, the soundtrack composer for nearly all of Miyazaki's productions, the music was performed by Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Hiroshi Kumagai. Throughout, the film, th...
Ep. 129 - Marc Shaiman's 'The Addams Family'
'The Addams Family' is one of our favorite films ever made. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the music by legendary composer Marc Shaiman is nothing short of brilliant. It also features incredible performances by Anjelica Huston, the late Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci. Haven't s...
Ep. 132 - John Williams' 'Hook'
Who can forget the 1991 Spielberg film, 'Hook'? It is, by far, one of John Williams' best scores to-date. Nominated for a Grammy, there are moments in this film that are strikingly gorgeous when combining the set design, Spielberg's direction, and Robin Williams' emotional performance.
Ep. 63 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Rudy'
After working with filmmakers Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh on their successful 186 film 'Hoosiers' which garnered the film an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score, Jerry Goldsmith was again a part of their team for the 1993 biographical film, 'Rudy'. Considered to be one of the best and mo...
Ep. 98 - Alan Silvestri's 'Ready Player One'
There is no question that Alan Silvestri's score to Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' is one of our favorites. From referencing his own music from 'Back to the Future', to quoting music written by Max Steiner, Wendy Carlos, and Akira Ifukube, the three cues featured in this scene are an example of t...
Ep. 16 - Alan Silvestri's 'Forrest Gump'
In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Alan Silvestri’s Oscar-nominated beautiful and timeless score to Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Alan Silvestri has composed some of the most iconic themes and scores in cinematic history. He is best k...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert - Trailer
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.
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Ep. 134 - John Williams' 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™'
There is no question that each cue from the score to this film is gorgeous and unique, with this being one of them. "Buckbeak's Flight" is not only just a beautiful theme with sweeping strings and percussion (and don't forget the subtle flute!), but it comes at time when Harry, just for a second,...
HP3 - HPFCS Around the World at Home
The ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra from Manila, Phillippines, brings us 'Double Trouble on the Hill' from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™.
Ep. 156 - John Williams' 'Home Alone'
We think it is fair to say that the 1990 Chris Columbus film 'Home Alone' is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Produced by the great John Hughes, it was nominated for multiple awards including two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
The opening of the film de...