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The August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is the first part of an in-depth look at the groovy film music of 1965, this time covering John Addison through Michel Legrand. Also this issue is an interview with CARTER BURWELL about his scores to MR. HOLMES and ANOMALISA; DANIEL PEMBERTON opens "Channel D” with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.; HEATHER McINTOSH scores the apocalypse in Z FOR ZACHARIAH; MIKOLAI STROINSKI discusses his work on the mega-hit game THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT; Score Restore revisits JERRY GOLDSMITH'S GREMLINS 2 for yet another lost gem; JAMES S. LEVINE chats about RIZZOLI & ISLES and MAJOR CRIMES; Cary Wong checks out this year's musical offerings from Broadway; MICHAEL SUBY delves into the dramatic for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; the third part of Gold Rush’s look at MAX STEINER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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FSMO’s “James Horner Remembered” Issue Is Live
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/21/2015 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is a special memorial feature on JAMES HORNER and his legacy; Tim Burden speaks to frequent Horner soloist HUGH SEENAN about his work with the late composer. Also this issue, more tributes to Horner, including a retrospective on his scores to STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK, Cary Wong's memories of Horner and his music, and a look at Horner's unused YOUNG GUNS score; CHRISTOPHE BECK goes subatomic with ANT-MAN; JOE KRAEMER chooses to accept MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION; a chat with LORNE BALFE about delving into TERMINATOR GENISYS; Score Restore gets zany with a cue from GREMLINS 2 by JERRY GOLDSMITH; an interview with GABRIEL MANN of SundanceTV's RECTIFY; STEPHEN BAYSTED scores the documentary THE IMPRESSIONISTS—AND THE MAN WHO MADE THEM and the video game PROJECT CARS; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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June Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Tim Burden details the premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT in Lucerne, Switzerland. Also this issue, an interview with WALTER MURPHY about TED 2 and his long-running partnership with Seth MacFarlane; ANDREW LOCKINGTON on the seismic score to SAN ANDREAS; a PLANET OF THE APES double feature—an interview with author John O'Callaghan about the classic JERRY GOLDSMITH score and also a Score Restore of a missing cue; JEFF RUSSO returns to FARGO, among many other projects; JOHN DEBNEY and BRUCE BROUGHTON team up to tackle TEXAS RISING; DANIEL LICHT scores THE RED ROAD and premieres a new DEXTER suite in Krakow; Soundtrack Obscurities digs up scores from the films of LANCE HENRIKSEN; Part 2 of the Gold Rush series on MAX STEINER looks at his early film career; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/20/2015 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, we catch up with BRIAN TYLER and his latest blockbusters: FURIOUS 7 and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Also this issue, CRAIG ARMSTRONG gets romantic in Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD; ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL shares his recent theatrical endeavors with GROUNDED and his OTHELLO BALLET; on television, brothers JEFF DANNA and MYCHAEL DANNA score FX’s TYRANT; PHOTEK is mysterious with HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER; British duo SOLOMON GREY discuss their score to J.K. ROWLING’S THE CASUAL VACANCY; KEVIN KINER takes a time out at STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2015 to talk about STAR WARS: REBELS; Gold Rush takes a look at another Viennese wunderkind, MAX STEINER; music producer MAGGIE RODFORD joins Tim Burden in the conclusion of our series on CINDERELLA; Cary Wong checks out recent scores from movies headlined by women; a peek inside the new MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI and GIOVANNI FUSCO box set from Quartet Records; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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April FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/20/2015 - 2:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story gets creepy with RICH VREELAND (DISASTERPEACE) and his electronic, throwback score to IT FOLLOWS. Also this issue, DEBBIE WISEMAN chats about her "Masterpiece" work on WOLF HALL; in the second part of our CINDERELLA feature, SIR KENNETH BRANAGH shares his insights on Patrick Doyle's score—and as an exclusive feature, we have a specially edited medley of Doyle's waltzes, including an UNUSED waltz version of the Hogwart's Hymn from HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE; JON KAPLAN and AL KAPLAN venture into hairy territory with ZOMBEAVERS; an interview with scholar Peter Wegele about his book on MAX STEINER; Cary Wong shares his thoughts and memories of STAR WARS; a HENRY MANCINI Score Restore of THE NIGHT VISITOR; PATRICK MORGANELLI gets operatic about HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES; a To Score or Not to Score? featuring Oscar-winning masters; an in-depth interview with GARETH COKER about his score to the game ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST; an examination of ADOLPH DEUTSCH and his scores to THE MALTESE FALCON and THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS—plus a retrospective interview with JOHN MORGAN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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New Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/20/2015 - 2:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is live. For this month's