Monthly Archives: September 2014

Synesthesia and the mystery of great film music

By Ray Bennett “Give me music,” says Shakespeare’s Cleopatra. “Music, moody food for us that trade in love.” Moody food, too, for those who trade in movies. Whether it’s Rupert Everett leading a rousing chorus of “I Say a Little … Continue reading

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Sara Andon wafts away with the Krakow film music fest

By Ray Bennett One of the delights of the Krakow Film Music Festival this week has been that guests at the Holiday Inn in the city centre were treated daily to the gorgeous sound of a flute that wafted up … Continue reading

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Elliot Goldenthal’s gothic suite rules at ASCAP gala

By Ray Bennett Robin Williams once told me that there are movie stars, “and then there’s Jack”, as in Nicholson. The Krakow Film Music Festival Sunday night showed that there are film composers, and then there’s Elliot, as in Goldenthal. … Continue reading

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Krakow film music fest celebrates ASCAP’s centennial

By Ray Bennett The Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated ASCAP’s 100th anniversary Sunday night with an enthralling concert of movie scores by composers including Patrick Doyle, Elliot Goldenthal, Dario Marianelli and Hans Zimmer, who were all on hand for the … Continue reading

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Live ‘Gladiator’ performance wows Krakow festival audience

By Ray Bennett Composer Hans Zimmer was on hand last night for a screening of “Gladiator” accompanied by full orchestra and chorus at the 7th annual Krakow Film Music Festival.

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When Hans Zimmer worried about a gladiator’s kiss

By Ray Bennett Hans Zimmer will relax tonight at the Krakow Film Music Festival where a live orchestra will play his and Lisa Gerrard’s score at a screening of “Gladiator” but I recall a winter’s day in London almost 15 … Continue reading

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James Bond music at the Krakow Film Music Festival

By Ray Bennett Spanish conductor Diego Navarro brought his “The Best of James Bond” concert programme to the Krakow Film Music Festival Friday night as he led the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and a roster of mostly Polish singers through songs … Continue reading

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David Arnold on why James Bond music makes a difference

By Ray Bennett Music and songs from all 23 official James Bond films will be performed at a concert in the Krakow Arena tonight as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival to mark its 007th annual edition.

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‘Kon-Tiki’ with live orchestra at Krakow festival

By Ray Bennett Screenwriter Petter Skavlan, who wrote the script of Norwegian adventure film “Kon-Tiki”, screened Thursday as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival, says the filmmakers drew on many films for their inspiration.

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Krakow Film Music Festival gets under way

By Ray Bennett The 7th edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival, which began in the Polish city on Thursday, has tripled the number of tickets sold to 30,000 this year, organisers said.

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