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August Issue of FSM Online Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/26/2017 - 12:00 PM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, BRUCE BROUGHTON takes us inside his music for Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi comedy for Fox, THE ORVILLE. Also this issue, we take a detailed look at the 15 most influential film scores composed since 2000, including THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE DARK KNIGHT and INCEPTION; an interview with STEVEN PRICE about his score to next month’s AMERICAN ASSASSIN; AARON MARTIN and DAG ROSENQVIST schmooze about the music of indie darling MENASHE; THEODORE SHAPIRO goes up, up and away with CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE; a round-up of this year’s best of Broadway with WONG’S TURN; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore dives into THE DEEP; more embedded audio clips, our longest ever CONCERTS column, and more.

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July Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/27/2017 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, TYLER BATES shows his roots with his score to Charlize Theron’s ATOMIC BLONDE. Also this month, TOM HOLKENBORG (JUNKIE XL) talks about his YouTube series STUDIO TIME and the upcoming DARK TOWER film; things get spooky with DANIEL HART as he discusses A GHOST STORY; JON BURLINGAME details the new La-La Land Records box set of THE WILD WILD WEST; MARK ISHAM chats tech and workflow; the second part of the art of the needle-drop with WONG’S TURN; a MICHAEL J. LEWIS Score Restore digs up a cue from SPHINX; Gold Rush peers into the past of FRANZ WAXMAN; our first CRAIG SAFAN-themed Ear of the Month contest; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/23/2017 - 2:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS discusses his score to the Patty Jenkins blockbuster WONDER WOMAN. Also this month, we take a look behind the scenes at La-La Land Records’ WONDER WOMAN (TV) 3-CD set; an interview with BRIAN TYLER about Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY; RAEL JONES scores the gothic romance MY COUSIN RACHEL and the anachronistic HARLOTS; an inspection of CONCERT MUSIC’s influence on film composition, including analyses of Bartok's CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, Goldsmith's THE WIND AND THE LION, Ravel's DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, Williams' RETURN OF THE JEDI and much more; the second part of our extensive coverage of the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including chats with JEFF RUSSO and DANNY BENSI AND SAUNDER JURRIAANS, and attending the GODFATHER grand finale event; WONG'S TURN looks at the art of the needle-drop in movie soundtracks; going “behind bars” with SCOTT DOHERTY and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK; a FRANZ WAXMAN Gold Rush; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE; the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra’s ELMER BERNSTEIN concert gets reviewed; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/28/2017 - 2:00 AM
The jam-packed May edition of FSM ONLINE is finally live. In this month’s cover story, get an exclusive look at the films and music of the 16th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including new works by DAVID SHIRE, KEEGAN DEWITT and many more. Also this month, GEOFF ZANELLI helms the score for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES; AARON ZIGMAN discusses his music for WAKEFIELD; a guide to the music of the ALIEN franchise; EVGUENI AND SACHA GALPERINE scheme over HBO’S THE WIZARD OF LIES, starring Robert De Niro; LORNE BALFE ruminates on the meaning of GENIUS; NATHAN BARR chats about THE SON and SNEAKY PETE; JAMES EURINGER of Mindless Self Indulgence shares his cinematic secrets; a MIKLÓS RÓZSA Score Restore of EYE OF THE NEEDLE; a DIMITRI TIOMKIN Gold Rush looks at CYRANO DE BERGERAC; a BRIAN MAY-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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April Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/22/2017 - 2:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, JEFF BEAL discusses his spirited score to BOSTON, the Boston Marathon documentary, and its live-to-film premiere. Also this month, BRIAN TYLER kicks off blockbuster season with POWER RANGERS and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS; an interview with BARNABY TAYLOR about Disneynature’s BORN IN CHINA; reflections on BARRY LYNDON by LEONARD ROSENMAN, which was performed live to film in Brooklyn; JON EKSTRAND and JASON LAROCCA explain the meaning of LIFE; NATHAN BARR goes in-depth on THE AMERICANS; an ALFRED NEWMAN Score Restore for PRINCE OF FOXES; GEORGE KALLIS scores 93 DAYS, ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION and THE BLACK PRINCE; musings on the Nonesuch Celebration concert; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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The March Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/21/2017 - 2:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, MICHAEL ABELS takes us behind his score to Jordan Peele’s surprise horror sensation GET OUT. Also this month, HENRY JACKMAN monkeys around with KONG: SKULL ISLAND; MARCO BELTRAMI returns to the X-Men-verse to score HUGH JACKMAN’S LOGAN; an interview with PATRICK JONSSON about composing for the Oscar-winning documentary short THE WHITE HELMETS; a TOP 10 list of favorite BASEBALL FILM SCORES; Cary Wong’s Academy Awards post-mortem; a Score Restore of THE HEIRESS by AARON COPLAND; a new Hitchcockian Gold Rush discusses DIMITRI TIOMKIN and SHADOW OF A DOUBT; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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Feb. Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/21/2017 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, JEFF RUSSO discusses the sounds of insanity for the acclaimed FX Marvel series LEGION. Also this month, LORNE BALFE dishes on his score to THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE; ANDREW LOCKINGTON explores life on Mars for THE SPACE BETWEEN US; conversation and commentary on MOONLIGHT with NICHOLAS BRITELL; SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA scores the ABC hit drama THIS IS US; a Wong's Turn OSCAR SPECIAL; inside a scoring session with JEFF BEAL and BOSTON; a new score for THEY CAUGHT THE FERRY courtesy of FRANS BAK; a NOTORIOUS Gold Rush looks at Roy Webb; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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December Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/21/2016 - 2:00 AM
The December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, actor PETER MACNICOL recounts his adventures in film-score collecting and recommending ALEX NORTH for DRAGONSLAYER. Also this issue, MARCELO ZARVOS takes a swing at Denzel Washington’s FENCES; a very special JOHN WILLIAMS Double Score Restore of JURASSIC PARK, plus a review of THE JOHN WILLIAMS JURASSIC PARK COLLECTION; an interview with LESLEY BARBER about her score to MANCHESTER BY THE SEA; JULIA HOLTER gets in the ring with BLEED FOR THIS; Cary Wong’s annual MEMO TO THE ACADEMY; the second installment in a series on MIKLÓS RÓSZA; and, of course, our review of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY by MICHAEL GIACCHINO; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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November FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/22/2016 - 2:00 AM
The Thanksgiving edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, JUSTIN HURWITZ shares a song and dance about Damien Chazelle's upcoming musical LA LA LAND, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Also this issue, RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS marches into battle on Mel Gibson's HACKSAW RIDGE; ANNE DUDLEY talks about her score to Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE; we take a trip to the MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL, where HENRY JACKMAN was on hand as this year's Distinguished Composer; just in time for Black Friday—Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; a JERRY GOLDSMITH Score Restore looks at THE OMEN on the film's 40th anniversary; Gold Rush inspects ERNEST GOLD’s 1960 classic INHERIT THE WIND; MICHAEL A. LEVINE digs up treasure for LANDFILL HARMONIC; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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October FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/23/2016 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Kyle Renick takes us inside the 54th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, covering early awards favorites like MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (LESLEY BARBER), MOONLIGHT (NICHOLAS BRITELL), BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (THE DANNAS) and JACKIE (MICA LEVI), along with much more. Also this issue, SIMON FRANGLEN discusses the work and legacy of JAMES HORNER, and their score to Antoine Fuqua's THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN; ABEL KORZENIOWSKI details his dark score to Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS; STEVE JABLONSKY dives deep with Peter Berg's DEEPWATER HORIZON; ALEX HEFFES weighs in on his score to Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE; a spooky Gold Rush looks back at FRANZ WAXMAN and DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE; a nightmarish Score Restore digs up a lost CRAIG SAFAN cue from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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September 22
Charles Previn died (1973)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Last Train from Gun Hill (1958)
J.A.C. Redford records his score for the Twilight Zone episode “What Are Friends For?” (1986)
John Addison wins his only Emmy, for the Murder, She Wrote episode “The Murder of Sherlock Holmes;” Allyn Ferguson wins his only Emmy, for Camille (1985)
John Williams begins recording his score for Home Alone (1990)
Konrad Elfers died (1996)
Nick Cave born (1957)
Pat Metheny records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Grandpa's Ghost" (1985)
Robert Mellin born (1902)
Samuel Matlovsky's score for the Star Trek episode "I, Mudd" is recorded (1967)
Tuomas Kantelinen born (1969)
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