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The May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/26/2019 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with BEAR McCREARY about his gargantuan score to GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, in which he combines the original Japanese themes with his new material. Also in this issue is an exclusive look at the films and music of the 18th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including work by BROOKE BLAIR and WILL BLAIR, MATIJA STRNISA, KATY JARZEBOWSKI, PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN and many more; DAVID ARNOLD welcomes the End Times in Amazon Prime/BBC Two's GOOD OMENS, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant; JEFF BEAL goes rustic with THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM; MILES HANKINS lines up for LONG SHOT with Marco Beltrami; NATHAN WHITEHEAD chats the apocalyptic PS4 exclusive DAYS GONE; a review of the L.A. MASTER CHORALE’S “GREAT OPERA & FILM CHORUSES” concert; Wong’s Turn ranks the next batch of films and scores of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE; a BEAR McCREARY-themed (B)EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 8, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE and THE HUSTLE; more embedded audio clips, and more. 

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/27/2019 - 2:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with ALAN SILVESTRI about the end of a cinematic universe with Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Also in this issue, the TOP 10 SCORES FROM 1989, featuring selections by JAMES HORNER, PATRICK DOYLE and JOHN WILLIAMS; CARTER BURWELL uncovers the mysteries of Laika’s MISSING LINK; HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS gets cute with Disneynature's PENGUINS; DANNY ELFMAN’S Eleven Eleven in concert at CSUN; MARCELO ZARVOS keeps busy with THE BEST OF ENEMIES, THE CHAPERONE and more; a report from JERRY GOLDSMITH'S RUDY, performed live to film; a HOAGY CARMICHAEL Gold Rush; lots of album reviews, including HELLBOY, DUMBO and US; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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February Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/26/2019 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is, finally, a breakdown of the TOP 12 SCORES BY HANS ZIMMER. Also in this issue, GEORGE FENTON scores Liam Neeson with the icy tones of COLD PURSUIT; BRIAN TYLER brings the funk for WHAT MEN WANT; JOHN DEBNEY hits a sweet note on ISN’T IT ROMANTIC; ALEX HEFFES is driven in MISS BALA; KATHRYN BOSTIC dishes on her SUNDANCE experience, including her work on CLEMENCY and TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM; a walk through this season’s elephants' graveyard with WONG'S TURN; a brassy COMPOSER’S CORNER; lots of album reviews, including HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, HARRY POTTER: THE JOHN WILLIAMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, THE ORVILLE: SEASON 1 and THE THIN RED LINE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/23/2019 - 2:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The first issue of 2019 features our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, including contributions from Jon & Al Kaplan, Kyle Renick, Cary Wong and Sean Wilson. Also in this issue, WEST DYLAN THORDSON breaks down the music to M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS, including how he uses JAMES NEWTON HOWARD'S UNBREAKABLE score; SEGUN AKINOLA takes up the musical mantle on DOCTORWHO; a new COUNTERPOINT debates whether context is king in film music criticism; GOLD RUSH brings us all the way back to 1908 with CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS and L’ASSASSINAT DU DUC DE GUISE; a preview of the film music panels of SUNDANCE; lots of album reviews, including WELCOME TO MARWEN, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and AQUAMAN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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December FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/22/2018 - 2:00 AM

