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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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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover stories are a pair of articles about percussion-driven scores/movies: the first is on JUSTIN HURWITZ and his big band-influenced music for WHIPLASH, the other, an interview with ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ about BIRDMAN's drums-only, “striking” score; TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS discuss GONE GIRL and their working relationship with David Fincher; GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA scores his first animated feature, THE BOOK OF LIFE; JAMES S. LEVINE talks about his work on the FX series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW; an audio interview with PATRICK NEIL DOYLE about his debut score to THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD; a Halloween-themed GOLD RUSH takes a look at KING KONG, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SPELLBOUND; detailed reports from the 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL and GAME MUSIC CONNECT 2014; TORN PAGES explores two rejected scores from SEE NO EVIL; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with DARIO MARIANELLI on his first animated score, for THE BOXTROLLS. Also in this issue are an interview with JOHN DEBNEY about his score to History’s HOUDINI; DANIEL LICHT discusses life after DEXTER; JAN A. P. KACZMAREK scores the Polish documentary JOANNA; INON ZUR composes RECLAIM; an audio interview with DENNIS SANDS about his illustrious score-mixing career; GOLD RUSH returns with a look at the roots of film scoring and leitmotif; SCORE RESTORE takes another look at a cue from DAVID SHIRE’s score to THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE; WONG’S TURN checks out the intersection of classical and film music; TORN PAGES uncovers a lost score by ELMER BERNSTEIN; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/18/2014 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with TYLER BATES on his prominent work for the Marvel blockbuster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Also in this issue are an interview with BRIAN TYLER about his scores to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, INTO THE STORM and THE EXPENDABLES 3; MARCELO ZARVOS discusses his writing on EXTANT and RAY DONOVAN; a shocking SCORE RESTORE from ALAN SILVESTRI’S THE ABYSS; MARCO BELTRAMI scores THE GIVER; CARL THIEL co-composes SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; an audio interview with STEPHAN EICKE concerning his new soundtrack label CALDERA; LAURA KARPMAN, MIRIAM CUTLER and LOLITA RITMANIS discuss the ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN FILM COMPOSERS; WONG’S TURN's Fall 2014 Preview; FREDDY SHEINFELD and ELIK ALVAREZ discuss their contributions to Venezuelan film music; an utterly ANONYMOUS Torn Pages; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/15/2014 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with MAX RICHTER on the new HBO series, THE LEFTOVERS, discussing how the producers first approached him because of their interest in his existing album works, which he ended up adapting and expanding upon. Also in this issue are a detailed report from DAVID ARNOLD: LIVE IN CONCERT, with an interview and video; JOSEPH TRAPANESE goes solo with EARTH TO ECHO; a behind-the-scenes chat with the creators of MUSIC BOX RECORDS; MICHAEL PENN scores MASTERS OF SEX and GIRLS; KEVIN RIEPL tackles the latest CABIN FEVER outing; a DELERUE Score Restore featuring THE FRENCH REVOLUTION; Cary Wong rounds up the Broadway season; even more stuff from France with TORN PAGES; a MARIO GRIGOROV Downbeat; a Golden-Age Soundtrack Obscurities; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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