cover story, Tim Burden travels to Shepperton Studios to discuss CINDERELLA with PATRICK DOYLE in the first of a two-part interview, which includes composer commentary, and Doyle performing his themes at the piano. Also this issue, TOM HOLKENBORG (JUNKIE XL) scores the new Neeson shoot-up, RUN ALL NIGHT; MARK ADLER uncovers the truth with MERCHANTS OF DOUBT; FIL EISLER chats about his work on the wildly popular Fox TV series EMPIRE; a retrospective interview with cult-classic legend RICHARD BAND; an educational Gold Rush takes a look at the development of sound-on-film technology; Cary Wong considers the merits of full-length score releases; Torn Pages takes a look at 12z and their rejected score to the Hungarian film FREE FALL; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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February Issue of FSM Online Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/18/2015 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. For this month’s cover story, Kyle Renick met up with Academy Award-nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson in New York City to talk about THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. Also this issue, Cary Wong measures up the Oscar contenders in Wong’s Turn; MATTHEW MARGESON goes undercover with Henry Jackman for KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE; the conclusion of Gold Rush’s comprehensive look at the life and music of ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; JASON GRAVES scores the alternate-reality adventure game THE ORDER: 1886; an interview with author STEPHEN C. MEYER about his book, EPIC SOUND: MUSIC IN POSTWAR HOLLYWOOD BIBLICAL FILMS; a biblical Score Restore uncovers and extended ALFRED NEWMAN cue from DAVID AND BATHSHEBA; the second half of John Cockshaw’s artistic interpretation of LORD OF THE RINGS, inspired by the scores of HOWARD SHORE; the producers of SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY chat about their work on the upcoming documentary; a new column, THE NOIR FILES, explores the dark world of film-noir music; an audio commentary and review of the new album of CHRISTOPHER GUNNING’s 2003 score to POLLYANNA; Soundtrack Obscurities offers some forgotten gems to fend off winter cabin fever; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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January FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, enjoy our many annual YEAR IN REVIEW features, with contributions from Kyle Renick, Jon & Al Kaplan, Tim Burden, Cary Wong, Saul Pincus and Gergely Hubai. Also in this issue, NICK URATA and JASON LAROCCA discuss their work on PADDINGTON; CRAIG SAFAN revisits THE LAST STARFIGHTER; ILAN ESHKERI scores STILL ALICE; JOHN LUNN returns to DOWNTON ABBEY for its fifth season; GEOFF ZANELLI goes rogue with MORTDECAI; the second part of Gold Rush's in-depth look at ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; more embedded audio clips, score reviews and more.
 
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December FSMO Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/18/2014 - 2:00 AM
The ho-ho-holiday edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and this month it's REALLY full. The cover story is a Doug Adams interview with HOWARD SHORE about his final journey to Middle-earth in THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, plus ROSEWATER and MAPS TO THE STARS. Also this issue, ALEX EBERT channels '80s-era synth in A MOST VIOLENT YEAR; jazz pianist JASON MORAN scores his first feature with the Martin Luther King, Jr., film SELMA; NORA KROLL-ROSENBAUM and LAURA KARPMAN chat about their collaboration on the HBO doc REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG; Cary Wong looks at awards season in his annual Memo to the Academy; a special director's commentary with JAMES MARSH about THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING; go back 50 years with an in-depth analysis of GOLDFINGER by JOHN BARRY; an interview with author CHRISTINE GENGARO about her book, LISTENING TO STANLEY KUBRICK; a CLOCKWORK ORANGE Score Restore brings back a lost WENDY CARLOS cue; an artistic interpretation of LORD OF THE RINGS, inspired by the scores of HOWARD SHORE; WINIFRED PHILLIPS talks video game scoring and LITTLEBIGPLANET 3; JEROME LEROY shares his experiences with A BETTER PLACE; a review of ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's London Symphony Orchestra concert; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/19/2014 - 2:00 AM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and it's packed to the gills with great stuff! This month’s cover story is an interview with ALEXANDRE DESPLAT about his score to the Alan Turing biopic, THE IMITATION GAME. Also this issue, HENRY JACKMAN combines his animation and Marvel experience in BIG HERO 6; MARCO BELTRAMI and BUCK SANDERS talk about going avant-garde on their “dream project,” THE HOMESMAN; an interview with LA-LA LAND RECORDS delves into the history of the label and what’s coming soon; we catch up with J. RALPH and his latest documentary scoring and songwriting for GARNET’S GOLD, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER and VIRUNGA; GOLD RUSH takes us to Vienna and the early life of ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; SARAH SCHACHNER rocks the baroque for ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY; a GYPSY MOTHS Score Restore uncovers a lost ELMER BERNSTEIN cue; a special WONG’S TURN gives you your 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; discover four scores from the movies of Michael Caine with SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES; TORN PAGES explores three rejected horror scores; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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