We hope you haven't disappeared for the holidays yet, because the jam-packed December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with NICHOLAS BRITELL about his music for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and VICE, both shortlisted in the Best Score Oscar race. Also this issue, KRIS BOWERS tells us about scoring GREEN BOOK and coaching Mahershala Ali in his role of Dr. Don Shirley; RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS dives deep for AQUAMAN; an interview with music supervisor MAGGIE PHILIPS on the soundtrack of HOMECOMING (written by FSM founder Lukas Kendall!); a HOMECOMING Counterpoint with Tim Greiving and the Kaplans arguing the merits of tracking; MAX RICHTER hails MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS; THEODORE SHAPIRO builds a score for DESTROYER; MYCHAEL DANNA writes for a living legend in ON THE BASIS OF SEX; LUDWIG GÖRANSSON re-enters the ring with CREED II and discusses his big year; Cary Wong’s annual MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH takes on a different context; inside the Tadlow Records scoring session of KING OF KINGS; a very merry EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including MARY POPPINS RETURNS, MORTAL ENGINES and RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/20/2018 - 10:00 PM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story looks at the 12 best scores from Hans Zimmer’s REMOTE CONTROL/MEDIA VENTURES studio, including work by JOHN POWELL, RAMIN DJAWADI and HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS. Also this issue, CARTER BURWELL discusses his multifaceted work on the Coen Bros.’ THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS; ROLFE KENT finds himself in another fine mess with STAN & OLLIE; ROB SIMONSEN scores a scandal for THE FRONT RUNNER; DUSTIN O’HALLORAN finds love in THE HATE U GIVE; happy times with GABRIEL YARED and THE HAPPY PRINCE; the final part of an examination of the themes of GAME OF THRONES; GEORGE FENTON revisits SHADOWLANDS; Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; lots of album reviews, including THE GRINCH, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and BOY ERASED; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/25/2018 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM Online is now live. This month’s cover story is the first part of a deep dive on the many themes of GAME OF THRONES by RAMIN DJAWADI. Also in this issue, a review of the GAME OF THRONES live concert experience; JUSTIN HURWITZ flies us to the moon with Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN; new and notable scores from the 56TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, including works by NICHOLAS BRITELL and CARTER BURWELL; DOMINIC LEWIS is spooky-scary in GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN and Season 3 of THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; Erik Heine explores the strange and UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS of film music; memories of MIKLÓS RÓZSA and re-recording IVANHOE; COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews a niche toolkit; lots of album reviews, including FIRST MAN, VENOM and THE SISTERS BROTHERS; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/23/2018 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is a look back at the musical decisions behind the "score" for Stanley Kubrick's seminal 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, including coverage of the live-to-film 50th anniversary concert at Lincoln Center. Also in this issue, ABEL KORZENIOWSKI says his prayers for THE NUN; THEODORE SHAPIRO does Paul Feig A SIMPLE FAVOR; NATHAN BARR and Eli Roth go PG for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS; TERENCE BLANCHARD discusses SPIKE LEE and BLACKKKLANSMAN; Cary Wong breaks down the music of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE - PHASE ONE; BRIAN D’OLIVEIRA chats about the video game SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER; Gold Rush concludes its series on the British Golden Age with RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; an interview with CHRIS WESTLAKE on working with THOMAS NEWMAN on the spooky Hulu series CASTLE ROCK; JOE KRAEMER breaks his silence on SUNRISE; our longest ever COMPOSER'S CORNER; lots of album reviews, including CRAZY RICH ASIANS, A SIMPLE FAVOR and A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL KAMEN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/22/2018 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is a detailed retrospective on the HOWARD SHORE'S THE HOBBIT TRILOGY, looking back again at what went right and wrong. Also in this issue, HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS wraps up his summer with THE MEG, THE EQUALIZER 2 and PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS; BRIAN TYLER is crazy for CRAZY RICH ASIANS and Kevin Costner's YELLOWSTONE; a warm and fuzzy look at THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS with CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ; the conclusion of Erik Heine’s sprawling JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE dips into the ’80s and ’90s; revisiting the ALFRED NEWMAN classic HOW THE WEST WAS WON; Cary Wong gives his annual regards to Broadway; Composer’s Corner looks at BERLIN ORCHESTRA INSPIRE 2; lots of album reviews, including CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, JAMES HORNER: THE CLASSICS and EIGHTH GRADE; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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July FSM ONLINE Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/21/2018 - 3:00 AM

The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, CHRISTOPHE BECK ups the ante for his score to Marvel’s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. Also in this issue, STEVE JABLONSKY scores the towering SKYSCRAPER; part two of Erik Heine’s JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE looks at the late ‘90s and early 2000s; an interview with the one and only LISA GERRARD about her seminal work on GLADIATOR; a concert review of

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